Get Yourself a Plate of Honey Butter Fried Chicken

And don’t forget the honey butter.

Photo: Anna Knott

“Don’t forget to put the honey butter on your chicken,” the server says as he lowers a tray of fried chicken onto your table.

Though the reminder may seem silly at a place called Honey Butter, it’s crucial. In a city with no shortage of excellent, affordable fried chicken choices (HBFC’s runs $15 for four pieces, with two corn muffins), this Avondale spot differentiates itself best through accoutrements: rum-barrel-aged hot sauce; inspired sides (three, with a muffin, for $10.50) such as creamed corn with Thai green curry, cumin-laced kale slaw with dehydrated pomegranate, and pimiento mac ’n’ cheese.

And, oh, that honey butter. Whipped till silky, it oozes into the double-battered skin and moist, brined meat, injecting even more decadence into one of life’s great pleasures.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000
Hours: 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. daily; open until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Tuesdays.

Share

Advertisement

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove offensive language, commercial messages, and irrelevancies.

Submit your comment