Brooklyn’s Jive Turkey Pops Up in Chicago


Turkey has been on the rise in the African-American community as a healthier alternative to barbecued pork and fried chicken. We have several local turkey-based restaurants and even chains like Quench around the south and west sides, but probably the one that’s gotten the most attention nationwide is Brooklyn’s Jive Turkey. And now you can check out Jive Turkey in Chicago— they’ve got a pop-up store at 1979 West 111th Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood for Thanksgiving and into December. They’ll offer 15 different flavors of deep-fried turkeys, plus holiday hams and more, and they’ll even be open from 9 to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving (in case you suffer a turkey calamity worthy of a Jean Shepherd story and need a replacement quick). For more information, go here.