Best New Bacon

Crispy Chicken Skins, Carson Kitchen

The crispy chicken skins are usually the first thing to sell out at Carson Kitchen. | Photo by Anthony Mair

The crispy chicken skins are usually the first thing to sell out at Carson Kitchen. | Photo by Anthony Mair

It is resolved: Deep-fried pork rinds should replace popcorn in all movie theaters and crispy chicken skin should be the new potato chip. Carson Kitchen serves its chicken skins as a starter, dusted with just the right amount of seasoning salt and a side of honey. It’s a crunchy, salty, satisfying guilty pleasure—and without the shame of pulling it off a piece of chicken, only to throw the naked chicken back into the bucket. And like potato chips, you’ll never be able to eat just one. Despite the kitchen preparing an average of 80 orders (or up to 40 pounds of skins) per night, this crispy treat is usually the first thing to sell out nightly. $6, 124 S. Sixth St., 702-473-9523, CarsonKitchen.com.