There’s a new late-night food stop in State College, and it involves a whole lot of chicken and "New York-style" street food.
Chick 2 is taking the place of what was previously Mamma Mia’s Italian Restaurant at 128 E. College Ave., which closed its doors in April. Some State College diners may already be familiar with the food Chick 2 is bringing to the location.
Green Bowl owner Pan has been running Chick 2 as a subsidiary within his restaurant at 131 W. Beaver Ave. for the past two years. According to Pan, the Chick 2 menu options did so well on delivery orders that it inspired him to open up a new location downtown.
Consequently, the New York-style street food will no longer be offered as an option on the Green Bowl menu, but rather under the Chick 2 menu, which will feature items like chicken over rice, chicken sandwiches and sides.
“I try to keep the price low, but also give them a lot of chicken and rice,” Pan said. “No matter what the situation, people can have that simple and traditional food.”
Pan hopes to open the doors of Chick 2 on Thursday. Location hours will run from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday-Saturday.