Food Paradise: Fried Chicken Paradise

  (10 restaurants)     Aired on: February 6, 2013 
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1
Bon-Ton Mini Mart (CLOSED)
2036 Madison St
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-6643
  • Fried Chicken
    marinated overnight, dredged & deep-fried; spicy, salty & crunchy
5.0 out of 5
14 ratings
CLOSED
2
Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0886
www.jacquesimoscafe.com...
  • Shrimp & Alligator Sausage Cheesecake
    salty (not sweet) cheesecake topped in creole sauce; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    crispy crust; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1640 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) décor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
3
400 Degrees Hot Chicken (CLOSED)
319 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 244-4467
www.400degreeshotchicken....
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    various "hotness": 0-degrees for plain; 100-deg for mild; 200-deg for medium; 400-deg for hot
4.0 out of 5
137 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2007; inspired by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack; offer "bibs" made of customer-designed tee-shirts
4
Busy Bee Cafe
810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-9212
www.thebusybeecafe.com...
  • Fried Chicken & Pancakes
    signature dish; brined overnight, crispy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
429 ratings
since 1947; inspired by a modest but loving restaurant during an African missionary; Southern cuisine; celebrity sightings include Martin Luther King
5
Pine State Biscuits
1100 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3346
pinestatebiscuits.com...
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    looks good
  • Pine State Fried Club
    Trio of fried grit cakes topped with fried chicken and spiced honey, pimento cheese, fried green tomato, country ham and white cheddar
  • Reggie
    homemade biscuit sandwich w/ fried chicken, bacon & cheese topped with gravy; looks good
  • Reggie Deluxe
    The Reggie + eggs
4.0 out of 5
587 ratings
opened in 2006; mix of old-style Southern goodness and modern restaurant professionalism; moved from original location at 3640 SE Belmont St
6
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
123 Ewing Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
595 ratings
#3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
7
Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles
1518 N Gower St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7453
www.roscoeschickenandwaff...
  • Waffles and fried chicken
    recommend eating both together at same time; Duff adds hot sauce also
  • Herb's Special
    top seller; 4 pieces of chicken smothered w/ gravy & onions; side of 2 waffles; chicken pan-fried for 30 min; looks good
  • "The Oscar"
    3 Chicken wings, grits, one egg & fluffy hot biscuit
4.0 out of 5
2938 ratings
#2 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1975; celebrities who have eaten here: Snoop Dogg, CNN's Larry King & David Beckham; multiple locations
8
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
3202 Shelbyville Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-5600
claudiasanders.com
  • Fried Chicken
    chicken is deep-fried in pressure fryer...which makes it juicier; looks good
3.5 out of 5
87 ratings
opened in 1968; stately colonial mansion where Claudia Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel Sanders' wife) started serving the original KFC chicken formula after Colonel Sanders sold his Kentucky Fried Chicken chain
9
American Cupcake (CLOSED)
1919 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 896-4217
americancupcake.com...
  • Red Velvet Fried Chicken
    signature item; 3 pieces of brined chicken soaked in red velvet cake batter, then deep fried in red velvet breading & deep-fried; served w/ cream cheese mashed potatoes & cocoa-infused slaw
3.0 out of 5
714 ratings
CLOSED; "fantastical twists on comfort food classics" (from its website)
10
Dinah's Family Restaurant
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-0456
dinahsfamilyrestaurant.ne...
  • Fried Chicken & Pancakes
    chicken dredged in flour-herb-spice mix, sprayed w/ water (to secure coating) & pressure deep-fried; looks good
3.0 out of 5
840 ratings
opened in 1959; "wholesome, homemade meals, value-laden prices, exceptionally warm and hospitable service and a down-to-earth atmosphere" (from its website)
 Food Paradise: Fried Chicken Paradise  (10 restaurants)     Aired on: February 6, 2013