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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/08/27 09:40:06 (permalink)
I'm sorry to hear Mrs. Peters closed. We were going through KC on a trip back in 98, I think, and we wanted to hit one of these places, so we tried Strouds first and got met with a 2-hour wait, and then ended up at Mrs. Peters, something like 20 minutes before closing. We were just about the only folks in there, but it was great. The big mystery--we packed up the leftover chicken and put it directly in the cooler, and it went bad overnight--couldn't get within 10 feet of it the next day. Yikes.

To me the difference between the shacks and the dinner-house places is that the dinner houses are going to put your chicken in the pan when you order it, so it might be a while--thus the need for a good atmosphere and starters. The shacks keep it cooked up.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 12:12:34 (permalink)
Gizzards & gravy? I thought I was the only one that ate that stuff.

Buy a pack of gizzards & hearts (about $.79 lb), fry 'em up, make some pan gravy. Good, cheap, eats.

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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 12:48:50 (permalink)
No, you're not alone, good gizzards are great with gravy. Wheel into Go Chicken Go about 11 o'clock on a cold Friday or Saturday night, order a pound of freshly fried gizzards and a cup of hot, yellow gravy, and just sit in your car and enjoy. What a treat! We have nothing comparable in Columbia.

Chicken Betty was the woman whose name I couldn't remember. She sure knew how to sling a cast-iron skillet.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 13:17:25 (permalink)
used to hit kc 4 times a year and strouds was the best chicken place period. it was like eating in granmas kitchen.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 13:23:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bill B.

No, you're not alone, good gizzards are great with gravy. Wheel into Go Chicken Go about 11 o'clock on a cold Friday or Saturday night, order a pound of freshly fried gizzards and a cup of hot, yellow gravy, and just sit in your car and enjoy. What a treat! We have nothing comparable in Columbia.

Chicken Betty was the woman whose name I couldn't remember. She sure knew how to sling a cast-iron skillet.

Another vote for gizzards and gravy! Livers are good too. We have a good soul/southern restaurant here called "Mom's Kitchen" that serves it up right! A side of collards and cornbread makes the complete, but not necessary.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 13:25:36 (permalink)
The great thing about Go Chicken Go, besides being open late, is their ability to have every part of the chicken on the menu, except maybe feet. A wing pack, gizzard pack, or a liver pack. Great stuff. We don't have any fast food chicken drive-ins in Southern Oregon either, BillB. Just grocery store deli and NO potatos and gravy. Always Reser's potato salad. A bummer.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/09/16 13:55:44 (permalink)
Ah, yes, a wing pack. Buy a couple packs of wings and a couple pounds of gizzards and mix-n-match with your friends. Did that many a time.

The Gates & Sons on State Avenue was always open late on weekends, too, so you could sit and eat barbecue in the middle of the night. A beef-and-a-half sandwich with extra-crispy fries really hit the spot. And that store usually had mutton, which was tasty and different.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/10/22 01:30:11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

All of this talk about KFC and the ten best of the year got me thinking. I went to Stroud's this past year and of course my experience there was outstanding, however when I took out some of the old Roadfood editions from storage I noticed that there were quite a few Chicken places in the KC area ie Ms Peters, etc, however now it seems that Stroud's is the only one left. What happenned to them? Where did they go? Why did they go out of business? Have they been replaced with new ones waiting to be discovered and reviewed? Can some of the folks from the Kansas City area explain what happenned

Oh, come on, I'm sure there is someone out there who must have an answer??
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/10/22 01:34:44 (permalink)
Ahhhh...Mrs Peters. I believe they have been closed for maybe 10 years now. I think what may have gotten them was the area of town was in decline. It certainly wasnt for lack of business. They had a dish there that had shoe peg corn in it, a cold dish. Anyone have any ideas on where I could get the recipe? Wish they would open again out by KCK's new racetrack area.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/17 03:43:20 (permalink)
I went to Stroud's this summer. Quite tasty stuff, especially those cinnamon "rolls". The chicken is quite good, though I don't know if it quite lives up to the hype, but it's quite good. The chicken soup and green beans are also excellent.

