Behold the fruit of the legendary Tuesday special at Popeye’s Fried Chicken. 8 pieces of spicy, sizzling hot chicken for 4 bucks.

I have a long and storied history with Popeye’s and it’s filtered through the prism of New Orleans, Louisiana.

My family would pilgrimage to the Crescent City once or twice a year when I was in grammar school and this is how I came to know and love Popeye’s.

The now huge chain got it’s start in the New Orleans area in 1972 and quickly became a regional hit. Although I grew up eating at the original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky something about the cayenne laden bird at Popeye’s really spoke to my youthful palate. It’s been a lifelong love affair.

Opposed to eating fast food chicken? Here’s an article with recipe titled “The Art and Science of Fried Chicken” http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2009/11/26/The-Art-and-Science-of-Fried-Chicken

It will turn out a skillet of some of the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth.

But when I don’t have the time for a serious kitchen workout I’ll just run up to Popeye’s-the only fast food I’ll even consider eating.

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