Today is national fried chicken day. How will you celebrate?

By Rosin Saez
July 6, 2016

Yes, you heard right. Today is National Fried Chicken Day because of course it is, America. So, while you could grab a bucket of golden fried chicken from your nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken drive through, consider these local spots for your chicken fix.

Bok a Bok

It just opened its doors last month in White Center and already has a rabid following for its Korean-style fried chicken. Order your chicken and choose from four sauces: four chili hot sauce, Korean barbecue, sesame-soy garlic, or spicy ranch. And if chicken isn’t enough, the have sides like spicy slaw and kimchi mac-and-cheese too. To quench your thirst: beer by-the-can, soft drinks, champagne if you’re feeling fancy, and Korean soju slushie if you’re feeling adventurous.

Fat’s Chicken and Waffles

This Central District spot celebrates national fried chicken every single day and makes waffles a dish for any time of day. Yes, you can definitely go for the signature friend chicken and waffles with butter and syrup, or maybe try their sandwich with pimento cheese, pickles, tomatoes, and greens. The classic fried chicken legs with a side of southern sweet iced tea isn’t a bad choice either.

Happy #NationalFriedChickenDay aka all day everyday for us! #?

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Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken

Another Central District and Rainier Valley classic, Ezell’s is perfect for that quick-casual chicken you can take home. Choose regular or spicy chicken in a number of sets and sizes. Don’t forget sides like slaw, beans, or potato salad to go with it all!

Hue Ky Mi Gia

For those in the know, Hue Ky Mi Gia is the go-to joint in the International District for fried butter chicken wings. Yes, it is a Chinese noodle house—and definitely get pork or free-range chicken with egg noodles if you visit—but the eight-piece chicken wing appetizer is reason enough to check this restaurant out.