Thursday evening I celebrated my birthday at The Chicken Place in Ireland, IN.
The Chicken Place has been mentioned several times at Roadfood, but it is so good that it deserves another shoutout. The Chicken Place is in southwestern Indiana just west of Jasper, IN. We like to eat in the bar area, last Thursday Purdue was playing UCON in the NCAA & the bar was filled with Purdue fans- great atmosphere.
I am not a beer drinker, but all the others in my group are & they always love the draft beer. You can either get a "handle"(mug with handle) or a "schooner"( large round bottomed glass, looks like it holds about a quart of beer). All of our party got "handles" because the "handles" are so nicely chilled- the ouside of the mug is so frosty you can scrape off the frost with your finger.
Ah, the food- the chicken is so crispy & inside the chicken is juicy & tender. They also serve great livers or gizzards which you can get as a meal or appetizer. It is hard to find a place that knows how to fry livers & gizzards correctly-crispy on the outside, but not fried to a cidner on the inside. I always have the coleslaw- a generous portion of very thinly shredded with a tangy sweet/sour vinegar dressing, german potatoes-fried potatoes with almost burnt bits of onion, & 2 thighs. They also have great fresh cut french fries. all the protions are very generous, come hungry. Warm, freshly sliced bread is served with the meal, the bread comes from a german bakery in Jasper, we go though 4-5 plates of bread.
Be sure & come hungry, you won't be disappointed.
Ireland, IN is off the beaten path, but it is a destination for us when we have a craving for fried chicken.