Succulent fried chicken?
Can I get a recommendation from you hounds?
I've got a terrible craving for salty, crunchy, juicy fried chicken. Ideally, the chicken would be consumed outside, with cold beer, and wouldn't be too expensive. Northern Liberties, Fishtown or Old City, preferably. What do you think, folks -- who fries the tastiest bird?
I am hopeful that you get some good responses , I live in West Chester but travel to Philly on occasion and love fried chicken but gave up after so many were not what I was looking for
You and me both. Unfortunately, the best tasting is probably the worst healthwise. That is, floured and salted, egg dipped, breaded and fried in lard. That's the way both of my grandmothers did it and both recipes were superb. Where to get that around here is a mystery. Maybe you can just make your own.
This isn't an answer you would be expecting, but I find that Popeye's fried chicken and all the things that come with it are a guilty pleasure. We get our fix in a N. J. Turnpike stop,going North, somewhere north of exit 4, probably before exit 5, but I'm not sure about that. And, you can bring your own beer. And, they have picnic tables. I know they sell buckets, and that makes the cost even more reasonable. They wouldn't be using lard, but it tastes sinfully good.
Meme on 22nd and Spruce does EXACTLY what you are looking for every Thursday for lunch. I think its like 11 dollars for fried chicken, a biscuit and a Miller High Life. They should have outside seating by now too.