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jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:09 PM
A few months back, while in KC, my relatives took me to a dumpy old joint called Strouds that looked like it was converted from a house. Despite the exterior, the inside was hospitable. They had the best damn fried chicken I've ever eaten, and serve enough food to make Whitlock uncomfortable. I know the next time I'm in town, I'll desperately be searching for that place.

Has anyone else ever eaten there? Are they famous in town for their chicken, or am I just sheltered?

shaneo69
08-10-2005, 08:11 PM
Isn't that the chain that Trezelle Jenkins owns a couple franchises for?

Phobia
08-10-2005, 08:11 PM
Isn't that the chain that Trezelle Jenkins owns a couple franchises for?

No. Shutup.

JSP - Strouds is like world famous.

jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:12 PM
Isn't that the chain that Trezelle Jenkins owns a couple franchises for?It's a chain? I would have never guessed from the place I was in.

tomahawk kid
08-10-2005, 08:12 PM
A few months back, while in KC, my relatives took me to a dumpy old joint called Strouds that looked like it was converted from a house. Despite the exterior, the inside was hospitable. They had the best damn fried chicken I've ever eaten, and serve enough food to make Whitlock uncomfortable. I know the next time I'm in town, I'll desperately be searching for that place.

Has anyone else ever eaten there? Are they famous in town for their chicken, or am I just sheltered?

No they're famous for it.

Their Fried Chicken is like crack......

beer bacon
08-10-2005, 08:13 PM
Strouds is fantastic.

jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:14 PM
So are they really a chain?

And if so, why isn't there one in Des moines?

Phobia
08-10-2005, 08:15 PM
So are they really a chain?

And if so, why isn't there one in Des moines?

They aren't.

jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:18 PM
So is that place in a bad part of town, or did it just look like it because it was night time when I was there?

beer bacon
08-10-2005, 08:20 PM
So is that place in a bad part of town, or did it just look like it because it was night time when I was there?

They actually ship it there at night for cheap storage. During the day it is located at the Plaza.

Bowser
08-10-2005, 08:20 PM
Strouds is like three minutes from my house.

I swear they fry the chicken in heroin.

jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:21 PM
Strouds is like three minutes from my house.

I swear they fry the chicken in heroin.ROFLROFLROFL

That explains why I have the shakes after starting this thread.

Phobia
08-10-2005, 08:23 PM
Strouds is like three minutes from my house.

Responding to the earlier question.... yes, it's in a horrible area of town.

Saul Good
08-10-2005, 08:23 PM
Strouds effing rules. It's not in the best part of town, but it's not in the ghetto or anything. It's like an 80 something year old building, and it shows, though. It's also not the cleanest place. I'm pretty sure they bribe the health department, and I've heard some stories that still haunt me.
That said. It's more than worth it. Go there early though, or you'll wait for hours.

cowboy_big_rich
08-10-2005, 08:25 PM
there is a strouds in Wichita

ate there a couple of times

its pretty good, but the wife's is better

BigRedChief
08-10-2005, 08:27 PM
Responding to the earlier question.... yes, it's in a horrible area of town.

Yes the area sucks and the building needs work and the parking sucks but man do they have damn good chicken in there.

When you coming into town next? I'll make sure you get there. Only about 15 mintues from Arrowhead.

Bowser
08-10-2005, 08:28 PM
Responding to the earlier question.... yes, it's in a horrible area of town.

Bullshit. You will not find better basements in any houses around than the ones around here.

And we get Strouds.

shaneo69
08-10-2005, 08:31 PM
No. Shutup.

JSP - Strouds is like world famous.

Sorry. I got Stroud's mixed up with Harold's Chicken Shack. Same difference.

HemiEd
08-10-2005, 08:35 PM
I have eaten at the one in KC quite a few times, the one in Wichita more. I take my parents there quite a bit. I love thier gravy almost as much as the chicken. :drool:

jspchief
08-10-2005, 08:39 PM
Yes the area sucks and the building needs work and the parking sucks but man do they have damn good chicken in there.

When you coming into town next? I'll make sure you get there. Only about 15 mintues from Arrowhead.Next time I'll be down is probably the home opener, and I'll be driving down in the morning and back in the evening. Probably won't have time.

If I decide to go to a pre-season game, I might leave early and eat there before heading home. I also still have never had Arthur Bryants, so it's on my list too.

