Monday, October 16, 2017

SWEET CHICK (LOS ANGELES, CA)

Sweet Chick 
448 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.sweetchick.com
Tel: 323.592.3423
Cuisine: Southern
$$ ($15-$30)
Wed, 10/11/2017, 7:00pm reservation 
    (3.5 Piglets)



Alright, so I had to check out this chicken joint that is ever-so popular in New York owned by NAS the rapper. It is a place to get your choice of various fried chicken and waffles amongst other things. It is American comfort food with a twist. 

I heard the restaurant is usually slam packed in NY, and here, on a Wednesday night in Los Angeles, it was kinda chill. There were a few empty tables. The service was pretty impeccable though. The restaurant is pretty dark with a large bar area. The menu is simple, with the focus being chicken and waffles. 

The interior bar and seating

MAC AND CHEESE ($9.00):  Gruyere, Fontina, Aged White Cheddar, Ritz Cracker Crumble. This mac and cheese was surprisingly delicious. It was creamy and luscious with just the amount of flavor. The crumbs added a good enough texture. The pasta was a little too soft for my liking. Other than that, it was perfect. I would definitely order this again. 

MY FAVORITE DISH. PORK BELLY NUGGETS ($10.00): Kimchi, Blueberry Balsamic Glaze, Pickled Watermelon. This was my favorite! The pork belly was so freakin delicous. It had just the right amount of fat without being overly fatty. It was a little sweet and reminded my of hoisin sauce. I wouldn't say that it has "kimchi" per se. It was more like pickled cabbage. The watermelon was interesting. I thought it was radish at first. A bunch of flavors and they were delicious. 
NASHVILLE HOT FRIED CHICKEN ($18.00): with Milk Jam Waffle. Ok, so i love spicy food. Spicy food is one of my favorites. The spice on this chicken was seriously spicy. It isn't for the weak sauce. I know now why they serve the milk waffle with this chicken, but seriously, you need to eat the waffle with the chicken or your mouth will go numb. I enjoy spicy but not when it overtakes everything else you eat. This was one of those moments. If you just want to eat spicy chicken, this may be your jam. I much prefer chicken with a hint of spice and let the chicken shine. 
SWEET CHICK CHICKEN AND WAFFLES ($17.00): 2 PC CHICKEN AND YOUR CHOICE OF WAFFLE-WE CHOSE APPLE N' CINNAMON. I thought the waffles and the chicken were just ok. The chicken wasn't as crispy as I would have liked and the waffles, well, a little bit on the soggy end. It didn't do much for me. After eating fried chicken from Gus', it's hard to beat that chicken in LA. 
Overall, I thought Sweet Chick was just ok. The service was impeccable but the main dishes of the chicken and waffles were sub par. I felt the chicken could use a little more seasoning and the waffles as well. The Nashville hot chicken was almost not enjoyable because of the spice level of the chicken. I actually prefer my waffles with a little bit of a crisp to them, and unfortunately, they were soggy. The side dishes were great though, with lots of flavor and texture. I much prefer the fried chicken at Gus' however, if you want a combination of chicken and waffles, this is a good place for that option. 

Notable Dishes: Pork Belly Nuggets and Mac and Cheese

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