You know how some things are really really bad for you, yet you still indulge in them every once in a while? The fried chicken sandwiches from Bakesale Betty are like that. What’s so special about them? Three to four pieces of juicy, tender, and freshly fried chicken topped with cole slaw made of cabbage, red onion, and diced jalapenos to give it some zing. Honestly, I can’t really remember everything that’s in it because everytime I’ve had one, I completely obliterate it in about 5 minutes. It’s a blur; a delicious, dreamy blur of fried chicken heaven.
The fried chicken sandwich isn’t the only thing that’s great at Bakesale Betty. There’s also the chicken pot pie, homemade lemonade ice (think lemonade slurpee), and lots of great baked goods. In particular, I am in love with their chocolate chip cookies. I swear that they put crack in them; they are that addictive. I pretty much shove the whole cookie in my gob before I remember to take photos, so if you’re curious about that they look like, as well as how the restaurant looks, go to this photo page at Yelp. Also, I can’t blog about Bakesale Betty without mentioning their strawberry shortcake. It is really super delicious. Here is a blurry photo of the lemon ice and strawberry shortcake. (I think I was either really eager to eat my fried chicken sandwich, or I was in post-sandwich euphoria. Apologies for the poor quality.)
Finally, there’s the whole “Bakesale Betty Experience.” The store is very small, and the only seating is outside on the sidewalk, where old ironing boards and stools are set up. There are only a few signs scattered about describing what they sell and how much it costs, so it’s a bit bewildering at first. Because the food is so good, there’s almost always a line but it usually moves at a brisk pace. If you’re lucky, you might get a free chocolate chip cookie with your order if you happen to get the right person to take your order. (My friends and I are still trying to decipher the science behind this. We have yet to crack the code.) All of the mayhem only adds to the charm, for me anyway.