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Bakesale Betty- Fried chicken sandwich, am I missing something?

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Bakesale Betty- Fried chicken sandwich, am I missing something?

elliora | May 20, 2009 09:30 PM

I was debating whether or not to post this, since this place is such an institution/cult hit, but i was disappointed with my fried chicken sandwich. I had been wanting to try this place for a long time, and had to go to the neighborhood to buy a car seat. I didn't want to stand in line or walk far for parking, but as luck would have it there was a spot right out front and no line. this was around 11:15. I ordered the sandwich with the slaw on the side in case it was too vinegary for my taste. Also got one of the frozen lemonades. Luckily they were out of brownies or I would have really blown my diet!

The chicken sandwich was cold and even after heaping slaw on it, it still felt dry. It as not bad per se but nothing amazing and I would definitely not go out of my way for it. In fact I'm not even sure I'd get it again. It just felt like it was missing something. I was going to just bring half home for hubby but after i had ordered mine per his request I went back in and got a second. We both wished later we had just shared one. On the positive note they gave us both a huge side of slaw, unfortuantly by the time I went to eat the leftovers the slaw had indeed become too vinegary.

Now the lemonade on the other hand, oh boy I will dream of that lemonade. might have been the best lemonade of my life and I love lemonade. I will go back for sure for that lemonade.

So are we crazy? What is the appeal? Is it one of those things that has just been hyped up to the point that it bound to be a let down?

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