Those flyers have been in the windows for at least two months and I haven't seen anything done there yet. Hopefully though!
How many chicken joints do we need in Uptown?
It's good stuff it was the National Restaurant Show this year.
"It's good stuff it was the National Restaurant Show this year.Wow. What an endorsement.
Well BillyJoe every in the McCormick was asking where I got it.
Billyjoe, how many chicken places are there in Evanston, where you live and haunt?
Glad you asked. The Chicken Shack in Evanston is incredible (I think it's an offshoot of the famed Harold's chain). They serve "real" fried chicken cooked to order (meaning, call ahead or face a long wait), served in those retro wax-covered red gingham boxes. They place it in the box on two pieces of white bread, then cover it with crinkle-cut french fries. You can get either barbecue or hot sauce on the side, but many "Shack" patrons request their orders with barbecue and hot sauces (either or both) slathered directly on the pieces.From the street, Harold's looks like a dive; there are tables inside, but most people get their chicken dinners to go. I can assure you the nicest and efficient folks work there, and have for years. Harold's (unlike Popeye's or KFC) gives the full timers health benefits (I asked) and it is closed on Sundays. Check out this special: Two thighs, two legs w/fries, bread, and cole slaw, $4.60 ($5 even with tax.)www.evanstonchickenshack.comI also have a yen (sorry bout the pun) for Chen's Fried Chicken underneath the Bryn Mawr el stop. I know the owners can be kind of cold and indifferent, but Chen's is a very good deal (try their 10-piece wing special ($4-5). Bonus: One can consider the area under the el tracks in front of Chen's a convenient defacto "drive up" window. I even coaxed a smile out of Chen's sullen wife when I jokingly referred to it as that during a recent visit.
Oops. I meant Cheng's.
Oh, if only White Fence Farm would open a North Side takeout place to complement the one on Harlem & Ogden! You know it's the best restaurant fried chicken you've ever tasted, if you've had the privilege of either eating "in" at their Lemont, IL location or getting "carryout" from Berwyn.
BillyJoe, I was actually being sarcastic.The point being, why are you posting rather dumb, meandering comments about Uptown, when you don't live here?