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Popeyes?!?

Tom's expressed his love for the Popeye's chicken on many an occasion. I just wanna know when we'll see the review :P

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Tom's expressed his love for the Popeye's chicken on many an occasion.  I just wanna know when we'll see the review  :P

I wonder if the employees manning the deep fryers go into high alert-- SIETSEMA IS HERE!

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Tom's expressed his love for the Popeye's chicken on many an occasion. I just wanna know when we'll see the review

I've never had Popeye's delivered, just had carry out. And in B-more, where my service was never, ever good. Maybe DC area Popeye's are just superior and I'm missing out.

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Please, people. Popeyes biscuits were my greatest comfort during lonely College Park grad school days. I will not hear any malice against them.

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Popeyes?!?

Popeyes is great - we get it all the time.....theres one in Tenleytown

Edited by brr

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Please, people. Popeyes biscuits were my greatest comfort during lonely College Park grad school days. I will not hear any malice against them.

Absolutely no malice was intend on this one...there are days when I anxiously wait for 10 AM to arrive for a fix!

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I can't tell you how strange it is to read this thread and not know which thread it was split from :P

There is crack in those biscuits. And the fries. I love the fries. yumm

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I thoroughly heart the transfatterific curly fries at Arby's so I should not throw stones.

Edited to add: thread split from the Sietsema Chat thread, wherein Mr. Sietsema stated that Popeye's is is favorite national chain.

Edited by Kanishka

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I can't tell you how strange it is to read this thread and not know which thread it was split from :P

There is crack in those biscuits.  And the fries.  I love the fries. yumm

The strange thing was reading this in the Seitsema chat thread (he mentioned his fondness for Popeye's chicken) and then having a whole page disappear. Thought I'd lost my effin' mind. A lunch of a single, spicy breast w/ biscuit fills my bill an awful lot of the time.

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Despite our good moderator's disgust and unnecessary maligning of it, I'm a big fan of Popeyes.

I grew up on Popeyes back when there were a handful of locations in New Orleans with a sprinkling along the Gulf Coast. You used to be able to get fried chicken livers as well as gizzards. That probably doesn't have much national appeal (those are hard to find most anywhere these days... some would say for good reason.)

I strongly associate the smell of Popeyes with large informal gatherings. Helping neighbors with home repair projects, moves, big games, street flooding, hurricanes - somehow, a box of Popeyes and some biscuits would appear for whoever might drop by.

Sure the service is awful and you probably take days off of your life with each mouthful, but it is really the only sure-fire way to taste a bit of home for a lot of people.

And honestly, I've had fried chicken at some of the best southern and soul joints in and out of the South and the best fried chicken I've had is usually only marginally better than regular Popeyes spicy.

Although slightly heavy on the liquid smoke, the red beans are better than most anything available up here (and much cheaper too). Beware though - the red beans contain whipped rendered pork fat. Not very veggie/kosher/heart friendly. But yummy... and at the end of the day, that's what counts.

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I pass a Popeye's on my way to Flavors when I need a fried chicken fix, the smell has never inticed me to stop there instead.

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Despite our good moderator's disgust and unnecessary maligning of it, I'm a big fan of Popeyes.

This is what happened to the last dude who ran off with DCJono's chicken.

(NB - the restaurant was named after the triggerman in this picture. Honest!)

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There's a Popeye's across the street from best friend's apartment, and we constantly find ourselves sitting on her balcony staring at it, smelling the smell of fried, and watching how many cops run through there. It's like that scene in The Dark Crystal where they strap that girl gelfling to a chair and hypnotize her with that weird light-emitting furnace.

Anyway, it's always a struggle not to go in. Since she's a vegetarian, we can usually manage, but sometimes we cave. The food is actually pretty good, but it definitely gives you that *ugh* feeling one gets after eating fast food. We've dubbed this the "Baja Not-So-Fresh" feeling. This alone keeps us away for a couple months or so, but their popcorn chicken is the secret weapon against my defenses.

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Sure the service is awful and you probably take days off of your life with each

One breast of the regular fried chicken has 30 grams of fat, 11 of saturated fat and 130 mg of sodium. WOW.

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