Thursday: Star Provisions
It should be no surprise that the team behind Bacchanalia is also serving up some of the best chicken in town. Available to go, it makes a great addition to a picnic basket or to simply inhale in the car en route to said picnic. Cooked up in a cast iron skillet with pork drippings, it has incredible flavor that you’ll be thinking about long after you finish licking the plate.
Friday: General Muir
Known for their bagels, pastrami and burgers, The General Muir is serving up a fantastic fried chicken on Friday nights. Todd Ginsberg has definitely made this his own. Inspired by Korean style fried chicken, he brines the chicken, then cools it and tosses it in a mixture of cornstarch and flour. Then he steams the chicken before frying it. This results in a thin crust that is incredibly crunchy and flavorful. He only cooks up a small number each Friday, so get there early!
Saturday: Table and Main
Tucked away in an old house on Canton Street in historic Roswell, Table and Main is serving up Southern staples the way they should be done. All natural local birds from Springer Mountain are used to create their famous dish. The fried chicken is piled high on a plate of collard greens specked with ham. This is definitely their “Wow” dish. On a beautiful night, grab a seat on the patio under trees and order the fried chicken with a bourbon cocktail. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Sunday: Busy Bee Cafe
Folks in Atlanta have been flocking to Busy Bee Cafe since 1947. Greeting them has been piles of fried chicken - moist flesh covered in a crisp and flavorful skin that has been deep fried in peanut oil. Grab an order with a side of collards and candied yams for only $14. Don't forget the sweet tea to close out your week-long fried chicken adventure.
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