For all you fried chicken fanatics, there's a new contender in town and it's named after the "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Yes, you heard me right. With menu items named Little Brothel and Big Brothel and a large portrait of Marvin Zindler, who helped facilitate the closing of the namesake, this establishment will make you want to read up on your Texas history even before trying out the food. Conveniently, the Ranch, as I will lovingly call it now, is only 5 blocks away from me. I invited some friends out for a Sunday chowdown at their Soft Opening, which will allow the restaurant to iron out the kinks before their early November opening.
With the best fried chicken being my mother-in-law's, this is the closest you can get to homemade. The batter is crispy, not overly seasoned so you can actually taste the chicken, and the chicken itself was quite juicy. I had the creamed corn and collard greens for sides. The creamed corn was sweet and buttery and the collard greens were flavorful. The only gripe I have is with the biscuit which was dry and doughy but everything else received my stamp of approval. Poor Bryan had to work during my Chicken brunch, so he'll be in for a treat once the kitchen is back in business.
The Chicken Ranch
6500 N. Main St.
Houston, TX 77009