Our staffers have loved Hot Chicken Takeover for a long time: Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C.
To indulge ourselves, we asked a member of the Hot Chicken Takeover team to tell us about their process of making fried chicken and what sets it apart from other places in central Ohio.
But just because we love HCT doesn't mean there aren't others that make fried chicken oh-so-well.
This week on "The Great Food Debate," we're talking fried chicken. "The Great Food Debate" is a podcast where we discuss the best food, drinks and specialties found in central Ohio.
This episode's panelists are:
• Dilara Casey, marketing director for Hot Chicken Takeover
• Jim Fischer, assistant editor for Columbus Alive
• Neil Thompson, editor of content and special projects for ThisWeek Community News
Where can the best fried chicken be found in central Ohio – other than Hot Chicken Takeover?
Dilara's pick: Uncle Nick's Greek Fried Chicken (1333 Northwest Blvd., Columbus)
Neil's pick: The Eagle (790 N. High St., Short North)
Jim's pick: Uncle Nick's, Katalina's (1105 Pennsylvania Ave., Columbus), The Eagle and Royal Fish, Shrimp and Chicken (884 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus)
Other restaurants or name drops in this episode:
• Schwebel's Bakery (Stores in Hilliard and Reynoldsburg)
• Raising Cane's (multiple locations in central Ohio)
• The Eagle's spicy honey sauce
• Uncle Nick's jojo wedges
• Chick-fil-A (multiple locations in central Ohio)
• White Castle (locations nationwide)
• Wendy's (locations nationwide)
• Clamlube hot sauce (can be found at the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturdays)
• Drover's Inn and Tavern (1001 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, West Virginia)
• Mya's Fried Chicken food truck (Find their current location on their website -- myasfriedchicken.com)
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