When a hankering for fried chicken crops up, I’ve been hitting the BSide in Uptown. The weeks-old eatery, which sits in the former home of Serioz Pizza, soaks its birds in coconut milk and dusts them with gluten-free flour before dropping them into a pressure fryer. The result is meat that’s tender and juicy with a golden, crispy crust.

The BSide serves its chicken an assortment of ways, including on a chopped salad; tucked inside a sandwich; and drizzled with ancho-honey and sided with fantastic jalapeño-cornbread (at brunch). But the most popular way of ordering this crave-able chicken is as a TV dinner (pictured). The menu as a whole is owner Justin Loyd‘s throwback to the 1950s and 1960s but that sentiment is never more apparent than it is with these compartmentalized meals. Adults love the nostalgia and kids love the colorful tray—everyone loves the chicken.

Tip: Order the pickle and veg plate to offset the fat and crispiness from the chicken.

1336 E. 17th Ave., 303-474-4960

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Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.