Father’s Day at HBFC June 18th

Research has shown that Dad’s love Fried Chicken. Specifically, Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Celebrate Dad’s Day with us!  

We are open from 10am - 9pm on Sunday June 18th.

If you prefer to butter your fried chicken at home, contact us for catering -

Josh and Christine Guest Chefs at Paw’s UP Resort in Montana June 16-18

YES, THIS IS HAPPENING: Josh and Christine cooking for a farm dinner with Doug Sohn at Paw’s UP resort in Montana for their Long Table Artisan Picnic. It’s like a taste of Roscoe Street reunion, nestled in the mountains and vistas of gorgeous Montana landscape! Itching to get out of town and immerse in nature at one of the most beautiful places in the USA - and eat sausages and fried chicken while you do it?  Join us!

Secret Menu Item on Caviar - for delivery only! Now available.

It’s no secret that we love our delivery partner, Caviar. Which is why we’ve teamed up with them to create a SUPER SECRET DELIVERY ONLY MENU ITEM!  

Introducing The Monster Smash! Schmaltz Smashed Potatoes, Fried Chicken, Camchi Kimchi, Crunchies, Spicy Honey Mayo, and Scallions. It’s basically the loaded mashed potatoes of your dreams. You are encouraged to show your excitement.

Starting today, you can order the MONSTER SMASH only on Caviar and have it delivered to your home. And this is a secret you can definitely tell others.

To place your order, please visit our Caviar page:

Craft & Cuisine at Wrigley Park - Saturday 5/13

Join us for a Saturday of tasty HBFC food at Craft and Cuisine May 13th at the Park at Wrigley. Attend one of two sessions on Saturday, 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. and enjoy more than 40 beer and wine tastings, live music, food bites from us and other kickass restaurants like Yusho, Cafe Tola, and Smoke Daddy, and chef demonstrations from super awesome chefs like Paul Kahan and Stephanie Izard. General Admission session tickets are available for $49 per session.

  • VIP session tickets are available for $79 per session providing 30 minute early entrance to event, premium bar, hors d'oeuvres and access to VIP terrace.

  • Designated Driver session tickets are available for $15 per session and include unlimited soda and water.

Admission includes beer and wine tastings with food sold separately. Review the Craft and Cuisine Frequently Asked Questions prior to attending the event. Chef Demonstration lineup subject to change.


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HBFC Pop Up in Detroit! Saturday April 22nd & Sunday April 23rd

HBFC hits the road this spring to bring our fried chicken and food to the great people of The D!


On Saturday 4/22 from 8am-3pm, we’ll pop up for breakfast and lunch at Russell Street Deli - thanks to our friends Ben Hall and Jason Murphy for hosting us! We’ll serving Honey Butter Fried Chicken Sandwiches, as well as add our Fried Chicken to a Russell Street Deli waffle for brunch. Seriously - only time our chicken has ever been served with waffle. A new frontier for our food. EXCITED!


On Sunday April 23rd, we’ll collaborate on a 5 course dinner at Grey Ghost with our pal John Vermiglio, who was a chef in Chicago for many years before opening Grey Ghost last year. Expect some Spanish influenced dishes - including fried chicken! To reserve seats for this awesome collab dinner:


GCM/Angelic Organics fundraising dinner at Bang Bang • Tuesday April 4th 6-9pm • SOLD OUT

We are so stoked to cook for an event with and for our favorite people! Join us at Bang Bang's new Ravenswood location for dinner and a discussion on the ways that women are changing the face of our local food system and leading innovation that increases sustainable food access in Chicago. Each $65 ticket includes appetizers, a 3-course sit down dinner, and a complimentary cocktail from Chicago purveyors. Menu will be seasonal using ingredients from local farms, and will be posted one week prior to each event. Email with questions or dietary concerns. Space is limited.

Tuesday, April 4  |  Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits (Ravenswood) - 4947 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL

6pm Cocktails & Appetizers  ~  7pm Dinner & Discussion

Chefs & Presenters:  Chefs Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp of Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chef Emily Stewart of Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, Jen Rosenthal of Planted Chicago, Tracy Boychuk of The Roof Crop, and Jackie Gennett of Bushel & Peck's

Beverage Purveyors: KOVAL Distillery, Candid Wines, and more!


