Sunday, April 24, 2016
Chickie's & Pete's (Philadelphia, PA)
At Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal D
Chickie’s & Pete’s is a local chain of “crab houses and sports bars” with over ten locations, most in and around Philadelphia. They even have four locations at Philadelphia International Airport (at four different terminals). As I find out later, it comes highly recommended and is even rated by Zagat. It serves the staples of a US sports bar but specializes in fried chicken, cheesesteaks, and crab and lobster.
I get a starter of Chickie's Fries ($6), which is a boat full of prefab thin wrinkle cut fries, crispy but fairly uneventful. The Chickie's Cutlers ($8) are chicken tenders that look like fried catfish tenders. They are fairly tasteless, as is the honey mustard sauce.
For all the emphasis on originality and fame, this is all very ordinary.