Celebrate September with Poultry Perfection at These Best Local Spots
Fried, grilled, spicy, boneless, white, dark — how do you like your chicken? Chow on any and every variety of this versatile meat during September, National Chicken Month! Try one of these Best Local spots in Chicago and the suburbs for your chicken cravings.
Lillie’s Q is a Best Local barbecue favorite. Try the smoked fried chicken plain or with dirt BBQ rub at this southern-style restaurant. (Tip: Order the mac and cheese as a side!) Get to the Wicker Park location (1856 W. North Ave.) via a 17-minute blue line el ride from Kingsbury Plaza, and its River North location (130 N. Clinton St.) via a 3-minute walk from 180 N. Jefferson in the West Loop.
Get an Indian chicken dish at Best Local Indian Harvest in Naperville (796 Royal Street Dr. Suite 101). The chicken tikka masala gets the most Yelp love, but consider trying the tandoori chicken at the lunch buffet, served with naan and a number of different entrees and appetizers. Like it spicy? Try the chicken Chennai. Just a 7-minute drive from Lincoln at the Parks in Naperville!
Do some good ol’ traditional American fare at Best Local Lincoln Whiskey Kitchen in Schaumburg (930 N. Meacham Rd.). Start with the buffalo chicken flatbread, and follow it with one of its numerous chicken entrees: stacked chicken enchiladas, roasted chicken crepes, grilled chicken madeira and more. But, you can’t go wrong with its simple grilled chicken sandwich. Just a 6-minute drive from Park Meadows in Schaumburg!