Just because we have a drive-thru don’t mean diddly-squat. We’re not your typical fast-food restaurant and we certainly don’t want to be. There’s no frozen chicken, factory food, French fries or a 99-cent, super-duper value menu. We do things differently because we think people deserve to eat well.
We make everything in-house from scratch. We use family recipes and quality ingredients – many of them sourced from other small, family-run businesses – to make some of Virginia’s classic fried chicken and the sides you’d eat alongside it.
Granny’s biscuits, Mrs. Malbon’s spoonbread (cooked like cornbread) and Tot’s homemade custard ice cream are a few of the foods we make in-house daily. We’ve got house-made country sausage, locally-cured bacon and Virginia ham for breakfast. Fresh seasonal vegetables are always on the menu for lunch and dinner. We serve what our famers are growing.
Don’t be alarmed by our chicken either – it’s dark. We use my grandmother, May Henry Midgett’s, recipe. It’s a recipe going back at least four generations. We brine it and then batter it over a two-day process before it’s fried. This process gives our chicken a darker caramel color rather than the golden brown so many people are used to eating at commercial chains. It’s what my family grew up eating on special occasions – it’s the best burnt chicken in town.
Thank you for checking us out – we hope you enjoy this food as much as we do.