Twisted Soul’s Deborah VanTrece Launching ‘A Different Kind of Chick’ Take-Away-Only Pop-Up

The menu, featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken, includes dishes like Southern marinated fried chicken and Kansas City smoked chicken.
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Deborah VanTrece, the chef-owner of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, is launching a take-away-only pop-up starting Saturday, May 2 called “A Different Kind of Chick.”

Twisted Soul, at 1133 Huff Road NW, will be the pop-up’s base of operation.

“I think restaurants had to scramble when the state ordered dining rooms closed,” VanTrece Wednesday said in a prepared statement.

“But once we pivoted to the takeaway concept and we found a way to make it work, the ideas just started to run through my head. And this chicken-focused concept is something I’ve thought about a lot. Although it’s not under the ideal circumstances, I am so excited to be able to launch this pop-up.”

The menu, featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken, will include four different chicken dishes: Southern marinated fried chicken, Kansas City smoked chicken, Peri Peri grilled chicken, and herb and garlic-marinated grilled chicken.

There’s a section for sandwiches called Bird in the Hand, featuring a “Spicy Chick” fried chicken Po Boy and the “Chick in Drag,” a seasoned grilled turkey burger served with delicious accouterments like cranberry ketchup.

The Random Chicks part of the menu offers “The Morning After Chick,” VanTrece’s savory-sweet take on Chicken and Waffles, and “The Feel Good Chick,” a quart of aromatic seasoned broth for stews, vegetables, and gravies.

It’s not all fowl.

VanTrece has included a “Side Chicks” selection of seven side dishes, which includes everything from a three-cheese mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes to slow-braised greens with jalapeño and sautéed farm vegetables.

The “Sweet Chicks” dessert menu offers a choice of brownie a la mode or a dessert of the day.

The pop-up will be available on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A Different Kind of Chick will be adding additional days and hours in the near future and orders can be placed by emailing [email protected] or calling 404-350-5500.

Online ordering is coming soon. 


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Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.

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