Parson's Chicken & Fish Lincoln Park - Chicago
The team behind such hits as Cherry Circle Room, Cindy's and Lost Lake take on fried chicken and fish--again--in a sprawling space in Lincoln Park.
The second Parson's Chicken & Fish (the first location is in Logan Square) 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.