Friday, January 9, 2009

Harold's Chicken Is The G.O.A.T.

All my Chicagoans already know what it is! This is nothing more than a Harold's appreciation post. I will go out on a limb and say that Harold's has the best chicken, not just in Chicago (sorry Uncle Remus' on the westside), but in the whole country. I'm been to my fair share of cities, not all of the major ones, but even still, I doubt their chicken spots can compare to Harold's. My girlfriend will beg to differ, but she/we has had some unfortunate Harold's experiences that she would like to forget about. She'll still tell me that Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles from L.A. is better. I seriously couldn't see how.

I'll admit though, the bad thing about Harold's is, it really depends on which one you go to. Case in point, I had some superb Harold's from 119th and Western (see above picture) this past week and more recently I had some awful Harold's from 103rd and Halsted, which is a surprise because they usually are on point. I just can't get with a Harold's (103rd) that charges extra for mild sauce and bread. WTF!? Let's see, 127th and Halsted is pretty good and I'm hearing good things about the new one that opened on 99th and Western. It's really hit or miss, so if you're going on a Harold's expedition on the south side of Chicago be weary of that. However, be sure to never get Harold's from the suburbs or downtown Chicago, for some reason they use barbeque sause as mild sauce. That's just absurb.

If you're reading this, jot down some of your favorite Harold's or other chicken places around the city/country. I'll take it a step further and say that Chicago has the best food in the country as well. Which may account for out high rates of obesity, but whatever. Name a pizza place better than Giordano's, Beggars, Italian Fiesta or Unos? And I'm sorry Philly heads (J.D.!!!) but I'll even say that our Home of the Hoagy on 111th has some sandwiches better than the Philly Cheesesteak! Even though I've never had one from Philly...


  1. Home of the hoagy definitely has some bomb ass fries......Harolds on 119th and western is my number one pick. And sorry world, but in my opinion, Beggars does have the best pizza in the nation.

  2. The best one is #55 (87th and The Dan Ryan)

    Their meat is always high quality, and they always cook it in fresh grease.

    I think the problem with having Harold's franchises is that some of them can get away with slacking.

    The one at 75th and King is the nastiest, in my opinion. I went there one time and the cook in the back DROPPED MY CHICKEN on the floor and had the NERVE to look at me to see if I still wanted it. LMAO!!!!