Parson’s Chicken and Fish

Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraWhenever people ask me about my favorite Chicago summer patio, I always direct them to Parson’s Chicken and Fish.

With an entire menu of frozen cocktails and a large, private patio (complete with its own ping-pong table!), it’s hard to think of any Chicago restaurant that’s more fun to eat at in summer.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoLocated just south of Logan Square, Parson’s Chicken & Fish has been one of my favorite spots for YEARS — certainly for much longer than I’ve been blogging! So I’m thrilled to finally be officially sharing this awesome spot with you.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoYou can’t possibly miss it driving by thanks to the enormous red and white striped awnings and white-shuttered building. Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoWhile the restaurant itself is a cute, bright space to be sure, it’s the Parson’s patio that really wows.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoBedecked in red and white striped umbrellas and plenty of twinkling lights, it’s certainly one of the prettiest patios I know of. And completely free of the pretension so many other chic patios suffer from here in Chicago.Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraThey even have their own custom ping-pong table in back!Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraThe enormous patio is centered around a massive bar offering plenty of cocktail options.Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraIf you’re anything like me, you’ll IMMEDIATELY jump to their Slushy menu!Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraAfter my Rosé Wine Slushie Floats you had to know I love a good boozy, slushie!
Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoThe first thing I always order at Parson’s is one of their legendary Negroni Slushies. It’s my favorite of the cocktail slushies but I promise you that ALL of them are positively delicious!Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoBoozy, with a bright citrus bite and a classic negroni bitter finish? I’ll take two please!
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Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe Zara**SLURP**Chic Chicago Summer Outfit Black and Gold Chloe ZaraParson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoThe menu itself is full of delicious comfort foods of all kinds, updated with chic ingredients to keep them interesting.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoHubby always like to start with the Hush Puppies.

Filled with ham hock, cream cheese, scallions, fried with a cornmeal crust and served with harissa aioli — these hush puppies are guaranteed to be different from any others you’ve tried!Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoBut my favorite starter is — of course — Parson’s Ceviche! It is one of the foods I can’t stop craving in summer after all!Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoMade with corvina, tomatillo, morita, cilantro, red onions, tomatoes, jicama, and sesame, it’s a beautifully refreshing ceviche that’s a rainbow of colors and flavors.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoI also absolutely adore the Chickpea Salad.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoMade up of green pipián dressing, asparagus, cilantro, pepitas, cascabel chile oil, cotija cheese, radishes, and pea shoots. It’s one of the best vegetarian chickpea salads you can find in Chicago — and one of the prettiest!
Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoAs is Parson’s addicting Pimento Toast of piquillo peppers with widmer cheddar, charred radishes, pea shoots, and cornichon vinaigrette on a toasted baguette.

Which I almost always double order on…Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoBut with Chicken AND Fish right in their name, you had to know those would be the stars of any Parson’s meal.

There’s crispy fried Amish Chicken.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoWhich you can also get as a sandwich topped with slaw, american cheese, hot sauce, aioli, and pickles.Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoBut I almost always opt for the fried fish!Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoYou can of course get a traditional fish fry but I highly recommend the Fish Sandwich of beer-battered fish, slaw, american cheese, hot sauce, aioli, and pickles.
Parson's Chicken and Fish ChicagoDoesn’t it make for a magnificent sandwich? And one that really hits ALL the taste buds at once.
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