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Honey Butter Fried Chicken Will Serve Ramen And Cuban Sandwiches This Month

By Chicagoist_Guest in Food on Feb 11, 2016 3:13PM

via HBFC

By Heather Lalley

Avondale's beloved Honey Butter Fried Chicken is putting an international twist on its menu this month as it takes on ramen and the Cuban sandwich.

The popular fried chicken destination will serve up steaming bowls of Fried Chicken Ramen this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dish is served HBFC-style with pimento cheese dashi, fried chicken (of course), ramen noodles and candied jalapeƱos.

“We at Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club have a long-standing, special relationship with ramen,” Christine Cikowski, chef and co-owner of HBFC and SDC, said. “The happiness that is derived from eating ramen is on a higher plane of happiness. We've even defined it as such: ‘ramen happy.’ As in, ‘Are you happy? ... Or are you ramen happy?’ And we strive to be ramen happy and want to share that happiness with Chicago.”

Honey Butter Fried Chicken is also launching a Guest Chef Sandwich Series, to be kicked off by chef John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina Feb. 24 to 28. Manion will serve up the Cuban Clucker, which features chicken strips topped with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, malagueta mayonnaise and yellow mustard on a buttery bun. A buck from each of the $11 sandwiches goes to Manion’s charity of choice, Pilot Light. The organization brings food and nutrition curriculum to schools around Chicago.

And in a trade, Manion will serve a Honey Butter Fried Chicken Buffalo Mac’n Cheese Empanada at La Sirena Clandesina from Feb. 24 to 28. The baked empanada is filled with buffalo sauce-spiked pimento cheese, elbow noodles and Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s fried chicken crunchies. As with the sandwich, $1 from the sale of each empanada will be donated to Pilot Light.