It is a bank holiday here in the UK, so Mike and I were both off from work! We have had a lovely lazy long weekend. Today we were getting a little stir crazy sitting in the house, and Mike decided that he wanted fried chicken for lunch! We set off on a trek to find fried chicken. There is a chain of fried chicken places that we have been planning to try, and though there are some closer to our place we ended up at one near the river. The chicken was bad. The fries were bad. The ketchup was bad. How do you mess up ketchup? But that wasn’t the worst part.
Dallas Chicken and Ribs. I don’t want people to think that is how fried chicken is done in Dallas. There is seriously good fried chicken in Dallas. Heck, even the bad fried chicken is better than what we had today. There was no gravy. (Pause to let that sink in. No gravy.) I have totally stopped asking for iced tea because I am tired of the let down. So if you are a Londoner, please don’t let that awful place give you the wrong idea. If you are ever in Dallas, google Brothers Fried Chicken and drive there immediately. Put gravy on everything and get pecan pie. That’s an order.
On our way home we walked through Battersea Park. It was absolutely gorgeous! There is a great deal to do, and it feels more like a set from Mary Poppins than a real park. It is right on the Thames, and there are gardens and petting zoos, restaurants and walking paths. I couldn’t find any pictures and we didn’t have the camera but it definitely needs to be on your to do list when you come to London!