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Farm to Table of Chicken, Chicken, Chicken: Chick-a-Biddy- Atlanta (Midtown/ Atlantic Station)
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08
Feb

Farm to Table of Chicken, Chicken, Chicken: Chick-a-Biddy- Atlanta (Midtown/ Atlantic Station)

Chick A Biddy opened at Atlantic Station in the Fall of 2013. It is a new casual eatery that serves farm fresh chicken and sides.  The restaurant has a 21st century diner feel,with bursts of white and yellow colors throughout.

The menu is quite simple; it’s all about the chicken cooked any and every way you could think of.  Wings, chicken tenders, crispy chicken salads, fried chicken and rotisserie chicken to just name a few.  The sides list is pretty extensive including the classic favorites of collard greens, mac ‘n cheese and baked beans.  

I ordered the wood fire grilled chicken with mac and cheese and sweet potato fries.  IT was all served on a aluminum tray, which gave it a barn and rustic feel.  The chicken was flavorful and moist, and I could definitely tell it was farm-fed versus steroid injected chicken.The seasoning on the chicken wasn't overpowering and the portions were heavy enough to take home leftovers.  The mac n’ cheese and sweet potato fries were good, but the chicken was the true star of the show.

If you’re in the area and want a bite to eat that is casual and affordable after a long day of shopping in Atlantic Station, Chick-a-biddy is a great option. Definitely a higher grade of chicken restaurant and of course a healthier choice with farm raised ingredients.

Traditional southern flavors and dishes from the farm to the table, quick service, and casual atmosphere….

5 diamonds out of 7 diamonds



Science Fact:

Chickopedia from the National Chicken Council

Free Range

There’s no precise federal government definition of “free range,” so the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approves these label claims on a case-by-case basis. USDA generally permits the term to be used if chickens have access to the outdoors for at least some part of the day, whether the chickens choose to go outside or not. In practice, most chickens stay close to water and feed, which is usually located within the chicken house. Chicken labeled as “organic” must also be “free-range,” but not all “free-range” chicken is also “organic.” Less than 1% of chickens nationwide are raised as “free range,” according to the National Chicken Council (NCC).

“Farm-Raised”

All chickens are raised on farms. So any chicken could be labeled “farm-raised.” When this term is used on restaurant menus and the like, it usually refers to chickens raised on a local farm. 

Natural

Under USDA regulations, a “natural” product has no artificial ingredients, coloring ingredients, or chemical preservatives, and is minimally processed, just enough to get it ready to be cooked. Most ready-to-cook chicken can be labeled “natural,” if processors choose to do so.

Organic

The USDA has a very specific rule to define “organic” production and prohibits the use of the term “organic” on packaging of any food product not produced in accordance with its rule. According to USDA, the organic label does not indicate that the product has safety, quality or nutritional attributes that are any higher than conventionally raised product.

No Hormones Added

Despite what you may hear, no artificial or added hormones are used in the production of any poultry in the United States. Regulations of the Food & Drug Administration prohibit the use of such hormones. No such hormones are used. So any brand of chicken can be labeled “Raised without hormones” or something like that. However, any package of chicken with that type of label must also have a statement that no hormones are used in the production of any poultry

“Raised without Antibiotics” or “Antibiotic-Free”

“Raised without Antibiotics” on a package of chicken indicates that the flock was raised without the use of products classified as antibiotics for animal health maintenance, disease prevention or treatment of disease. Animal health products not classified as antibiotics (such as some coccidiostats, which control protozoal parasites) may still be used. “Antibiotic free” is not allowed to be used on a label but may be found in marketing materials not regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It means the same thing as “Raised without Antibiotics.” All chicken is “antibiotic-free” in the sense that no antibiotic residues are present in the meat due to the withdrawal periods and other precautions required by the government and observed by the chicken companies

 

Source: http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/about-the-industry/chickopedia/

 

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