Nas-Backed Sweet Chick Expands to His Home Borough
Hip-Hop superstar Nas is breaking new ground in his old ’hood.
The musician teamed up with Sweet Chick founder John Seymour in 2015 to help expand the Southern fried chicken and waffle joint, which now has four locations across New York City and Los Angeles. Come February 2018, the duo is bringing a fifth outpost to the rapper’s hometown borough: Queens.
The new Sweet Chick will be housed in a 1,500-square-foot space on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. “The element of nostalgia will extend into the new restaurant’s design, and will feature a backroom inspired by Nas’ father, the jazz trumpeter Olu Dara,” AMNY reports. “It will also be Nas’ hangout when he’s in town.”
After opening it’s first locale on Bedford Avenue in 2013, Sweet Chick has become a beloved spot for Southern-style brunch, classic chicken and waffles plates, and inventive riffs on the sweet-savory pairing including Fried Chicken Parm (tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, and a Parmesan waffle), Cordon Bleu (ham and gruyere sauce with a gruyere-thyme waffle), and the General (General Tso’s sauce on a rice and broccoli waffle).
With the new Queens digs opening soon, no doubt Nas’ “Street Dreams” are coming true.
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