(Photo: Anna Silman)

After a series of delays and under-the-radar soft openings (um hello, where was B+B’s invite?), Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is finally hatching today, which is a relief because we are running out of chicken puns.

Earlier today, an employee told us the restaurant would be hosting a free tasting around noon, and then closing and re-opening for another free tasting around 6 p.m. Word has gotten out: as we post this, there are 25 people in a line that stretches out the door. Some of them are getting disgruntled (one of them said the line hadn’t moved in 15 minutes) but if you’re in need of a free lunch, you might want to stop yolking around and get over there.

But don’t take it from us, take it from this guy – who was lucky enough to catch one of the earlier tastings.

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Update: Everythinggggg is free today — even the beer — and you can choose what you order and get whatever you want. People have been placing $50 orders and getting it all for free — one guy got all 8 sides. If you’re wondering, our wait was 10 minutes and as of 1:30 p.m., the line had cleared!