The dark meat thread started me looking around and go chicken go now has a website! I remember searching previously and not finding one, so this must be recent. It makes me long for a wing pack right now! The best gizzards and livers too! all around KC, if you’re traveling through.
I remember Youngbloods in Dallas when I was growing up. These days we have Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in several areas around Dallas. Southern Living did a nice article on them and I gotta say that they are plenty good at what they do.
Ah.. Bo Lings, I think they are the best Chinese place in KC. Excellent food, just about any dish, comparable with the best West Coast eateries.
Hey, Bill V., I’m making a run to KC next week, just to meet a couple of buddies at Stroud’s and do some serious damage to my arteries. I’ll send you a gravy-stained postcard.
Zataar, when I attended UMKC, I always parked on the street just a couple of blocks from the Rockhurst GCG. I’d walk past it every night, sniff the mouth-watering fried chicken aroma, think about the 30-minute drive home, and almost invariably wheel back into the drive-thru for a box of something to tide me over. Man, do I miss that place.
Z, If I told anyone out here in healthyland we need a chain of Chicken drive-ins with absurdly cheap chicken, psychedelic yellow gravy and mashed potatoes, + a 3 AM closing time, they’d lock me up as an enemy of the people(and arteries), but GCG is one of my most missed homtown dives.
…extra MSG: the chicken at Strouds always strikes one as "just very good" until one tries to find other places that do it as well; the "hype" is that there really aren’t many places that know how to fry chicken. Stroud’s just does it the way it’s always been done, which seems to be a vanishing breed.
I don’t know how I missed this thread. One of the reasons the Rockhurst Go Chicken Go is especially good, is that 2/3 of the staff has been there 10 or more years. They really like chicken and they are very proud of their restaurant. Great service, too. As for chicken feet, they are available at Bo Ling’s every Saturday and Sunday for Dim Sum. They are fried and have a black bean sauce. I love them.
Thanks. I haven’t been much of a poster on Roadfood because they don’t split things out regionally. But I’m trying harder lately.
Some mighty fine looking roadfood in your photo albums ExtraMSG. You holding out on us? [:p] I especially enjoyed your Michigan albums. My family summer vacationed in those parts when I was a kid.
The fried chicken at that Snuffy’s place looked mighty fine. And that chocolate covered cherry doughnut from the Covered Wagon was to die for.
Just happened on this string so may be a little late. Last time in KC was in late 99 and Mrs. Peters was there. We always thought Mrs. Peters had best chicken but Strouds had better gravy. But NO ONE had better biscuits than Mrs. P. We always bought extras for later indulgence.
Sad to hear it’s gone. If anyone is in the Coachella Valley in California (Palm Spings to Indio), there is a MUST for fried chicken. It’s called Murph’s at the Bermuda Dunes airport. Great chicken and they make sure you will have enough to take home. The sides are only so-so, but the chicken is worth it.
I went to Stroud’s this summer. Quite tasty stuff, especially those cinnamon "rolls". The chicken is quite good, though I don’t know if it quite lives up to the hype, but it’s quite good. The chicken soup and green beans are also excellent.
See pics here:
Here’s the a mediocre pic of the chicken:
Ahhhh…Mrs Peters. I believe they have been closed for maybe 10 years now. I think what may have gotten them was the area of town was in decline. It certainly wasnt for lack of business. They had a dish there that had shoe peg corn in it, a cold dish. Anyone have any ideas on where I could get the recipe? Wish they would open again out by KCK’s new racetrack area.
Ah, yes, a wing pack. Buy a couple packs of wings and a couple pounds of gizzards and mix-n-match with your friends. Did that many a time.
The Gates & Sons on State Avenue was always open late on weekends, too, so you could sit and eat barbecue in the middle of the night. A beef-and-a-half sandwich with extra-crispy fries really hit the spot. And that store usually had mutton, which was tasty and different.
The great thing about Go Chicken Go, besides being open late, is their ability to have every part of the chicken on the menu, except maybe feet. A wing pack, gizzard pack, or a liver pack. Great stuff. We don’t have any fast food chicken drive-ins in Southern Oregon either, BillB. Just grocery store deli and NO potatos and gravy. Always Reser’s potato salad. A bummer.
Another vote for gizzards and gravy! Livers are good too. We have a good soul/southern restaurant here called "Mom’s Kitchen" that serves it up right! A side of collards and cornbread makes the complete, but not necessary.
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