One hundred years after Walter Knott settled in Buena Park to start his berry farm, the Chicken Dinner restaurant at his legendary park is reopening for to-go service. Starting on Tuesday, May 5, you can call in for a bucket of the park’s fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, corn, and biscuits with boysenberry jam and pick it up at the curb in front of the Knott’s Marketplace. You can also order desserts, including whole boysenberry pies ($13)—just like Cordelia Knott used to make—at a separate window at the farm bakery. The park expects online ordering to begin Wednesday. But if you need your chicken fix earlier, you can phone in your order at (714) 220-5083.
Every boysenberry in the world can trace its lineage to Knott’s Berry Farm. Walter Knott revived a hybrid plant that was created by Rudolf Boysen and left to die on the vine. Knott named the hybrid of European raspberry, European blackberry, American dewberry, and loganberry after the botanist, and the rest is delicious California history.
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