Saul Good
08-10-2005, 08:58 PM
Next time I'll be down is probably the home opener, and I'll be driving down in the morning and back in the evening. Probably won't have time.

If I decide to go to a pre-season game, I might leave early and eat there before heading home. I also still have never had Arthur Bryants, so it's on my list too.

That'd make a pretty good poll...Strauds or Aurthur Bryant's?

Dartgod
08-10-2005, 09:01 PM
There's one north of the river too, IIRC.

HemiEd
08-10-2005, 09:09 PM
There's one north of the river too, IIRC.


That is the one I have been going to, I think. You go right by it coming in on 35 from Des Moines. Does not seem like that bad of area or building to me, but I just go there for the Chicken and Gravy.

Dartgod
08-10-2005, 09:10 PM
That is the one I have been going to, I think. You go right by it coming in on 35 from Des Moines. Does not seem like that bad of area or building to me, but I just go there for the Chicken and Gravy.
The original is at 85th and Troost. Much different, ummmm...culture around there.

HemiEd
08-10-2005, 09:12 PM
The original is at 85th and Troost. Much different, ummmm...culture around there.


Oh, Ok. I get it. We used to have a "Sight and Sound" location at 75 something Troost. Yeah, that neighborhood is very questionable. :shake:

sd4chiefs
08-10-2005, 09:19 PM
Would you please stop with the BBQ and fried chicken threads. Your killing me. I live in a city where the food of choice is fish taco's. :Lin:

Saul Good
08-10-2005, 09:20 PM
The original is at 85th and Troost. Much different, ummmm...culture around there.

Certainly a unique flavor...

Uatu
08-10-2005, 09:20 PM
The northland location is near I-35 and Vivion. It's not a bad part of town at all.

Saul Good
08-10-2005, 09:22 PM
Would you please stop with the BBQ and fried chicken threads. Your killing me. I live in a city where the food of choice is fish taco's. :Lin:

Okay...So there IS a drawback to living in San Diego. Somewhere out there, if you really listen, you can hear Dick Vermiel crying for you.

Pitt Gorilla
08-10-2005, 09:23 PM
Stroud's chicken is pan fried; that's what makes it good and makes it take so long. I used to be friends with a guy that worked there. It did seem strange to have to park under an old overpass and have a guy with a club escourt you to the front door...

Saul Good
08-10-2005, 09:25 PM
The northland location is near I-35 and Vivion. It's not a bad part of town at all.

Bah! Eating Straud's anywhere but the original is like listening to the Philharmonic on an 8-track. It's just not the same.

Uatu
08-10-2005, 09:31 PM
Bah! Eating Straud's anywhere but the original is like listening to the Philharmonic on an 8-track. It's just not the same.

I didn't know that was not the original. It's about as good as it gets though.

I love that white heart attack gravy they have too. :drool:

HemiEd
08-10-2005, 09:37 PM
Would you please stop with the BBQ and fried chicken threads. Your killing me. I live in a city where the food of choice is fish taco's. :Lin:

And the worst Pizza I have ever tried to ingest was purchased in downtown San Diego. :Lin: But the Sea Food makes up for it.

Ari Chi3fs
08-10-2005, 09:38 PM
i think i will have to go there again... I went once way back in teh early ninties... loved it... then never went back. Damn Im dumb!

stevieray
08-10-2005, 09:55 PM
Responding to the earlier question.... yes, it's in a horrible area of town.
Ya, the Northland makes Raytown look like Leawood.

We go there at least twice a year.

that place owns fried chicken..I got a chicken fried steak once....as big as the plate.... :shake:

DaWolf
08-11-2005, 02:46 AM
http://www.stroudsrestaurant.com/

KcMizzou
08-11-2005, 03:04 AM
The northland location is near I-35 and Vivion. It's not a bad part of town at all. Yeah... I was a bit confused. I thought that WAS the original location.

J Diddy
08-11-2005, 03:14 AM
Yeah... I was a bit confused. I thought that WAS the original location.


How you doing KcMizzou, hadn't seen you in quite a while?

Bob Dole
08-11-2005, 03:27 AM
There's one north of the river too, IIRC.

That explains Bob Dole's initial confusion. Bob Dole only knew about the one near Vivian Road.

