It's not often I choose to eat fried chicken (or deep fried anything for that matter), but when the craving strikes, I like fried chicken to be light and crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside. "Finger licking good" since it's socially acceptable to use your hands to eat fried chicken. Lucy's Fried Chicken serves that perfect bird and other fried goodies as well. To get started we ordered cornbread muffins with tequila butter. The kids devoured the basket of muffins even though on any normal day they would just say no to cornbread. Maybe the tequila butter was the attraction. I loved the fact that it was served warm and moist with bits of corn and pepper. We also ordered fried deviled eggs. Seriously? Deviled eggs are decadent enough, but these were over the top. And to add a few more calories to it, you can dunk it in creamy, crunchy chicken skin aioli. Truly gluttonous. I was starting to feel guilty, but just for fun we ordered a basket of calf fries, a.k.a. mountain oysters. I have had the pleasure of tasting these during Fiesta Week in San Antonio. I assume they are called "oysters" because the consistency/texture is similar to mollusk oysters. The boys were adventurous and took a small bite, but cringed when we informed them what mountain oysters are. My friend Wendy placed an order of specialty wood fire grilled gulf oysters that were flavorful, plump and juicy. Another item you are allowed to pick up and slurp into your mouth--casual dining at its best. By the time the basket of chicken was served, I was feeling pretty satisfied, but I chose a smaller piece and it met my crispy/juicy criteria. It did not leave grease trickling down my arm (which is not socially acceptable). The group devoured the basket of chicken in no time. I quenched my thirst with a Lucy Basilia which consists of Dripping Springs Vodka, lemon juice, honey, basil and blackberry. Even though the pies at Lucy's are supposed to be outstanding, everyone was satiated with no room for dessert. There is always next time. (Gina)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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