Love and Honey: Fried Chicken and Pies for Northern Liberties

Fried chicken will be the star of Love and Honey

Fried chicken will be the star of Love and Honey

Todd and Laura Lyons, two professional chefs and residents of Northern Liberties are planning to open Love & Honey Fried Chicken, a fried chicken and pie restaurant at 1100 North Front Street. The restaurant will occupy 900 square feet of the refurbished refrigeration warehouse at the corner of Front and Wildey.

Todd Lyons is a Senior Research and Development Chef at Campbell’s Soup Company and has been perfecting his fried chicken recipe over the years. Laura has also been in the food business since graduating from Culinary Institute of America, where the couple met. Laura has been working on pie crusts and dessert recipes for the past year, teasing she’s gained 10 pounds for the city.

The restaurant will focus on takeout but will also offer 15-seats for dine in along a counter that faces the open kitchen.

The Lyons plan on opening more than one fried chicken location in the city and have aspirations of opening a fancier full-service restaurant down the line, turning the current trend of name chefs opening casual concepts after their finer dining success on its head.

In addition to fried chicken, Love and Honey will offer comfort-food sides (Stewed Black Eyed Peas in Smokey Broth, Mac & Cheese w/ Toasty Breadcrumbs, Collard Greens with Ham Hock, Green Apple Slaw, Hushpuppies, Seasonal Pickles and more. Laura imagines four pies will be available daily including Sweet Potato with Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Cream Pie, Key Lime with Salted Graham Crust and other seasonal fruit pies.

With the buildout slated to begin in a few weeks, Laura tells us that she aims to open before Thanksgiving but that anytime before the end of the year will be a success.

Love and Honey Fried Chicken [Foobooz]