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Skinny Chick Fat Chicken: Your new favorite post-strip club meal

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The Turkeygiving Burger should be crowned Vegas’ quintessential Thanksgiving-inspired dish.
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Nestled in an Industrial Road strip mall with such fine establishments as the Can Can Room, a couple of “spas” and a lawyer’s office suspiciously reminiscent of Saul Goodman’s, Skinny Chick Fat Chicken isn’t exactly in the most picturesque part of town. But you’re not here for the ambiance; you’re looking for grub.

Not unlike the popular and similarly named Skinny Fats, this menu is split into healthy and not-so-healthy options. The skinny side is populated mostly with grilled chicken, while the fat chicken rules the roost with deft use of the fryer. You can get chicken wraps, which tend to be heavy on roughage, chicken salads and even chicken and waffles. Wings or tenders ($9 each) are accompanied by better-than-average seasoned fries with your choice of sauce—check out the smoky chipotle barbecue for a tinge of heat—and sweet potato tots adorned with blue cheese ($3.50) deliver a meld of sharp and sweet.

The best dish on the menu isn’t actually chicken at all. The Turkeygiving Burger ($12) is a well-seasoned turkey patty creatively topped with cranberry sauce, sweet potato stuffing and sage mayo—messy but so much better than the locally beloved Bobbie sandwich, it should be crowned Vegas’ quintessential Thanksgiving-inspired dish. It’s also a good, hearty meal after a marathon Can Can Room session, right?

Skinny Chick Fat Chicken 3137 Industrial Road, 702-685-7400. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.

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