New Billburgh Eats: Sweet Chick

When the new chicken and waffle joint, Sweet Chick, opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn I admit that I was skeptical. It just seems like getting this dish anywhere outside of Harlem was sacrilegious (or sacrilicious). This Brooklyn hotspot, with ubiquitous be-speckled tattooed waitresses and flanneled clientele certainly ain’t Amy Ruths, but still I have to say, I’m a fan.

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Above: A spicy pickle plate, slaw, biscuit, the Sweet Chick Chicken and Waffles, and the Sweet Chick Bucket. Delicious. They make a proper cocktail, and when it comes to the service, they were at 8pm on a busy Thursday exceptionally staffed moving fried chicken and drinks from table to table with admirable speed.

As a Brooklynite, I must say this location is super convenient. Never would I have thought that I could conveniently duck in for chicken and waffles and a sloe-gin fizz after stepping off of the Bedford Avenue L train. After a long day in Money-Makin Manhattan it’s nice to be able to skip the journey uptown for a chicken and waffle fix. Welcome to the neighborhood. Proof.

Sweet Chick is on 164 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY, 11249

Brunch at Anella on Franklin Street

It’s official! The title for the best brunch spot in Greenpoint is no longer Five Leaves, but Anella on Franklin Street! How can anything topple Five Leaves? Well, have a bite at Anella and you will see.

For any long-term neighborhood folks just trying to have a serene morning brunch, Anella is the much more tranquillo option. The indoor seating is relatively spacious, and the garden in the back is bathed in morning sun. However, the best part is that you are far, far away from McCarren Park and the great unwashed Williamburg brunch hordes.

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I went with the classic NYC brunch staples, French Toast and Eggs Benedict. Exquisite presentation and delicious to taste. The price is relatively standard, plates range around twelve to 16 dollars, while Mimosa’s and bloody marys were 8 bucks a pop. Proof!

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222 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY (718) 389-8102