I must really like a good fried chicken, as I remember going to Vic's Chicken, about two blocks from my home, when I was 6 years old, and purchasing a couple pieces of chicken and the baked beans that still inspire me to this day. The chicken was much like Broasted chicken in texture and flavor. But the beans weren't like any others in town. They were regular navy beans, in brown sugar, molasses, and onion, by with a little chili powder added. I remember thinking at the time that these were the best baked beans on the planet.
We moved down to the river when I was 7, and it was about 5 miles to town. I was a bit too young to be walking to Vic's Chicken.
Sadly, when KFC came to town, Vic's went under. KFC Closed its doors this year. It became too expensive, lesser quality, and there were legal problems. We now only have what we make at home, and the pressure fried chicken from the grocery stores, and Walmart. But it's all good, I have a seasoned flour recipe that makes darned good chicken. I do miss the KFC chicken though. I remember when and where I had my first piece, and how I loved all those 11 herbs and spices. It takes me 13 to make my chicken, and it's not as quick to get it.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North