The upscale West Seattle restaurant, Spring Hill, offers a decidedly downscale dinner on Monday nights: Fried Chicken. It's the real deal. Served with a plethora of complementary and tasty side dishes, this fried-chicken extravaganza is even served family-style, not entirely unlike the KFC buckets of yore.
Their chicken dinners are so popular, we had to wait a few weeks for the next available Monday-night table. And, since then, we've booked yet another reservation (it was THAT good, that we're going again), and this time, it's booked out even longer. (Lord, please don't let me get hit by a bus before June 28th.)
The dinner is, as mentioned, served family-style with a big ole pile of cripsy fowl, where everyone just digs in. And you gotta book a table for four, so if you're a romantic couple looking for a night out, you'd better grab another couple and skip the romance. The chicken has the perfect crisp on the outside and the perfect slurp inside. Side dishes included a version of Mac 'n cheese done with herbed Spaetzle, a mixed salad (the only unremarkable thing on the table), pillowy mashed taters and gravy, the best broccoli I've ever tasted (no, really), and jalepeno cornbread with honey butter.
And the best part? There was enough chicken for all four of us to take home for another full meal. The whole thing cost $80 per table (plus drinks).
Without further ado, here is my gallery of images from the dinner.
The open kitchen.
Lots and lots of chicken.
Low-key atmosphere and the restaurant was packed.
Quick service, as they know what we were there for. :)
It was even bigger than it looks.
Paula taking photos of the food
Mashed potatoes and fancy-pants Mac 'n' Cheese
The real deal.
Tonight's dinner, and tomorrow night's dinner.