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New Places for Fried Chicken; Beer Flight Night; Kipper Club Goes MoPho

A wrap up of news and events you may have missed.

Find this treasure trove of fried chicken at The Chicken Ranch in the Heights.
Find this treasure trove of fried chicken at The Chicken Ranch in the Heights.
Patricia Dewey

HOTTEST SPOTS FOR FRIED CHICKEN — Nothing says comfort food like fried chicken. Its Southern origins have inspired local chefs to put their own spin on the classic, turning a once humble dish into the it-food of the moment. Zagat rounds up the hottest restaurants serving up golden fried chicken their own way. From deep fried Southern chicken found at Killen's Barbecue and The Chicken Ranch to Korean fried bird from new kid on the block Dak & Bok. [Zagat Houston]

FIND A NEW BEER OR TWO — It's Flight Night at Midtown's Mongoose vs Cobra (1011 Mcgowen). The craft beer bar is spotlighting five local brews for $15 starting at 6 p.m. this evening. Receive a 5 ounce serving of Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company's Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Lone Pint Brewery's Knecht Ruprecht Ghost Chili Porter, No Label Brewing Co.'s Perpetual Peace Wee Heavy, and Karbach Brewing Co.'s Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter. You'll also feel good in knowing that you're drinking for a cause. $2 from every flight will go to Preservation Houston. [Facebook]

DINE FROM NEW ORLEANS BEST NEW RESTAURANT WITHOUT LEAVING THE CITY — Michael Gulotta of MoPho in New Orleans (named one of Bon Appetit's 50 best new restaurants, visits Houston courtesy of Kipper Club Test Kitchen. The pop-up kitchen is hosting the acclaimed chef tomorrow with two seatings. Want in? It'll set you back $120 but it will be money well spent. [Houston Press]