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Foghorn: Strong fried-chicken game in East Falls

For Arthur Cavaliere, it's poultry in motion.

Now he's taking wing with another idea: He's pumping up the fried chicken game. On Aug. 24, he opened a shop a block away called Foghorn (4213 Ridge Ave., 267-335-3061). It's the storefront, across from the Engine 35/Ladder 25/Medic 16 firehouse, that briefly housed the early fly-by-night hipster bar Fork & Barrel.

Cavaliere opted for bold colors, turning the bar into a counter, decorating with Etsy-bought chicken tchotchkes, and adding two murals: a medical school-style schematic diagram of the innards of a chicken as well as a whimsical depiction of the Schuylkill.

Foghorn's name, by the way, is borrowed not only from the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn - and the counter guys will smile gamely at your impression of the boisterous rooster - but from the foghorns that Schuylkill boaters use to signal to rowers.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.