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BOM 1. Gus’s Fried Chicken
Memphis is a fried chicken capital, and Gus’s spicy, crispy, piping-hot bird provides diners with what may be the single most perfect bite in the flavorverse.
As for the spicy fried chicken — yes, it is fiendishly delicious, with its shatteringly crisp, mahogany-hued batter revealing tender meat within. The far-from-overpowering spice of the batter truly grows on you.
What makes Gus’s chicken so perfect? It starts with the skin, which is deep-fried to the color of bourbon while remaining brittle, with the crunch of an eggshell. Then lurking below that crunch is a subterranean flesh so moist and tender that it almost defies reality. While the textural interplays are superb, the flavors are even better, as a bold saline note underlines all that amiable spice.
58. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken, Memphis, TN
A Memphis eatery has been recognized by Yelp as a top 100 place to eat in the U.S. in 2016.
Not a bad standing, and keep in mind that it’s above some very chi-chi places, such as Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and just one place behind his cornerstone restaurant, The French Laundry.
Open the front door, and the fumes of oil and fat, as well as the transcendent power of crispy chicken skin, meet you square in the face. L.A. has some good, homegrown fried chicken (Honey’s Kettle in Culver City comes to mind), but Gus’s is a next-level thing of beauty.
Oh yes, they’re not kidding about the “world famous” part. The chicken was crispy, juicy, spicy and flavorful all the way through. The fried okra, baked beans and greens made for perfect side dishes. Two words: Life Changing.
Spicy fried chicken favorite Gus’s World Famous is expanding, this time landing in standalone building off Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is just that. It started as a local, family-grown spot in Mason, Tennessee, which morphed into an empire.
The 2017 South by Southwest Music (SXSW) Festival got a taste of Memphis this year with Gus’s Fried Chicken — cooked onsite — an Amurica photo booth trailer and performances by six local bands.
The ninth annual Miss-I-Sippin’ includes a number of new events for this years festival. Including more attention to events at local establishments. Miss-I-Sippin’ will again be a two day event since expanding last year. Miss-I-Sippin’ features events hosted by Gus’s Fried Chicken.
Just a 12-minute walk from FedExForum, Gus’s has won countless awards thanks to its unrivaled fried chicken that combines the perfect amount of spice, crunch and juiciness.
43. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Memphis, Tennessee
The lines were long but the wait was worth it. It was crispy, moist, succulent and needed no sauce.
Every bite is truly handmade. Gus’s cares how it looks and of course, how it tastes. The chicken does have a little bite to it.
When Super Bowl Sunday rolls around, there’s never a better time to sink your teeth into the wondrously juicy stuff. With a nice, spicy coating that touts a slow burn in contrast to the other more aggressive hot chicken varieties in town, it’s a surefire crowd pleaser.
The secret-recipe chicken from this Memphis-based chain will have you crying fowl.
Gus’s is a Tennessee spicy chicken favorite that spread to two Texas cities known for loving spicy food: Austin and Fort Worth.
A taste of Tennessee is available on West Magnolia Avenue now that Gus’s Fried Chicken is open after months of hot and spicy hubbub.
Long-awaited Memphis-based spot will open on West Magnolia
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken from Memphis is known for spicy chicken.
It’s hard to go wrong with thick, rich, gooey, fudgy cornmeal-thickened chocolate custard in flaky crust.
This place has fried chicken for days, and all the Southern fixin’s you want – beans, slaw, okra, greens, mac ‘n’ cheese… as one Yelper put it, it’s a “fast track to a food coma.”
The best deal with the greatest taste is hands down Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. Not only are the prices very reasonable, the fried chicken, okra, and baked beans will make you feel like you are at your Southern grandma’s kitchen table for her fried chicken.