Q: What is "broasted"?
A: "Broasting is a registered process that builds pressure in the pot which seals in the natural juices while sealing out almost 100% of the cooking oil. The Broaster Co. perfected the first Broaster in 1952." according to Beef Villa.
Q: Where can I purchase broasted foods?
A: Places that we've heard of include Beef Villa (Elgin, Illinois) and Dedham House of Pizza (Dedham, Massachusetts).
Q: What happened to noted broasted chicken restaurant Ma Glockner's in Bellingham, Massachusetts?
A: It went out of business in September 2008.
Q: What happened to The Broasterie in Buffalo Grove, Illinois?
A: Apparently it was replaced by a bank branch.
Q: Before it became a bank, what did the Broasterie say on its Interweb site about its broasted food?
A: It said, "You haven't lived until you've had broasted chicken from The Broasterie, in Buffalo Grove. Now that Gil, Sheila and Ethan are back, the chicken tastes better than ever!"
Q: Have you heard anything about Scotty's Broasted Chicken and Ribs in Lake Havasu City, Arizona?
A: According to an e-mail that we got from Erin Gilchrist, "The food is unbelievable. People come from all over the West Coast to eat at this place, and it's a tiny little shack. They do so well with the broasting thing. You should really check this place out."
Q: Have you heard any references to broasted chicken on TV?
A: On the second episode of "Ed" (Oct. 15, 2000), somebody said "I blew my whole life savings trying to start a broasted chicken restaurant." Then somebody else said "What this jackass knows about broasting chicken could fit in a thimble." Then the first guy said (grumpy and slightly insulted) "That was uncalled for!"
Q: Has broasted chicken ever been mentioned on The West Wing?
A: Yes. In season 3, episode 227221, titled "We Killed Yamamoto," which originally aired in May 2002, Josh Lyman said: "Better to look chicken than to get broasted." Then an unidentified staffer said: "What's broasted?" Then Josh said: "I've never really known, but it's what they do to chickens."
Q: How do you know about all of these broasted chicken references that have been on TV?
A: Stewart told us.