Former Bravo’s Top Chef competitor Chris Scott is making his culinary mark in Bridgeport with the opening of Birdman Juke Joint in the near future.
As Scott explained in a recent interview with Food and Wine , Birdman is named after the term for the individual on a plantation who tended to birds during the antebellum slavery era. The restaurant, which will be located at 2931 Fairfield Avenue, will provide what Scott has dubbed as “Amish Soul Food.”
Working alongside his wife and business partner, Eugenie Woo, the duo hopes to bring a type of cuisine to Bridgeport that would normally be found in the south. Smoked and fried chicken, as well as classic and savory sides, will be based on Southern agriculture.
Of course, you'll find as many sweet options on the menu as savory: one of the stars of the show is Birdman’s soft serve selection, which Scott says he’s most excited about.
“I think I'm most excited about the desserts... imagine all of your favorite classic Southern desserts spun into soft serve ice cream. Peach cobbler soft serve, buttermilk cornbread soft serve, just to name a few,” he said in the interview.
As of now, the opening of Birdman Juke Joint is planned for late February or early March.
“Bridgeport has some legendary restaurants. We hope to make our mark and be amongst the greats in the state of Connecticut,” said Scott.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s Instagram page .
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