See pics here:

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Here's the a mediocre pic of the chicken:

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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/27 22:29:54 (permalink)
Just happened on this string so may be a little late. Last time in KC was in late 99 and Mrs. Peters was there. We always thought Mrs. Peters had best chicken but Strouds had better gravy. But NO ONE had better biscuits than Mrs. P. We always bought extras for later indulgence.
Sad to hear it's gone. If anyone is in the Coachella Valley in California (Palm Spings to Indio), there is a MUST for fried chicken. It's called Murph's at the Bermuda Dunes airport. Great chicken and they make sure you will have enough to take home. The sides are only so-so, but the chicken is worth it.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/28 03:28:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ExtraMSG

See pics here:

extramsg.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album99&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php


Some mighty fine looking roadfood in your photo albums ExtraMSG. You holding out on us? I especially enjoyed your Michigan albums. My family summer vacationed in those parts when I was a kid.

The fried chicken at that Snuffy's place looked mighty fine. And that chocolate covered cherry doughnut from the Covered Wagon was to die for.


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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/28 03:49:10 (permalink)
Thanks. I haven't been much of a poster on Roadfood because they don't split things out regionally. But I'm trying harder lately.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/28 15:52:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bill voss

The great thing about Go Chicken Go, besides being open late, is their ability to have every part of the chicken on the menu, except maybe feet. A wing pack, gizzard pack, or a liver pack. Great stuff. We don't have any fast food chicken drive-ins in Southern Oregon either, BillB. Just grocery store deli and NO potatos and gravy. Always Reser's potato salad. A bummer.

I don't know how I missed this thread. One of the reasons the Rockhurst Go Chicken Go is especially good, is that 2/3 of the staff has been there 10 or more years. They really like chicken and they are very proud of their restaurant. Great service, too. As for chicken feet, they are available at Bo Ling's every Saturday and Sunday for Dim Sum. They are fried and have a black bean sauce. I love them.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/29 09:04:21 (permalink)
Z, If I told anyone out here in healthyland we need a chain of Chicken drive-ins with absurdly cheap chicken, psychedelic yellow gravy and mashed potatoes, + a 3 AM closing time, they'd lock me up as an enemy of the people(and arteries), but GCG is one of my most missed homtown dives.
...extra MSG: the chicken at Strouds always strikes one as "just very good" until one tries to find other places that do it as well; the "hype" is that there really aren't many places that know how to fry chicken. Stroud's just does it the way it's always been done, which seems to be a vanishing breed.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/29 10:08:24 (permalink)
Hey, Bill V., I'm making a run to KC next week, just to meet a couple of buddies at Stroud's and do some serious damage to my arteries. I'll send you a gravy-stained postcard.

Zataar, when I attended UMKC, I always parked on the street just a couple of blocks from the Rockhurst GCG. I'd walk past it every night, sniff the mouth-watering fried chicken aroma, think about the 30-minute drive home, and almost invariably wheel back into the drive-thru for a box of something to tide me over. Man, do I miss that place.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/11/30 14:14:22 (permalink)
Ah.. Bo Lings, I think they are the best Chinese place in KC. Excellent food, just about any dish, comparable with the best West Coast eateries.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/12/06 08:28:02 (permalink)
I remember Youngbloods in Dallas when I was growing up. These days we have Babe's Chicken Dinner House in several areas around Dallas. Southern Living did a nice article on them and I gotta say that they are plenty good at what they do.

http://www.southernliving.com/southern/travel/food/article/0,13676,650788,00.html
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2004/12/11 10:52:05 (permalink)
The dark meat thread started me looking around and go chicken go now has a website! I remember searching previously and not finding one, so this must be recent. It makes me long for a wing pack right now! The best gizzards and livers too! all around KC, if you're traveling through.

