Crack Shack is the closest humanity has gotten to building an actual temple to fried chicken and eggs. This place is Little Italy is a bit gimmicky, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. They have a huge patio and serve a bunch of really good chicken sandwiches. If you only try one, go with the The Coop DeVille, which is topped with pickled Fresno chiles, slaw, and lime mayo.
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