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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stroud's, a KC tradition

Pan-fried chicken
Sides served family style

Since 1933, the name Stroud's has meant great food in Kansas City. Although it started out as a BBQ restaurant, the menu changed to chicken during World War II. Since then, it's been the king of pan-fried chicken in a town that loves food.

Stroud's is a winner of the coveted James Beard Award of Excellence (the restaurant equivalent of an Oscar) and the Zagat Award for Best Restaurant, but the real test is with the generations of Kansas Citians who still flock to the restaurant for good old fried chicken.

Four locations throughout the city (on both sides of the border) make Stroud's easily accessible no matter where you are. Fairway is the midtown location, Independence the east, Overland Park the south and Oak Ridge Manor is north of the Missouri River. Check their website for addresses: http://stroudsrestaurant.com.

Yummy cinnamon rolls
for dessert
Even if other items on the menu entice you, go with the fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, and cinnamon rolls at least once. It's the ultimate in comfort food.

While there are many ways to describe their food, I will stick with three: truly homestyle pan-fried chicken, generous servings and the family style servings. Add a fourth - if you have even a tiny sweet tooth, you'll love the hot cinnamon rolls for dessert.

Don't expect fast delivery. Go with friends, relax and enjoy the wait. It's well worth it.

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