Fryer’s Roadside will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 8 with a new menu from Chef Edward Reavis and Jennifer Meltzer, the team behind All Set Restaurant & Bar and Money Muscle BBQ, who bought the Silver Spring-based fried chicken and ice-cream stand in September 2022.
“We have worked hard to develop a menu that captures the spirit of the restaurant, while showcasing the other things we love making, like BBQ,” Reavis said in a press release. “This menu is designed to celebrate flavorful, Southern-inspired comfort foods and be accessible to everyone.”
The menu will feature gluten-free and halal Southern fried chicken choices including chicken tenders, fried chicken, and a fried chicken sandwich (served on a Challah roll and topped with dill pickles and coleslaw), all available in classic, spicy and “smokin’ hot spice” levels.
In addition, there will be catfish nuggets and a whole fried chicken added to the menu. Also new to Fryer’s will be side dishes familiar to customers at Money Muscle BBQ, such as honey sriracha brussels sprouts, potato salad, mac & cheese, BBQ beans, potato wedges, coleslaw, pickles, and collard greens.
Money Muscle BBQ smokers will be on-site, providing a selection of BBQ options including smoked chicken wings with a choice of honey sriracha or dry rub, BBQ pork ribs, Texas brisket, and a Cuban panini featuring Carolina pulled pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and house-made dijonnaise.
“In keeping with the spirit of Fryer’s original menu, diners will be able to enjoy soft serve ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes such as the classic chocolate fudge sundae, a Snickers sundae (Chef Reavis’ take on Fryer’s original turtle sundae), topped with caramel sauce and Snickers chunks, and a peanut butter sundae, featuring peanut sauce, Reese’s cups, and chopped nuts,” according to the release.
The restaurant at 12830 New Hampshire Ave. will be open for walkup and carryout orders Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The new owners also plan to open a 32-seat patio next year.
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