After two and a half years of smoking brisket in Brooklyn, Daniel Delaney has set his eyes on fried chicken and will open a new concept in Midtown, the restaurateur tells Eater. Delaney Chicken will be located at forthcoming UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market in the Helmsley Building on the corner of 45th Street and Vanderbilt. It is expected to open in the third week of July. Delaney tells Eater that his fried chicken is "very different" from the other popular versions around town as it is batter dipped, rather than being dredged in seasoned flour. He promises a unique texture in the coating which comes spiked with the requisite secret seasonings.
According to Delaney, he spent even longer developing the chicken recipe than it took him to perfect his brisket for BrisketTown. Indeed, the process has been playing out on his Instagram feed for several months.When asked about the price point Delaney states unequivocally that "I want to make it as cheap as possible," citing an intended $10-12 basket option. There will be biscuits, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and either mashed potatoes or potato salad. There is even talk of a chicken sandwich.
Delaney Chicken will initially be open for lunch and dinner while the possibility of breakfast exists down the line as UrbanSpace will open at 7 a.m.