Pecking House is debuting a fried chicken sandwich at its latest pop-up
The chile-fried chicken that took NYC by storm during the pandemic is dropping yet another iteration of poultry that may only add to its over-the-top demand. Beginning at noon on June 19, chef Eric Huang is introducing Pecking House’s first fried chicken sandwich at a another pop-up inside the Lower East Side’s Market Line at Essex Crossing — following a sold-out, in-person debut at the food hall last month.
Huang, a former chef at Eleven Madison Park, shared with Eater additional details about the new $12 entrant: A crispy buttermilk-brined chicken breast glazed with dark soy caramel comes sandwiched on a brioche bun with charred cabbage slaw and pineapple jam.
If Pecking House’s first in-person pop-up last month is any indication, guests should expect long lines (it already takes weeks to get a delivery). The pop-up is being used as a lab of sorts, Huang says, as he continues hunting for a permanent location, mostly likely in Brooklyn. Huang was originally looking at a Park Slope location but that deal fell through, he tells Eater.
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— The new Margaritavillle Resort Times Square is slated to open July 1 and has been giving first looks into Jimmy Buffet’s 32-story hotel.
— Local oyster farmers are expecting a big summer, the Times reports.
— Burmese hit Rangoon in Crown Heights is aiming to raise $250,000 through a crowdfunding investment campaign with eyes on opening a Manhattan location, co-owner Daniel Bendjy tells Eater.
— Chef John Fraser, who took over pastry icon Claudia Fleming’s North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, has quietly launched the Food Truck, which is open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays throughout June; and Wednesdays to Sundays starting in July. The menu focuses on smoked vegetables and meats.
— Thaimee Love, the Thai pop-up from Hong Thaimee, is in its home stretch and will close in mid July, according to a representative. Until then, the West Village spot is open 5 to 10 p.m. except on Sundays and Mondays.
— The Loisaida Community Fridge and Pantry, located at 602 East Ninth Street on Avenue B, launches June 15 at 11 a.m., per EV Grieve.
— Beer fans have long awaited d.b.a’s reopening, which takes place today at noon after temporarily closing in March of last year.
— The Goods Mart, 189 Lafayette Street, is bringing back its Jamaican Cookouts series on June 19 from noon to 4 p.m. Derron Williams, a UPS worker who’s delivered snack boxes for the shop, plans to serve jerk chicken, pulled pork, and more.
— Nearly 40 restaurants across NYC are participating in Brunello Week, from June 14 to 20, to help promote the Italian wines with special pairing menus that highlight a wine region with no visitors in the past year.
— Ready for summer: