When I descended on Atlanta a little over a few years ago. I was surprised by the sheer amount of chicken wing restaurants. I mean they got chicken wing spots, next to chicken wing spots, next to chicken wing spot. All in the same business park, because of this stiff competition on almost every block, you can find some pretty good deals almost everywhere.
Let me be clear, here in Atlanta, people eat chicken wings. Not drumsticks, not thighs, not breast. JUST WINGS. I don't think it's a coincidence that the urban entertainment capital of the US has more chicken wing restaurants per city block then anywhere else. When I lived in Houston we ate Popeyes, Frenchy's and Timmy Chan's. Now I have eaten wings and wing dinners in Houston, but our love of the chicken extends to all parts.
However, when in Rome...Do like the Romans. I can't tell you the last time I have eaten anything other than fried chicken wings. I don't eat it every day, but when I do eat chicken, it's only wings now.
Alot of the restaurants here don't even offer any other part of the chicken besides wings. When Future made the reference to 'Chicken Wings & Fries' on the hit song with Drake, he wasn't kidding!
Besides fried chicken wings, I have also become a advit Crab Leg eater. The state of Georgia for the most part is land locked, but for whatever reason Crab Legs are offered everywhere. For $10 one of my favorite spots give you a bucket full. Another spot gives you 2 clusters and corn for $6, and you can find these type of deals almost everywhere.
You can be in East Atlanta, the Southside or Northside and find a unbeatable deal on crabs. At first I questioned it. I thought, "How are they able to get so many crab legs here and I couldn't get them in Houston"? Slowly, but surely I warmed up to the idea and now I am officially a crab leg eater.
Yea I eat fish, lobsters, shrimp and other seafood, but for the most part all I eat is crab legs since moving here. So that is my Atlanta diet, fried chicken wings and crab legs.