There are restaurants that specialize in fried chicken and restaurants known for their fried chicken specials. Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc may be the most famous of the latter -- his chicken has become so renowned it was given its own restaurant, Addendum, this summer.
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, I paid visits to three SF bistros that have recently added, or changed up, weekly fried chicken specials: Firefly's fried chicken Tuesday, Magnolia's fried chicken Thursday (now under the aegis of newly returned chef Ronnie New), and Local: Mission Eatery's fried chicken Friday. Fried chicken, after all is an easy sell, even at bistro prices. Have a slow night? Make it a fried chicken night!