You guys! Honey Butter Fried Chicken is turning FOUR on Thursday, September 14th! Can you believe we are this big already? Fried Chicken Restaurant is growing up so fast.
To celebrate, we are gonna run some super specials in-house on our birthday*:
$ 4 Fried Chicken Strips
$ 4 Top Notch beer (our special collab brew with Half Acre!)
$ 4 Birthday Cake Dump Cake!
Birthday specials are available for dine-in or takeout only. Top Notch must be consumed in house. :)
Suffice to say, we are so grateful (and lucky!) that we are a healthy, sustainable business with wonderful customers in a supportive community. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we opened the corner door on Roscoe and Elston, but we couldn’t be more proud of our work and service to our customers, community, and employees. Much is on the horizon for HBFC - we are excited to continue to share our story with you. Onward to Year Five!
The biggest thanks always goes to our hardworking, amazing, hilarious, and friendly staff. Our restaurant team is strong. HBFC would not be HBFC without the people that do the work to make the Fried Chicken and Honey Butter magic happen.
Thank you from all of us and hope to see y’all for our birthday party on Thursday 9/14!
Josh, Christine, Cam, Danielle, Nate, Sarah, Katie, Becca, Kelly, Anthony, Lauren, Juan M Gio, Joe, Jordan, Dylan W, Christian, Alex, Matt, Dylan K, Emilie, Adam, Luis, Edwin, Bill, Ken, Brennan, Syrena, Alba, Veronica, Victor, Maria, Faruk, Nichole, Dorell, Tommy, Deejay, Chris, Scott, Tip, Jean, Nicole, Amber, G, Kamau, Juan RT, and Yazmin
More details soon… but mark your calendars! HBFC turns 4 years old!
Oh, it’s on. We return to Publican Quality Meats to defend our champion burger from last year. HBFC people, mobilize! We need to you eat burgers and then vote for your favorite (obviously, it will be ours). It’s a tall order, but we know you can handle it!
Join us and some of Chicago’s top chefs at Step Up’s 7th annual Shine & Dine on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Nearly 700 guests attend Shine & Dine each August to sip and snack their way through tasting stations from Chicago's top eateries, while raising vital funds for Step Up's mentorship programs. Our chef and owner Christine is the chef chair of the event! We’ll be serving fried chicken nachos.
Get your tickets! https://www.suwn.org/sd
In an effort to give our hardworking staff a day off with their friends and family, HBFC will closed in observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Sunday July 3rd and Wednesday July 5th with regular hours. Celebrate fully and responsibly!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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! http://www.pawsup.com/pdf/2017-paws-up-program-guide.pdf
HUGE NEWS. As in, GIANT news!
Our next Clucker Collaboration sandwich is with... Jason Vincent, chef and owner of one our favorite restaurants, GIANT. EXCITEMENT!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this flavor champion of a sandwich. Presenting the Giardiniera Giant: Fried Chicken Strips with Sesame Eggplant, Hot Giardiniera, Onion, Pickles, and Aioli served on a Sesame Bun. (Pictured above in all of its glory.)
This deliciousness starts TODAY Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th during regular HBFC business hours. Available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery via Caviar.
Bonus: $1 of every sandwich sold will go toward Jason’s charity of choice, Planned Parenthood.
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: www.trycaviar.com
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.
Our very own Chef Du Cuisine Cam Waron and Sunday Dinner Club Executive Sous Chef Becca Grothe are throwin’ down for Camchi Kimchi at the 25th Annual Great Chef’s Tasting Party at the Grand Sheraton Hotel. Event proceeds fund programs that help children and adults with disabilities live richer, more independent lives.
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! http://russellstreetdeli.com
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: http://www.greyghostdetroit.com
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
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: http://baconfestchicago.com
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.
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: http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/alternative-ticket-page/
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)
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
Roasted Garlic Grits
Lunch Box Two ($12)
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
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 www.honeybutter.com or call 773.478.4000.
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!