Truthfully, we should be over the fried chicken thing by now. How much more exciting can floured and fried poultry really get, right? Praise the Lord fried chicken-centric eatery Double Comfort came along this summer to save us from our blasphemous food snobbery.

Truthfully, we should be over the fried chicken thing by now. How much more exciting can floured and fried poultry really get, right? Praise the Lord fried chicken-centric eatery Double Comfort came along this summer to save us from our blasphemous food snobbery. Fried chicken is, after all, the primary thing this casual wood-walled Downtown spot with a Toms-like cause (buy a dinner, give a dinner) does. Owner Mary Lyski and chef Dan Varga showed us the versatility of Memphis-style (translation: a little heat and a little sweet) fried chicken with variations like coffee-flavored syrup-topped chicken and waffles, crisp chicken dinners with vinegary Brussels sprouts coleslaw and chicken strips with spicy remoulade on a crunchy baguette. And lest you think Double Comfort's a one-trick chicken, kick off your meal with sweet corn fritters and Varga's house-made pickles. Yep, you're welcome. doublecomfortrestaurant.com