I ATE THAT: GUS'S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN
I recently took a trip to Atlanta for a college graduation and on my first night in the city, I was on a quest for food. Normally, I plan my trips around food and do a food itinerary. That didn't happen this time. So I took out my good ol' smart phone and did a quick "restaurants near me" search. And low and behold, there it was, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. I was nervous at first, because, if it was so famous, how have I never heard of it? Was I living under a rock? Maybe.
After putting those nerves to the side, I entered the address in google maps and started walking. Sure, I could have taken a taxi, but where's the fun in that? Walking is a great way to explore a new neighborhood and also a great way for me to see the other food options in case this place let me down. I did this knowing that I am not the best at following directions, especially in a new city, so it took me a little while to get there. I knew that I was in the right place when I smelled the good fried grease of chicken heaven in the block. When I arrived, the crowd was a little light so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was also close to 10 pm so... there's that lol. The menu was pretty basic and I really just wanted something "small." I ordered their 2 piece snack box (white meat) and a side of fried okra and of course a sweet tea, because the south. I knew that if I didn't eat it all, someone else would aka my mom.
And let me just say that I've had some good fried chicken in my day and I'm not too bad myself in the kitchen. But Listen Linda Listen, I was blown away. It had some heat which made it even better for me. The chicken breast was so juicy that it dripped down my top. The fried okra was crispy and had a nice bit of flavor and was fried just how I like it (I was too hungry to take a pic). The sweet tea was sweet but not diabeetus sweet. Needless to say, after that meal, we went back two more times lol. I'll take your judgment because it was that good. I'll also recommend the chocolate chess pie. I could have buried my face in that honestly. The potato salad was also impressive and I didn't have to ask who made it, because I knew.