Merrywell – Buffalo Burger

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Merrywell has redone their menu and now there are a few Melbourne Fried Chicken burger options so Hollywood decided thats its time for the chicken scene review

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The burger of choice was the Buffalo burger.

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To Hollywood’s surprise the mix for this burger was truely awesome. Having the buffalo sauce was such an awesome variation that added some great spiciness to the mix and the blue cheese aioli with bacon were solid flavours.

However the only beef we had with this chicken burger was that it was too bunny. The bread seemed a bit thick which made Hollywood think it was rather stale.

This was such a shame and we hope Merrywell does fresh bread as everything else was great.

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Hollywood’s Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

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Leonards House of Love – The comeback

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Having a great Melbourne Fried Chicken staple in close proximity to us is such a heavenly blessing to have. It was around the holiday period and it was time to get fat, greasy and celebrate this season, so away we went to Leonard’s House of Love to enjoy their great vibes and amazing fried chicken.

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Leonard’s chicken was spot on. Big pieces of breast meat, double coated and breaded right with good spices. The mild version is a little bit spicy which is just perfect. The chicken is tender and always cooked fresh! Crunch all the way!

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We also ended up ordering the cauliflower nachos which the chick really dug!

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We also had some good ol’ pinball fun to kiss 2016 away

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Rating: 9/10 Clucks

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Juanita Peaches

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This place has been on our radar for a long time now. It boasts some highly raved about Melbourne Fried Chicken and we finally managed to make a visit to it with our good friends!

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We were delighted to find fish tacos on the menu, one of The Chick’s most loved types of tacos.

Having four of us there we decided to go with the special Fish Tacos and the Fried Chicken Cookout Box. The box consisted of 9 pieces of fried chicken, popcorn chicken with pickles, a ton of fries, coleslaw and various different sauces

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The fish tacos were really amazing. full of flavours and colour. The contrast of flavours of fish, mango, avocado, jalapenos, greens made it a winner.  image

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The chicken was order was huge and looked daunting. But we got through it!

The popcorn chicken mix with the pickles was really good. Additionally the coleslaw was very fresh and tasty and the shoestring fries were very moreish

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The chicken pieces were freshly cooked however they were closer to being KFC like as they lacked spices and seemed only single coated. In all fairness it was really good freshly cooked southern style chicken. The thigh pieces were a bit greasy but the breast was fully spot on

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Although the chicken seemed like a strong contender it didn’t hit our favourites list. However their burgers do look really amazing. Maybe a comeback for those?

Hollywood Rating: 7/10 Clucks

The Chick: 7/10 Clucks

 

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Rockwell and Sons – Honey Chicken

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We were visiting our favourite Rockwell and Sons (on a non Fried Chicken night) and to our surprise we saw fried chicken on the menu so we decided to give that dish a good old Melbourne Fried Chicken review

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The chicken on the menu was a salt and pepper fried chicken with honey and pickled chilli.

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This chicken was ok. It was only drumsticks which is not Hollywood’s favourite piece and it was more on the sweeter side. Nevertheless it was fresh cooked however It doesn’t really compare to their staple fried chicken which we assume is still on.

The other staple that drove us to come here in the first place which is the double patty smash and that was still good as always

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Overall, we weren’t a fan of the sweet fried chicken drumsticks but we still love Rockwell for their burgers, sides and Wednesday night Melbourne Fried Chicken

Hollywood’s review: 6/10 Clucks

The Chick: 7/10 Clucks

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Belles – A quick visit

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So we’ve been getting a lot of negative reviews about Belle’s especially their new Prahran branch. So Hollywood decided to give their other branches a try and visited the Richmond one for a quick hit and run of some Melbourne Fried Chicken.

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The order was simple, tenders with a mild setting accompanied with coleslaw and a Mississippi Comeback smokey sauce

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We really don’t get the new beef with Belle’s chicken. It was as always fresh, juicy rightly spiced and still damn good.  The combo with the sauce did also add more flavour and a bit more juiciness.

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Ok, there are a few new con-tenders bringing in some new flavours but still Belle’s does cluck high and is still one of our top picks

Hollywood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks

 

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Jones The Grocer (Qatar)

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Hollywood and The Chick were in Qatar for a brief stop and there were many fried chicken potentials. The one that was picked was Jones The Grocer as it was Aussie themed so it was about time to see how it compares to Melbourne Fried Chicken

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They had a chili specials section and to The Chicken Scene’s surprise it a fried chicken burger on it, so we got it!

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The fried chicken burger was actually good. The sriracha slaw gave it a slight pleasant kick. The chicken meat was thigh meat which made it a bit oily and greasy, but not too much, however that could’ve been one of the downsides of it. The bun was a bit bready which added made it a bit heavy. However the ingredients all seemed of good quality and cooked fresh and the chicken was tender and steamy with the right spices

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In summary Jones The Grocer was a good place to check out. Give it a try if you are in Qatar!

Hollywood’s Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks

Thyme to get to Clucked

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The newest contender in the Melbourne Fried Chicken scene is Clucked, on Carlisle St in St. Kilda – they serve up tasty chicken with a unique blend of spices.  Even more surprising, the side salads weren’t just second thoughts. It was the perfect meal that left us content without that too greasy feeling.

The simple menu makes it easy to order, come here for the chicken and throw in some arancini if you are hungry.

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In addition to an order of 5 pieces, 3 pieces, and a taleggio arancini we got the large chips – which have an amazing spicy salt. All served in takeaway boxes in case you need to head on to the races (as we saw some people doing).

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All the sauces are tasty: sriracha, dill seed and aioli. The meat is all breast, no bones, freshly cooked, steamy, tender and full of spices making it a treat to eat. Hollywood and the Chick prefer the boneless, but recognise it is not “authentic” southern style. Purists may quibble, but we think most people will enjoy the quality chicken, unique seasonings and less mess. We did sense a unique flavour of thyme, exciting!

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The side salads made us feel a little bit less naughty. The coleslaw is a necessity for any fried chicken place, the quinoa/pumpkin salad is a must for a Melbourne cafe and the rice salad is just a bonus.

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Hollywood’s Rating: 9/10 Clucks

The Chick’s Rating 9/10 Clucks

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