Street Eats: Mya's Fried Chicken
WHAT TO GET: First decision: are you a light or dark meat person? (Bonus points to those who say dark.) From there it's a choice between fried chicken pieces, fried chicken biscuit sliders, or chicken and waffle sandwiches topped with homemade hot sauce and Ohio maple syrup. Mya's made-in-truck biscuits are also justifiably popular. Served warm, they're particularly good slathered in herbed honey.
ON THE SIDE: Sides include mac and cheese, green beans, smashed potatoes with pan gravy, and creamy coleslaw -- all made from scratch. Everyone in line on our last visit had a different favorite, but the smashed potatoes are our pick. The homemade gravy atop them starts with the chicken drippings, so it's rich and meaty. Pure comfort-food contentment. Mark plans to debut desserts this winter, and we've heard rumors of fried apple pies.
DON'T FORGET: The herbed honey and spicy vinegar drizzles. These additions add a little heat and a little sweetness to the meat and are not to be missed.
Bethia Woolf, owner of the tour company Columbus Food Adventures, blogs at streeteatscolumbus.com