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Pecking House’s Hit Fried Chicken Seeks to Open a Brick-and-Mortar Location in Park Slope

Plus, Ha’s Đặc Biệt and Kreung will open throughout the summer in Bushwick — and more intel

Chile spiked fried chicken from Pecking House
Eric Huang’s Pecking House fried chicken
Daniel Brennan / Pecking House [Official]

NYC’s most popular pandemic-born fried chicken restaurant may have a permanent home

Pecking House, chef Eric Huang’s fried chicken restaurant with a weeks-long waitlist, appears to have found a brick-and-mortar location in Park Slope, at 62 Seventh Avenue, near Lincoln Place. Patch first reported the news.

The lease is still being finalized, the Eleven Madison Park alum tells Eater New York, but Huang and Maya Ferrante have already received approval from Community Board 6, according to Patch, which also mentioned that a liquor license is in the works.

Critics across the city have raved about Huang’s chile-spiked chicken, which he has been frying up in his family’s Chinese American restaurant in Fresh Meadows, Queens, and delivering throughout parts of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. During a recent pop-up held at the Market Line at Essex Crossing, lines snaked throughout the market.

The Pecking House, which replaces a Santa Fe Grill, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and include a 30-foot bar and 12 tables, based on the community board application. Eater has reached out for more details.

In other news

— Popular roving pop-ups Ha’s Đặc Biệt and Kreung announced on Instagram that starting on Memorial Day weekend they will be taking over Outerspace in Bushwick. Hours are still not set but expect dinner Thursdays through Saturdays and an expanded schedule on Sundays.

— The iconic Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle hotel finally reopened on May 11. Guests can now book reservations online and stay for a max of 90 minutes.

— Time Out Market New York will reopen on May 27 since temporarily closing down in December amid indoor dining restrictions. A spokesperson for the food hall says that, among the 12 vendors, newcomers include Sugar Hill Creamery, Fornino, Wayla, and Tiki Chick.

— Kahari Woolcock, who was born and grew up near Negril in Jamaica, has joined Miss Lily’s West Houston Street location as chef du cuisine.

Employees Only, one of NYC’s top award-winning cocktail bars with locations in Los Angeles and Singapore, is throwing a pop-up at the Grand Wailea in Maui from May 28-30, according to a spokesperson for the resort.

— Inside Park at St. Bart’s on Park Avenue, one of the city’s largest (and most popular) outdoor dining spaces, reopens today, per a person for the Sodexo-operated space.

— Can we get one of these for Mondays?