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The Best Fried Chicken in New York

And all the runners-up worth tasting right now
relates to The Best Fried Chicken in New York
Photographer: Stephen Yang

I wasn't raised in a religious household, but I went to high school in Atlanta, where eating at Chick-fil-A was a serious ritual. That's where I went before class on Friday—and sometimes after class on Friday—to eat chicken and biscuits (and chicken in biscuits). 

The Atlanta-based chain, founded in the 1940s, has nearly 2,000 locations across the country, including a new Midtown Manhattan location that will open this summer. Let's be honest, it isn't by any means the best fried chicken. It holds some power over me all the same, like a first love. I will always think back fondly on those days when I catch the perfume of artificial butter.