Festival Founder Lee Brian Schrager loves fried chicken and has talked about honoring this staple Southern dish with its own event for years.Now, Schrager’s dream is coming true. Fried, a walk-around tasting focusing on fried chicken is hosted by The Queen of the Grill Elizabeth Karmel with special guests Bobby Deen & Katy Mixon. Bobby is the son of famed chef Paula Deen and along with his brother Jamie, the pair have created the Deen Bros brand, with a devoted following as fierce as their mothers. Bobby's girlfriend Katie is a lovable television actress who made a memorable appearence on Two and a Half Men and currently stars on the CBS sitcom, Mike & Molly. The event will take place inside of Karmel's acclaimed restaurant, Hill Country BBQ, in the Flatiron District. This night of guilty pleasures will allow chefs to get creative with their seasoning, rubs and side dishes for a truly decadent statement in deep frying. From thighs to wings, and breasts to tenders, Fried will surely mean sweet succulence on your plate.
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