From 2011 to early 2013, a buddy of mine and I went on a mission: to find the finest fried chicken in Indiana. Thus was born the Indiana Fried Chicken Tour.
We visited restaurants famous for fried chicken across the state, though most of our stops were within shouting distance of Indianapolis. I blogged reviews of every restaurant’s chicken (and fixings) all along the way.
As I’ve been doing SEO work on the site I unearthed these old posts. I thought I’d share them again with you, because they were such fun.
Stop 1: Mississippi Belle — This soul-food restaurant on Indianapolis’s Eastside brings it out fast and hot.
Stop 2: Kountry Kitchen — Another Indianapolis soul-food restaurant, in a bit of a blighted neighborhood.
Stop 3: Kopper Kettle — We ventured just outside Indianapolis to this genteel restaurant, a throwback to a time gone by.
Stop 4: The Iron Skillet — Apparently genteel-throwback is a thing, as this Indianapolis restaurant carries a similar vibe.
Stop 5: MCL Restaurant and Bakery — This cafeteria serves all sorts of food but fried chicken is on the menu every day.
Stop 6: Marble’s Southern Cookery — Another soul-food restaurant, on the near Northwestside of Indianapolis.
Stop 7: Wagner’s Village Inn — Located in a southeast Indiana town that looks like a German postcard, this bar offered the finest chicken on the tour.
Stop 8: Hollyhock Hill — The last of the genteel-throwback restaurants, and probably my favorite. Located on the far Northside of Indianapolis.
Stop 9: Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles — Downtown in Indianapolis, Maxine’s will give you chicken without the waffles if you want.
Sadly, our tour ended after nine stops. My buddy and I had been co-workers, and when I moved on from the company, our contact dribbled out into nothing. And my doctor had me experiment with a gluten-free diet to try to solve a pesky health problem, which took fried chicken off my menu.