Fried chicken and waffles comes to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn?! This new restaurant is creating quite a buzz with their southern style comfort food and fun southern cocktails. The restaurant is quaint (that’s just a nice way of saying small) and the specials are written on a chalk board in the middle of the restaurant.
The table is a pretty standard setting, except for one thing: your water comes in a whiskey bottle (frankly, whenever I drink water I prefer some sort of alcoholic container for it, just makes me feel better about it, you know?). Besides the fun water vessel, the main star of this place arrives piping hot and explains the permeating smell throughout the entire restaurant; the fried chicken. And what a fried chicken it is. It’s golden crisped on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside: the way fried chicken should always be. Not to be outshone though, the trusty sidekick waffle is a star on it’s own. It comes in three different varieties: classic, bacon and cheddar, and rosemary mushroom. All of which are fan-freaking-tastic of course (my favorite though is the bacon and cheddar if you’re asking). Put them together on a fork and you’ll be hooked on the salty-sweet goodness.
If that’s not enough artery-clogging fun, you should try the mac and cheese. It’s pretty much giant shells bathing in a cheesy Mornay sauce that’s killer and a crusty Ritz cracker crust. (Whatever happened to the Ritz cracker anyway? I love that they are bringing back this old school cracker.) After wolfing down the crumbly, salty, baked Ritz topping on those cheesy little love morsels you have to wash it all down with one of their nostalgic cocktails. Get your buzz on with their Welch’s grape soda mixed with a gin fizz or a cucumber julep with Jim Beam. Both of these cocktails were enough to wet our whistle and give us a good little buzz. Good thing for that whiskey bottled water.
The fried chicken dish will run you $16 a pop and the mac and cheese side is 8 buckaroos. So it isn’t KFC prices by any means but with all this good old school flavor and amazing fried chicken, you should definitely give this place a try when your budget permits.