Chow “Fried and Gone to Heaven”
posted by May 20 at 13:20 PMon
That subject line is the work of former Stranger music editor/new Seattle Times music columnist Jonathan Zwickel, who created it for a Slog post announcing his transcendent first encounter with Ezell’s Famous Chicken, the Central District legend that’s inspired hordes of worshippers and one weird Slog post that last week grew into an all-encompassing fight about everything.
Which brings me to the latest addition to the Ezell’s dossier—a tender memory sent in by the one and only Kathleen Wilson:
I’m a little late with my Ezell’s two-cents, but what they hey: While walking to Ezell’s one afternoon, bullets whizzed by as I was narrowly missed by a drive-by shooting. After being detained by police for a statement, I still ordered a one-piece breast snack-pack to go. Just sayin’. Chicken is THAT good.
Which reminds me of one of my favorite Last Days Hot Tips of all time:
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007 For decades, humanity has marveled at the power of Ezell’s, the Seattle fried-chickenry whose goods are so good that vegetarians curse their fates and Oprah has ‘em FedExed directly to her mouth. Today brings not only the most extravagant Ezell’s-related Hot Tip we’ve ever received, but also the most charming Metro-based Hot Tip in history. “I was in line at Ezell’s on 23rd early this afternoon,” reports Hot Tipper Jake. “Suddenly, a Metro bus pulls up in front of the store and the female driver runs in and yells, ‘Give me four drumsticks quick!’ Then she says, ‘No! Make it five!’ Of course, everyone in line is looking at her, so she hollers, ‘What? I’ve got five minutes!’ She gets her drumsticks and runs back to her waiting bus, which I now see is carrying a dozen or so passengers.” Thanks to Jake for noticing and sharing, and props to the Metro driver for her inspirational time management.
Dear Ezell’s: Feel free to use either Ezell’s: I’d Dodge a Bullet for a Bite! or Ezell’s: Bus-Fleeingly Delicious as your next ad slogan. You’re welcome.