Grape Kool Aid and Southern Fried Chicken FOR THE WIN!!!
There is nothing like walking into Amy Ruth’s in Harlem NYC and finding out that the Kool Aid of the day is grape! There is also nothing like biting into a thick and juicy fried chicken breast smothered in crispy goodness and real sugary sweet maple syrup on top of a thick fluffy malty Belgian waffle.
Oh yeah. Southern fried FOOD-GAZM!!!
Yeah, you can say I’m a fan of this place, especially when I want to get my southern food grub on. Have been here a few times over the years and it’s always pretty consistent. Great service, terrific flavorful chicken, delicious sides, and kool aid! The chicken is not greasy at all, and the waffle has a wonderful malty flavor. Syrup is the real deal – not that fake stuff. Baked mac & cheese is pretty good with a nice crust on the edges, and the collard greens are some of the best I have tasted (made with a turkey stock we were told). Plus, the fresh hot basket of cornbread they put on your table is a nice touch. How can you deny free hot cornbread? I ask for a second basket. YUM!
Their menu of items are all labeled after famous people and celebrities. One of my favs is The Rev. Al Sharpton – chicken and waffle for $11.95. Large glass of Kool Aid of the day for $2.50. Sides go for $4.50 each. Free basket of cornbread. Not bad overall and you get a lot of delicious food to eat! This is the type of meal where you proclaim “calories be damned I am feasting and don’t care”! Amy Ruth’s is definitely not the type of place to dine at when dieting or watching your waist line. In fact, be sure to wear your big pants here!
Our waitress here last week was funny, friendly, and awesome. Each time we have been here we always notice how nice and well mannered the staff is. Smaller dining area on main floor and larger room upstairs. Bathrooms are clean, and everyone says goodbye when leaving. Seriously, if you are the type that loves to explore authentic cooking and the classics such as these you will not be disappointed. KFC got nothing on Amy!
Southern fried charm and goodness for sure.
Amy Ruth’s – http://www.amyruthsharlem.com/