Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
On my recent trip to Memphis, TN, I had one fried chicken restaurant on my Radar - Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken! Gus's Fried Chicken is one of those restaurants that usually has a line out the door during lunch time because of how popular it is. Well, as luck would have it, that day my sorority sisters and I made our way to the Gus's in downtown Memphis, we saw the line of people as soon as we turned the corner toward the restaurant.
I'm usually not scared away by lines because that's usually a good indication that the restaurant is pretty good. I was all excited as I stood in line! I had my sorority sisters take my picture in front of the marque and ev-er-y-thing! Well, 45 minutes later, we were still standing in line (45 minutes is still not out of the ordinary for a very popular restaurant) but, we just didn't have time to wait because we had to make it back to our conference.
Can't you see how excited I am? LOL
So, my friends, I had to improvise! A Gus's Chicken shack opened in Nashville (Brentwood, TN to be more specific) a couple of months ago and that's where I actually tasted my first bite of this in-demand fried chicken! Guess what?? There was no wait this time..Yippie!
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese and Baked Beans
The Chicken was slightly spicier than I expected but, then again, I am an absolute wimp when it comes to spicy food :-(. Even foods labeled as "mildly spicy" tend to make my eyes water....
A tall cup of water did the trick to tone down the spiciness for me and I really enjoyed this meal that I tried so hard to get LOL
Hopefully, my next trip to Gus's in Memphis will be more successful. "Till next time Memphis.....