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Braincase
08-11-2005, 09:05 AM
Where is it? My personal favorite was the Brookville Hotel when it was still in Brookville, Kansas, and I'm gonna bet that since they moved it to Abilene it's quality has gone down a touch. Stroud's is damn good, too.

So let's here it...

My vote goes for the original Brookville Hotel.

Dartgod
08-11-2005, 09:11 AM
Strouds

tyton75
08-11-2005, 09:16 AM
Popeyes spicy is damn good!

also, there is a joint about 30west of St. Louis called big boys that has AWESOME chicken!

petegz28
08-11-2005, 09:17 AM
Strouds has the best Chicken Fried Steak but i don't care for Pan Fired Chicken.

I amwith Popeye's!!!!

unlurking
08-11-2005, 09:19 AM
Haven't tried Strouds, but I do agree with Popeye's spicy!

KCFalcon59
08-11-2005, 09:23 AM
Where is it? My personal favorite was the Brookville Hotel when it was still in Brookville, Kansas, and I'm gonna bet that since they moved it to Abilene it's quality has gone down a touch. Stroud's is damn good, too.

So let's here it...

My vote goes for the original Brookville Hotel.

Haven't been there since it moved. But I agree it was damn good.

Saggysack
08-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Never had Brookville Hotel chicken, heard good things though. Strouds just doesn't have enough flavor for me. Popeye's makes good spicy chicken and that is my preference for fried chicken.

While not fried chicken, the best chicken I have ever had was beer can chicken in the smoker. The juicest, most tender, fall off the bone chicken you have ever had. I'm gonna smoke 2 birds this weekend as a matter of a fact. I'm gonna use apple juice this time around. It will all be gone by Monday.

C-Mac
08-11-2005, 10:11 AM
Chicken Mary's

MOhillbilly
08-11-2005, 10:15 AM
homemade

Saulbadguy
08-11-2005, 10:16 AM
The kind when you bite in to it, grease comes pouring out of the skin.

Death Nebula
08-11-2005, 10:18 AM
Go chicken Go Baby!!!!!

Rain Man
08-11-2005, 10:19 AM
The only place that I've had fried chicken in the past 20 years is KFC.

ptlyon
08-11-2005, 10:20 AM
The kind when you bite in to it, grease comes pouring out of the skin.

And you want to be a judge?

Dandy.

:D

Braincase
08-11-2005, 10:20 AM
homemade

Do you choke your own chicken?

Sorry - couldn't resist.

Saulbadguy
08-11-2005, 10:21 AM
And you want to be a judge?

Dandy.

:D
Heh. Fried chicken is not one of my favorites. We never had it growing up.

chagrin
08-11-2005, 10:29 AM
Being a Louisiana native, I have to go with Popeye's spicy.

Unless any of you are ever in Opelousas, Louisiana...then go to Mama's fried chicken, not the franchise, it's a place on E Landry St...as we say down South, it'll make ya wanna go home, F the wife and beat yer dawg

cookster50
08-11-2005, 10:38 AM
Peachtree Buffet

PastorMikH
08-11-2005, 10:50 AM
NOTHING compares to Grandma's fried chicken smothered in gravy. Too bad she isn't able to cook anymore. When I was up to see her this spring, my aunt brings her from the care home to her house and made fried chicken and gravy just like grandma used to make - so she said anyway, she didn't. You just can't make fried chicken and gravy like grandma did and be health concious too.

Dartgod
08-11-2005, 10:51 AM
Go chicken Go Baby!!!!!
Well they do have the best gizzards.

I will also give a vote to Popeye's for the best fast food chicken. It's some mighty tasty stuff. I used to like KFC years ago, but anymore that shit just gags me. :Lin:

chagrin
08-11-2005, 10:52 AM
When it comes to fried chicken, who wants to be health concious?

