Lucky Bird Los Angeles Partners With Epic Kitchens to Open First Ghost Kitchen in Chicago on October 1st

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lucky Bird, best known for its juicy Fried Chicken Buckets and sandwiches, has partnered with Epic Kitchens to open the brand’s first ghost kitchen in Chicago on September 21. The popular chef-driven restaurant located in Los Angeles’s historic Grand Central Station will offer a diverse menu of signature fried chicken dishes, delicious sides, and beverages for locals to order through and via third-party delivery partners including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and Postmates. 

Originally founded in Downtown Los Angeles in August 2018 by Chef Chris Dane, the philosophy of Lucky Bird is good fried chicken can solve anything. Making everything from scratch, from buttermilk biscuits to homemade hot sauce, Lucky Bird does their very best to source ingredients locally to ensure the freshest and highest quality product, but most of all they believe there are not many things a bucket of chicken can’t solve.

“We couldn’t be happier to be opening in Chicago. Being able to share fried chicken with people from all over was always one of the main driving factors in opening Lucky Bird, and having our first location outside of Los Angeles be Chicago makes total sense because Chicago is a food Mecca for many with countless great restaurants, so we hope the people of Chicago will open their arms to one more.” said Chef, Chris Dane.

The Chicago incarnation of Lucky Bird will be open for lunch and dinner. Signature dishes on the menu include Fried Chicken Buckets with a mix of white & dark meat; Popcorn Chicken served with a smoked paprika dipping sauce; and Fried Sandwiches served on a   Milk bun with a chicken thigh, homemade pickles, smoked paprika aioli & butter lettuce. Sides include Jojo’s pressured fried potato wedges; Homemade Biscuits served with whipped honey butter; Potato Salad served with Yukon Gold potatoes dressed with garlic herb aioli; Macaroni Salad; Slaw; Pickled Vegetables; and Pickles.

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Lucky Bird Chicago will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stay up to date with specials and mouth-watering photos by liking and following on Instagram and Facebook at @luckybirdchicago and online through

About Lucky Bird:

Lucky Bird is owned and operated by head chef, Chris Dane and his wife, Christine. At Lucky Bird, we pride ourselves on making everything from scratch, from our fermented hot sauce to our buttermilk biscuits. We source fresh and never frozen ABF chickens and we cut and portion these birds ourselves making sure the quality is up to our standards. We brine our chicken in a citrus brine, use Wondra flour, and fry in pressure cookers. The citrus brine gives a nice refreshing note to the often heavy taste of fried chicken, and we finish the chicken with fresh lemon zest and Maldon sea salt to fortify that lemon flavor.  Wondra is an instant flour and doesn’t absorb oil like regular flour, so it becomes

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We’re lucky to garden year-round

We may not always appreciate it, but we can garden year-round in Houston — even in August.

Some of my favorite plants are keeping up appearances this month. The yellow bells (Tecoma stans) simply glow. How can anything look so fresh and cheerful in this heat? The Mexican bauhinia is a cloud of white blooms, each a nectar source for the swallowtails. And the pentas always aim to please.

A nearly forgotten pavonia charms with its pink blooms. It’s as faithful as an old dog and a perfect companion to the bulletproof ornamental grasses.

There are other plants I’m not so fond of but can’t complain about. I’ve found I can’t be a plant snob when it comes to summer gardening. So I’ve learned to tolerate top performers such as ‘Katie’ ruellias. Each morning, a swath of these reseeders greets me with a chorus of purple. It’s easier to pluck the unwanted volunteers than to fret over some lesser achiever in 97-degree temperatures.

We have two hamelias in our front garden that are always loaded with blossoms. But the more I prune, the more they grow and flower. I planted them because they’re great butterfly and hummingbird magnets. One of them was labeled “dwarf,” the other “miniature,” so I didn’t think they’d draw too much attention from plants I like more. That’s because the estimated mature sizes of plants listed on nursery labels often don’t apply in Texas gardens.

So given that smorgasbord of orange-red blooms, why did I also plant a russelia, with its constant supply of fiery flowers?

Because it also attracts butterflies and hummers? Because it expands so there’s less space to fill with summer color? Because it’s a no-brainer that keeps this gardener out of the heat?

Yes, all of the above.

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