Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Checking in on the incoming Chicken & the Egg on 2nd Avenue

Renovations continue over at 221 Second Ave. between 13th Street and 14th Street ... where a restaurant-speakeasy combo is coming soon. (You may have spotted the storefront signage in recent weeks.)

As we first noted last October, a group of hospitality veterans were appearing before Community Board 3's SLA committee to discuss their speakeasy, Sincerely, Ophelia, and restaurant, Chicken & the Egg, for the space. 

During the day, Chicken & the Egg will sell a variety of fried chicken sandwiches, fries and salads... with the bar opening for evening service.

You can check out @chickenandtheeggnyc on Instagram for ongoing updates. (The restaurant's Insta account has this description: "Best Chicken Sandwich Shack in the East Village.")

The previous tenant at 221 Second Ave., the 11-year-old Bay-Area sports bar Finnerty's, never reopened after the PAUSE of March 2020.

Thanks to Steven for the photo!


Glenn said...

"Speakeasy," oh brother. Only rubes fall for that. Don't we have enough clip joints in the EV?

Anonymous said...

a speakeasy?!?! how very 2003, serious eyeroll!

Neighbor said...

Seems like a great addition. Wish them the best of luck.

Hopefully Finnerty's opens for a third (maybe more?) reincarnation.