Hot Chicken Takeover
26% of 2,527 votes
What do you get when you mix a city of two million people with a Midwest mélange of foodies and beer drinkers? One helluva competitive comfort food scene, that’s what. So, it takes a heavy favorite to top this category—in this case, last year’s Best New Restaurant and North Market phenomenon, Hot Chicken Takeover. Simple, spicy food done right, served with Grandma’s sweet tea and mac and cheese doesn’t get much better—until you realize that patronizing HCT is also helping fuel second chances for Columbus citizens through its social enterprise platform. Doesn’t get any more comforting than that.
50 Spruce St. | hotchickentakeover.com
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