Who would of thought that, with all of the melee set to go down tonight, one could get so excited about going to Oakland. But it happened. How so? With buttermilk friend chicken, that's how. And it's all going down at Pican. They will feature a "three day brined, hand battered, crisped natural chicken with smoked gouda mac 'n cheese' paired alongside truffled honey. And just look at it. No, look at it. LOOK AT IT. You want it. If not tonight, go tomorrow. Go soon. Go at some point in your lifetime. The southern-food trend is here and staying for a reason.

Pican: 2295 Broadway (at Grand Ave & 23rd Street), Oakland, 510-834-1000