In a blatant attempt to earn back the public’s trust after the pea guacamole fiasco, the New York Times alerted us to the fact that Monday is National Fried Chicken Day.

Today is National Fried Chicken Day. Not that you needed an excuse

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 6, 2015

Though we’re sure many Texans got their fill of fried fowl over Fourth of July weekend, any Southerner worth their salt can always make room for an extra wing or two.

Lucy’s Friend Chicken at 2218 College Ave. offers homemade friend chicken from owner and chef James Holmes’ grandmother’s recipe. (RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

If you don’t have previous plans to hit up Pluckers or Chick-fil-A, try one of restaurant critic Matthew Odam’s favorite dining spots with fried chicken on the menu, in some fashion:

Foreign & DomesticGus’s Fried ChickenLucy’sRed Star SouthernThe HightowerJack Allen’s KitchenEast Side King

Need more ideas? Here are a few more restaurants — we are counting menus featuring chicken-fried chicken and other creative interpretations of grease-baptized birds — plucked from our categorized Austin dining lists:

24 Diner (600 N. Lamar Blvd.)Hoover’s Cooking (2002 Manor Road)Threadgill’s (6416 N. Lamar Blvd.)Culver’s (3424 W William Cannon Dr.)Shady Grove (1624 Barton Springs Road)Evangeline Café (8106 Brodie Lane)Gourdough’s Public House (2700 S. Lamar Blvd.)