Sometimes in Maine, great fried chicken and biscuits can be a little hard to find. Palace Diner has its delicious-but-infrequent Fried Chicken Fridays, while Tandem Bakery has its amazing loaded biscuits for breakfast, but as a good southern boy at heart, every now and then I just find myself hankering for a few pieces of fried chicken and a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Thankfully, Figgy’s has stepped in to fill that void in my stomach, and boy do they do it with style.
If good fried chicken is hard to find, good skillet-fried chicken is nearly impossible, and yet Figgy’s delivers just that, with the lightly breaded, perfectly seasoned bird that my childhood memories are made of. One bite from their takeout window off of Congress and I’m back in my grandmother’s kitchen in North Carolina – a pot of collard greens simmering on the back burner and a hot cast iron skillet popping on the front. I’d say that I’m sorry for the trip down memory lane, but I’m not, and now I’m just plain hungry again.
If you haven’t made it over to Figgy’s, I recommend that it be your next stop on takeout night. Grab a half chicken, a biscuit sandwich, or the savory korean-style wings and slaw, and make a picnic date night of it as we did last time. And Don’t forget an order of the banana pudding to help wash it down – your stomach will thank you for it later!