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"I was especially taken with the breast meat—it had a shockingly white appearance, near Mr. Clean white, and was not a bit dry." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Harold's Chicken Shack #36 1361 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL (map); 773-252-2424 The Short...