Questlove of the Roots has partnered with Stephen Starr to open a new restaurant in New York City’s Chelsea Market and recently held an opening for their first location. Hybrid serves up Philly-fried chicken alongside dumplings, cupcakes, biscuits and slushies.
The opening brought out a number of top foodies including Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn, the Food Network’s Adam Richman and Shmitten Kitten author Anna Goldfarb who shares management with Starr and Questlove.
If Hybrid proves successful Starr and Questlove could be looking to expand the restaurant to a chain and a Philly location is next in line. “This isn’t even open! Let’s see how it does. But if it works, Philly is definitely the next place,” Starr told Philly.com.
Hybrid will be open to the public on May 18th and between Starr’s experience with more than 20 restaurants in his Starr Restaurant Organization and Questlove’s public profile it could be positioned to do well.