Goapics1
08-11-2005, 10:54 AM
Popeyes hands down.

ptlyon
08-11-2005, 11:00 AM
Never had Popeye's chicken, or attempted to fry my own, but when I do I'll use this recipe. (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2608122&postcount=11)

Mr. Kotter
08-11-2005, 11:02 AM
Chain: Popeye's

Local: Stroud's in KC; Belle's in Colorado Springs (years ago)

Alton deFlat
08-11-2005, 11:40 AM
Chicken Mary's, Chicken Annie's, or Bartos.

StcChief
08-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Popeyes or equivilent spicy homemade style

redhed
08-11-2005, 12:21 PM
Go chicken Go Baby!!!!!

Yesss!!

Great livers, wings, breastages.

(As far as gizzards go, why not just chew on a tire?)

siberian khatru
08-11-2005, 12:24 PM
Popeye's spicy titties.

My aunt, who lived in N'awlins in the 1970s, told me that the original, local Popeyes were way spicier than what we get today; when they went national they had to tone it down for the masses.

MOhillbilly
08-11-2005, 12:32 PM
When my dad was still alive and teaching night school it gave him plenty of time off to drink beer and anything else he wanted but mostly drink beer and chase skirt.
Anyway sometimes the store would run specials on cut up chickens 39c a # or something,and he'd fry chicken all afternoon long and then make homemade gravy w/ the grease.

Id come home from school or running the streets and there would be breadsacks full of chicken and a big container of gravy.

thats livin son!:)

KC Kings
08-11-2005, 12:47 PM
I would have said Peachtree until last week, but that has now changed to Corner Cafe. I went to the Corner Cafe in Liberty on Sunday, and there 4 piece fried chicken dinner with 3 sides and a roll for $9.50 was not only the best tasting meal, but the most meal for the money that I have had since my last trip to Sikeston.

chagrin
08-11-2005, 01:02 PM
Popeye's spicy titties.

My aunt, who lived in N'awlins in the 1970s, told me that the original, local Popeyes were way spicier than what we get today; when they went national they had to tone it down for the masses.


Dude, it's still spicy as hell, at the ones in South Louisiana, the smaller towns

C-Mac
08-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Chicken Mary's, Chicken Annie's, or Bartos.


Bingo! :thumb:

Pitt Gorilla
08-11-2005, 03:01 PM
Chicken Mary'sI prefer the Chicken Annie's east of Girard.

BTW,
Big Boys west of STL is very good as well.

redhed
08-11-2005, 03:11 PM
...but the most meal for the money that I have had since my last trip to Sikeston.

I gotta get down there and catch me one ah dem rolls.

Jenny Gump
08-11-2005, 04:41 PM
Popeye's is sickening. Sounds like I need to try Strouds.

Baby Lee
08-11-2005, 06:01 PM
most meal for the money that I have had since my last trip to Sikeston.
Lamberts RAWKS!!! Chopped steak with Peppers and Onions.

For chicken, I umpteen the motion for Strouds. Those who complain about the spice mix are missing the point. they actually take time to give you a fresh serving with primo fresh chicken meat. All the spice wizardry in the world flies out the window with every second that passes between the frying pan and your seat.

That's why KFC, Lee's, Churchs, et al make me puke [and I have an iron stomach]. And while Popeyes is servicable, I'm too into the red beans and rice to pay any attention to anything other than MAYBE a biscuit with some honey and butter.

BigOlChiefsfan
08-11-2005, 06:46 PM
I haven't had any fried chicken as good as my Grandmothers, but in 2nd place I'd say:

Chicken livers @ Go Chicken Go, and the original Threadgills in Austin, TX. Then chicken @ Strouds, Chicken Mary's and the Westphalia Hotel in Westphalia, MO. Popeye's spicy is probably the tastiest yardbird chain, still comes in behind the others.

Scalper
08-11-2005, 06:59 PM
Roscoes Chicken and Waffles(Choakland), hands down best fried chicken.

Skip Towne
08-11-2005, 07:05 PM
Chicken Mary's, Chicken Annie's, or Bartos.
Either Mary's or Annies used to serve spaghetti with their chicken. I never did understand that.

JimNasium
08-11-2005, 07:20 PM
Popeye's is sickening. Sounds like I need to try Strouds.
:rolleyes: You're just jealous that this thread is paying more attention to chicken legs than your legs.

