Chef Todd Richards, '12 Mother Clucker winner, Judge's Coice
Chef Todd Richards, ’12 Mother Clucker winner, Judge’s Choice

I love fried chicken, whether it’s the from the cast iron at home, from the drive through at Popeye’s, to the gussied up version at Cardamom Hill. Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud thought that it was deserving of a festival, and last year’s version apparently was a hit, and they’re doing it again. I missed out last year, so I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s edition.


Chef Asha Gomez's Kerala Fried Chicken at Cardamom Hill - last year's people's choice champion
Chef Asha Gomez’s Kerala Fried Chicken at Cardamom Hill – last year’s people’s choice champion

The event is tomorrow afternoon from 2-5pm  next to Rosebud restaurant and tickets can be purchased online for $35 which includes fried chicken tastings and a beer or cocktail

Feel free to check out photos from last year’s event on 11 Alive.



Ron Eyester – Rosebud, The Family Dog

Alex Friedman – P’cheen

Eddie Hernandez – Taqueria del Sol

Jason Alley – Comfort & Pasture (VA)

Jordan Wakefield – Meehan’s Public House

Josh Hopkins – White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

Justin & Jonathan Fox – Fox Bros BBQ, Big Tex Decatur

Justin Keith – Food 101

Matt Swickerath – Valenza

Scott Weaver – Chick-a-biddy

Stephen Herman – Haven

Todd Richards – The Shed at Glenwood