HUNTER’S NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: PARSON’S CHICKEN & FISH
2952 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Summer may be behind us, but more days of al fresco dining await those eager to enjoy the coming crisp autumn weather. For patio perfection, Parson’s Chicken & Fish is a Logan Square favorite. Serving up tasty deep fried eats and delicious local libations for the last five years, Parson’s continues to grow in popularity due in large part to their outdoor space which was newly renovated and expanded this spring.
Parson’s hungry patrons rave about the hush puppies, fried chicken, and their new classic, a Cheez-it encrusted baked mac ‘n cheese. If after-hour drinks are on the agenda, the Original Negroni Slushy, created by Parson’s acclaimed mixologist Charlie Schott, is an award-winning must-try. For more mellow refreshment, Parson’s teamed up with Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing for a house session-ready light beer, which perfectly pairs with Parson’s heavier eats.
The team behind Parson’s concept, Land and Sea Dept., specializes in creating unique spaces and good vibes. Parson’s certainly has both, serving as Humboldt Boulevard’s easygoing, neighborhood hangout for hipster happy hour and accessible, locally sourced ingredients. And speaking of accessibility, Parson’s menu—including their house brew—is available for delivery via Caviar.
Open for lunch Monday through Friday at 11am and 10am on weekends for brunch, Parson’s welcomes the late night crowd on Friday and Saturday nights until 2am. As for the patio, the plan in place is to stay open through the fall—that is, of course, except for when it rains.
For more information about their seasonal and brunch menus, creative alcohol-infused concoctions, or to book a private event, visit Parson’s website.
Planning your visit: Parson’s is most accessible by CTA bus line #73 Armitage, and is situated a quarter mile from north-south route #52 Kedzie/California. If you’re traveling via CTA train, the Blue line California stop will get you the closest to Parson’s, with about a half mile walk (just over 10 minutes) from the station. For those driving to the restaurant, street parking is available along Humboldt Blvd.