Chick-In (with Guns and The Tan)

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Hollywood and co (The Tan and Guns) were up for some good old Melbourne Fried Chicken with beers for an epic Friday lunch, so they headed down the street from work towards Chick-In.

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Chick-In was recommended in some blogs and articles about the best that Melbourne Fried Chicken has to offer. It is Korean style chicken which is always good with some beer. The joint was packed and we had to wait a bit but finally landed some seats at the communal bar like tables.

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We placed 2 orders of the Gang Jung (1 soy and 1 spicy) and 1 spicy Korean Style Chicken Schnitzel with chips and 1 order of spicy Korean fried chicken wings and a jug of beer.

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Although the place had a funky decor, the chicken wasnt that great. The Gang Jung was similar to nuggets and while it seemed fresh it wasnt really spicy. The chicken taste wasnt that prominent and was covered in more of a sweet chili sauce which gave it more of a sweet taste which overpowered the whole experience. This was the same case for the wings and chicken schnitzel. The soy version had similar tastes but was a bit more saltier which made it seem better.

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Chick-In does boast some funky vibes but fails to deliver the much anticipated crispy crunch.

Hollywood’s Rating: 4.5/10 Clucks

Guests Rating: 4/10 Clucks

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The Local Taphouse

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Hollywood and The Chick were heading for a Foster The People gig in St Kilda and were keen for a hearty meal at one of Hollywood’s favorite bars, The Local Taphouse. Little did they know, they were up for a Melbourne Fried Chicken crispy adventure.

The Local Taphouse has been a beer institute and has been labeled as “the best beer bar in the land”. The Taphouse has wood panels and beer memorabilia that create a warm and welcoming traditional pub feel reminiscent of a vintage 1930s European beer tavern.

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We were surprised to find Southern Fried Chicken on their menu so we went for it alongside the 3 beef burger and the broccoli side and two cool beers (A pilsner and a wheat beer for The Chick).

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The burger came out as an above average pub burger that came with sinful fries. The broccoli was hot and crisp and just the right side of greens to satisfy The Chick’s healthy requirements.

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The chicken was surprisingly good. It was served in a bucket and consisted of 4 big chicken breast tender pieces that were crispy golden and very steamy, fresh and tasty. The chicken was lightly spiced however when dipped into the chili aioli came out with a lovely kick, yum!

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The Local is an amazing bar with amazing food that gets the stamp of approval from The Chicken Scene.

Hollywood’s Rating: 8/10 Clucks

The Chick’s Rating: 8.5/10 Clucks

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