April 9, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Sweetchick, the restaurant chain most known for its chicken and waffles, will open its doors today on Vernon Boulevard.
The eatery, located at 46-42 Vernon Blvd., serves a variety of Southern comfort foods including crusted catfish, duck and short rib meatloaf, and shrimp and grits. Brunch items include eggs Benedict, mac and cheese, and bacon egg and cheese sandwiches. Main plates vary between $9.00 and $26.00.
Dessert items include donut ice cream sandwiches, bourbon apple cobbler, and chocolate latte cake.
Sweet Chick also offers over 10 custom cocktails with names like “Christopher Wallace”, “Purple Drank”, and “Cuffin Season”.
The restaurant chain was founded in 2013 by John Seymour, who opened his first Sweet Chick restaurant in Williamsburg. The restaurant soon got the attention of Nas, who invested in and eventually became the co-founder of the chain. He is credited with spreading Sweet Chick to the west coast. Sweet Chick’s Vernon Boulevard location, which was announced in November, marks the fifth for the chain.
The new restaurant will also feature a back room designed to look like old Harlem jazz clubs and as a tribute to Nas’ father, Olu Dara, a jazz musician. The back room will be available for parties and events.
Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. for the restaurant’s opening week, but hours will soon be from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday. Weekends will see a 10 a.m. opening, closing at 2 a.m on Saturday and midnight on Sunday.