Today we were out and about, and went to the farmer's market for some plants. Then decided hmmm... let's go to Price's Chicken Coop! It's not real easy to drive over there after work if we ever want fried chicken take out because the traffic leaving Charlotte is formidable around dinner time. But easy on a lazy Saturday afternoon. So we stopped by. This place was mentioned in Gourmet magazine as .
Avisit to Price’s Chicken Coop is the fried-chicken-eating experience of a lifetime. Once inside the door of the little South End storefront, two thirds of which is dedicated to cooking and the rest to ordering, the first decision you need to make is which line to stand in. At peak mealtimes there are six or seven of them leading to a counter with three cash registers, each of which is flanked by white-uniformed, hairnet-wearing servers.
And they are right. :-) Today there were 5 registers going and a line at each register. You get in and out fast enough, but have enough time to soak up that 'old South' kind of ambiance. We're lucky enough that this is close, and probably lucky it is far enough away to not be easily accessible! Our arteries most likely thank us for that.
In my refrigerator right now, are a few pieces of that tasty stuff along with some fresh local strawberries for a bit of shortcake later tonight.
and now.... off for a long walk with the husband which I think we need!