Who doesn’t “love that chicken from Popeye’s?” I freakin love Popeye’s Chicken. I know that’s really unlike me since Popeye’s is a chain, but I’ve never found chicken anywhere that I like better. I’ll try to search out the local chicken joints, but I always end up back at Popeye’s. Well, that’s not entirely true. There was one place in Joliet, IL that I did like better, but out of hundreds of examples, that’s the one exception. We’ve been looking for this store for quite a while. The day we moved to Lansing, we drove around forever trying to find it. We tried calling 411 and they said there was no listing in Lansing. We put it into the GPS and nothing came up. We were trying to feed not only ourselves, but our families who made the long trip to Michigan to help us move into our new place. A few months ago, I drove down MLK just looking around and we finally found Popeye’s Chicken.
J doesn’t agree with me. She grew up in Chicago where Brown’s Chicken reigns supreme. When I lived in Joliet, IL there was a Popeye’s and a Browns right next to each other. I tried both but always went back to Popeye’s. Popeye’s aren’t really that prevelant in the Chicagoland area so the first time J had Popeye’s was right after we started dating in Peoria. I had to work late and she had a box of chicken and a six pack of Budweiser’s waiting for me when I got to her house. Read the rest of this entry »