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Fried Chicken/Old School: Martha Lou’s Kitchen

December 2014
Fried Chicken/Old School: Martha Lou’s Kitchen

The murals of Charleston streets and salt creeks are a happy distraction while your fried chicken is cooked-to-order at this concrete-block, pink palace of poultry. Meanwhile, sip on the super-sweet, lemony tea in the narrow dining space that seats maybe two dozen, and you just might catch a glimpse of Martha Lou Gadsden herself, who’s been serving up her crave-worthy receipt—golden brown and crispy skin covering juicy chicken inside—for more than three decades. Pair it with cooked well-past-soft lima beans and mac ’n’ cheese for the ultimate in Southern comfort food. 1068 Morrison Dr., (843) 577-9583, www.marthalouskitchen.com

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