There’s a new chicken shop in town

Chicken’s beware there’s a new Pudgie’s in town and you’re on the menu! Pudgie’s Famous Chicken restaurant swooped in to take roost in its first ever-Brooklyn coop last week, and all Standing O can say is, “It’s about time.” Joining Nathan’s and Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips (they still have those?), the new fast chicken emporium snip-snipped the ribbon on the location on April 22. To celebrate the day-long event, Pudgie’s offered face painting for the kiddies and balloon animals and great chicken dishes for hungry visitors. For all those eating champions Pudgies also hosted a hot-wing-eating contest. Non-competitors were treated to a karate demo and a performance by the Brooklyn Studio Knights cheerleading squad — how much fun is that? So the next time you’re jonsing for a bucket of poultry goodness, stop by and grab yourself a leg, a thigh, or even a wing.

Pudgie’s [6819 Third Ave. between 67th and 68th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 921–1000].

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