Baconfest! • Saturday April 1st, 12-3pm

Chicago’s beloved annual celebration of bacon returns the weekend of March 31st/April 1st. We will be serving our bacon fueled offering during the lunch session on Saturday April 1st. Tickets are available here:


Join us, and like a hundred other chefs, as we proudly plate up a thousand portions of our very best bacon dish. We return this year, ready to defend our Baconfest win of 2016!

Bonus: listen to James VanOsdol’s podcast with our Chef/Owner Christine, talking about our Baconfest dish (Loaded Smashed Potatoes anyone?!) and all things HBFC.

Good Food Award and Cooking Demo • Saturday March 18th 10am - 11:30am

Our chefs Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp have been named the co-recipients of Family Farmed’s 2017 Good Food Chef of the Year Award!

Hooray! We are so honored. We’ve been told we are receiving this distinction because our “... local and sustainable sourcing, fair and inclusive treatment of their workers, and their social conscience(ness)…” We’ll take it! After the award ceremony, Christine and Josh will conduct a cooking demo that will kick of the festival’s Chefs at Play program on the main stage. Open to the public!  


Get tickets here:

HBFC Lunch Promo has arrived!

The Lunch Box -- available starting Wednesday March 15, 2017. Enjoy this little gem for in-house dining, pick up, or delivery through Try Caviar.

Those looking for both a quick or leisurely lunch, now have the opportunity to create a customized Lunch Box with a fulfilling meal that uses locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, for a discounted price during weekday lunch hours. 

Lunch Box One ($10)

Choose one:

  • 2-Piece Fried Chicken Served with Honey Butter and Corn Muffins

  • Fried Chicken Strips

  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken Sandwich

  • Original Fried Chicken Sandwich – a.k.a. “THE OG”

  • HBFC Salad or Caesar Salad

Choose one side:

  • Pimento Mac ’n Cheese

  • Kale and Cabbage slaw

  • Schmaltz Smashed Potatoes

  • Creamed Corn

  • Roasted Garlic Grits


Lunch Box Two ($12)

Choose one:

  • Camchi Fried Chicken Sandwich

  • Honey Buffalo Sandwich

  • Sandwich of the Month

  • HBFC Salad or Caesar Salad with Fried Chicken Strips or Fried Tofu Strips

Choose one side:

  • Pimento Mac ’n Cheese

  • Kale and Cabbage Slaw

  • Schmaltz Smashed Potatoes

  • Creamed Corn

  • Roasted Garlic Grits

The Lunch Box special is available weekly Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please visit or call 773.478.4000.

Eataly Guest Pizza Night • Tuesday March 14th 6pm-9pm

HBFC Chef’s Christine and Josh continue their habit of putting fried chicken on pizza, creating a guest pizza at Eataly on Tuesday 3/14. Just show up or reserve a table (link below).


Our Pizza alla Honey Butter Fried Chicken (Fried Chicken with Honey Butter, Pimento Pepper Sauce, Mozzarella, and Shallots) will be paired with Eataly’s amazing pizzaiolo Simone Iavarone's Americanata pizza (Buffalo Chicken, Eataly's Housemade Calabrian Cheese Spread, Mozzarella di Bufala, and Jalapeño). Obviously, you want both of these pizzas.

Hope to see ya there!



Clucker Collaboration! Tuesday March 7th - Sunday March 12th

Announcing our next guest sandwich collaboration - The Croissantwich! Featuring the best croissants ever from Sandra Holl at Floriole Bakery. The Croissantwich runs Tuesday March 7th - Sunday March 12th. Offering a serious upgrade to our Honey Butter Fried Chicken Sandwich, the Croissantwich combines fried chicken and honey butter on a buttery, flakey Floriole croissant. YUM.

For every Croissantwich sold, we will donate $1 to Floriole’s charity of choice, Pilot Light, an organization which helps fund and empower children to make healthier choices by strategically integrating food and nutrition education within school standards and culture.

