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Sacramento’s best fried chicken? You be the judge, but need to act ASAP

Localis’ fried chicken holds its own against the best in Sacramento, but the window to buy some on a given day is fairly small.
Localis’ fried chicken holds its own against the best in Sacramento, but the window to buy some on a given day is fairly small.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for some of Sacramento’s best fried chicken, block off time from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. It’s a short window to score this fried chicken on Localis’ “local hour” menu, so one must act fairly fast.

For $7, chef Christopher Barnum-Dann and his crew serve two pieces of expertly prepared fried chicken with an impeccably crunchy crust. The chicken pieces spend two days in brine, including one day in a buttermilk brine, before being dredged and fried to order. The result is an exceptionally tasty and texturally pleasing bit of fried chicken, the kind that we wish came by the bucket. For the brunch crowd, the fried chicken is also available on Sundays in the classic “chicken and waffle” combo for $20 an order. Either way, Barnum-Dann may have earned his place as Sacramento’s fine dining version of Colonel Sanders.

$7 during Localis’ “local hour,” $20 for Sunday brunch chicken and waffle; 2031 S St., Sacramento; 916-737-7699

Chris Macias

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