National Fried Chicken Day is Today: Here's Where to Celebrate | Clean Plate Charlie | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


National Fried Chicken Day is Today: Here's Where to Celebrate

Betty's Soul Food was named "Best Comfort Food" in our 2012 Best Of issue.

Today is National Fried Chicken Day, the annual event where breaded poultry, placed in bubbling oil until golden brown, gets its own place on the calendar...sort of.

To be honest, any reason to eat fried chicken works for are our favorites.

Ernie's Italian Chophouse

in Lighthouse Point is celebrating with an Italian family-style fried

chicken dinner deal for two ($54), which gets you a Caesar of mixed

green salad, chicken scarpariello (a whole chicken broken into eight

pieces), cavatelli with fontina cheese (the Italian version of mac 'n

cheese), plus a cannoli to share. The deal is good through Sunday, July

8. It's the upscale way of celebrating this humblest of meals.

Betty's Soul Food in

Lauderdale Lakes is what real fried chicken is all about. Betty Taylor

has been at the same location off Sistrunk Boulevard for what seems

like ages. Time stands still when you walk in the door and are embraced

by the scent of good southern cooking, A quarter of a chicken with two

sides (we choose the black eyed-peas and collard greens) is $8.99,

which is a small price to pay for a trip to the deep south.

Keese's Simply Delicious in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is perfectly located

for taking out a fried chicken lunch to enjoy as a beach picnic. This

family-owned restaurant has had the same storefront since 1953 and the

recipe has never changed. Order four pieces for $9.95, eight pieces for

$18.95, then wait...because the chicken is fried to order. Take a walk

to the beach a block away to watch the surfers and come back a few

minutes later to pick up your bird, fried to perfection.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
Contact: Laine Doss

Latest Stories