When Orlandoans were in the mood for “Coup de Maitre” Fried Chicken and Prime Shrimp Dinners in the 1940’s, they could stop at the Shell Station on Edgewater. Based on the street address, this was located where Jersey Mike’s Subs is located today.
Putting “Coup de Maitre” at the top of the advertisements suggested they were serving better-than-average gas station fried chicken. The perfect accompaniment would be a California wine from the now defunct wineries, Cresta Blance and Petri. Nearly 70 years later and the Shell Station long gone, tasty fried chicken is still just across the street at Publix.