BBQ Chicken

The name may conjure quintessentially American backyard grills, but this neon-bright joint is the first area franchise of a Korean chain specializing in olive oil–fried chicken. There are enough variations to please most any palate, including battered pieces dunked in a spicy-sweet sauce and boneless hunks drizzled with soy sauce and topped with a tangle of scallions.

Familiar sides include cole slaw, biscuits, waffle fries, and macaroni and corn salads. For an East-West hodgepodge, start by ordering Korean snacks like pickled radish and spicy squid alongside a mug of draft Blue Moon or Heineken.