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Last weekend, we went to a sort of 'southern fine dining' place for dinner with some friends who had a gift card there. The fried chicken was a signature item, and I was in the mood so that's what I ordered. (I usually don't think it makes sense to get fried chicken at a white table cloth restaurant - they're not going to do anything special to it, it's fried chicken . . . get something else and wait and get chicken at popeye's or the gas station).
Uh, have you had the fried chicken at Galatoires? Unbelievable. Is it 5 times better than Popeyes? Probably not, but it’s great to soak up booze if you’re doing the 4 hour Friday lunch.
 

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Last weekend, we went to a sort of 'southern fine dining' place for dinner with some friends who had a gift card there. The fried chicken was a signature item, and I was in the mood so that's what I ordered. (I usually don't think it makes sense to get fried chicken at a white table cloth restaurant - they're not going to do anything special to it, it's fried chicken . . . get something else and wait and get chicken at popeye's or the gas station).

So this $20 plate of fried chicken comes and I swear, it was a breast and a tender . . . in what appeared to be some kind of panko breading. It was the most boring, unappealing plate of fried chicken I have ever had. The greens and this sort of maque-choux looking stuff that accompanied it were pretty good, but the chicken was so meh that it was borderline offensive. After all, this place touts itself as 'southern cuisine' and Charleston is full of retirees visiting from Ohio and Massachusetts - not to mention the cruise ships always in port. I'm thinking, man, I bet people come and eat this crap and think they're eating good fried chicken.

There's a gas station I pass on my way to work that has a hot foot counter inside ("Auntie M's") and she starts pumping out the fried chicken and fried pork chops at 8am. Every now and then I stop in and get a thigh and a drumstick for breakfast. It costs $2.19 and it is delicious - it would win a taste test against the restaurant every day, all day.

I Yelped it, "there's literally better fried chicken at the gas station."
That’s like the grocery store in my hometown. Always had good fried chicken and cheap. But all of a sudden it got way better. Place can’t keep it in stock. Come to find out from a friend that works there they hired an older guy from the south to help clean up, what ever on a limited hour basis kinda one of those help out the nice old guy on social security. Dude threw a fit about their chicken. Basically told the manager that they had no idea how to fry chicken, so manager was like ok, make some of yours. We will sell it too kinda just to keep the old guy happy. You can imagine where this ends up. This old guys fried chicken is all they serve now. Dunno if he still works there or not, but that chicken is incredible.
 

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My favorite chicken today was the Manchu booth at the Vietnamese new year festival. It's pretty legit.
 

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I hate to say it, but Popeye has gotten terrible,,, Under cooked and greasy...

But this is coming along fine.. and awesome Chicken.

 

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I hate to say it, but Popeye has gotten terrible,,, Under cooked and greasy...

But this is coming along fine.. and awesome Chicken.

I haven't tried it yet. It's an odd business model but I think i read that they are doing well.
 

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god forking turd, in fairness for my legs, my stomach has a disdain for fried foods. still hanging’ with the legs though. i love fried food, but my forking jackass of a stomach, wants to be an butt crevasse. legs tend to have the right amount of cooked flour for which my stomach says a-ok!

i truly have no idea why i posted this.
 

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god forking turd, in fairness for my legs, my stomach has a disdain for fried foods. still hanging’ with the legs though. i love fried food, but my forking jackass of a stomach, wants to be an butt crevasse. legs tend to have the right amount of cooked flour for which my stomach says a-ok!

i truly have no idea why i posted this.
judging from the wording my guess would be drunk?:ROFLMAO:
Just busting your hump. As I get older some stuff tears me up that used to not do that. Mostly just farts so really more of an inconvenience for my family than me. I have been banned from certain foods prior to a road trip in the car that's longer than an hour. A couple years ago I found everyone's limit. Haha
 

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judging from the wording my guess would be drunk?:ROFLMAO:
Just busting your hump. As I get older some stuff tears me up that used to not do that. Mostly just farts so really more of an inconvenience for my family than me. I have been banned from certain foods prior to a road trip in the car that's longer than an hour. A couple years ago I found everyone's limit. Haha
or possibly high
 
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god forking turd, in fairness for my legs, my stomach has a disdain for fried foods. still hanging’ with the legs though. i love fried food, but my forking jackass of a stomach, wants to be an butt crevasse. legs tend to have the right amount of cooked flour for which my stomach says a-ok!

i truly have no idea why i posted this.
Ain’t nothing wrong with a drumstick brother. Don’t believe the hype. A tasty chicken leg puts a smile on your face every time.

I chew the damn ends of a drumstick.
 
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Another joy of life - coming home late at night and remembering you have a piece of cold chicken in the fridge.

Just eat it standing over the sink so the crumbs fall in there. And be happy you’re alive.
 

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Another joy of life - coming home late at night and remembering you have a piece of cold chicken in the fridge.

Just eat it standing over the sink so the crumbs fall in there. And be happy you’re alive.
Many a time. Many a time
 

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You have to specify where you're getting the chicken from. If the establishment uses low quality bird, you've got to go white meat, which means the breast. If the bird is nice and clean, I'm going with a thigh as the most flavorful and rewarding..
I'm late to the chicken party but I just had to come in and ask what kind of rewards you are getting from that piece of fried chicken?

and I of course only go with one piece, the chicken tacoe.

 

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Thighs then wings for me. Breast meat is always too dry and the drumsticks have those stupid tendons in them that might as well be meat gum cause you can't chew through them.
 

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