National Fried Chicken Day: 5 places to celebrate 


Crispy, tender fried chicken, a dish so delectable it should have its own national holiday. 

Oh, wait, it does – and it happens to be today

What do we do with our fried chicken cravings on National Fried Chicken Day? We take them to any of these five local spots, where crispy bird is the word. 

The Regional Kitchen & Public House 

Chef Lindsay Autry’s famous fried chicken is front and center here all day Thursday in honor of the crispy holiday. Her popular Southern-meets-world restaurant is offering all-you-can-eat fried chicken for $22 per person. That chicken is served with coleslaw and house pickles. 

The Regional: 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-557-6460  


The Parched Pig 

If you’ve ever had Chef Tim Lipman’s addictive fried chicken and waffles at Coolinary Café, you know that chicken is on point. For today’s crispy holiday, it’s Coolinary’s hip little sister, The Parched Pig bar, that’s offering a tempting special in the very same plaza: Lipman’s signature boneless Southern fried chicken and a glass of Champagne for $15. Call it Fried Chicken Day, town-and-country style. The special will be offered from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday. 

The Parched Pig: 4580 Donald Ross Rd., Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-360-3063  


Bay Bay’s Fried Chicken and Waffles 

Belly up to the counter at this busy fried chicken joint and you will be rewarded with a hot batch of deliciously spicy fried chicken. The waffle? It’s yummy enough, but the chicken is the real star here. 

Bay Bay’s has three Palm Beach County locations: in West Palm Beach, at 2400 Okeechobee Blvd. (561- 429-3796) and at 1558 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (561-360-3591), and in Boynton Beach at 326 Congress Ave. (561-364-1187); BayBays.com  


Bud’s Chicken & Seafood 

You’ll need a little patience when you pull up to the drive-through window at this local chain – it’s so popular, the line of cars often snakes out of the parking lot. But it’s worth it – the chicken at Bud’s is proper, as are the sides. 

Bud’s Chicken & Seafood has seven locations in Palm Beach County: To find one near you, visit BudsChicken.com 


PDQ  

You won’t get waffles here with your chicken – or any kind of hipster accoutrement – at PDQ. But you will get some of the best chicken tenders in town. For a cool, spicy touch, ask for the buffalo-blue dipping sauce on the side. 

PDQ: locations in West Palm Beach and Wellington; EatPDQ.com 


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