Predarat
08-12-2005, 10:16 AM
Is Brookville hotel that place that serves the Chicken at the table and they keep bringing more untill its gone? That place is almost just like home cooking. Id have to second that if so. Also those Chicken Marys and Annies resaurants in southeast Kansas are great too.

VonneMarie
08-12-2005, 10:18 AM
Popeyes has good fried chicken but the best is Bojangles. :)

Alton deFlat
08-12-2005, 01:16 PM
Either Mary's or Annies used to serve spaghetti with their chicken. I never did understand that.

They both do..... actually you have a choice of either two or three sides with the meal. Slaw (2 kinds), Potato salad (2 kinds), baked beans, spaghetti, fries, etc. Being Italian, I stay away from the spaghetti, because it just doesn't compare.

Ninjaman
08-12-2005, 01:45 PM
Reminder. Eat lots of berries(blue,black,cranberry)green vegetable(antioxidants) and fiber(veg and whole grains) if you eat lots of deep fried. And excercise too. Fried still is bad for you.

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/105/107775?z=1675_00000_1034_f1_05

I drink red wine with my meals and still got slight chest pain about 30 minutes after eating some deepfried. hotwings. Red wine rumors about it being good for you are just that . Not fact . Only some red wines are good for you. Ones grown in certain areas.

redhed
08-12-2005, 02:38 PM
I drink red wine with my meals and still got slight chest pain about 30 minutes after eating some deepfried. hotwings. Red wine rumors about it being good for you are just that . Not fact . Only some red wines are good for you. Ones grown in certain areas.


You can get all the benefits of wine w/o drinking it. Get yourself a bottle of grapeseed oil extract (tablets). That's got way more of the "good stuff" wine has. That's if you're drinking wine for the health benefits. I drink wine 'cuz I like it.

ptlyon
08-12-2005, 02:40 PM
That's if you're drinking wine for the health benefits. I drink wine 'cuz I like it.

No, you drink wine 'cuz you're a drunk

Braincase
08-12-2005, 02:45 PM
Is Brookville hotel that place that serves the Chicken at the table and they keep bringing more untill its gone? That place is almost just like home cooking. Id have to second that if so. Also those Chicken Marys and Annies resaurants in southeast Kansas are great too.

Stroud's in KC is essentially the same style. Some menu differences, but more or less the same kind of setup.

redhed
08-12-2005, 02:49 PM
No, you drink wine 'cuz you're a drunk

Dangit! I've been outed as a lush!
Wait. I mean Yay, I'm a drunk!
Is 3:00 too early for shots?

ptlyon
08-12-2005, 02:50 PM
Is 3:00 too early for shots?

Say what? You haven't started yet?

Catch up boy!

ENDelt260
08-12-2005, 02:52 PM
Is 3:00 too early for shots?

Hell, no. Though, my boss disagrees.

redhed
08-12-2005, 02:55 PM
Hell, no. Though, my boss disagrees.

You need a new boss.

ENDelt260
08-12-2005, 02:57 PM
You need a new boss.
No kiddin. When I worked for Cerner I used to drink beer at my desk on Friday afternoons... and, I wasn't even 21 yet. As an added bonus, my boss was a hot chick.

Skip Towne
08-12-2005, 02:58 PM
They both do..... actually you have a choice of either two or three sides with the meal. Slaw (2 kinds), Potato salad (2 kinds), baked beans, spaghetti, fries, etc. Being Italian, I stay away from the spaghetti, because it just doesn't compare.
I'm a fourth Italian myself and I'm here to tell you that spaghetti sucked. It tastes like canned stuff. But why spaghetti with chicken?

HemiEd
08-12-2005, 02:59 PM
Chicken Mary's, Chicken Annie's, or Bartos.


Where are those places, outside of Salina? :doh!: My Dad took me to Annies and Mary's when I was real young. I had no idea where we were. We were Pheasant hunting and I think I was 10.

Alton deFlat
08-12-2005, 03:14 PM
Where are those places, outside of Salina? :doh!: My Dad took me to Annies and Mary's when I was real young. I had no idea where we were. We were Pheasant hunting and I think I was 10.

