It's not often that I eat at a place and blog about it the same day, but I loved my experience at Cheeky's so much, that I just can't wait any longer to share it with you !
A couple years ago, I tried to visit Cheeky's for their fried chicken sandwich, only to find out they had run out, so I hustled my way over there around 11am to secure myself a piece of that golden poultry !
The place is nondescript aside from just looking out-of-place with its whitewashed wooden door,
and it's cute concrete entry area.
The place is reminiscent of New Orleans, funky and fun. Cans of Cafe du Monde chicory coffee everywhere.
Seating is tight, mainly red stools along the wall, but there is one large "table" that is a former cartoon sign. I love it. I want to take it home, where I have no room for it, but I'd cherish it forever.
The fried chicken sandwich comes on a homemade biscuit, topped with coleslaw and gravy, but I managed to sweet-talk to the owner into making me a fried chicken biscuit sandwich topped with scrambled egg.
He seemed nervous about it, "I've never made this before...how does it taste??" but he had nothing to worry about at all. It was awesome.
The chicken was so moist, slightly tart from the tangy brine, and the egg was soft and lovely. Together with the beautiful biscuit, I was in heaven.
After licking my fingers off, I dug into a bag of their "ben-yays" which come 3 for a $1. Get a bag. Or ten.
The beignets are small, but hit the spot oh so well. Perfectly fried and dusted with powdered sugar, it's the only way to end such a delicious breakfast!
The chef / owner was absolutely adorable here, kind of like a fobby Asian character straight out of a TV sitcom. I can find myself coming back a lot, especially with breakfast served all day, and seafood poboys (shrimp or oysters) calling my name and appealing to my New Orleans-loving heart.
Han's Nonsensical Rating: Stellar chicken biscuit sandwiches served alongside chicory coffee? Yes, definitely, please and lots of it !
35 Orchard St
New York, NY