Martha Stewart Living Names The Farmhouse the Best Fried Chicken
The buzz during a recent weekend was that Martha Stewart Living magazine, in its August issue, named my fried chicken at The Farmhouse the best! We went to the newsstand to pick up a copy, but the new issue wasn’t on the newsstands yet; only subscribers had it. In the meantime, we ran into our neighbor Faye at the Blue Eyed Daisy who mentioned she subscribed to the magazine and would drop off her issue for us to have. Lo and behold, there it was on page 28 in the magazine’s “Our Finds, the Best List.”
It is an honor to be named the “best of” something. Having the best fried chicken though is surreal. As the daughter of the “Queen of Dixie Cuisine,” the last food I ever intended to prepare was fried chicken because my mother, the late Margaret Lupo of Mary Mac’s Tearoom, was famous for her fried chicken. I couldn’t imagine going up against her reputation. My prior reluctance to “compete” in this area is best stated in a quote from the movie Chasing Liberty, “The things you’re scared of are usually the most worthwhile.”
As fate would have it, some years ago I started offering a fried chicken lunch on Saturdays and Sundays at The Farmhouse. It caught on, and I have a legion of fans. So, while I still think my mother was the best fried chicken cook ever, I am pleased for the accolade from Martha Stewart Livingand bet my mother is smiling down on me.
Visit us at The Farmhousefor a Southern fried chicken lunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.