Spindale- I have been seeing social media posts about a food truck in Spindale selling fried catfish and fried bone in chicken. I do love good bone-in fried chicken and catfish is one of my favs. (I loved Scoggins catfish……miss them so much, sigh.)
I had to go do a Walmart grocery pick up so I decided to try them out. It was a silver food trailer parked in the empty lot beside the old dry cleaners in Spindale. It is between the church and Wayne’s. They are open from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm or until they run out of food.
The name on the trailer was Carolina Catfish & Mighty Fine Chicken Too. Since I wanted to try both the fish and the chicken I ordered a combo. It costs $16.00 which seems pricey (inflation is getting to all of us) but it does come with slaw, beans, fries, 2 chicken pieces, and 2 pieces of catfish.
The catfish tasted like old time fish camp fried catfish. It had a salty cornmeal type breading that complimented the tasty soft texture of the fish. The chicken was also delicious with an old fashioned breading that was satisfyingly crunchy when biting into the tender chicken.
The fries were good. I am not a big fan of slaw but it was a white slaw and my husband said it was good. The beans were seasoned. All in all I have to say I did like it.
The owner Jimmy Collins, said he will try to be at the Spindale location on Saturdays and Sundays unless he has a previous booking as he does do catering and such. He will not be there Saturday the 16th as he has to be somewhere else that day.
I have not found a facebook page yet but you can call him at 828-305-0026 to see where he will be set up next or to talk with him about catering your next event. If you like fried catfish and bone-in fried chicken he is worth checking out.