I LOVE chicken. So much so, that if my doctor were to tell me that I had to give up eating chicken, I would probably have to strangle him. More importantly, I love fried chicken—it’s my favorite food in the whole world. It was the first thing I learned to cook when I was 12 and I must have made it 4-5 times a week. No joke!
That brings me to Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. This place totally rocks my world! I discovered this little fried chicken haven thanks to a construction detour on my way home. I’d stop by before my martial arts class to eat so that my blood sugar wouldn’t go wonky during my two-hour class. Let me just say that when it comes to fried chicken, forget about KFC, forget about Popeye’s, forget about even Church’s. Lee’s is where it’s at, man!
When I was the DIFF Ninja back in the day, I probably stopped by two or three times a week. Nowadays, it’s not so often because it’s off my route. But the gals there still remember me, even after having taken a months-long hiatus.
And ever since I became a regular customer, I always order the same thing: two or three drumsticks with a biscuit and a milk (it does a body good!). And every time I get in my car to eat (there’s no restaurant seating—it’s all take-out), they always surprise me with an extra drumstick. At first, I thought they just got my order wrong, but now I think they just slip an extra one in there for me because I’m a regular customer and because those sweet gals are some of the most friendly and warm folks I’ve ever done business with.
It seems like it’s not enough to them that their chicken is fiendishly good—always hot, always fresh, very crispy and incredibly yummy. It’s not enough that they’re extraordinarily nice people. It’s not even enough that they’re open at 8:00 in the morning, serving hot delicious chicken. They even have a sign on their window that says if you’re handicapped, you can just honk your horn and they’ll come out to your car and serve you there! I’ve never seen that before in my life and I think that’s absolutely cool as hell!
Next time, I’ll have to grab a big bucket and bring it home for Don. Oh, and in case you want fried chicken, I have one word for you: LEE’S! It’s on Ann Arbor/Plymouth Road, 1.5 miles west of I-275 in Plymouth, MI. YUH-MEEE!!