According to David Guas of Bayou Bakery (Arlington, Va):
What's the secret to making the best fried chicken in the world? Still trying to figure that one out. I think that once you think you've perfected anything, the real challenge then comes in trying to make it even better.
Who makes the best fried chicken in the South? These are loaded questions. Because I'm a good New Orleans boy, I gotta say Dooky Chase. Chef Leah Chase is an institution, and the city wouldn't be the quite the same without her. And that chicken — oh man. It's crispy the way you want it to be, it's juicy in all the right ways, it's just the best.