Their chicken was the next best thing to Mar-Lon Cafe in Bronaugh, MO. (But Bob Dole doesn't think that one is there any more...)

mcan
08-11-2005, 03:30 AM
Funny how when I was a kid, I'd think to myself "Why would anybody buy all this expensive meat when PIE and frozen pizzas are so cheap?"

mcan
08-11-2005, 03:31 AM
That explains Bob Dole's initial confusion. Bob Dole only knew about the one near Vivian Road.

Their chicken was the next best thing to Mar-Lon Cafe in Bronaugh, MO. (But Bob Dole doesn't think that one is there any more...)


What are YOU doing up so late? And why the hell did your name change again?! Don't ever move from Tex or I'll never recognize any of your posts... :)

cookster50
08-11-2005, 04:15 AM
Sorry, but I think Peachtree Buffet has the best fried chicken. Just my opinion.

Saggysack
08-11-2005, 05:03 AM
They aren't.


They are too.

There is a Stroud's in Wichita.

Saggysack
08-11-2005, 05:10 AM
It's just my opinion but, I think Stroud's chicken is overrated. It tastes like plain ol' fried chicken to me without very much flavor at all. It's great if you like bland country cooking. To those of us that like spices that you can taste, it ain't that great.

Baby Lee
08-11-2005, 05:57 AM
The one on 85th is the one we always went to. Haven't even been to the one on the north side.
But I gotta disagree with Saggy. I'm no fan of fried chicken. Usually, when the fam has chicken out, it means I'm feasting on mashed potatoes and gravy or cole slaw. But Strouds is great, and a lot of it is the freshness of the chicken and how quick it is from pan to plate.

And for those who are scared of the 85th St. location, give K.T. Fryers in Lenexa a try. The location is pure-D suburban strip mall, but the menu measures up across the board, and the waiters rock.


Oh, and anyone remember the Stoud's afilliated or Stroud's cloned restaurant immediately to the east of Arrowhead? It's been torn down.

Bob Dole
08-11-2005, 05:57 AM
What are YOU doing up so late? And why the hell did your name change again?! Don't ever move from Tex or I'll never recognize any of your posts... :)

Up early (again).

It sucks getting old.

Baby Lee
08-11-2005, 06:11 AM
But as much as I like the chicken, THIS is what I'm there for. Had 3 bowls in a sitting on a prior occasion.

http://www.extramsg.com/albums/album99/strouds5.sized.jpg

BigRedChief
08-11-2005, 06:15 AM
Next time I'll be down is probably the home opener, and I'll be driving down in the morning and back in the evening. Probably won't have time.

If I decide to go to a pre-season game, I might leave early and eat there before heading home. I also still have never had Arthur Bryants, so it's on my list too.

WTF! Never been to Arthur Bryants!%(/ And you call yourself a Chiefs fan.:shake:

KCTitus
08-11-2005, 06:15 AM
Oh, and anyone remember the Stoud's afilliated or Stroud's cloned restaurant immediately to the east of Arrowhead? It's been torn down.

Yes, I do...our rehearsal dinner was held there. I honestly dont remember anything other than going there.

Phobia
08-11-2005, 06:42 AM
What are YOU doing up so late? And why the hell did your name change again?! Don't ever move from Tex or I'll never recognize any of your posts... :)

You mean the "Bob Dole took a dump - Bob Dole drank a beer" schtik isn't a dead give-away?

wutamess
08-11-2005, 07:57 AM
Their cinnamon rolls/biscuits are the best anywhere I've been.

Dartgod
08-11-2005, 08:07 AM
But as much as I like the chicken, THIS is what I'm there for. Had 3 bowls in a sitting on a prior occasion.

http://www.extramsg.com/albums/album99/strouds5.sized.jpg
Yep, their green beans rock.

alpha_omega
08-11-2005, 08:08 AM
The chicken is good...

Try the hamburger steak also...excellent!

ENDelt260
08-11-2005, 10:02 AM
Would you please stop with the BBQ and fried chicken threads. Your killing me. I live in a city where the food of choice is fish taco's. :Lin:
What, you don't like fish tacos?

ENDelt260
08-11-2005, 10:04 AM
WTF! Never been to Arthur Bryants!%(/ And you call yourself a Chiefs fan.:shake:
I've never been to Arthur Bryant's either. And I grew up in KC.

