Back before the advent of fast food chains, every town of any size, big cities included, had their renowned 'chicken shack' restaurants. When you traveled by car across Texas (or the South) you knew by word of mouth where the good ones were.
I eat fried chicken maybe 4 or 5 times a year now and I haven't had anything other than Cajun or Creole fried chicken in years (Frenchy's or Popeye's here in Houston), but I've had a hankering lately for some good old fashioned Southern fried chicken, a la the old James Beard recipe where the chicken is marinated in buttermilk and the dredge may contain salt and black pepper but no cayenne.
I used to have that recipe and made it many times but can't find it now.
Any body know of any places that serve fried chicken like that and do a good job of it or have all the old chicken shacks been driven out of business by the likes of KFC and Church's?
In the Houston-Galveston area would be good but I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas and will be doing some traveling, either to the Austin area or the Valley (driving).
Thanks in advance.