Before opening in Fishtown, Kensington Quarters is set to pop up at Cafe Lift with a fried chicken dinner this Thursday, January 9. (Image courtesy Pasquarello Restaurant Group)
Forget those resolutions to forgo fried food — at least for one night this week.
This Thursday, January 9, the Pasquarello Restaurant Group — of Prohibition Taproom, Bufad Pizza and Cafe Lift — hosts a fried chicken pop-up dinner at Cafe Lift, its Callowhill neighborhood eatery.
In anticipation of the group’s exciting new Fishtown project Kensington Quarters (formerly know as B-Side Social Club), the coming-soon kitchen committed to buying 200 fully pastured chickens a week from farmer Amos King at Silver Springs Acres in southern Lancaster.
With the help of Brooklyn-transplant butcher Bryan Mayer, Kensington Quarters ought to have no trouble selling the weekly order of birds at the multifaceted concept — which will be comprised of a butcher shop, bar, restaurant and classroom.
The new space isn’t quite ready to begin full-fledged service in Fishtown, though, so diners get the chance to reap the rewards of the deal in Callowhill with a one-night special.
Starting at 6 p.m., arrive at the B.Y.O.B. pop-up to taste the crispy birds, along with traditional sides like biscuits, cole slaw and macaroni salad.
Choose from a half chicken, biscuit and two small sides for $15, or a whole chicken, two biscuits and two large sides for $25. All chicken dinners come with hot or mild sauce, too.
The fried chicken dinners will fly from the kitchen until 11 p.m., or whenever the chicken runs out.
Kensington Quarters Pop-Up
When: Thursday, January 9, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Cafe Lift, 428 N. 13th Street
More info: www.pqrestaurants.com