Uatu
08-11-2005, 10:07 AM
WTF! Never been to Arthur Bryants!%(/ And you call yourself a Chiefs fan.:shake:

I would rather eat at Jack Stack, Smokestack, Smokehouse, Gates, or maybe Famous Dave's than Arthur Bryants. They are at the bottom of my barbecue power rankings. I mean, it's good food, but vastly overrated... so many better places in town.

ptlyon
08-11-2005, 10:11 AM
Screw the cook off on that Saturday for the 37F weekend, I'm going to Strouds.

BigRedChief
08-11-2005, 10:22 AM
I would rather eat at Jack Stack, Smokestack, Smokehouse, Gates, or maybe Famous Dave's than Arthur Bryants. They are at the bottom of my barbecue power rankings. I mean, it's good food, but vastly overrated... so many better places in town.

Okay noob dem our fighting words.%(/

Bryants overrated? Jack Stack is defintely up there and Gates sauce is excellent but Famous Daves come on....:harumph:

patteeu
08-11-2005, 11:00 AM
And the worst Pizza I have ever tried to ingest was purchased in downtown San Diego. :Lin: But the Sea Food makes up for it.

Rush Limbaugh, who many probably know used to live here and work for the Royals, has said that Strouds in Kansas City has the best shrimp he has ever eaten anywhere. He had some kind of economic theory (provided by an economics guy he knew) about why a restaurant in the center of the country would have better shrimp than that found in coastal cities, but I didn't really catch the nuts and bolts of the theory.

patteeu
08-11-2005, 11:03 AM
They are too.

There is a Stroud's in Wichita.

They are all owned by the same people IIRC. Whether the fact that they have a few different locations makes them a chain or not, I won't judge, but they aren't a chain like Popeyes or KFC.

patteeu
08-11-2005, 11:05 AM
But as much as I like the chicken, THIS is what I'm there for. Had 3 bowls in a sitting on a prior occasion.

http://www.extramsg.com/albums/album99/strouds5.sized.jpg

I agree. I'm not a big green bean fan, but Stroud's green beans are the best I've ever tasted.

Boardin Bronco
08-11-2005, 11:10 AM
Send this man a bucket!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/BroncoLB56/MarcusStroud.jpg

Baby Lee
08-11-2005, 04:51 PM
Rush Limbaugh, who many probably know used to live here and work for the Royals, has said that Strouds in Kansas City has the best shrimp he has ever eaten anywhere. He had some kind of economic theory (provided by an economics guy he knew) about why a restaurant in the center of the country would have better shrimp than that found in coastal cities, but I didn't really catch the nuts and bolts of the theory.
Same way Mercedes makes el cheapo cars for their domestic market and sends luxury cars to us.
Seafood is not fungible [ie, there is choice seafood, run of the mill seafood, and puny seafood not worth the effort of cooking], and it doesn't travel well. As opposed to gold which is funglible and travels well, so even if you're somewhere where gold is plentiful, you know it's worth collecting and sending to a place where the scarcity makes it valuable. That dynamic is so reliable that the value of gold is universal, meaning it's even valuable right where the mother lode is located.
But on the coast, people realize that crab is just a term for sea spider. They're so numerous that they run of the mill stock in the plentiful season has been washed up onto shore, decomposed and used for crop fertilizer [where it's more valuable than as a foodstuff]. Seafood used to be poor people's food in colonial times, like potatoes in Ireland before the famine.
But inland, where seafood is rare, you can take the very best specimens send them live overnight, get some foo-foo chef to braise them and plate them with some God awfully complicated reduction, and charge $30+ for the experience.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 06:52 PM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.

Fairplay
08-31-2005, 06:56 PM
but the wife's is better




Shes ok.

jettio
08-31-2005, 07:07 PM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.

Does every thread around here have to be about Eva Longoria's poo see?

Sheesh!

Skip Towne
08-31-2005, 07:09 PM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.
Dayum....All that praise on this thread and then this???

stevieray
08-31-2005, 07:11 PM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.

You came up north just for chicken?

Mr. Kotter
08-31-2005, 07:20 PM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.

:spock:

Phi, it was STROUDS....not S. TROUDS.

The two are easily confused, and you obviously fell for the conterfiet stuff. Sorry about your experience.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 07:30 PM
You came up north just for chicken?

No. Went to the hellhole on 83rd.

|Zach|
08-31-2005, 07:32 PM
Nothing really comes to mind for me when I think about great fried chicken in KC...

