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Nas will open his restaurant Sweet Chick in Long Island City next year.

Queens rapper Nas will bring his restaurant Sweet Chick to his home borough next year.

The Long Island City native will open a fifth location of his chicken and waffles joint in February 2018 at 46-42 Vernon Blvd., according to Darren Gold, a spokesperson for the restaurant. Sweet Chick was founded by Manhattan native John Seymour in 2013 and Nas became an investor and co-founder shortly after.

The new restaurant will pay homage to Nas’ father Olu Dara, an accomplished jazz musician. It will feature a private back room inspired by Harlem jazz clubs where the chicken and waffles dish has its roots, Gold said. In addition to releasing two albums, Dara was featured in his son’s 1994 album “Illmatic” and sang on the song “Bridging the Gap.”

“Nas’ partner and Sweet Chick founder, fellow New York native John Seymour, has been waiting to help Nas bring their NY hot spot and chicken & waffles concept back to his hood, but the timing wasn’t right… until now,” Gold said in an email.

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In addition to a variety of chicken and waffles dishes, the restaurant serves up offerings such as duck and short rib meatloaf, bavette steak, shrimp and grits and cornmeal-crusted catfish. Brunch dishes include eggs Benedict, pancakes, steak and eggs, house-made granola and smoked pork hash.

VIBE first reported the story.

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