Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Miss Peaches Fried Chicken

Miss Peaches Soul Food Eatery in North Hollywood (the sign now reads MP's Soul Food Eatery) is known in the San Fernando Valley for its fried chicken. It is a small unassuming establishment with half a dozen tables inside and several outside.

Each of the fried chicken meals includes a side and corn bread, although the waffle counts as the side in the chicken and waffle. Sides available include macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, string beans,black eyed peas and several others. Note that all the side dishes are vegetarian. I had the leg and thigh plate, which was $7.85. (Breast & wing is $2 more.) I chose the mac and cheese and added the string beans for an additional $2.50.

The cornbread muffins arrived first and they were soft, moist and very hot, straight out of the oven. They had a hint of sweetness, but not too much. It is easy to find dry cornbread or corn muffins so these were appreciated.

The mac & cheese was very gooey and cheesy and congealed quickly. Fine but nothing special. The string beans were soft and boring and not recommended.

The fried chicken arrived with nice crispy skin, although it came off the meat too easily. A plus was that it was not greasy at all, which can be a cardinal sin for fried chicken. Overall this fried chicken was fine/good but not worth going out of your way for.

The beverage options include Southern style sweet tea or pink lemonade. One side is enough per person.

Their desserts are very popular but I was too full to sample the pies. The couple next to me got a slice of pie to go but it looked so good they ate the whole piece right there in the restaurant.

Service is casual and unpretentious. There is no liquor license but BYO is permitted with no corkage. Note that Miss Peaches is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Miss Peaches is located at 5643 Lankershim, just north of Burbank Blvd, in North Hollywood. Phone: (818) 760-4924. Website: www.misspeachesrest.com

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