Rockwell and Sons – Round 2 (Not so nirvana)

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Hollywood and The Chick rallied the foodie troops and invaded Rockwell and Sons in hopes of witnessing Melbourne Fried Chicken nirvana. There were chefs and experts from around the world waiting to sample one of the best southern fried chicken dishes of Melbourne.

The order was pretty much the same exact order as last time which included two full orders of the golden chooks accompanied with deviled eggs, mac-n-cheese, and a side order of the brussel sprouts, beetroot salad and the ribs. The reliable broccoli with sultanas was on holiday, a well prepared cauliflower dish took its place.

We didn’t hit chicken nirvana this time. The chicken was good but not the amazesauce it was last time, maybe it was all the hype that led to our disappointment. All of us generally felt that the chicken seemed of a poorer quality and a bit more greasy. Another suggestion from our guests was it was lacking a dipping sauce (or possibly mashed potatoes) to add extra flavor. The Chick was always a fan of the spicy dipping sauces at other places.

Bottom line is this experience was not close to chicken nirvana and although the chicken was not sweet but being right certainly was for Hollywood. Our search for the best fried cluckers Melbourne has to offer continues, perhaps we’ll know more after our lesson from the Rockwell and Sons chef this week.

Hollywood’s Rating: 8/10 Clucks

The Chick’s Rating: 7/10 Clucks

The Chick’s new fancy camera takes some getting used to, so while some of these shots came out great, others were far too fuzzy to be included. Next purchase: macro lens.

So Golden...

So Golden…

KFC Style biscuit

KFC Style biscuit

Another perspective on the mountain of golden friend morsels

Another perspective on the mountain of golden friend morsels

Balanced meal

Balanced meal

Can never go wrong with mac n' cheese, especially with extra cheese on top

Can never go wrong with mac n’ cheese, especially with extra cheese on top

Crunchy slaw, not too much dressing

Crunchy slaw, not too much dressing

Brussel sprouts fried to within an inch of their lives

Brussel sprouts fried to within an inch of their lives

Sweet Ribs

Sweet Ribs

Ravaged Drumstick

Ravaged Drumstick

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One thought on “Rockwell and Sons – Round 2 (Not so nirvana)

  1. Pingback: Rockwell and Sons – Southern Fried Chicken Nirvana (with the Big S and the Vietnamese T) | The Chicken Scene

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