America's Best Fried Chicken
Spring Hill, Seattle
Which is more
difficult: finding a chef to open his place on Mondays or finding a chef to
serve fried chicken in Seattle? Chef Mark Fuller of Spring Hill gladly does
both. Reservations for Monday’s special family-style meal—herb dumplings in a
cheddar cheese sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy and slaw, fresh cucumber
salad, jalapeño cornbread, and two whole chickens—usually fill up by Friday.
Fuller brines the chickens for six hours, then dredges the birds in a homemade
spice mix based on his grandmother’s go-to flavoring, Johnny’s Seasoning Salt.
Fuller also stirs up the perfect fried chicken cocktail: a bourbon-based drink
he calls Kentucky Sweet Tea.