You’re Better Than a Free Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Today is “Cow Appreciation Day” at fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A, which means free entrée chicken sandwiches, nuggets and breakfasts for those who go in dressed in cow-related attire. “Cow-related attire,” by the way, includes everything from a full-on, head-to-toe cow costume or something cow-themed: a watch, a hat, etc. Cow Appreciation Day also — and absolutely — means long lines at the city’s Chick-fil-A locations: the Liberty Place food court, off Columbus Boulevard in South Philly, and on Drexel’s campus. Because people adore Chick-fil-A. They adore it for its always-chipper service, for its fried chicken (in all of its many forms), and for its pretty fantastic lemonade. The one at Liberty Place even has one of its employees hand out wet-naps to Chick-fil-a eaters nearing the end of their meals.

And fine. Those are all fair reasons to love a restaurant. But we’d be morally bereft to ignore the context in which Chick-fil-A operates.

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Obsession: Love & Honey Reviewed

Fried chicken is the star at Love and Honey (Photo: Facebook)

There’s something about fried chicken that speaks to the obsessive streak in certain people. Like barbecue, like soup dumplings, fried chicken is one of those things that dedicated eaters can spend a lifetime cataloging, going further and further afield, chasing after some sweet and mythical epitome like all their breath and future happiness depend on it.

And those who cook it? Particularly among those who do it for a living, fried chicken becomes not just a food—not just an edible object whose preparation requires a certain set of discrete steps—but a vocation. A passion on which they can spend an inordinate amount of time, sweat and treasure.

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East Passyunk Is Getting a Fried Chicken Spot

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Is a fried chicken boom building in Philly?

First, Love & Honey Fried Chicken opens to sellout crowds in Northern Liberties. Now, chef Adam Volk is bringing Redcrest Fried Chicken to the corner where 11th and Cross Streets meet Passyunk Avenue.

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Eat This Now: Love & Honey’s Fried Chicken

Photo by Alex Jones

Last year, we reported that chefs Todd and Laura Lyons would be opening a fried chicken-centric restaurant in their Northern Liberties neighborhood.

Last month, Love & Honey Fried Chicken debuted in a cute, cheery storefront at 1100 North Front Street.

I’m excited to report that you should absolutely eat this now.

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Fried Chicken And Donut Pop-Up At ITV

ITV | Photo by Ted Nghiem

ITV | Photo by Ted Nghiem

Here’s some big news for those of you enamored of the intersection between science and junk food. Alex Talbot of Ideas In Food is coming to Nick Elmi’s ITV for a one-night-only pop-up. And he’s bringing his fried chicken and donuts with him.

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Fried Chicken Comes to East Falls

Foghorn brings fried chicken to East Falls

Foghorn brings fried chicken to East Falls

In Riva’s Arthur Cavaliere has opened his second restaurant in East Falls. Cavaliere has placed Foghorn at 4213 Ridge Avenue, in the long vacant space that once held Fork & Barrel and before that, the Pour House. Foghorn is a fried chicken restaurant that offers a tight menu of half and whole fried chickens as well as a fried chicken sandwich.

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SouthGate Turns One

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One of the best Korean fried chicken joints in town, SouthGate, is turning one. Known for their Korean style fried chicken and green tea waffles, they just recently made the cut for our fried chicken field guide.

Also, they’re turning a year old this week. And to celebrate they’re offering $4 Koren fried chicken wings, $4 Sapporo pints, and $6 Sake Punch. Stop in today or tomorrow between 5 and 11 P.M. to help them mark the occasion.

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Best of Philly: Eat More Fried Chicken

Best of Philly Fried Chicken Sandwich at Samwich | Photo by Jason Varney

Best of Philly Fried Chicken Sandwich at Samwich | Photo by Jason Varney

Best of Philly 2016 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in fried chicken as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.

Everyone is getting in on the fried-chicken-slapped-on-a-bun game these days, but the fried chicken sandwich (pictured) at Samwich (1040 North American Street, #1101, Northern Liberties, and 600 Catharine Street, Bella Vista) rises above the finger-lickin’ fray. A spice-blended, crispy-skinned, buttermilk-brined bird is topped with house-made bacon, pepper jack cheese, ranch dressing and sweet and sour pickles. You’ll need two hands and about 20 napkins.

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Love and Honey: Fried Chicken and Pies for Northern Liberties

Fried chicken will be the star of Love and Honey

Fried chicken will be the star of Love and Honey

Todd and Laura Lyons, two professional chefs and residents of Northern Liberties are planning to open Love & Honey Fried Chicken, a fried chicken and pie restaurant at 1100 North Front Street. The restaurant will occupy 900 square feet of the refurbished refrigeration warehouse at the corner of Front and Wildey.

Todd Lyons is a Senior Research and Development Chef at Campbell’s Soup Company and has been perfecting his fried chicken recipe over the years. Laura has also been in the food business since graduating from Culinary Institute of America, where the couple met. Laura has been working on pie crusts and dessert recipes for the past year, teasing she’s gained 10 pounds for the city.

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Field Guide: Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Philadelphia

Fried Chicken from Fat Ham Philadelphia

Fried chicken from Fat Ham | Photograph by Vanessa Beahn

While Philly isn’t a traditional bastion of poultry excellence, its fried chicken game has gotten strong. Today’s restaurants have innovated, resurrected classic styles, and even won awards for dunking birds. So check out these joints (some new, some old) next time you feel like getting a little fried chicken in you. We give you: the best fried chicken in Philadelphia.

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