Popeyes Brings Chicken and Biscuits Shrine to Chinatown

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These floral arrangements scream "fried chicken joint."Photo: Daniel Maurer

Were not sure whether the Popeyes that opened three days ago right across from the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge (thats right, the first thing motorists now see when entering the island is a Popeyes) has to do with the Bowery location that closed over the summer. But we do know from this floral arrangement festooned with ribbons and cards reading Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits that it's Chinese run, and enthusiastically so. Yesterday found the manager offering patrons free refills and giving away free chicken to everyone in the restaurant at closing time (might want to try your luck tonight around midnight). Says a friend of Grub who lives in the hood, Im overjoyed. No kidding! Now he doesnt have to trek to the Waverly for biscuits...