Know Your Fried Chicken November 8, 2011Posted by Matt in food, Memphis.
Tags: Food and Wine, Fried Chicken, Gus's Fried Chicken, Memphis, Uncle Lou's
Let it be known Food & Wine magazine just lost all authority for food recommendations.
I don’t care how long they’ve been writing about food or how experienced their reporters are, their latest issue proves that they have jumped the proverbial shark, they are no longer a viable source for your culinary needs, they’ve stumbled and fallen to a degree that cannot be recovered.
And they don’t know fried chicken.
Their latest list gives a long a detailed account of the best spots around the country to partake in this great Southern delicacy, this mainstay of Sunday dinners across Dixieland that burrows deep in the fiber of our being, affecting our very identity as Southerners. Though it’s obvious that they have sampled battered and fried birds across the land, there is a deliberate oversight contained therein which is so egregious that it defies explanation.
Nowhere is Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken mentioned.
No joke. They include numerous restaurants from locales like New York, Chicago, and Las Angeles, but nothing, absolutely nothing from Memphis.
Yes, it is time we hold these food critics accountable for their obvious bias against the Bluff City. It defies explanation.
Then again, if they were really interested, they’d dig a little deeper into Memphis and visit one of my favorite spots, Uncle Lou’s. Walk in, meet the man Uncle Lou himself, and order some chicken with his special sweet and spicy love sauce. You won’t be disappointed.