The Roost Carolina Kitchen
In this innocuous BYO, North Carolina native Joe Scroggs crafts the finest fried chicken around, a spicy and succulent bone-in beast that’s been buttermilk brined within an inch of its life. Equal care goes into the buttermilk biscuits and peppery cucumber slaw. Scare up a six-pack of Bud and you’ve got yourself a party.
Order: Half bird with two sides, $13; sweet tea, $2
1467 W. Irving Park Rd., Lake View, 312-261-5564