Happy National Fried Chicken Day: Fried Chicken – Original Poem

By Mark A. Leon

By Mark A. Leon

Good Southern fried food is so often taken for granted in the South that it lacks the well deserved recognition it has earned.

It is the smell, the taste, the lingering warmth in our stomach that makes us yearn for this delicacy.? Fried chicken is a way of life and we would never give it up.? As a tribute to the beautiful gift of fried chicken, we have written an Ode.? We hope you enjoy this poetic tribute.

It is timely as July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day.

Fried Chicken – Original Poem

I love your thighs
I love your wings

I wanna dip you in oil
And all of those pretty things

I want your white meat and your dark too
I wanna peel off your skin and bite into you

You are the one that whets my appetite
As you crunch down my palate tonight

I wanna swallow you whole, bones and all
With a side of fries, dressed up in slaw

I can smell you from a mile away
Tasting your southern deliciousness is all I can say

Licking my lips, and fingertips too
I eat you up, nothing you can do

Now I am done, full and complete
My how I have adored your mouth watering meat

Tickets on Sale for Second Annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge in Charleston, South Carolina

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Tickets on Sale for Second Annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge
Local, regional restaurants battle it out on Sept. 8 for best fried chicken

CHARLESTON, S.C. – It’s tough to beat fried chicken. Whether it’s served with waffles and a side of syrup or straight off the platter at a family picnic, fried chicken is a Southern staple. Find out which restaurant can make the best fried chicken at the second annual Southern Fried Chicken Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Tickets are now on sale for this finger-lickin’ event at North Charleston Riverfront Park. Purchase tickets early and save. Buy before June 1 and get VIP tickets for $55 each. Or purchase three general admission tickets for $10 each and get one free (use promo code FAMILY). After June 1, VIP tickets are $65 each and include 10 tasting tickets, a swag bag and access to a VIP area with open bar and a TV playing the day’s college football games.

General admission tickets are $10 each. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tasting tickets will be available for $2 each. Purchase tickets online at www.southernfriedchickenchallenge.com

Local and regional chefs and restaurants will go face to face — or in this case beak to beak — to see has the most delicious Southern fried chicken. This year, culinary students from Charleston County School District also will compete. The winner of the 2017 Southern Fried Chicken Challenge was Salthouse catering, taking home the main price plus the People’s Choice award.

“Last year we had more than 2,000 people come out to sample some amazing fried chicken recipes and we know this year the challenge will be even better,” said Jabari Seabrook, even director. “From the traditional to the innovative, this will be a chance to experience fried chicken like you’ve never experienced fried chicken before. We can’t wait to see what our chefs, restaurants and culinary students cook up this year.”

In addition to all the amazing fried chicken samples, spend the day listening to live music from The Dubplates, whose latest album “Box Full of Steel” topped the Billboard charts as the No. 1 reggae album. Also performing is musician Quentin Ravenel.

A portion of the proceeds from the Southern Fried Chicken Challenge will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, Charleston County School District Career & Technology Education programs, and YEScarolina (Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina).

The Southern Fried Chicken Challenge is noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave. Purchase tickets at www.southernfriedchickenchallenge.com

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