The Coop Chicken & Waffles
The gist: After three years of rolling around Pittsburgh, Justin Fitzgerald and Nicoletta Cardilli, the owners of the much-loved Coop Chicken and Waffles food truck, have opened their first brick-and-mortar on the North Side.
The food: Fried chicken tenders, whole wings, drumsticks, and thighs paired with sweet and savory homemade waffles (Cheddar Cornbread and Bananas Foster are two favorites). The Chick-in-Waffle, shredded fried chicken baked inside a waffle, is a menu standout.
The cost: Fried chicken is $4.50-9.25, waffles are $4-6, combination meals are $4.25-12.50 and sides are $1-$3.50.
How to order: The restaurant is operating as a takeout-only joint right now, and the food truck is still making appearances around town.