Brock
08-31-2005, 07:32 PM
Dayum....All that praise on this thread and then this???

It's pretty good fried chicken....but it's still just fried chicken.

stevieray
08-31-2005, 07:32 PM
No. Went to the hellhole on 83rd.

No wonder. We'll have to plan on going to the one up here.

It rocks.

|Zach|
08-31-2005, 07:33 PM
It's pretty good fried chicken....but it's still just fried chicken.
Thats a good point...its one of those things that can only be so good. Like breakfast.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 07:41 PM
No wonder. We'll have to plan on going to the one up here.

It rocks.

So the one in the northland gave all their recipes to the shithole on 83rd, except for the batter? I can't believe I dropped $15 on a meal I could have really enjoyed for $5 at Popeyes.

Dave Lane
08-31-2005, 07:43 PM
So is that place in a bad part of town, or did it just look like it because it was night time when I was there?

Its on the edge...

Dave

patteeu
08-31-2005, 07:43 PM
Their catfish is good, but the real draw for me are the side dishes (e.g. awesome green beans and excellent mashed potatoes and gravy).

Valiant
08-31-2005, 07:46 PM
I guess I shouldn't say that I make better tasting fried chicken...

Dave Lane
08-31-2005, 07:48 PM
Sorry, but I think Peachtree Buffet has the best fried chicken. Just my opinion.

Then you've never been to Strouds


Dave

Phobia
08-31-2005, 07:53 PM
I guess I shouldn't say that I make better tasting fried chicken...

It wouldn't be hard to beat this place.

Oxford
08-31-2005, 08:07 PM
Would you please stop with the BBQ and fried chicken threads. Your killing me. I live in a city where the food of choice is fish taco's. :Lin:

At least you have Rockin Baja lobster.....

gblowfish
08-31-2005, 08:12 PM
Stroud's secret?
They Choke Their Own Chickens!
http://www.stroudsrestaurant.com/

Skip Towne
08-31-2005, 08:15 PM
I would rather eat at Jack Stack, Smokestack, Smokehouse, Gates, or maybe Famous Dave's than Arthur Bryants. They are at the bottom of my barbecue power rankings. I mean, it's good food, but vastly overrated... so many better places in town.
Yeah, Bryant's has been overrated for what......70 years now???

Phobia
08-31-2005, 08:20 PM
I've never made fried chicken in my entire life, but I'd put my first effort at fried chicken up against a chunk of Strouds' any day. Seriously.

Count Zarth
08-31-2005, 08:25 PM
That shitty, eh?

I prefer BBQ chicken over any fried bird anyday.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 08:28 PM
It wasn't shitty. It was overrated. The batter was bland and the meat dried out. I'm supremely confident I could do better.

jettio
08-31-2005, 08:33 PM
I've never made fried chicken in my entire life, but I'd put my first effort at fried chicken up against a chunk of Strouds' any day. Seriously.

What did you have in your mouth earlier that day?

Strouds used to have another slogan before "we choke our own chickens,"

something like, "The only people that don't like Strouds pan-fried chicken are those that smoke pole-NTTAWT".

elvomito
08-31-2005, 08:34 PM
What, you don't like fish tacos?
i think he means pink tacos. pink tacos are the food of choice in SD

Phobia
08-31-2005, 08:42 PM
What did you have in your mouth earlier that day?

Strouds used to have another slogan before "we choke our own chickens,"

something like, "The only people that don't like Strouds pan-fried chicken are those that smoke pole-NTTAWT".

For some reason, I brought a piece home with me. You can come get it for free. I paid about $8 for it.

Bowser
08-31-2005, 08:45 PM
The one in the Northland is infinitely better. The fumes from all the neighboring meth houses ads to the flavor.

jettio
08-31-2005, 08:48 PM
For some reason, I brought a piece home with me. You can come get it for free. I paid about $8 for it.

$8, would you take a post dated check?

I might have to have R&Ghomer's sugar daddy COChief wire some cash Western Union or Pony Express pronto.

jspchief
08-31-2005, 08:50 PM
It wasn't shitty. It was overrated. The batter was bland and the meat dried out. I'm supremely confident I could do better.I know the time we had it, it wasn't anywhere close to dry. The breasts were like biting into, um, something that's commonly thought to be very juicy.

I also know we went at an odd time where it wasn't very busy, so maybe we were lucky to get fresh, and you got some that had been sitting.

