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The Crack Shack, the fast-casual chicken restaurant from chef Richard Blais and founder Michael Rosen, makes its debut on the Strip on Aug. 11. The sixth location for the restaurant and first outside California lands at the front of the Park MGM, next to Eataly. The 6,400-square-foot space features a full bar, a window for ordering,

Michelin Guide’s POV: Loud and proudly serving “all day chicken and eggs,” this shack indeed lives up to its name. The dining area is almost entirely outside, so the planes flying overhead can’t be ignored and neither can the enthusiastic crowds, who seem to compete with that level of noise. Many come here for the

Nation’s Restaurant News has named the annual class of Hot Concept winners, honoring five restaurant concepts poised for regional or national growth. For 25 years, the awards have celebrated emerging brands that are tapping into the right trends…[and] past winners have gone on to have substantial impact on the restaurant industry. Editor-in-chief Jenna Telesca and

The Crack Shack, from Top Chef winner Chef Richard Blais, puts a spotlight on chicken morning, noon and night. Unlike most fried-chicken spots, The Crack Shack focuses on using top-notch, humanely raised poultry. The locally raised, antibiotic-free Jidori fried chicken is particularly great for breakfast in the Señor Croque. Crispy chicken, bacon, fried egg, cheddar

Pasadena is the newest recipient of Crack Shack, the San Diego-based fried chicken mini-chainthat’s been growing all around greater Los Angeles of late. From their Orange County location to the big anchor spot at the Westfield Century City mall, the Richard Blais-fronted restaurant is making moves all over town, but this San Gabriel Valley outlet is undoubtedly the

Where they are: Southern California Why you need them: The fried chicken at this all-organic San Diego concept from famed chef Richard Blais already made our list of the best fried chicken in America, period, thanks to its crispy skin, pitch-perfect secret spice blend, and dipping sauces like curry mustard and kimchi BBQ. But this isn’t just a