Readers react to snubbed fried chicken sandwiches

When we released our top 10 fried chicken sandwiches list earlier this week, some readers cried fowl. Matthew Odam ate about 20 fried chicken sandwiches in search of Austin’s best and somehow pecked picked 10 to highlight in this week’s Austin360 cover story. The list included dining establishments like Fixe and Odd Duck alongside the dive likes of Luke’s Inside Out and Lebowski’s Grill.

Locally owned Flyrite opened its first location on East Seventh Street at the beginning of the year. (DO NOT USE)
Locally owned Flyrite opened its first location on East Seventh Street at the beginning of the year. Readers wondered why it wasn’t included in our list of best fried chicken sandwiches.

But several readers claimed our rankings missed some worthy breaded birds. Many commenters wondered why Flyrite, a new local establishment specializing in the stuff, was left off the list completely.

Others defended the Barton Springs staple Shady Grove.

One commenter urgently suggested the sandwhich at this dog park/bar/restaurant.

And for those who are worried about keeping costs low:

You can choose to follow the critic or the community, but you now have fourteen fried chicken sandwich suggestions. Ok, fifteen if you count this guy who likes the simple things in life:


How to celebrate ‘Cow Appreciation Day’ at Chick-Fil-A

Today is the day that you can get a free chicken sandwich by dressing up as a cow.

(PRNewsFoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)
(PRNewsFoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)

That’s right — it’s Chick-Fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day.

But note that the chicken chain is holding free food die-hards to certain standards: No “partial cow attire” will be accepted towards a free meal. According to the restaurant’s website, anything less than “fully dressed as a cow” will only get you a free entrée.

If you’re looking for the full meal deal, which is available for the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and includes a side and a drink, you have to go big or go home with your cow attire.

If you do not already have a cow costume on hand and need help making one, Chick-Fil-A’s Tumblr has a few thrifty suggestions.

Here is what we’ve seen so far on social media in honor of #cowappreciationday: