CONWAY, S.C. — Not long after visiting Coast Carolina University, we needed to make a pit-stop. Since I was a little hungry and certainly curious, we stopped at a Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n’ Biscuits, known for . Not needing a full meal, I ordered a two-piece and biscuit combination, ($2.18), for us to split.
Now, I’ve eaten at a few fried chicken places over the years; KFC, Popeyes’ and even El Pollo Campero and I have to say that even with this limited sample size Bojangles emerges as superior. The piece I had was hot, juicy (not just greasy) with spices that were complimentary and not overpowering. Seriously, that was some good chicken. The biscuit was also quite tasty and not too greasy like a lot of places. I will try and go back to one the next time I am down South.
By the way, there is a chain called Maryland Fried Chicken down there.
Bojangles, fast food, fried chicken, Conway, South Carolina
A LEGO master builder starts work on an 8 foot tall R2-D2 this morning in Tysons Corner Center. I may have to swing by at lunch to check it out.
LEGO, Star Wars, R2-D2, Tysons Corner Center Mall, Virginia, 22102
WTOP passed along some very important news this morning — today is National Chili Day! To celebrate, Hard Times Cafe is giving out free bowls of chili. They have locations throughout suburban Virginia and Maryland. They will have a D.C. location in Nationals Park too.*
I’ll see if I can get more details at lunch time.
UPDATED 6:55 p.m.: I went to the Old Town Hard Times to get my free chili. It turns out you have to make a purchase to get the free chili. Not a big deal, since you want something to drink with chili anyway. I had a Hard Times draft root beer with a bowl of Texas chili. Not bad for under $3 total. I was disappointed with the slow service though, it took several minutes for the bartender to acknowledge me. Had I not been getting a mostly free meal, I would have been out of there.
*I still need to comment on the recently announced ballpark food offerings. I’ll get to that soon.
National Chili Day, Hard Times Cafe, Now where are my chili boots?