A Pop-up Restaurant with a Cheeto-filled menu created by TV Chef Anne Burrell opens on Tuesday for only three days. Chester Cheetah takes Tribeca, here’s everything you need to know.
There is one unsung, but nevertheless pervasive, food trend in the city that doesn’t involve either unicorns or rainbows. Of course, we’re talking about adding popular snacks to food, or “elevating” snacks. The snack in the spotlight next week is everyone’s (read “every stoner’s”) favorite cheesy chip, Cheetos.
It isn’t the first time Cheetos has made the transition into the world of gastronomy. This year we saw the “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bagel” in New Jersey’s Bagel Nook, last October we had Sushi burritos coated in Cheetos in Chicago’s Sushi Burrito, and a long time staple of Long Beach’s The Attic has been Mac n’ Cheetos, their take on Mac and Cheese.
It’s not even the first time we’ve seen Cheetos on the menu in New York, for April 20 (420 for those in the know), Boahaus in the East Village had Cheeto-fried chicken bao.
— Baohaus NYC (@BaohausNYC) April 20, 2016
NYC and the culinary word isn’t done with Chester Cheetah just yet. This Tuesday (August 15) to Thursday The Spotted Cheetah will be at 211 West Broadway. With a menu created by TV chef Anne Burrell, The Spotted Cheetah is elevating the humble Cheeto with a three-course menu to satisfy any craving (read “the munchies.”)
What are these three courses? Why, they are “dangerously cheesy starters,” “the big cheese,” and “sweet spot.” You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that they are talking about a starter main course and dessert. The same can’t be said for figuring out how much a Cheeto-infused meal will cost, but thanks to time out, we know the cost of a menu item will range from about $8 to $22.
What can you see on the menu? How about some “purrfectly fried green tomatoes” or some “flamin’ hot limon chicken tacos” with a “Cheetos Sweetos crusted cheesecake,” for dessert? If that doesn’t give you a craving for a cheesy snack I don’t know what will. Of course, if it’s the price point that is putting you off, you can always just pick up a bag of cheetos… but then you wouldn’t have a cheesecake. Buddha was right. Life is suffering.
Check out their website, that appears to have been penned by Chester Cheetah himself, for more info.
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