There are exactly three Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits locations in BC: one in Coquitlam, one in Maple Ridge, and one in Abbotsford, based on their website’s “Find a Location” function.

This means that now that the Coquitlam location is closed for renovations, I have to decide between driving to Maple Ridge for my spicy style chicken, shrimp po’boy sandwich, and red beans & rice fix, or just to hang tight for a couple of months until it reopens.

I still remember the day about a month after moving to Vancouver when a coworker, another displaced Southerner, sidled up to my desk and whispered, “Hey Matt.”

“Yeah,” I whispered back, wondering what all the secrecy was about.

“You like the food around here?” he continued whispering.

“Yeah, mostly, but there are some things I miss. Why?”

“That’s what I’m here to talk to you about.” My coworker glanced around suspiciously, and then resumed his whispering, as if letting the general public in on the secret would spoil it for the select few. “I found a Popeye’s Chicken. Across from Coquitlam Centre. I couldn’t believe it.”

It’s not exactly a staple food, but nothing quite substitutes for cajun style red beans & rice and fried chicken when that’s what you’re craving.

Popeye’s please come back soon. I’ll be your best friend. . . .

2 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2006 @ 6:44 pm

    The single greatest thing on Popeye’s menu is that scary deep-fried apple pie. Since McDonald’s has been mau-mau’d into baking its pies (pathetic), this is the last place to find the real deal, a little rectangular pouch of dangerously hot filling hiding inside crispy fried dough.

    The biscuits are nice, too.

  2. John Bollwitt (unregistered) on April 24th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    Popeye’s reminds me of visiting my grandmother in Kansas City, MO. It’s nice and greasy. And you’re totally spot on about the beans.

    *The best* Popeye’s I ever found was on Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Japan when I was doing an internship during college(http://www.uni.edu/campadv). Everything there had to be kept up to military code, so it was uber clean, very efficient, and damn tasty. The same could be said about the Taco Bell, and I’m less than a fan of fast food.

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