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Archives: Dec. 2011


First bite: Ezell’s Famous Chicken opens on Tacoma’s Hilltop

The two-piece breast and wing dinner combo is $6.05 at Ezell's Famous Chicken, which opened its latest store Saturday in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood.

Cook fried chicken in oil that isn’t hot enough, and the chicken becomes a greasy, hot mess. Cook it hot enough and the chicken crisps up without absorbing all that nastiness that coats your hands, your face and anything it touches. Ezell’s Famous Chicken gets it just right. The chicken is crispy, light and tender-juicy without that overbearing greasiness that makes me loathe fried chicken that’s mistreated by fry cooks (you know it when you taste it). Ezell’s Famous Chicken opened last week in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. This is at least the fifth time an Ezell’s store has opened in Tacoma. Read more »