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Buck's Brings a New Spice to Wicker Park

Sunday, May 08, 2016 Perry

As the saying goes, "stick to what you know."  Well, formally called Carriage House, Wicker Park restaurant, Buck's keeps the Southern-comfort food, but with a simplified menu, and a focus on it's infamous fried chicken!  The newly reconceptualized restaurant also features hip decor, including Instagram-foodie-post perfect, pineapple printed wallpaper.

Simplicity works in Buck's favor with a menu featuring starters, sides, sweets, select sandwich options, and your choice of 2 piece, 1/2 bird, or a whole bucket of finger lickin' chicken.  Of course I HAD to sample the whole bird bucket, with the recommended "kickin'" spices!  Served with fluffy, buttery biscuits and homemade preserves, the only thing missing is a pitcher of sweet tea and some good ol' front porch sittin'.

But, when it comes to a tasty beverage, Buck's doesn't disappoint!  Their drink menu keeps things traditional with a twist, featuring an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Whiskey Sour.  Looking for something to tingle your taste buds?  Try a Zinger or a Rattlesnake, a refreshing summer beverage with your choice of spirit!

Growing up, one of my mother's signature summertime snacks was fried green tomatoes.  Topped with a sea island pea salad, Buck's take on this classic dish had me all nostalgic.  Another must try menu offering is the mac and cheese - the perfect amount of cheesy and savory! 

Conveniently located just across the street from neighborhood hot spot, Bangers and Lace, Buck's is a refreshing addition that has already gained a lot of hype since it's opening just five months ago.  Now with a patio set up and warmer weather on the way, I know where I'll be spending my summer nights in Wicker!

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