That sounds a lot like summer. But we just looked at the calendar. Nope, not summer.
That only leaves one explanation: Parson’s Chicken & Fish, the long-awaited new enterprise from the Longman & Eagle crew, is finally soft-open in Logan Square.
Imagine if Harold’s Chicken Shack and Big Star had a love child. That’s basically this. You’ve got a lot of fried food. You’ve got an amazing sun-dappled patio. You’ve got a lot of people with tattoos and thick-framed glasses.
If you want a good old-fashioned bucket of fried chicken, Texas toast and an ice-cold can of Mexican beer, that’s what you shall have. Then again, if you want a Negroni Slushy and some crudo or whipped cod fritters, you shall have that, too.
Just be ready for a pretty jam-packed feel. The inside contains only five booths, and right now they’re only serving beer and cocktails at the backyard picnic tables. But actually, it’s not a bad place to hang out and enjoy all the pleasures a Sour Patch–rimmed margarita can provide while you wait for a table.
And if that’s not enough, just for show, they’ve got an old El Camino parked out front.
The most pleasurable of pickup/sedan hybrids.