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Beyoncé & Jay Z Dined On Fried Chicken From Buck's In Wicker Park

They hung out late night after Bey's Friday concert at Soldier Field

Beyoncé at Soldier Field
Beyoncé at Soldier Field
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Maybe she packed light and forgot the hot sauce in her bag, but on Friday night after her concert at Soldier Field, Beyoncé and Jay Z dined at Buck's in Wicker Park, where there's hot sauce on the tables. A PR rep sent out the details over Memorial Day weekend, saying Beyoncé's fellow ex-Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams joined the two and friends in the restaurant's front room lounge.

Bey's reps even gave Buck's staff four floor seats for Saturday night's show. Their order included devilish eggs, fried-green tomatoes and buckets of fried chicken and biscuits. For dessert they ordered beignets and s'mores biscuits.

Zach Friedlander, owner of Aloha Poke Co., was out at Buck's that night and shook Jay Z's hand, adding that Beyoncé looked like a queen even while dressed in a casual post-concert hoody and boyfriend-cut denim. Friedlander was starstruck being in the presence of two superstars.

"It's pretty crazy to think about it," he said. "They're normal people who like the same fried chicken that I like. They're just talented individuals and living the life of expressing those talents."

Their entourage stayed out until 3 a.m. Beyoncé and Jay Z's appearance makes the money owners spent on refurbishing the former Carriage House worthwhile. Can you see them hanging at CH Bar + Provisions?

Chicagoist first reported the news.

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