Rukdafaidas
08-31-2005, 09:24 PM
Pan fried chicken must be a roll of the dice. A new place here in town started serving pan fried chicken and it was freaking incredible. I went back a week later and ordered some more and it was pure nasty. I haven't been back since.

CHIEF4EVER
08-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Bojangles is THE chicken followed closely by Popeyes IMO.

Logical
08-31-2005, 10:09 PM
Okay...So there IS a drawback to living in San Diego. Somewhere out there, if you really listen, you can hear Dick Vermiel crying for you.Actually he is missing the boat, we have nearly the best if not the best Mexican and Asian food you can find. I miss the BBQ but it is a pretty decent exchange.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Actually he is missing the boat, we have nearly the best if not the best Mexican and Asian food you can find. I miss the BBQ but it is a pretty decent exchange.

That's kick ass. I've been including a lot more Asian influences in my food preparation lately. Previously, I'd been mostly a Tex-Mex and Cajun blend.

J Diddy
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Actually he is missing the boat, we have nearly the best if not the best Mexican and Asian food you can find. I miss the BBQ but it is a pretty decent exchange.

I'll mail you some BBQ if you mail some mexican and asian food.

Just make sure to overnight it.:)

|Zach|
08-31-2005, 10:12 PM
That's kick ass. I've been including a lot more Asian influences in my food preparation lately. Previously, I'd been mostly a Tex-Mex and Cajun blend.
Like what?

CHIEF4EVER
08-31-2005, 10:12 PM
Actually he is missing the boat, we have nearly the best if not the best Mexican and Asian food you can find. I miss the BBQ but it is a pretty decent exchange.

You folks DO have some great Mexican food but believe it or not the best I have ever had was in Yuma, AZ. I used to haul lettuce out of Dole in Yuma and there is a nondescript "gut truck" that parks on the site during the daytime and the food is made fresh by 2 Mexican ladies. Best Chicken Quesadillas I ever had in my life. They had some kickin homemade salsa as well.

BigRedChief
08-31-2005, 10:17 PM
It wasn't shitty. It was overrated. The batter was bland and the meat dried out. I'm supremely confident I could do better.

Dissing Strouds? Next post are you going after Bryants?

Phobia
08-31-2005, 10:18 PM
Like what?

I dunno - brown rice, peanut base, ginger, various Asian spices.... Nothing specific. I literally combine a lot of styles.

For instance, I recently made a shrimp fried rice combination with tex-mex flair. I used a heavy ginger sauce instead of a soy sauce and topped it all with a peppery sauce more typically used in Tex-Mex. Finally, I garnished with cilantro instead of green onion.

Phobia
08-31-2005, 10:20 PM
Dissing Strouds? Next post are you going after Bryants?

Bryants has dry brisket, but their sauce kicks ass.

|Zach|
08-31-2005, 10:26 PM
I dunno - brown rice, peanut base, ginger, various Asian spices.... Nothing specific. I literally combine a lot of styles.

For instance, I recently made a shrimp fried rice combination with tex-mex flair. I used a heavy ginger sauce instead of a soy sauce and topped it all with a peppery sauce more typically used in Tex-Mex. Finally, I garnished with cilantro instead of green onion.
Alright, im hungry.

BigRedChief
08-31-2005, 10:26 PM
Bryants has dry brisket, but their sauce kicks ass. Just throw some of their kick azz sauce on it and it will rock

jettio
08-31-2005, 10:39 PM
I dunno - brown rice, peanut base, ginger, various Asian spices.... Nothing specific. I literally combine a lot of styles.

For instance, I recently made a shrimp fried rice combination with tex-mex flair. I used a heavy ginger sauce instead of a soy sauce and topped it all with a peppery sauce more typically used in Tex-Mex. Finally, I garnished with cilantro instead of green onion.

Anton garnishes with cilantro.

Saggysack
09-01-2005, 12:11 AM
I dunno - brown rice, peanut base, ginger, various Asian spices.... Nothing specific. I literally combine a lot of styles.

For instance, I recently made a shrimp fried rice combination with tex-mex flair. I used a heavy ginger sauce instead of a soy sauce and topped it all with a peppery sauce more typically used in Tex-Mex. Finally, I garnished with cilantro instead of green onion.

