Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California is the kind of fancy-person restaurant that touts itself for serving down-home cuisine, with prices that would make your grandparents blush. Its website is all food porn, featuring large, luxurious photos of fluffy biscuits dripping with gravy, voluptuous chicken sandwiches, and artful mason jars full of sweet tea.
For the minuscule sum of $13.95 a pop (which is really more like $16 with taxes, if you think about it), you too can enjoy the *expensive* taste of down-home flavor. Or so Sweet Dixie Kitchen claims. With such highfalutin marketing, you'd think the chefs at Sweet Dixie had daisy-duke-wearing farmer girls hand-selecting each and every strawberry. That, unfortunately, is not the case.
There's are dark secret behind Sweet Dixie Kitchen's ingredient sourcing practices, and it involves everyone's favorite fried chicken fast-food joint.