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Is This Chicken Sandwich Superior Above All Others?

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

In a land in love with driv-thru poultry fixes, West Ashley addition Boxcar Betty's is getting a lot of attention for their elevated version of the fried chicken sandwich staple. Yelp is bubbling with positive reviews for the chicken sandwiches from owners Ian MacBryde and Roth Scott and the Facebook page is full of praise.

Today, City Paper unleashes the first formal critique for Boxcar Betty's. Good news for them, as critic Kelly Rae Smith raves about her visits. Here, she describes the fried bird:

The flour-based batter is mild and once fried to a golden-brown crisp, it's a bit like the texture found in tempura, and the content is juicy and full of flavor. How it's all accomplished is a mystery but somebody must've spent some time in their grandmother's kitchen, because the taste is certainly reminiscent of what can only be described as finger-licking good.

Smith samples the pimento cheese-stuffed Portobello mushroom and pecan pie in a cup, but let's be honest, you're only going to Betty's if you want fried chicken. It's their specialty.
· Boxcar Betty's [Yelp]
· Boxcar Betty's [Facebook]
· Has Boxcar Betty's mastered the chicken sandwich? [CP]
[Photo: Boxcar Betty's]

Boxcar Betty's

1922 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC