For a study in culinary consistency, visit Revival, now with a more spacious St. Paul sister restaurant. All day, every day, mountainous towers of hot, fresh chicken emerge from the kitchen with mind-bending speed, grace, and reliability. Revival is our local fried-chicken benchmark, and the commitment it must take to get those wings, thighs, and drummies so right every damn time can only come from true chicken love. There is nothing glamorous about brining, then battering, then standing over a hot fryer for hours each day. And yet, it’s the key to success for this craze-inducing bird. So far, say “fried chicken” around here, and Revival’s the only name that should follow.
Readers’ Choice: Revival