Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gus's Fried Chicken

Since Patience got a head start on me by repeatedly going to Gus's for lunch, I finally got my chance last week. We were thinking that by going early on the weekend we'd have a good shot to get in quickly, but there were still a few people ahead of us.

Luckily, it wasn't out the door until much later, so on the weekends just be prepared to wait. There is also a patio so hopefully that will help to expand the number of tables once it warms up a bit.

I was really excited about this fried chicken since it is one of the "World Famous" chains, and I had yet to try "hot chicken". I was a little nervous, but they season it so it's got just a little bit of kick. My nose was definitely running though!

Also, this is probably the most inexpensive place out of all of them. It might be due to all the styrofoam and plasticware so they probably won't be getting any awards from the Green Dining Alliance. I am hoping this makes it fairly authentic to the one in Memphis?

Since Patience only wanted dark meat and I only wanted white meat, we decided to go our separate ways when ordering instead of getting half a chicken like at the last chicken place. The white meat was VERY juicy and had a thick, crunchy skin. Impressive.

Chicken Breast, Mac N Cheese, Slaw, Potato Salad
Chicken Thighs, Mac N Cheese, Greens
I went a little overboard on the side dishes because, like always, I wanted to try them ALL!

My baked beans didn't come out, but the Slaw and Potato Salad were very necessary to help cool me down after eating the hot chicken.

The fried okra and mac 'n' cheese were wonderful favorites as well.

Fried Okra
And due to having Patience with me, dessert was ordered as well. Chocolate Chess Pie for me and Pecan for her.

Chocolate Chess Pie

Pecan Pie a la mode
This leaves just one more new fried chicken place and hopefully I'll get around to Hodak's and Porter's at some point too.

Resources:

Gus's Fried Chicken = http://gusfriedchicken.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon