Dining

Just how great is Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken?

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Basket of Blue Ribbon wings, anyone?
Photo: Steve Marcus

Las Vegans have been going to town on the Bromberg brothers’ fried chicken at a sushi joint (Blue Ribbon) and a concert hall (Brooklyn Bowl) for years. Now we can do it at a fried chicken joint, the super-convenient Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at Downtown Summerlin.

It’s fast and friendly. The soda fountain is all Boylan’s cane sugar sodas. There are milkshakes and draft beers and robo-trash receptacles. But you’re here for the chicken, and it’s pretty great. Order it by the piece (wings $1.50, tenders $3.75, thighs $3.75), in six- to 20-piece family dinners, in combos with shoestring fries and coleslaw, or in simple, delicious sandwiches such as Kerry’s Classic ($8.75) with caramelized pineapple and special sauce on a toasted bun. No matter how you take your bird, it’s fresh-fried just for you, coated in crispy bliss. The first juicy, crunchy bite of one of these boneless thighs slathered in chipotle honey is as good as it gets. Go to those other great venues as much as you want, but if you’re all about the chicken, BRFC is the quick-casual eatery of your dreams.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Downtown Summerlin, 702-329-9300. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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