http://www.gochickengo.com
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/01/12 19:32:16 (permalink)
The Stonewall Inn on Pflumm, just north of College Blvd. in Johnson County has excellent fried chicken. The pork chops are very good as well.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/07/17 05:07:13 (permalink)
We tried Stroud's out last night because of your review. We had about an hour wait to be seated, then we waited about 45 minutes for our food. We had to bring home to many boxes of food because of the portions served. It was totally excellant, worth the wait. We will go back to try out some of their other items on the menu. If you like fish try out a local chain called Jumpin Catfish, most excellant.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/11/13 22:49:41 (permalink)
Friends visiting me in KS just went to Strouds and found both locations closed down. I'll see what I can find out locally, but does anyone happen to know the story?
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/11/14 20:38:34 (permalink)
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Friends visiting me in KS just went to Strouds and found both locations closed down. I'll see what I can find out locally, but does anyone happen to know the story?


Say it ain't so! The original location wasn't supposed to shut down until January 1st, 2006 and the North side Manor House wasn't supposed to be effected at all. My KC sources should have emailed me about anything this serious. I haven't heard from them so whaddaya say all you KC folks-is this true? No more Stroud's???

I can't believe I just used a smiley.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/11/20 12:33:59 (permalink)
I heard of Mrs. Peters' restaurant several years ago on a Discovery Channel Special 'bout good places to eat around the USA. I made a mental note to stop there if in the area. Now, I guess, it's too late. Anyone for the original KFC?

By the way, Mrs. Peters was interviewed on the TV special and said her secret was to slow fry the chick in a frying pan (not quickly as in a deep fryer) and to use just a simple coating, i.e., flour, salt, pepper over an egg wash.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2005/11/21 20:10:53 (permalink)
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Friends visiting me in KS just went to Strouds and found both locations closed down. I'll see what I can find out locally, but does anyone happen to know the story?


lucleatus, I'm not trying to be snarky, but, it just occurred to me, did your friends happen to stop in at Stroud's on a Monday? I wouldn't swear to it, but I think they're closed on Mondays.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2006/01/05 13:43:51 (permalink)
Ok, i just happened to stumble accross this thread by accident about 20 minutes after driving by strouds south. I work 2 block away and everyone around here knows the story so here it is....

the oak risge manor is still open but as most of you know there hours are maily dinner time and lunch 2 days during the week. Strouds south has been forced to close due to the Kansas city mirrouri renovation and expansion of troost and 87th streets which happens to be exactly where strouds is located. the last day of business was Saturday december 31st but have no fear loyal followers of the chicken......

As I have been told directly from the owners mouth, the restaurant will in fact be re-locating to 95th and holmes just about a mile and a half or 2 away from the original location.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2006/01/14 03:59:50 (permalink)
Well.....hate to tell you this but the original Strouds down on Wornall closed this week to make room for road widening. Paper says they hope to take the front on the building and move it to another location. I never made it to that location. The one up north is good. Husband wont wait in a long line tho. Mrs's Peters once. It was REALLY good. Dont know what happened there. I think with the big news that fried isnt good in our diets might be the demise to the fried chicken restaurants. If you are ever down Pittsburg KS way, there are several down there.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2006/01/14 06:14:43 (permalink)
Strouds never was on wornall, it was at 85th and troost, about 2 miles east of wornall. Not a big deal but people that are not from kansas city may get confused.
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2007/01/06 16:43:11 (permalink)
Dug up this thread from the not so distant past, after seeing Stroud's on the restaurant of the day. Needless to say, If you have not yet had the privilege of eating there, you are missing something special, although I am saddened by the closing of the original location. It had so much character. I heard that the old guy that used to play the upright piano over in the corner passed away a couple years ago. Anyone know about that?

P.S.............GO CHIEFS !
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RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken 2007/01/12 17:46:09 (permalink)
Desertdog,

You may have missed my post to the news forum last week. Strouds has found a new south location. It will replace Snead's BBQ at 171st & Holmes Road in Belton.

I'm not sure how quickly it will open - the building needs a lot of work. Which was why it was for sale.

Keith
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