Parson's Chicken & Fish - Chicago
The team behind such hits as Cherry Circle Room, Cindy's and Lost Lake take on fried chicken in this sprawling space in Logan Square.
Parson's Chicken & Fish is particularly busy during summer when its spacious patio is filled with neighborhood types clamoring for picnic-style, communal seats. Wait times are frequently up to an hour, so Parson's has given them a few options to occupy their time.
They can 1) settle in at the bar and sip frozen Negroni cocktails, 2) play ping-pong on one of three tables or 3) hang out on the stadium seats and watch everyone doing all of the above.
Menu highlights include Amish fried chicken, Nashville-style "hot" chicken, grilled chicken and fried fish.