The new Harlem location of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken is finally ready to fire up the pans.
The beloved restaurant founded by fried chicken legend Charles Gabriel will open its doors at 340 W 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue on Saturday, March 26 at 1pm.
The neighborhood has been waiting patiently for the new address.
Located most recently on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 132nd Street, the fried chicken joint closed in March of last year when Gabriel and a partner announced they would open a string of locations as part of a citywide chain.
The first of those, a storefront at 146 W 72nd Street, debuted in February 2022. The Harlem location has been delayed due to issues with the building's utilities.
Its updated menu, already available at its sister restaurant on the Upper West Side, features not just Gabriel's famous fried chicken—prepared in the pan the old-fashioned way—but Southern classics like barbecue chicken, barbecue smoked ribs and pulled pork.
Sides include mac & cheese, potato salad, collard greens and lima beans, to name just a few.
Gabriel has moved his decades-old business a number of times in Harlem—he had a previous eatery on 151st Street—gaining accolades along the way.
He was the subject of a profile in the New Yorker in 2014 and a semifinalist for a James Beard Award for best chef in 2018.