28 days ago
Angie's Place, Homestyle Chicken and Fixins (no decorative apostrophe) is located at one of the least friendly driving locations along Memorial Drive. It is at the corner of Memorial and Hairston within the Exxon gas station. Relatively easy to get in from Hairston but difficult (note: difficult as in first world IMG_4570difficult) to get out and back to Hairston. We fast food (and slow food) consumers want to slip in and slip out of our food joints without hassle but Memorial Drive OTP makes the easy in and easy out challenging. You gotta work a little harder on Memorial Drive to take care of your business. But I meander.
A good fried chicken should be crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and tasty all over, right? And guess what? Angie's chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and IMG_4576tasty all over. I ordered 2 pieces, dark, with potato wedges and cole slaw (2 pieces dark, 2 sides, $6.99). Horror of horrors they were out of slaw. Crestfallen, I reluctantly ordered the green beans. I say reluctantly because I'm not a big fan of the green bean. The only other choice was mashed potatoes and I wasn't going to do wedges and mashed potatoes. I had to wait a minute because Angie's did not pre cook the chicken when I was there. I took the time to read the bulletin board that was in the dining area. There was a review from a newspaper that was good. There was the latest food inspection report–a 96 score! I have never seen a food inspection report so IMG_4567prominently displayed. Also displayed was a document certifying that the chicken served was halal or permissable. I also noted the accent paint was pleasantly purple and was coordinated with the colors on their web site.
Once my take out was ready I took it home. What else was I going to do with it? The chicken smelled very good and it was good! When I opened the container I had three pieces of chicken instead of two. The two piece order contained a thigh, a leg, and a wing. It also had a good portion of potato wedges, the green beans, and a biscuit. This fried chicken was like your favorite Aunt Eudora's (or Aunt Flannery's) best chicken ever. Basic good fried chicken. The potato wedges were fried but not greasy and lightly browned and a little crunchy on the outside. I just loved them taters. The biscuit was quite tasty although I suspect it was not home made. The green beans were overcooked. Again I had wanted the cole slaw but Angie was sold out of slaw. I will go back for the full chicken/slaw treatment and do an addendum to this review. But for the record, go there, get the chicken. I give Angie's Chicken and Fixins a 4-nice! Rating system explained. So live a little and take the extra time getting in and out of there. Try the slaw and let me know what you think. Cheers! https://calvinburgamy.com/memorialdrive/?m=201606