Top Chef Kevin Sbraga's new University City restaurant The Fat Ham is set to serve crispy fried chicken as a special late-night bar treat this weekend. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)
The second Philadelphia restaurant for Top Chef talent Kevin Sbraga, The Fat Ham began serving up a healthy dose of Southern charm in University City this past December.
With a pork-laden menu full of Southern-style fare and a bourbon-fueled bar program, the intimate 48-seat restaurant might just be the ideal spot to tuck in for a long winter’s eve.
This weekend, though, The Fat Ham’s pork-centric focus takes a back seat to poultry on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 when the Top Chef puts out crispy fried chicken and biscuits at the bar after 10 p.m.
Ringing in at just $5 per order — yup, $5 — with only 20 orders available beginning at 10 p.m. each night, the special fried chicken will be dished with homemade biscuits and sweet-and-sour jalapeño jam.
Note that the special will be served at the bar only, and there are no reservations. With just 20 orders available, we’re betting the chicken will quickly fly from the kitchen.
Sbraga’s late-night chicken special is not the Hot Chicken that’s on the regular menu — though, if the chicken and biscuits runs out by the time you attempt an order, the Hot Chicken with white bread, ranch dressing and house-made pickles is definitely a great substitute.
After this debut run, the fried chicken special may continue with popular demand.
Be sure to show up on time to score the late-night treat.
Late-Night at The Fat Ham
When: Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 10 p.m.
Where: The Fat Ham, 3131 Walnut Street
More info: www.fat-ham.com