AVONDALE — The chefs at Honey Butter Fried Chicken are no strangers to collaboration, and now the restaurant's new series will sandwich them in with a new crop of chefs.
The guest chef sandwich series kicks off Wednesday at Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., and runs through Sunday.
The first sandwich is the Cuban Clucker, which tops fried chicken with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, malagueta mayonnaise and yellow mustard. Chef John Manion worked with Honey Butter chefs Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp to create the Clucker as the first guest chef in the series.
At the same time, fans of Manion's La Sirena Clandestina on the Near West Side can try a Honey Butter Fried Chicken mac 'n' cheese empanada. The baked empanada features Honey Butter's signature fried chicken crunchies, pimento cheese, buffalo sauce and elbow noodles.
One dollar from every sandwich and empanada sold will benefit Pilot Light, Manion's charity of choice. Pilot Light strives to help children make healthier choices through nutrition education and has worked with Honey Butter and other well-known eateries such as Big Star Tacos in the past.
Manion will stop by Honey Butter at 2 p.m. Thursday to launch the Cuban Clucker.
The series will continue with a second guest chef in May. The chefs will work with Honey Butter to create sandwiches that showcase the culinary flare of their restaurants while also helping charity.
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