Cluckin' Awesome

Cluckin' AwesomeFried Chicken

Our favorite fried chicken joints in the Queen City are finger-lickin' good, and you're the winner, winner with these chicken dinners. Plus, we uncover the secrets of Indiana fried chicken, hunt for impossibly good vegan fried chicken, find global eats, and feast at eight great wing joints.

By Lauren Fisher, John Fox, M. Leigh Hood, Aiesha D. Little, Kane Mitten, Jed Portman, Sam Rosenstiel, Amanda Boyd Walters, and J. Kevin Wolfe

Edited by Aiesha D. Little

Photograph by Marlene Rounds

Editor’s Letter, July 2023: Fried Chicken All Around

It’s a little jolting, in a good way, to be reminded that different and distinct worlds exist outside of your own navel-gazing routine—even in a city like Cincinnati.

An Impossible Quest for “Actually Good” Fake Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is my favorite dish. Too bad I’m a masochistic vegetarian.

Going Global: Fried Chicken from Around the World

Fried chicken looks different depending on where you are in the world. But more importantly, it’s all delicious.

Our Favorite Fried Chicken Joints in the Queen City

Feast at these 16 local restaurants that are making finger-lickin' good fried chicken.

Wingin’ It: Eight Great Fried Chicken Wing Spots

Pull up a stool and sink your teeth into some darn good fried chicken wings at these Greater Cincinnati joints. 

Indiana’s Fried Chicken Is A Whole Different Bird

Just across the state line lies a classic taste of American cuisine—and you can experience it almost any night of the week.

Read a digital copy of our July issue!