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May 30, 2013 09:17 AM

Gus's Fried Chicken New Dtown Arrival

Well, we can't have Babe's famous franchise in Austin, but Gus is coming to us from Tennessee in about 4 months. Will be in the old Mongolian BBQ spot by Convention Center.

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  1. I have eaten at Gus's in Memphis and their chicken was excellent

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    1. re: PappyAustin

      Same here, and agreed. Better than any I've had in Austin so far.

    2. Can't wait to try it. Nice and close to my home away from home...the Hilton!

      1. Looking at the Brentwood menu, and considering they'll be in the highest rent area in Austin, I think I'll stick to the Tuesday specials at Popeye's or be making my own.

        -sw (cheapskate)

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        1. re: sqwertz

          Mmmm...Popeye's spicy chicken, GRAVY and red beans and rice.....

          1. re: amysuehere

            Their red beans and rice are pretty darn delicious. It's too bad that the nearest Popeye's to me is a seriously sketchy looking place in Cedar Park.

            While we're on the subject of chain chicken, I tried Chicken Express finally. They have knocked out Bush's as my favorite source of chicken tenders. Crisp and juicy, but not nearly as salty as Bush's (must be brining them).

        2. There is no confusing Gus's Famous Fried chicken with ANY of the big chicken chains. I'm not running down Popeye's, I love me some from time to time but Gus's is really a step above. Try it and I promise you will see what I mean.

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            1. re: SlickTheCat

              I don't know for certain but I think it will be open before the end of the year sometime.

              1. re: BigTicketTaco

                They've been aiming to open sometime this month, though I don't know if they'll make it: