164 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Price – $$
Cuisine – 5 stars
Cleanliness – 5 stars
Service – 4 stars
Dress – Casual
When a long, unrelenting winter suggests it might finally surrender, and spring is peering around the corner, it’s a sign to celebrate by comforting your stomach and feeding your soul. Find your way into Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to settle down at a communal table with like-minded enthusiasts to indulge in a place where butter and fried batter are synonymous with happiness.
With a menu strong in Southern flair, Sweet Chick is a prime local establishment for home style chicken and waffles that also serve hearty varieties of soul food plates.To optimize your experience, plan for a dinner seating. Their Classic Fried Chicken and Waffles dish is, without question, to be tried. Light, airy and buttery, the chef’s waffles will melt in your mouth while the crunchy, rosemary battered hunks of chicken will excite you.
Make sure to leave room for other desirable items including seafood, duck and sides of cheesy starch and vegetables. Piled high atop a bed of winter root vegetables, and topped with a voluptuously poached egg, is the meaty Pan Roasted Duck Breast Confit. Potatoes, Chanterelle mushrooms and foie gras maple pan jus saturate each forkful of dark, tender, flavorful meat. The chef’s Shrimp and Grits serve as a substantial entree regardless of the time of day – swimming in bell peppers sauce and resting on a shoal of dense cheddar grits, this golden shrimp dish is for those with impressive dining stamina.
Gruyer, Fontina, Aged Cheddar and Ritz crackers – if you are a fan of one or all of these, you will not want to depart without gratifying yourself with Sweet Chick’s Mac and Cheese. Sinfully addicting and enjoyably gluttonous, the sprinkled scallions and Ritz cracker crumbles elevate this mac and cheese dish to rival some of the reigning concoctions throughout the city. To really diversify your table spread, dare to add on menu sides such as their Blueberry Pancakes, Grilled Shishito Peppers and Brusselsprouts.
While feeding your stomach is always necessary, feeding your soul fuels enlightenment. Soulfood at Sweet Chick comforts both enormously and acutely. Find your nearest G train to Williamsburg and embark on your down-home, Southern dining adventure. (An alternate Sweet Chick location can be found at 178 Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side.)