ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Gizzard City, Potterville
Most of us know about Joe's Gizzard City in Potterville...home of the tenderest, bestest chickenest gizzards in the country...maybe even the world.
I've had these gizzards for many years and they ARE tasty. There are some disbelievers, naysayers and skeptics who wince when you suggest gizzards for lunch or dinner...but those people probably haven't tried these gizzards; they just might change their minds if they do.
The Bristol family have owned this establishment for almost sixty years, beginning in 1960...so that says a mouthful. Many people keep going back for these gizzards and there's plenty of gizzard souvenirs to pick up...I myself have a Gizzard City t-shirt!
So...WHAT EXACTLY IS A GIZZARD?
According to Wikipedia, "the gizzard.....is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals.....this specialized stomach constructed of thick muscular walls is used for grinding up food..." This description won't bother people who love these gizzards; however, if there's a certain person you're attempting to talk into trying gizzards, well...don't describe what a gizzard is.
Anyhoo, get over there soon and scarf up some souvenirs and a basket of deep-fried gizzards; keep in mind, there are plenty of other menu options for the tender-hearted.
...and once you're there, take a few minutes to drive around Potterville. It's a nice place to visit.