Yardbird Fried Chicken Sandwich

National Fried Chicken Day – July 6

BY Gabriela Reyes


Keep that sizzle and sparkle going because it’s time to ignite the celebrations for National Fried Chicken Day on July 6. If you’re an avid fried chicken enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed the surge of chicken-centric eateries popping up all over town. Among the newest additions is Koco Street Food, serving up delectable fried chicken delights. And mark your calendar for the grand opening of Yardbird in just two weeks—it’s bound to be a finger-lickin experience.

Then prepare yourself for the ultimate chicken extravaganza, Chicken Fight! This extraordinary festival gathers Denver’s finest fried chicken and chicken wing slingers at Elitch Gardens, promising a night of indulgence and culinary delights. This year’s VIP experience presents the Dessert Disco, where you can groove to funky beats while treating your taste buds to irresistible sweets. 

Satisfy all your chicken cravings on Thursday, August 24 with a mouthwatering lineup of restaurants. Secure your tickets today and get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey including some of the restaurants mentioned here.

Alpha Charlie’s Tap & Tavern

6631 S Peoria St Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80111

“Alpha Charlie’s Tap & Tavern,  located in Centennial Colorado, is a multipurpose full scale American Veteran and Locally Owned Neighborhood Gastropub with exceptional food, service, and drinks. Hoorah!”

Binge Hot Chicken

4550 Wadsworth Blvd F, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Introducing Binge Hot Chicken, the ultimate destination in Wheat Ridge for indulging in irresistibly flavorful chicken dishes. Their  menu is packed with an array of delectable options, from fresh salads to mouthwatering sandwiches and tender bites, ensuring that your every craving is fulfilled.

BriDer Rotisserie

1644 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

“From the team behind Colorado’s acclaimed restaurants, Acorn and OAK at fourteenth, comes Brider, a casual rotisserie and seasonal market concept located on the ground level of the Nichols Building in downtown Denver. Brider’s passionate team delivers a level of quality and craftsmanship that is unmatched in casual dining – promising only made-from-scratch, ingredient-driven offerings prepared with the utmost care and attention.”

The Post Chicken and Beer

7 Denver Locations

“We brew delicious, award-winning beers and fry up the crispiest, juiciest hot chicken around. We serve it with our kitchen’s take on vegetarian and seafood dishes, fresh salads, farm fresh and innovative sides – classics remade for modern times and tastes. “

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Gabriela Reyes

Gaby has been part of the Denver/Boulder food scene since 2015 when she moved to Colorado. While gradually losing her ability to eat due to six years of misdiagnosed food allergies, she became fascinated with the culinary scene. Gaby, aka The Restaurant Encyclopedia, has been DiningOut’s restaurant coordinator for food festivals since 2017 and joined the editorial team in 2022.