1655 Hwy 31 N. Prattville, AL
Great Lunch Spot in Prattville, AL
I’ve tried nearly everything on the menu at Kendrick Farms including the English Pea Salad. This local spot is semi-famous for its AMAZING Turkey Club Sandwich and with good reason. The Turkey Club, served on wheatberry bread (which is as divine as it sounds), is a symphony composed of turkey, crispy bacon, fresh apple slices, red (although the menu states more accurately “purple”) onion, lettuce, warm Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, and, my personal favorite, cranberry jalapeno jam. I’m salivating as I type remembering the sweet, spicy, slightly smoky yet still fresh perfection of that item. Kendrick Farms is also well known for its impressive smoked pork and outstanding burgers.
The Original (Southern) Chicken Sandwich
But until yesterday, I had not tried the Original Chicken Sandwich, mostly because I thought, mistakenly, that one chicken sandwich is pretty much like the next. But this one was not like any of the others. For starters, it’s not served on a bun. It’s on a ciabatta roll. And the expertly battered and fried—you can get it grilled, but who does that?—chicken portion is topped off with a fried onion ring. Yes, for real. But the thing that knocks this dish out of the park isn’t the locally grown lettuce. It’s the ingenious addition of a tried and true Southern delicacy: pimento cheese, warm and slathered on the bottom of the roll. That, my friends is the original southern chicken sandwich. I was so stuffed that I had to rock on the front porch for a good half hour before getting dessert.