Standing along 17th Street on a Saturday night with traffic going by, Richard Blais referred to our off the cuff discussion as “very NPR”. An hour before, while inhaling my California Dip sandwich (think breakfast burrito meets French dip) at the bar of The Crack Shack, I was given the opportunity to conduct an interview

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The Crack Shack Los Angeles is about to get another fried chicken restaurant, only this one comes by way of San Diego and a “Top Chef” winner. Chef Richard Blais, executive chef Jon Sloan and owner Michael Rosen plan to open a location of the Crack Shack, their San Diego fried chicken restaurants, at the

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Crack Shack for life Richard Blais has finally come for greater Los Angeles. Or, Orange County, as it were, opening up his first near-ish location of casual fried chicken option Crack Shack in Costa Mesa. The Orange County Register was first to catch a sneak peek of the place, which lands on 17th Street today. See this article

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A few days after running in the New York Marathon, celebrity chef Richard Blais is still catching his breath. While in New York, the “Top Chef: All Stars” champion made several TV appearances including filming a few episodes with fellow Food Network star Rachael Ray. When he returned home to Del Mar, Blais spent a

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With so many lunch spots on offer in San Diego, knowing what you want to eat when the clock nears noon is not always an easy decision to make. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a long leisurely repast with friends, a more formal business pow-wow or simply looking to grab a quick bite before heading

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The Crack Shack (2266 Kettner Blvd.). Love Southern fried chicken? You’ve come to the right place. And be sure to order a side of shmaltz fried fries, which are French fries deep-fried in rendered chicken fat. Oh, yeah. Goodness on a plate. Read Full Article

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The Little Italy neighborhood is booming, with new restaurants sprouting on what seems like a weekly basis. The coolest new addition is the Crack Shack, an open-air restaurant with concrete picnic tables and a bocce court, and a client base that includes what seems like every San Diegan under the age of 35. The fried chicken

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The Crack Shack was just named by MSN as one of the Best Chicken Restaurants in the US!  Chef Richard Blais’ Señor Croque with crispy chicken, bacon, a fried egg, cheddar cheese and maple butter on a soft bun, takes a chicken sandwich to another level. Read Full Article

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