Here's the motto at Prohibition Chicken: "Come for the poultry. Stay for the party."
At this new Lewisville restaurant, which opens April 25, 2017, the "poultry" refers to the extensive chicken menu, of course. The "party" refers to the live music on weekends. Or maybe the secret bar. Or is it the lengthy whiskey list?
Prohibition Chicken comes from restaurateurs making waves in downtown Dallas: They're involved in opening an Asian restaurant called Musume in the Dallas Arts District and recently closed Kenichi in Victory Park, near the American Airlines Center.
Prohibition Chicken cooks the bird four ways: crispy fried, hot chili-fried, pecan smoked and smoked fried. Most orders come with two hot or cold sides such as potato salad, shaved Brussels, slaw, bacon-cheddar grits, smoked cheddar ale mac and cheese, and others.
The restaurant will also have a biscuit bar anchored by a large oven.
The restaurant was made for the north-of-Dallas folks, says co-owner Josh Babb in a statement: "We think Prohibition Chicken works in a place that has an old country town feel to it. Lewisville captures that essence and is also only minutes away from Denton, Plano, Frisco and Flower Mound."
Don't tell, but we know how to get back into that speakeasy -- the secret bar:
Head to the back of the restaurant and enter the speakeasy through a hidden door that looks like an old phone booth. The food menu back there is limited. The cocktails are not.
The speakeasy is open 5 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Sunday.
Prohibition Chicken is located at 201 W. Church St., Lewisville. Details here.