I headed to the Quik Shoppe, located in an unassuming white building at the Shell station at the corner of East Blvd and South Blvd. Walking up to the building, I immediately noticed a sign on the door proclaiming that the "Best Fried Chicken in Town" was served here. Skeptical, but impressed by the confidence, I walked inside. And straight ahead of me, wouldn't you guess, was a display case filled with that golden fried goodness that deep-fried dreams are made of.
There were more legs and breasts in that case than in all of the strip clubs in Charlotte combined. Green beans, potatoes, macaroni & cheese, spicy chicken, regular chicken, fluffy rolls, slaw, and banana pudding were on display, and I was immediately reminded of the family reunions of my youth, when everyone cooked instead of ordering catering.