Try this as a marinade

1/3c soy sauce
1/3c ceasar salad dressing
1/3c pineapple juice(from canned pineapple)
1/3c jalapeno juice
3 cloves fresh garlic minced
Juice from one lemon

It doesn't look to have an asian flair to it, but it definately does. The marinade itself smells like ginger dressing.

Count Zarth
09-01-2005, 12:14 AM
I dunno - brown rice, peanut base, ginger, various Asian spices.... Nothing specific. I literally combine a lot of styles.

For instance, I recently made a shrimp fried rice combination with tex-mex flair. I used a heavy ginger sauce instead of a soy sauce and topped it all with a peppery sauce more typically used in Tex-Mex. Finally, I garnished with cilantro instead of green onion.

You need to open a restaurant. Or at the very least, publish a cookbook.

ct
09-01-2005, 07:33 AM
They've got one in Wichita too. Damn good food! I'm more of a chicken fried steak guy than fried chicken, but that is great too. Love those desert cinnamon rolls!!

ptlyon
09-01-2005, 07:39 AM
At least you have Rockin Baja lobster.....

But it wasn't a rock... It was a ROCK LOBSTER!

Saggysack
09-01-2005, 07:40 AM
I proudly took the wife to eat at Strouds this evening, hoping to share a little KC culture with her. We were both disappointed.

Overrated. Vastly.

I'd rather pay for Popeyes chicken 10 times than be given a plate of Stroud's fried chicken.

Everything else was outstanding, but their chicken is bland and sucks. I won't eat that nastiness again.

It's just my opinion but, I think Stroud's chicken is overrated. It tastes like plain ol' fried chicken to me without very much flavor at all. It's great if you like bland country cooking. To those of us that like spices that you can taste, it ain't that great.

See, if you have just listened to me you woulda saved yourself some money. :p

Mr. Kotter
09-01-2005, 07:42 AM
See, if you have just listened to me you woulda saved yourself some money. :p

I prefer Popeye's for Chicken too....but like you and Phil, I prefer spicey. Stroud's (at least, Stroud's NORTH) is good though, as I recall...but the sides and rest of the meal is what really made it.

CHIEF4EVER
09-01-2005, 07:43 AM
Yup. Give me some Bojangles with taters on the side and 1 each BooBerry and Cinnamon biscuit to top it off. Or some spicy Popeyes with red beans and rice and tater wedges.

tomahawk kid
09-01-2005, 07:48 AM
I prefer Popeye's for Chicken too....but like you and Phil, I prefer spicey. Stroud's (at least, Stroud's NORTH) is good though, as I recall...but the sides and rest of the meal is what really made it.

Yeah. The Stroud's up north is the stuff.

patteeu
09-01-2005, 08:24 AM
Yup. Give me some Bojangles with taters on the side and 1 each BooBerry and Cinnamon biscuit to top it off. Or some spicy Popeyes with red beans and rice and tater wedges.

I love Popeye's red beans and rice. Their spicy mashed potatoes and gravy is awesome too. I just realized that I don't eat there often enough now that I've moved back to KC.

CHIEF4EVER
09-01-2005, 08:44 AM
I love Popeye's red beans and rice. Their spicy mashed potatoes and gravy is awesome too. I just realized that I don't eat there often enough now that I've moved back to KC.

When I am on the road, I often stop at a TA Truck Stop over another just because they have Popeyes. Love that spicy chicken w/ red beans and rice. :drool:

GoTrav
09-01-2005, 10:15 AM
Bryants has dry brisket, but their sauce kicks ass.

their burnt ends are good, but I've always thought their sauces were sh1tty. Too much vinegar.

Phobia
09-01-2005, 10:24 AM
their burnt ends are good, but I've always thought their sauces were sh1tty. Too much vinegar.

I can see that. Lots of people like their sauces loaded with brown sugar. I like a sauce loaded with brown sugar and a vinegar sauce. I also like Carolina style mustard based sauce.

Baby Lee
09-01-2005, 05:25 PM
It wasn't shitty. It was overrated. The batter was bland and the meat dried out. I'm supremely confident I could do better.
Sorry you had a bad experience. Glad I never have. And so far as the 'dried out' part, it has consistently been my experience that one should eat a fresh piece from Strouds with a napkin tucked in your collar, because the juices friggen shower you.

I guess it's like if the only Chiefs game you'd ever seen was the one where the Rams shut them out at home, with Montana at the helm.