Get Your Chicken Fix


If you love fried chicken, you’re in for a treat: Six of our favorite new restaurants serve some version of fried fowl. 

Cask & Barrel 

Serves: Bucket of fried chicken 

When: Thursday night only 

Magpie Cafe 

Serves: Fried chicken dinner for four 

When: Thursday night only 

Hawks Provisions (takeout) 

Serves: Fried chicken, buttermilk biscuit and coleslaw 

When: Lunch Monday–Friday 

Empress Tavern 

Serves: Honey hot fried chicken family dinner for four 

When: Monday–Saturday 

Oak Park Brewing Company 

Serves: Southern fried game hen with grits and collard greens 

When: Lunch and dinner Tuesday–Sunday 


Serves: Fried chicken with Southern-style kale, buttermilk biscuit and honey butter 

When: Lunch and dinner Tuesday–Saturday