Ok, I am already beginning to plan my three week trip back to the States for the winter holidays. Because I am out of the country for much of the year, my trips home are the only time I can get, not only Chicago food, but American food in general. And right now, what I am craving is fried chicken. Not Popeyes, though God knows it's tasty, but real Southern fried chicken, which crispy skin and juicy meat. And maybe some great sides, greens, biscuits, the works. If it were summer and I had more than three weeks, I'd road trip down to Stroud's in Kansas City, but I think I need to stick to something more local this time.
I live in Roscoe Village when I am in town, so the Northside is perhaps preferred, although I'm willing to drive for good food.