A fried chicken place? YES! A fried chicken place. Honey Butter Fried Chicken is a new OPP partner!
I first met HBFC’s owner Christine Cikowski at Kelly Purkey’s For Reals Meals. I was actually a little nervous that she was coming to the lunch. I thought she might think that my mission was way not up her alley. But just the opposite happened. She asked how she could get involved. I was so inspired by her openness and innovative attitude towards food that I couldn’t wait to partner with her. And I had always wanted to eat something at her restaurant…it’s pretty popular here in Chicago and has gotten a lot of national media attention too.
Their first OPPing dish is an Onion Ring Sandwich with Smokey Paprika Hummus, Pea Tendrils, and Roasted Red Peppers on a Ciabatta Bun. Now, I know what you’re thinking…um, onion rings aren’t healthy. Well, I’m for sure not saying you ought to eat onion rings everyday. Just like you wouldn’t eat fried chicken everyday (or maybe you do and you know there’s no judging here). It’s indulgent. Maybe it’s a special treat. But the point is that it’s an option. It’s a plant-based option at a fried chicken place. A crazy good option too! I ate mine sans bun and was licking every last drop of the smokey paprika hummus I could find.
They also have a roasted sweet potato side that is full on plant too. Not to mention an outdoor patio with boozy cocktails and very cold beer. Thanks so much to Christine and her team for making this happen! Couldn’t be more grateful. Check out more on Honey Butter Fried Chicken their hours on the OPP restaurant page.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken • 3361 N. Elston Avenue , Chicago • honeybutter.com
*What restaurant do you want to see get planticized and become an OPP partner? Tell me in the comments!*