Big Shake’s, Franklin, TN

In my pursuit for fantastic local joints, I stopped at Big Shake’s, Franklin, Tennessee.

imageThis is a small joint, several tables and a counter, as you can see in the photo below:

imageThey have some darn spicy chicken for sure, but I like the flavor of chicken just as it is. Nonetheless, I tried the regular and the “cry baby” which is a mild hot version.

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The cry baby heat comes as a sort of after taste, just enough to tickle those receptors. As for the regular fried chicken, it was juicy and good. Next time, I’ll move up the heat ladder; see what happens. Enjoy every meal.

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Shoco Snack, Aruba

You’ll find Shoco Snack on Schotlandstraat between Ling’s Grocery and the Sasaki Texaco.

Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Shoco Snack, Aruba.

This is a local joint, mostly take-away, but there are a few seats at the counter where you can enjoy your snack and read Diario, the local newspaper.

The counter at Shoco Snack, Aruba.

The counter at Shoco Snack, Aruba.

The food here is local, simple, hearty fare. The prices are reasonable, meaning currently you’ll spend about 20 florins or less for a platter like you see below.

Roast chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Roast chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Of course, each day they have a few specials. I recommend going early for lunch to get your selection. Below is the grilled chicken platter.

Grilled chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

Grilled chicken platter take away from Shoco Snack, Aruba.

There’s plenty of food there, enough rice for 3 people underneath the chicken. This might be an easy alternative for a quick meal during your stay. Bon dia.

Kikoriko, Aruba

  • Kikoriko recently opened in Aruba, DWI. This is a rotisserie chicken joint, a food I really enjoy.
Rikoriko chicken joint in Aruba, DWI.

Rikoriko chicken joint in Aruba, DWI.

The place operates on a simple system. You step up to the counter, order your platter than wait a few minutes while they make it up for you. Dining is eat in, or take out. I decdied to eat in, and got a half chicken platter with a few sides that you see below:

Half chicken platter at Rikoriko in Aruba, DWI.

Half chicken platter at Rikoriko in Aruba, DWI.

That was a tasty meal with local variations on the sides. In Aruba, you’ll find most local places serve double starch. So, you get potatoes and rice. Good for carb loading if you have some major activity planned. The meal was generally tasty. The price was right. Give this place a try. Easy to find on the main road heading toward Santa Cruz.

Galiña Stoba, JoAnn Snack, Aruba

Continuing with the food theme here in Aruba and still using the iPhone… here’s a look at the galiña stoba platter at JoAnn Snack. This is kind of like crock pot chicken with all the sides. Here’s the video:

The chicken is fall off the bone delicious. There’s plenty of starch there to keep you going all day as well. Again, the prices at these local joints can’t be beat. Plus, there’s lots of local atmosphere that you may find interesting and entertaining. Bon dia.

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