First, the quick-serve restaurant across from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital called Chick-a-lic worked on its name; it's now Chick-a-licious (though the awnings and signs still bear that original name).
And now, after six months of deep(-fryer) research on that ultra-crispy specialty item known as Korean fried chicken, Chick-a-licious has modified its technique. Its version went from OK to spectacular. It keeps its crackly shell for a full hour, if you need to travel. There's a bonus. While most of these "KFC" places sell only wings, owner Ben Wang knows that people seek meat, so he also offers Korean fried drumsticks ($10 for seven, plus sides and sauce).
Chick-a-licious, 138 S. 11th St., 215-925-8881.
Truckin' in Manayunk. Most of Philly's food-truck zones wrangle three, four, six, seven trucks at lunchtime on weekdays. For its StrEAT Food Festival on Saturday, April 13, Manayunk will gather 30 of 'em and line 'em up along Main Street. The festival dovetails with Manayunk Restaurant Week, which runs Sunday, April 14 to Friday, April 26.