A new chicken-focused restaurant from the Fumo team opens today in Harlem.
The Chick Inn, at 3508 Broadway between W 143rd and W 144th Streets, takes over the space recently vacated by the Anchor Wine Bar. It's currently delivery only, either directly or via Seamless.
The star of the menu is rotisserie chicken, seasoned with a Peruvian rub, then charred on the outside and served with a cilantro sauce.
Other menu items include fried chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, and chicken rice balls made with pulled chicken, rice and mozzarella—a riff on the popular rice balls at sister spot Fumo four blocks south on Amsterdam Avenue. Dipping sauces range from sriracha mayo to buttermilk ranch—seven in all.
"[Chicken} is something you can eat every day," explains owner Steven Gallo, who says the new neighborhood spot is "really, really back to the basics."
Vegans have choices, too: There's fried cauliflower prepared in a buffalo wing sauce, plus a vegan sandwich served with a vegan blue cheese. Salads and mac and cheese can be eaten as sides or mains.
The Chick Inn is open for delivery from 4pm to 10pm, but the renovated space has a full bar and tables for when indoor dining starts up again.
Outdoor seating is also on hold, but Gallo says they're taking it week by week. When the time comes, look for al fresco tables both out front and in the backyard.