I finally made it down to the brand new Popeyes I reported about on Fat Tuesday. If you hadn’t heard, Popeyes is back in Midtown with a location on 40th btw. 7th & 8th Ave. I ate there on Friday, and felt pretty disgusting the rest of the day. But you know what? It was worth it. Sure in retrospect the third piece of chicken and second biscuit may have been overkill… but hindsight is twenty twenty. Popeyes is awesome.
Like fried chicken, alot is written about great hamburgers in New York City. People argue all the time over who makes the best burger in the city. Shake Shack and Burger Joint are always on the list, and new places seem to open up every week. Then of course there are the expensive burgers, with truffles and foie gras and the such. In the end, a $3 Big Mac tastes good, but it’s no competition for a real burger, made with quality beef.
Fried chicken is a whole different ball game. I don’t care what kind of prejudice you have against fast food places, I’m telling you, Popeyes is frickin good. If you want delicious fried chicken, you will be hard pressed to find some that tastes better than the spicy chicken at Popeyes. Sure, your extra money might buy you better side dishes, a fancier atmosphere and organic chickens that were treated very nicely before they were dipped in batter and fried up crispy… but in the end, when you are just talking about taste- Popeyes can hold its own with the best of them.
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