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Weekend Report II: Bakesale Bettys


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Weekend Report II: Bakesale Bettys

brian j | | Feb 13, 2006 01:13 PM

On Saturday afternoon I needed to go to Ikea again, so figured it would be a great chance to finally get over to Bakesale Betty's to try her fried chicken sandwich. Got there midday and it was busy, but not totally packed.

Immediately noticed the fried chicken breasts laying neatly in a pile behind the glass. They looked absolutely lovely. I ordered one sandwich to split with my gf. Served on an always soft ACME torpedo roll (which is one of my fav sandwich rolls these days, btw), with a healthy portion of olive oil (or maybe canola) based cole slaw. The chicken breast was thinly cut with an ultra crispy crust, and seasoned with some black pepper and probably some cayenne or something giving it a bit of a kick. The ACME bread was perfectly soft and pillowly and although it seems like a rather large roll, it offers a wonderful yet yielding support to the star of the show.

There was a bit too much cole slaw on the sandwich as I started, but it begins to fall off as you eat it. It compliments the chicken nicely, but does not overpower it. Normally I require mayo on my fried chicken sammies, but didn't even think of mayo until I had pretty much finished. This chicken did not need mayo. It's that freakin good! And I asked for a fork once we were done so that I could scoop up all the extra cole slaw.

As I sat in awe of the most delicious fried chicken sandwich I can remember eating anywhere in my lifetime, it seemed like a pretty simple decision to order another round. My gf was tempted by the luscious looking brisket sandwich with fresh grated horseradish which Betty was also serving up, but I remained steadfast in my decision. I'm an avid fan of fried chicken sammies, and it's hard to find a really really good one. This one fit the bill and I just had to have more.

The 2nd sandwich was even better than the first. Betty put even more chicken on this one, and it was absolute heaven on bread. Needless to say, I'll be back there whenever I can. The nice girl behind the counter also mentioned that sometimes they'll do a ancho rubbed pork shoulder sammy. Wow. I can only imagine how good that'll be...

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