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Watch Them Make It: Ron’s Roost Fried Chicken

Learn some of the secrets behind the West Side's most famous fried chicken.

If you’re a West Sider, you’ve seen the giant chicken countless times driving down Race road. Underneath it you’ll find Ron’s Roost, an iconic Green Township restaurant that’s been perfecting fried chicken for almost 60 years. It’s a place where everyone knows everyone, and there’s just something special about chicken that you’ve gotta try to fully understand. So what is it? We asked the man himself, owner Ron Larkin, to take us through the process. Aside from some family secrets that are staying locked away for the foreseeable future, we got a behind-the-scenes look at the methods that make this place an institution.

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