Bagock is set to open February 1. It will feature a small menu focusing on two wonderful things, fried chicken and donuts.
A once-controversial D.C. chef, whose fried chicken has been featured several times on the Food Network, is bringing that famous recipe to Williamsburg at a fast-casual restaurant next month.
Bagock — as in the sound a chicken makes — from Gillian Clark is headed to 173 Montrose Ave., between Humboldt and Graham avenues. It’s a very focused affair centered on that fried chicken and doughnuts. Clark’s fried chicken won out on a 2011 episode of Beat Bobby Flay and also made a star appearance in 2010 on Guy Fieri’s wildly popular Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It’ll be served here in counter-service form, alongside a slim breakfast menu.
The casual restaurant is a departure from Clark’s past experience running full-service kitchens in D.C., like the once-very-popular General Store, which served that fried chicken. During her time in D.C., she generated a bit of controversy over videos she posted to YouTube that seemingly made fun of customers, prompting the Washington Post to ask if Clark was “the chef people love to hate?” Clark now contends that those videos were used as educational tools for her staff.
Hopefully she won’t be filming us, but we’re excited to try the food!
Bagock Fried Chicken & Doughnuts
173 Montrose Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 9pm
Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm