It's National Fried Chicken Day! Fried chicken as we love it is a uniquely American South creation - a combination of the cooking techniques of the Scottish and the spices of West Africans.

So, where are the best local places to get your crunch on today? From my personal experience, it really comes down to two. River Smiths, located at 406 Ave Q., and Dimba's, located at 5010 Quaker Ave. Both offer crisp, freshly made chicken with their own unique (and well-guarded) recipes.

Special mention to Danny's Fins & Hens for excellent chicken. However, they are a catering service, so you need to plan ahead for their crispy goodness.

Taste Test: Arby's Meat Mountain

Happy Birthday, Ooo La Lattes!