While visiting my daughter in Maryland, we went to Succotash for lunch after church. I read about Succotash last week in Food and Wine’s “Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.” article. My daughter had eaten there before and said the smoked chicken wings were some of the best she has ever tasted. I love smoked chicken wings, actually I love chicken wings in general. As the youngest child in the family those two pieces were always given to me for dinner. I grew up eating and loving the wings and that hasn’t changed to this day.
Since we were going to be in the vicinity on Sunday, I jumped at the chance to eat at Succotash so I could taste the fried and smoked chicken for myself. I have eaten plenty of great fried chicken in my life so I was really curious to see how this would hold up to other places. Of course we can’t forget some down home fried chicken too.
For starters we ordered the Bacon Mac n’ Cheese and Smoked Chicken Wings with white BBQ sauce and celery slaw. First I have to talk about the white bbq sauce. Oh my goodness, that sauce was Amazing!!!!! As you can see from the picture, they don’t put much on the wings…but they should. It was so good I had to ask the waitress to bring me some more. I have no idea what they put in it, but I ate every drop of it. The sauce really took the wings up another notch. The wings were good but the sauce really added something extra to them. The Bacon Mac N’ Cheese was tasty but in comparison to the wings, it was just average.
There were three of us at the table. I ordered the Fried Chicken n’ Waffles, of course. My daughter ordered Corn Crusted French Toast-brioche with sweet lemon curd and berries. Our friend had the Hangover Special which consisted of fried eggs, pulled pork, potato hash, red-eye gravy and a corn muffin. Well folks, I did not enjoy my meal. First of all I was confused because they only served 3/4’s of the waffle. Wait, what??? Where’s my other piece? Second, they served two drumsticks and one thigh. I HATE drumsticks. In all fairness, the menu did say dark meat but in my mind I was envisioning two juicy wings and one thigh. The waffle was just an ordinary waffle, nothing special. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish my meal. But, I did almost finish my daughter’s!!! Her meal was the big winner of the day. That French toast was like none I had ever tasted before. They really have something special with that dish. That is worthy of a write-up more so than the chicken. I didn’t taste any of the pulled pork platter for myself so I cannot give you my opinion on it.
Succotash is located at the National Harbor. Unfortunately I did not get to walk around the harbor but it appeared to be very nice. It looks like a fun place to spend the afternoon or enjoy a long walk on a beautiful summer evening. I will have to make sure I get back to the harbor and spend some time exploring the next time I am in Fort Washington.
Next up is my trip to the Reading Terminal Market in Philly.
I’ll see you back here soon.