Location: Numerous (Best are 87th & Kedzie, 83rd & Ashland) Hours: Vary by location
Growing up in Minnesota, KFC and Popeyes were the marquis chicken places aside from a few token spots like El-Amins, Shorty & Wags, and Pizza Gallery. When i came to the city of Chicago, it was clear that one name rang loudest in the conversation over chicken; Harold’s. A Southside institution, Harold’s Chicken Shack has reached national acclaim for having some of the best wings, not only in Chicago; but in the entire United States as well. When driving on the Southside you’ll see a Harold’s in just about every neighborhood stretching down into the city’s south suburbs, you can find them all across the city but they are most prevalent out south. The chicken itself is great, Juicy, Crispy and lathered in a sauce locals have named “Mild Sauce”; it’s like a blend of BBQ, Honey BBQ and ketchup. They provide a variety of sauces but Mild is really the only way to go, if you’re ever in Chicago you CAN NOT leave without eating at one of the many around town. Thank me later.
Location: 907 W Belmont Ave, Chicago P: 773-525-7900 Hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-Midnight, Sat-Sun: 11AM-2AM
Philly’s Best is hands down one of the best restaurants that offer the Philly style cheese steak in the Chicago area. There are 3 locations, but our go to is the one on Belmont avenue; situated between Sheffield avenue & Clark street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Once inside, any true philly steak enthusiast will quickly notice the authenticity of this place’s attitude; in comparison to OG steak places in Philly (Pat’s & Geno’s). The sandwiches themselves stack right up to the originals and they serve some pretty good pizza as well, if you’re on a budget don’t worry; you’ll leave full for about $10. If you’re ever near Wrigleyville or the Lincoln Park area i’d highly recommend a visit, you definitely wont be disappointed.
Location: 825 Washington Ave SE #104, Minneapolis P: 612-378-3243 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10:30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 10:30AM-Midnight
Cane’s is one of those places that you might pass everyday without noticing it, but once you stop in you’re hooked, possibly for life. Situated in Minneapolis’ Stadium Village neighborhood, Cane’s has quickly become a local favorite among hungry University of Minnesota students. Originally based solely in Louisiana, Cane’s specializes in premium chicken; they only have chicken strips and chicken sandwiches…that’s it. The simplicity of the menu adds to the greatness of the restaurant, you know the chicken’s good when that’s all they serve. For all my sauce savvy eaters beware, Cane’s strictly prohibits any other condiment but their own “Cane’s Sauce” which tastes like a mixture of familiar flavors (Thousand islands?), but is still very much a mystery. This place wont put too much of a beating on your wallet either and I’ve found it to be a great hangover cure as well. Stop in and get a taste of what you’ve been missing.
This week will see a number of indie projects open on select screens across the country. We mentioned the Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsmen) drama Equals opening this Friday, about a couple who falls in love as the result of a disease in a futuristic utopia that is devoid of feeling and emotion, and the tension it causes between them and their society. Co-starring with Stewart is Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Apocalypse), who are led by director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Breathe In).
Also opening on the indie circuit this week is a new animated movie called Phantom Boy, which takes place in the 1940s-50s and follows a young boy with superpowers who helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his efforts to take down a notorious mob boss. The film comes from Oscar-nominated filmmakers Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol (A Cat in Paris) and stars French actors Edouard Baer (Chicken with Plums), Jean-Pierre Marielle (Coup de torchon, The DaVinci Code), and Audrey Tautou (A Very Long Engagement, Amelie).
Better late than never… well I suppose. That definitely isn’t our motto, but due to some major life changes we have been a little behind on a few projects. As promised, our recap from two weekends ago is finally here. Yeah, it seems like forever, but why not re-live those moments anyways.
Glow Mechanics threw down at Asian Taste, the familiar hip-hop spot infused with some dynamite asian food; you really cannot go wrong here. If you were part of the modest group that attended that evening, then you were lucky enough to get a nice taste of what is to come from the trio. Two saturdays ago, marked yet abother busy weekend in Minneapolis, and so far things have yet to slow down.
Location: 1551 W Division Street, Chicago When: Monday, October 28th @ 10PM
Chicago’s highly celebrated Porn & Chicken dance party will be throwing their annual “Anything Goes Halloween Banger” TONIGHT at their home turf the Evil Olive. These things get pretty buck wild and the Halloween parties never fall short of mayhem, if you’re looking for a pre-Halloween party this one is a MUST ATTEND. Check out the clip below to see exactly what you’re in for.
Location: 770 N Halsted Street, Chicago When: 9:30PM-2AM
Jugrnaut has been on fire as of late so it’s only right that they fuel it by throwing a dope ass event. On Friday, September 6th they’ll be hosting a party at Tantrik, it’ll be 18+ and $5 before midnight; $10 after. The DJ line up is absolutely nuts, it includes: Matt Boy White & Manny Muscles both of Chicago’s highly coveted Treated Crew, DJ Iggy and also Kite of Porn & Chicken. Caleb James of Save Money will also be conducting a special perfomance so make sure to get down there and enjoy some good music, you’ll definitely have a good time.
The guys (and gals) over at Porn & Chicken have been doing there thing as of late, they recently did a show in Hawaii and shut down Spring Awakening at Soldier Field. Here’s a glimpse into the madness that is Porn & Chicken, drunken debauchery at it’s finest; if you’re averse to nudity this is definitely not the place for you.