Two D.C. eateries made Delish's list of the country's best friend chicken purveyors.
Birch and Barley:
Winner of Food and Wine's People's Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic, Kyle Bailey upgrades fried chicken with Belgian waffles during brunch service. The dish comes with buttered pecans and a maple-chicken jus, and the restaurant has a massive beer list with more than 500 bottles.
And Central Michel Richard:
Superstar chef Michel Richard is known for ingenious French-style presentations at his flagship Citronelle, but Central focuses on hearty portions of comfort food like fried chicken. His super-crispy version became so popular that he now sells pieces by the bucket for takeout during lunch.
Fowl from elsewhere that made the list: Brooklyn's Pies-N-Thighs, Two Sisters Kitchen in Jackson, Mississippi, and Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago.
Where's your favorite fried chicken joint in D.C. (or around; we'll accept nominations from the suburbs)? Tell us in the comments!