Of all the things that Ohio City brings to mind, fine Southern cuisine might not be high on the list — that is, unless you've dined at SOHO Kitchen. The restaurant's fried chicken comes crisp, mahogany and juicy as hell. Served in mornin' and evenin' and late-night styles, SOHO's chicken is remarkably adaptable. Whether you prefer it with rosemary waffles or cherry barbecue sauce, SOHO's chicken prevails as Cleveland's best fried thing because it is Cleveland's best fried thing.
1889 West 25th St., 216-298-9090, sohocleveland.com.