Rebecca Lang’s new cookbook offers 51 fried chicken recipes from all over the world, but if you don’t feel like busting out the Fry Daddy, here are a few suggestions of places that will do the work for you. In no particular order:
Weaver D’s: Still in business and still frying delicious, basic, well-seasoned chicken.
Speakeasy: The reimagined downtown restaurant features a take on chicken and waffles with Springer Mountain fried chicken, Belgian waffle, bourbon maple syrup and buttermilk hot sauce, executed with precision and refinement.
The World Famous: This restaurant/bar also has a chicken-and-waffles dish, this one a sandwich with housemade hot sauce. It’s not fine dining, but it is darn tasty.
Taqueria del Sol: Eddie Hernandez’s Ameri-Mex eatery makes a fried chicken taco with lime jalapeño mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato that’s always on the menu.
Cali ‘N Tito’s: Both locations make a chicken milanese sandwich with loads of jalapenos. Nom.
Food for the Soul: Another traditional option, this no-frills soul food joint on Broad fries chicken daily as part of its lunch offerings.
The Rooftop by the Branded Butcher: On the roof of the Georgia Theater, this bar-oriented eatery has fried chicken skins as a tasty, crunchy snack.
Mama’s Boy: If you get a fried chicken biscuit (or any other biscuit sandwich) at Mama’s Boy between 7–9 a.m. on a weekday, they now throw in a free small Jittery Joe’s coffee.
Seabear Oyster Bar: Yes, it’s a seafood restaurant/bar, but the fried chicken leg is an excellent option. Currently, it’s being done Japanese-style, with a squash slaw and a sprinkling of sesame salt.
Strickland’s: In business for decades, Strickland’s is worth a trip to the edges of Atlanta Highway for a fried chicken lunch with a superlative biscuit.
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