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Honey Butter Fried Chicken Announces Its Location

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 2, 2012 1:35PM

The back patio of the new location.

We've been waiting for this for a long time. After almost a year of searching, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, the chicken shop from the chefs behind Sunday Dinner Club, has secured a location. Soon we may be able to enjoy their chicken on a regular basis, rather than at sporadic pop-up events.

The new location is in Avondale, at 3361 N. Elston Avenue on the corner of Elston and Roscoe. That corner of Chicago is already a foodie destination, as Honey Butter will form a three block long triangle with Hot Doug's and Kuma's Corner. They should just buy the space in the middle and turn it into a giant tented-over waiting room, since every foodie in Chicago will end up standing there in the rain.

We spoke to an exhausted Christine Cikowski, chef at Sunday Dinner and one of the partners in the new restaurant, early this morning about the space. "It's this great beautiful old building that used to be a Mexican restaurant owned a family for 21 years, and they decided they were done. We have a great relationship with them, and we're excited about converting the space."

The building has an existing back patio, complete with ivy-covered brick walls. Cikowski even had one of those architectural fairy tales come true. "Underneath the dropped ceilings, there was a beautiful old tin ceiling that the owner had forgotten about. It goes into the kitchen too."

The owners released the information to their dinner club list early this morning, as a "thank you" for the years of support. Now it's time to start building. They hope to be done by next spring.