The Best Fried Chicken In NYC, Chicago, L.A., Miami And SF

The best fried chicken spots in NYC, Chicago, L.A., Miami and SF

Brined and breaded buckets of fried chicken are no longer just a Southern staple. This week, we grabbed ice-cold beers and sunk our teeth into the best battered birds North of the Mason Dixon line (cue Zac Brown Band) to give you the ultimate guide to our fine-feathered friends.

We present to you the crunchiest farm-fresh wings in Chicago and the tastiest drumsticks in Miami. We're still licking our fingers from tangy Korean fried chicken in NYC.

Out west? Shake your tail feather for highbrow birds in L.A. and sticky dry-fried wings in San Francisco, crisped to perfection.

These birds are the word.