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Old 05-31-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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I lived in Southington too and we used to go there on special occasions. I still think of their chicken as it was the best. From the person from Southington I live in Fla now too,, maybe we know each other, I am in my 50's as well ,, geez that sounds old. Hope to hear from you.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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i dont see anybody posting about the spot they had on main st in east hartford, near pratt and whitney, basically next door to augie and rays. and yes it was the same family, ate at both the htfd and east htfd spots many times. the food was the ultimate snack after a good night of drinking. except for the tons of grease on your steering wheel, lol. yes i know driving wasnt the best thing to be doing at that point, but when you got that chicken coop craving there was no stoppin it.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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My wife (then GF) and I took their chicken to the drive-in movies in the early 60's, wrapped in newspaper and blankets to keep hot.
GREAT TIMES !
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:59 AM
 
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Originally started by Nicholas C. in Hartford in 1940's, a couple blocks from the other location on Asylum. The highway took that location too. His brothers joined him (there were 5 boys in the family) in the restaurant business - some were in the family soda business, Brownie Club, which had closed. Locations included E. Hartford, Blue Hills Ave (take out only), Bridgeport, Worchester, Springfield, Fall River, Warwick (where the airport is now) and a couple locations in Providence. He was Italian, although there were many loyal employees in the Hartford location that were/are of French decent.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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The location in Warwick first started serving Spaghetti and home made lasagna back in the 60's. The E. Hartford location also served spaghetti and shells.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I remember the one in Bridgeport. I am pretty sure it was on State Street. There were some changes made to that one over the years (including the name) and they opened a second branch on Main Street in the North End. That branch is still there but is now The Drumstick. Jay
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Just remembering the Chicken Coop today at work. Anyone in their 40's or more remembers it as the best fried chicken they ever had. It was our Sunday treat during football games.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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And as a kid loved the long wooden 2 prong forks!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I drove by it for years but sadly never tried it. There was a White Castle Hamburger place near the Capitol building too. Long gone, I assume...
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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Greer's Chicken in Bristol is the closest to my memory of what the Chicken Coop chicken tasted like.
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