26 September 2012

I really love fried chicken

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

I do, I really love friend chicken.

In fact, if I were to choke and die on a piece of fried chicken, I would be okay with that.

My life would have ended with something I really enjoy…in my mouth (TWSS.)

I’ve had some good fried chicken in Chicago but I have yet to have it in the South, which I imagine is like dying and going to heaven.

Speaking of which, the next time I’m in New Orleans, I plan to visit Willie Mae’s Scotch House, who is said to have some of the best fried chicken in America. Well, I love fried chicken and America, so bring it to me (even if going alone to that part of New Orleans isn’t totally safe.)

Recently, TC and I went to a Southern Side Yard party where we got to gorge on honey butter fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, grits (the best I’ve had) and Miller High Life. Sitting under a cool Chicago night sky.

Here is a picture of our bounty (well the first serving of it) and our menu. Not too shabby.

A colleague told me that was enough food to feed three people. Um, incorrect.

And yes, there was real honey butter to go with that fried chicken. You’re supposed to slather it on the chicken to eat. But that butter is so fucking good, I would (and have) eaten it with just a spoon.

So, there is no real point to this post other than to try and express how much I love fried chicken.

Because I really, really do.



  1. I’m having trouble finding you on cardsapp, how can I find you?

  2. allison says:

    holy shit!

    holy shit!

    What is a more appropriate response than “holy shit” when I see all that goodness in a tin.

  3. Meet me in Memphis, and I will show you southern fried chicken by way of Gus’s World Famous fried chicken. My husband requires that we go there every time we’re in town visiting family.

  4. Me too! We may be soul mates!

  5. natalie says:

    Fried chicken is my last meal request. Love!!!

  6. Stevie says:

    Next time you’re back in Seattle, I’ll take you to Ezell’s. Apparently it’s Oprah’s favorite fried chicken and she has it flown in to wherever she is when she gets a craving. I can vouch for her – it is AMAZING. I love the original recipe, but the spicy chicken is my favorite. You can also get traditional sides – corn bread, cole slaw, even bread pudding and sweet potato pie. Great stuff! We even have one two blocks away from our apartment. Danger.

    Hope you’re having an absolutely incredible time in London!