People come to New York expecting certain things. The perfect everything bagel. A slice of Artichoke pizza. A crowded L train. But chicken and waffles? That has typically not been on the ‘Must Eat in NYC’ standard list that metaphorically, and literally exists. And yet in recent years, southern style restaurants have been popping up everywhere from the Lower East Side to the BK specializing in a dish that seems to be making its way to that aforementioned list. In the case of Sweet Chick, they can be found in both boroughs, serving up some southern comfort of the chicken and waffles variety. And a meal here is most definitely the road to a sweet life…. And tooth…
We were practicing for “old-lady-hood” that particular day when my friend and I arrived at the slightly odd, “in between time”. The full dinner menu begins at 6, and we weren’t quite in the drinking mood yet, so we settled on a plate of mac and cheese to get us in the mood. It worked. Almost too well. Alas, our bellies made room for more.
Sweet Chick Mac and Cheese; gruyere, fontina, aged white cheddar, ritz cracker crust
Fried Chicken and Waffles. Far: Pan roasted chicken.
I settled for the classic plate (you have a choice of waffle that varies from cherry to walnut-parmesan), and with the glorious spread came three flavorful butter toppings in plain, herb, and lavender. This made for, not only food fireworks, but, because of the world we live in, some great Instagram food porn.
see the full menu and check out Sweet Chick here.