World Famous Fried Chicken is the real thing.
Not sure what I mean by that, but I knew it when I
pulled up. I had heard so much about Gus's chicken
that I was expecting a big sign, and a big building.
Got neither. Just a small, matter-of-fact sign and
a bland shack of a building. As is so often the
case, nothing special from the outside meant seriously
good eating inside.
Gus's chicken is
spicy hot - not burn your gullet hot, but you know the
spice is there. That comes from their "liquid
batter" where the chicken marinates before frying.
The finished chicken is a deep, almost burnt looking
brown. Super crisp skin. Super juicy and
moist inside. Comes with slow baked beans,
cole slaw, and a couple of slices of supermarket white
bread to cut the spice if needed.
As the sign in the
window says, "If you haven't eaten at Gus's, you haven't
eaten fried chicken."