Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Charlotte place makes Esquire top 8

The legend continues: Charlotte's Price's Chicken Coop made the final eight places in an Esquire survey, and now you can vote to keep the publicity rolling. "What's the most life-changing fried-chicken joint in America?" the national magazine asks. You know the answer, and it had better not be Bubba's in Dallas ... (Photo from Gourmet.)

15 comments:

bird man said...

Grease soaked tater tots and simi warm chicken? No thanks. I would rather have nothing.

Anonymous said...

Price's is the best of the best.
Fried chicken that is..

Anonymous said...

Popeyes Fried Chicken is so much better! Too bad we don't have those in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Price's is ok but nobody compares to Popeye's.

Anonymous said...

Shrimp Boat in Gastonia is better.

Bobby from Brown's Summit said...

I'm as big a fan of Price's as anybody, but I'm beginning to think the legend of Price's is outrunning its coverage. It's definitely a landmark. Very few businesses, much less restuarants, last that long. So I think there is a lot of nostalgia and sentiment that feeds into the likeability of the place. And I think nowadays it's become a hipster thing to like Price's as this quirky out of the way place.

But if you plopped down a box of their chicken in an anonymous taste test, I don't think it would be as highly rated. It's kind of like remembering the comfort foods from your childhood. I always swing by for a chicken dinner when I'm in town. And I'm glad that it continues to draw fans. There's value enough in that.

Anonymous said...

They seldom change the oil in the fryers…GROSS. Maybe that’s why my order had a hint of fish flavor the last time I was there.

Chicken is too dry (have been there several times over the years with same results).

Can compare to any Grocery store deli fried chicken….Plain, lame, ordinary.

Anonymous said...

Wow Popeye's is making a run here, and Bojangles is not, that might say something

Anonymous said...

Try the chicken box. Way better than the chicken coop.

Anonymous said...

Popeye's chicken is the best. I wish they will open on up in Charlotte.

each1teach1 said...

Price's is sooo overated...I agree that Popeye's good for a chain restaurant! I have to assume that ya'll have never been to THEE CHICKEN BOX Cafe or this would not be much of an issue...light, flaky, delicious skin on that juicy, tender meat!!! Best chicken around here, hands down...AND the sides taste better than either..do pickles, slaw & rock hard tater tots count as sides?? Please..

Anonymous said...

I have to admit it, too. While Price's is good, Popeye's chicken rules the roost. Bojangles is not even in the running.

Anonymous said...

I wish Ms Schwab and Ms Purvis would stop writing about fried chicken and bbq every other day. Its getting really old. Just like they are.

Helen Schwab said...

Hey, Anon. It's National Fried Chicken Day! But I'm not telling anyone but you, OK? You can also look at this elderly fan, just to confirm your aging theory: She wrote about the Day for the LA Times. https://twitter.com/#!/Jenn_Harris_

Anonymous said...

Theres a popeyes in concord mills now!
The line has had at least 40 people in it for the past two weeks or so...so I haven't had any yet
Coming from ny I miss it