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I took my chicken eatin’ self to a locally-owned establishment in lieu of supporting a national chain that supports hate.

Karen Bowman | August 6, 2012

The Chick-fil-A controversy could fill up hours of debate – and my lovely readers, I don’t have hours. I needed to take action – immediate and swift.  How can I, a simple fruit fly, continue to support gay marriage and oppose Chick-fil-A at the same time without engaging in angry vitriol with Facebook “friends” and neighborhood acquaintances? Eat some chicken damnit.  Make sure its local.  Make sure it’s delicious. Done, done, and done.

I took my chicken eatin’ self to a locally-owned establishment in lieu of supporting a national chain that supports hate.

I found myself at Kuba Kuba and I ordered – you guessed it – a chicken sandwich.  It was delicious – every single, love-filled bite.  I swallowed every refreshing sip of their freshly made lemonade.

Their grilled chicken sandwich atop a lightly toasted Cuban roll adorned with juicy grilled pineapple, a touch of yellow pepper salsa, lettuce and tomato, makes Chick-fil-A’s grilled sandwich look sad, weak and pitiful in comparison.  Oh and the fried plantains it is served with – would win an Olympic Gold Medal while you know who’s fries would be lagging behind in lane 8. It’s $6.95.

Kuba Kuba is a delightful traditional Cuban restaurant located in the heart of the Fan – and guess what?  They are a gay friendly establishment!  Meaning – take a date!  Hold his/her hand  - discuss marriage, life, whatever.  They serve delicious food without judgment.  And that’s the best kind.

I will continue to support locally-owned businesses that serve delicious chicken items – served sans hate.   I’m gonna eat more chicken!

Kuba Kuba is located at 1601 Park Ave., RVA 23220, www.kubakuba.com.