Last weekend my family came into town (minus my brother Daniel who decided to be lame and stay home; what a loser), and I got to cross something off my Oklahoma bucket list: fried chicken at Eischen's in Okarche, Oklahoma.
Since I moved to Oklahoma in 2008, I've heard people raving about Eischen's and how delicious the fried chicken is. But Okarche is a pretty long, boring drive, so we'd never gotten around to making the trip. With my family in town, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity.
Oklahoma gets a bad rap for being one of the most unhealthy states in the nation, and now that I live here, I see why. Never before have the options of fried food been so unlimited. People fry nearly everything. And it's awesome.
Since moving to Oklahoma, I've had the chance to eat my share of fried chicken at many different dining establishments. Last year I wrote a post about the deliciousness that is Babe's fried chicken in Texas. Well, sorry, Babe's, but Eischen's fried chicken is hands down the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. Ever. I mean, like we're talking party in my mouth can't stop won't stop.
Eischen's is Oklahoma's oldest bar, and it truly is a dive. It was actually featured on the show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives."
You can only pay with cash or a check, and I just always feel like a restaurant is more legit if they don't take credit cards. You eat with your hands on large, square pieces of white paper, no places or utensils. Fried okra comes in a giant pile with a side of slices of white bread.
Goodbye, cholesterol levels.
My one complaint is that from a picture-taking standpoint, the lighting in this place was terrible. I guess that's a dive for you.
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