Monday, September 4, 2017

Motoring Mondays: Crawford County

     Crawford County is considered the Fried Chicken Capital of Kansas and dubbed one of the 8 wonders of Kansas Cuisine.
     Since 1930, Crawford County has been known for these six restaurants serving up hearty plates of delicious fried chicken and Frontenac Bread, which is served with every meal.

     Chicken Annie's Original, Pittsburg.
     Chicken Annie’s was founded in 1934 by Annie Pichler. The restaurant has been passed down through generations of the Pichler family.
     Chicken Mary's, Pittsburg.
     What started as a hobby became a business when Mary Zerngast, a German Immigrant, initiated Chicken Mary’s in 1945. It continues to be owned and operated by the Zerngast family.
     Gebhardt's Chicken and Dinners, Mulberry.
Ted Gebhardt, an Army veteran, started up Gebhardt’s in 1942 with his wife, Meg.
     Barto's Idle Hour, Frontenac.
     Ray Barto launched his restaurant in the 1950s and became known for hosting polka band performances at his restaurant.
     Chicken Annie's Pichler's, Pittsburg.
     Opened by Louis and Louella Lipoglav, the daughter of the Annie Pichler, founder of       Chicken Annie’s, in 1971.
    Chicken Annie's Girard, Girard.
    The restaurant was open by Anthony Pichler, grandson of Annie Pichler, founder of  Chicken Annie’s, in 1970.
    To view the restaurants’ hours, days they are open, locations and brief descriptions about each place, visit
Crawford County Fried Chicken.

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