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Parkmoor Fried Chicken

From: Lori
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:20 PM
Subject: Can you find Parkmoor's Fried Chicken?

Can you find Parkmoor's Fried Chicken? They were a restaurant chain here in Dayton, Ohio 
back in the 60's, and the fried chicken is legendary.

Hi Lori,

I had no luck with the Parkmoorís recipe. There are dozens of old requests for that recipe on various Internet message boards. No one has been able to find it.

Fricker's in Huber is said to have the recipe, but they only seem to serve Parkmoor chicken as an occasional special. See these sites: Dayton Daily News


I found this on a message board. Itís worth a try:

This is probably as close as you will get (to Parkmoor's chicken). You will need a deep fryer.

Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and seasoned salt. Make a batter of one egg, 1/4 cup milk, and enough flour to thicken the mix, but not so much so as to resemble a bread dough . Salt, pepper, and season salt. Put chicken and mixture in a plastic bag and refrigerate, or put in freezer for about 1/2 hour. The batter will hold better on the chicken when cold.

Fry in deep fryer a few pieces at a time- do not overcrowd. The key to good fried chicken is the combination of correct temperature of frying oil, and the thickness of the batter.


Paradise Gardens Lamb Shanks

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jessica 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:25 PM
Subject: a lamb dish from the Paradise Gardens Restaurant, NYC

Hello Uncle Phaedrus,

I just found your site today and itís wonderful!  I love the old-time New 
York memories (Horn & Hardart, Chock Full oí Nuts, etc).  Hereís a dish I 
had as a kid and have never been able to find:  a lamb stew (maybe lamb 
shanks) from the Paradise Gardens, which was a Greek restaurant in New York 
City.  Probably Manhattan, probably 1960s - 1970s.

The lamb was served in a dark red tomato-based sauce that had a special 
distinctive ingredient.  Itís not cinnamon (Iíve tried that) but it might 
have been allspice - I stumbled across a Turkish recipe that used allspice 
and it was very close.

Does this ring any bells?

Thanks and keep up the good work!

San Francisco, CA

Hi Jessica,

I can only find one "Paradise Gardens" or "Paradise Garden" restaurant in New York City. It is indeed closed now. It was listed as a "Russian" restaurant rather than a Greek one, and it was at 2814 Emmons Ave (At E 28th St) in Brooklyn.

This restaurant did have lamb shanks on their menu, but I can't find a recipe or any details about the dish. I'll post this for reader input. See the menu: Paradise Gardens Menu


Hi Uncle P,

Thanks for your reply!  I had also found the Russian Paradise Gardens online but it was definitely not the same place - 
I fear the Greek one probably closed so long ago it left no trace on the internet.  
Alas ... maybe some of your readers might remember it.  

Thanks for hosting such a nifty site and keep up the good work!

Fingers crossed for Greek lamb recipe,


Horn and Hardart Orange Glaze Cupcakes

-----Original Message----- 
From: Frank 
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:54 PM
Subject: Horn and Hardart orange glaze recipe for their cupcakes

Thank you for your help. Growing up in family loved to go to the 
city that had a very large automatic there.
My favorite was the orange glaze cupcakes.
Can your please help us out.

Hello Frank,

Sorry, I did not have any success finding this recipe. I'll post the request.


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