They're by Pittsburg.

Alton deFlat
08-12-2005, 03:19 PM
I'm a fourth Italian myself and I'm here to tell you that spaghetti sucked. It tastes like canned stuff. But why spagheti with chicken?

Why spaghetti and chicken?
:hmmm:
I don't know. If it was good spaghetti, fine, but I do believe it's from a can. Chef Boy R Don't

HemiEd
08-12-2005, 03:21 PM
They're by Pittsburg.


Thanks, I know we were real hungry but that was "some good eatin!"
I even liked the livers at 10!

Phobia
08-12-2005, 03:44 PM
You can get all the benefits of wine w/o drinking it. Get yourself a bottle of grapeseed oil extract (tablets). That's got way more of the "good stuff" wine has. That's if you're drinking wine for the health benefits. I drink wine 'cuz I like it.

I really thought this was going to be an enema post.

Prince22
08-12-2005, 03:47 PM
Are you all serious? KFC wins everytime.

C-Mac
08-12-2005, 03:47 PM
They're by Pittsburg.

Slight correction...there in Frontenac Kansas north of Pittsburg.
:thumb:

...and the potaoto salad is second to none!

shakesthecat
08-12-2005, 03:50 PM
Are you all serious? KFC wins everytime.


I honestly can remember the last time, if ever, that I've had fried chicken that wasn't KFC.

ENDelt260
08-12-2005, 03:52 PM
I remember eating fried chicken at Hardee's years ago when they first started offering it.

God, that stuff was horrible.

C-Mac
08-12-2005, 03:55 PM
I remember eating fried chicken at Hardee's years ago when they first started offering it.

God, that stuff was horrible.

...and thats a compliment. :sulk:

HemiEd
08-12-2005, 03:59 PM
I honestly can remember the last time, if ever, that I've had fried chicken that wasn't KFC.


That is about the best "chain chicken" IMO. I love the greasy original recipe.

Donger
08-12-2005, 04:00 PM
The only place that I've had fried chicken in the past 20 years is KFC.

Me too. Although I don't eat the chicken; I just like the skin.

shakesthecat
08-12-2005, 04:03 PM
That is about the best "chain chicken" IMO. I love the greasy original recipe.

I wish they still sold those yellowish drop bisquits they used to have.
3-4 of those broken up covered in gravey....mmmmmm.


My Dad used to call it, "the widowmaker special"

HemiEd
08-12-2005, 04:12 PM
I wish they still sold those yellowish drop bisquits they used to have.
3-4 of those broken up covered in gravey....mmmmmm.


My Dad used to call it, "the widowmaker special"


Never tried that, I just usually eat the chicken. Five or six legs is a good meal.

htismaqe
08-12-2005, 04:15 PM
Do you choke your own chicken?

Sorry - couldn't resist.

I got a T-shirt from Strouds 25 years ago that says "We choke our own chickens"

Pitt Gorilla
08-12-2005, 04:34 PM
They're by Pittsburg.Actually, Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's are in Yale, KS. Yale is north and east of Pittsburg/Frontenac. There is also an Annie's south of Pittsburg on the highway. My personal favorite is the Annie's east of Girard, which is north and west of Pittsburg. Zack's (downtown Pittsburg) has similar chicken and onion rings, but is more known for their steak tips. Barto's of Frontenac also has similar chicken. To each, their own, I suppose.

Damn, I miss home.

Skip Towne
08-12-2005, 04:38 PM
Now look what you guys have done. I had to break out the Fry Baby to cook some double battered thighs.

Pitt Gorilla
08-12-2005, 04:42 PM
Now look what you guys have done. I had to break out the Fry Baby to cook some double battered thighs.
Sounds awesome.

runnercyclist
08-12-2005, 04:48 PM
Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis

Best in the World IMHO

BigOlChiefsfan
08-12-2005, 06:32 PM
http://food.oregonstate.edu/ref/meat/chicken_harris.html

http://www.brookvillehotel.com/art5.htm