Friday, February 27, 2009

Paschal's


Paschal's is one of the older restaurants in Atlanta.  It is known as the kitchen table of the civil rights movement.  I've eaten at their ATL locations quite a few times and found them quite good, given the constraints of airport food preparation.  I recently figured out where their main restaurant is located---it's very near Morehouse and just a couple of miles from Georgia Tech.  I decided that today was the day to try their lunch.

Fried chicken is what made the restaurant's reputation.  As a fan of fried chicken, I had no qualms about making that my selection.  It's truly excellent.  The crust is crispy and the meat is tender, not greasy.  But what sets it apart is the seasoning.  Fried chicken seasoning is usually either lost in the grease or overpowering.  Paschal's seasoning is a delicate note that accents the bird.

The collard greens were also richly flavored with just the right touch of pork.  They were tender but not overcooked.  The cornbread dressing is a rich, dark color.  I didn't need the cobbler, but I didn't let that stop me.  It was great, but next time I'll try it without the ice cream so I can get a better sense of the crust.  And there will be a next time...

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