**Limited quantities available each day.

HBFC Brunch Pop Up at The Kitchen Bistro

Sunday March 5th 10am-3pm

We are combining brunch forces for good with The Kitchen Bistro and our pal chef Johnny Anderes. On Sunday March 5th from 10am-3pm, you can sample some of our favorite brunchy foods plus a special dish created just for this fine occasion (HBFC Hash, anyone?!) in The Kitchen's beautiful River North dining room.


For more info:  

To make reservations, please call: 312.836.1300 or book online at


Are you ready for some... HBFC with your football?!

Pre-order your 2017 HBFC Super Bowl Party Pack!

Pre-orders for pick-up and  Caviar Delivery are available now!

Super Bowl Party Pack is only available for pick up or delivery on Super Bowl Sunday February 5th.

Super Bowl Party Pack must be pre-ordered and quantities are limited.


  • 8 Piece Fried Chicken with Honey Butter
  • 8 Corn Muffins
  • 8 Honey Buffalo Wings
  • Pimento Mac 'n Cheese with Garlic Breadcrumbs
  • Smoky Bacon Baked Beans
  • 4 Snickerdoodle Cookies

*Each pack serves approximately 4 people

*Each pack comes with a cool mini HBFC Football (while supplies last)


Pre-order for PICKUP of the Super Bowl Party Pack at Honey Butter Fried Chicken between 11AM and 6PM on 2/5/2017 from our online store here.

Place an order for DELIVERY of the Super Bowl Party Pack from our delivery partner Caviar by clicking here.

If you have any questions please email us at


January 2017 Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night!


You guys reeeeeeeally like Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night at HBFC. So much that we'll need to host another one. We are not sad about this AT ALL. (Read: We like it as much as you do). We are pleased to announce our next Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night on Monday January 30th from 5pm-9pm!

This Fried Chicken Fried Rice batch is super special - because it features our Chef De Cuisine Cam Waron's glorious housemade kimchi, appropriately named Camchi. (Get it? It's kimchi made by Cam! So very clever, Cam.) Throw in a little Honey Butter and Nueske's bacon with the fried chicken and Camchi, and we've got ourselves Fried Chicken Fried Rice success.

Each Fried Chicken Fried Rice comes with a Korean BBQ-style Egg Roll With Sticky Ssam Dipping Sauce (YUM) and a Housemade Fortune Cookie.

Oh -- and try the new HBFC G&T draft cocktail while you wait for your order. It's made with our house tonic (infused with Szechuan peppercorn!) and Finn's Gin and it is delightful. If that ain't your jam, HBFC’s full bar is available for all your beverage needs. You can take your food to go, or eat it at the bar, or have it delivered via Caviar. Hope to see ya there!  

Fried Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Night Menu:

Fried Chicken Fried Rice with Camchi Kimchi, Honey Butter, & Nueske’s Bacon

Korean BBQ-style Egg Roll with Sticky Ssam Dipping Sauce

Housemade Fortune Cookie

Date, Time, and Details:

Monday January 30th

• Location: Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N. Elston Ave, Chicago IL, 60618

• Fried Chicken Fried Rice is open from 5pm to 9pm (or until we run out)! Order in person for takeout or order for delivery via Caviar.

• $15.95 per order includes fried rice, egg roll, and fortune cookie (items are not available a la carte).

• Full HBFC bar beverages are available for purchase while you wait.

• Please note: HBFC will not be open for regular food or service.

Please email us if you have any questions or need more information:


One special night, New Year's Eve 2016, we will offer fancied up versions of HBFC favorites! Available for pickup or delivery only. We have a limited number of packages available so get your order in soon. Each package serves 4 and includes:

  • 8-Piece Fried Chicken with Truffle Honey Butter
  • 8 Cheddar and Chive Corn Muffins
  • Bacon Pimento Mac 'n Cheese with Caramelized Onions
  • Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes with Champagne Gravy
  • 4 Chocolate Toffee Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Bean Filling

AVAILABLE NOW: Place an order for PICKUP of the NYE takeout package at Honey Butter Fried Chicken between 6PM and 10PM on 12/31/2016 from our online store here.

AVAILABLE NOW: Place an order for DELIVERY of the NYE takeout package from our delivery partner Caviar by clicking here.

If you have any questions please email us at


Happy New Year!