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13 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

It's never been a better time to feast on fried chicken sandwiches in Chicago. While there are more options than we could ever catalog, here is a collection of some of our favorites. More

A Sandwich a Day: Nurse Betty at M Burger

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

It's nowhere near as essential as the burger, but that's not really the point of a grilled chicken sandwich, is it? Most people just want chicken that still reasonably juicy, and on that point M Burger does a truly admirable job. More

The Rotisserie Chicken Only Scratches the Peruvian Surface at D'Candela

Joe Roy 8 comments

I'm just as likely to stick to a place's specialty as anyone, but in D'Candela's case, you'd be well served to dig a little deeper. More

Eat This Now: Fire Chicken at Dancen

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There's not much from the road that would convince you to give Dancen a try, let alone that it'd have something on its menu as fantastic as fire chicken. More

Devour Best-Ever Lemon Fries at Cross-Rhodes in Evanston, IL

Chicago Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Cross-Rhodes, a Greek diner in Evanston, serves lemon-bathed, feta-showered fries, plus other brightly flavored Mediterranean musts. More

Staff Picks: 8 Great Chicken Dishes in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 5 comments

For the latest round of Staff Picks, contributors were asked to name their favorite chicken dish in the city. It seemed liked an easy question, but our contributors wrestled with the idea. These picks became personal, and, for that matter, mostly fried. More

Lunch in the Loop: Chicken Planet

Lunch in the Loop Dennis Lee 8 comments

Ever since I started this Lunch in the Loop column, everybody's been harping on me to put up a post about Chicken Planet. More

The Over 21 Club: Carson's

The Over 21 Club Dennis Lee 1 comment

I always remembered Carson's to be, well, kind of crappy. But when I entered, the first thing I noticed was that the interior of the place appeared to be recently renovated. I looked over the menu and discovered that everything looked...oddly fancy. I was puzzled. More

Standing Room Only: Harold's Chicken Shack

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger 16 comments

"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... More

Standing Room Only: Tropic Island Jerk Chicken

Standing Room Only Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

"Jerk wouldn't be jerk without the heat." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Tropic Island Jerk Chicken 419 E. 79th Street, Chicago IL 60619 (map); 773-224-7766‎ The Short Order: Juicy jerk chicken, laced with spices. Want Fries with That? No, but you'll definitely... More

D'Candela for a Taste of Peru in Chicago

Michael Nagrant 2 comments

Cordero con frijoles y arroz at D'Candela My good friend Mike Sula, the intrepid food reporter for the Chicago Reader recently told the story of D'Candela, an Irving Park Peruvian joint. It reminded me that I had an incredible... More

Traveling the World One Wing at a Time

Michael Nagrant 3 comments

"Each of the 46 flavors spanning the international scene, from Jamaica (Fire Jerk, Rum BBQ) to Italy (Parmesan, Tomato Basil Pesto), is a study in balance and contrast." Chicago's Wings Around the World is like the Baskin Robbins of Chicken... More

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