There’s a time and a place for eating healthy. There’s also a case to be made for indulging, abating hangovers and straight-up doing what you want. In that spirit, we’ve culled a list of our favorite fried foods. Whether it’s chicken you crave or a fried ramen burger you seek, there’s a gut-bomb that’s sure to match your mood.

Read on and drool over some of our favorites. Then check your calorie-counting at the door.

Fried Mac & Cheese at Cheesie’s Pub & Grub

It’s all cheese, all the time at Cheesie’s Pub & Grub. Not surprisingly, gooey fried mac and cheese bites should definitely kick things off — even if you can shift gears and get battered cheese curds, fried pickles and loaded tots instead. Then, it’s on to a Merkts mac and cheese-stuffed grilled cheese, if you please.

Cheesie’s Pub & Grub has a food truck, plus brick and mortar locations at 622 Davis St., Evanston, 958 W. Belmont Ave. and 1365 N. Milwaukee Ave.”

By Jennifer Olvera

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