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Around Town: Sweet Chick

Around Town, Lifestyle

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If you follow me on the ‘gram, then it’s no secret that I’m all about that #brunchlife. Every weekend without fail, Eric and I find ourselves cozied up inside some restaurant in the city huddled over a plate of pancakes or waffles with a glass of mimosa in hand. While we do like to try new places, we usually get so attached to our favorites that it’s sometimes hard to pry us away.  For pretty much an entire year we were glued to Landmarc in the Time Warner building (who doesn’t love a place that hands out free homemade caramels with your check?!), followed by an equally long stretch spent alternating between The Plaza Food Hall (watching the chefs prepare our meals right in front of us also doubled as our weekend entertainment) and Rue 57 (two words: blueberry. pancakes).

With a steady rotation of reliably good eats in our brunch repertoire, we weren’t really looking to add anyplace new to the mix until we stumbled upon Sweet Chick. I’m not sure which one of us got the hankering for chicken and waffles first, but we soon realized that none of our regular haunts served up this southern classic. After doing some quick bleary-eyed research from bed one Sunday morning, we settled on Sweet Chick… and the rest is history.

Sweet Chick brines all of their fried chicken in sweet tea the night before, which results in a bird that’s crunchy and well-seasoned on the outside, yet tender, juicy and slightly sweet on the inside. They then serve it alongside a belgian waffle that’s perfectly light and fluffy with a crisp exterior and also comes with a trio of flavored butters. And if chicken and waffles isn’t your thing, I’m not sure if we can be friends they also churn out a delicious stack of pancakes and to-die-for maple-glazed bacon.

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Closet Confection: Burger Joint

Everyday Outfits

{Gap Sweater, Elegancia Jacket (similar), Forever 21 Jeans, Chloe Aurore Handbag (tote version here, similar from Coach here),  Burberry Sneakers}

Today’s message is operating under the guise of an outfit post… but what I really want to talk about is one of my favorite (not so) hidden treasures in the city: Burger Joint.  I consider myself to be somewhat of a burger connoisseur (feel free to email me if you want my personal list of first-rate picks), and in my opinion this place offers one of the top no-frills burgers in town.  In addition to delicious eats, Burger Joint also serves up a really cool location.  It’s discreetly tucked away behind a curtain in the lobby of the super-swanky Le Parker Meridien Hotel and operates kind of like a burger speakeasy.  It’s always fun to see friends’ reactions when I walk them through the hotel’s posh mirror-lined and chandelier-trimmed atrium, only to wind up scarfing down fries out of paper bag in a wood-paneled room with graffiti on the walls 10 minutes later!

So now that we’ve gotten burgers out of the way, I will tell you about today’s outfit which includes two of my best bargain finds by far.  The first is my Chloe bag, which if you recall from a previous post, I scored for more than 80% off due to a combination of chatting up a lonely sales associate and a computer error at Bloomingdale’s.  And the second is my surprisingly lightweight but oh-so-toasty shearling leather jacket that I scooped up at  Daffy’s store-closing sale.  Every time I wear this jacket it serves as a testament that there is truly no shame in my clearance rack shopping game as this beauty was originally priced at over $1000, and I nabbed it for under $100.

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