Stars and Stripes and Fried Chicken: Our Ultimate Fourth of July Picnic Menu

June 26, 2015

“Stars, Stripes, and Fried Chicken Forever”—that was the original name of that song, right? In celebration of our nation’s birthday, we’re taking our love for this all-American classic to its rightful home: the picnic table. That’s because fried chicken is just as tender and miraculously crunchy at room temp as it is fresh out of the fryer. But oh, this isn’t just any fried chicken. What we have here is the mind-blowing creation of Ari Kolender, the chef of Charleston, SC, newcomer Leon’s Oyster Shop. Kolender brines the bird in hot sauce, dips it in buttermilk, dredges it in Old…