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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken adds boozy ice cream concoctions

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Boozy, creamy delights await at the new BRFC.
Photo: Wade Vandervort

The labyrinthine Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s is essentially a nonstop happy hour, packed with fun spots serving up no-fuss booze and snacks. To fit into these rambunctious surroundings, the newest location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken has expanded its menu to include some frosty and flavorful new offerings—alcohol-infused milkshakes. This genius idea has created a culinary combo that can’t be beat: a boozy ice cream delight alongside crunchy, juicy fried chicken.

Some might claim Baileys Irish Cream isn’t seasonally appropriate, but rules were meant to be broken. The Shakedown Street shake blends Baileys with bourbon plus whipped cream and chocolate sauce, while the Dude nods to the favorite cocktail of the character from The Big Lebowski with Kahlúa, Hanson’s organic vodka and vanilla ice cream. Get even richer with the Caramelito, a delicious battle between tequila and caramel, or lighten up with the Tropic Twist, a creamy concoction using 99 Bananas liqueur and Malibu coconut rum.

If you’re looking for a little luxury in your shake-and-chicken combo, go with the Hazelberry, super-smooth with Chambord and Nutella in the mix. It’s a little outrageous, but that’s why you’re on the Strip, right? Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, 702-800-0404; daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

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