Hi @Chowseeker1999 - I must have been rushing and missed this comment earlier. Very true too. Nothing like fresh, crispy and crunchy.
Sorry to get slightly off the Howlin’ Ray’s topic. Just wanted to tell those who helped me what we ended up doing. Since fried chicken is having a renaissance - so to speak - maybe we should give it its own thread.
I called Howlin’ Ray’s and Poppy & Rose. One doesn’t do phone-in takeaway orders yet, and the other had a weird busy signal all day. We decided to try and hoof it over to H.Ray’s before 4pm. Got half way there and knew we couldn’t make it. We went to Plato’s on 8th in K-town.
Plato’s is a sports bar that specializes in KFC. They might not reach the goodness of OB Bear Wings. But were very good. We didn’t eat them right away, so the oil settled a bit into the meat. But they were still crunchy and tasty. We had the wing sampler and a la carte thighs. The wings were abnormally large. I don’t even want to think about why. They have a lot of flavors. We went with OG Double Fried, Sweet & Spicy, Garlic Soy and Coconut Butter. They also had some good beers on tap. While we waited we had a tasty pilsner called Deadpan. My cousin made Mac & Cheese, Creamed Corn, Greens AND cake. She’s a beast in the kitchen. So it was a good time. Cleveland won. Sadly, still no Howlin’ Ray’s for me!
My pictures aren’t great, so I included one from Yelp.
I think all together it was about $62 + tip.