There’s been a big move in Seattle’s fried poultry world recently. Sisters and Brothers — the massively popular Nashville hot chicken restaurant in Georgetown — recently closed down its original location on South Albro Place, and officially decamped to nearby bar Sneaky Tiki this past weekend. The full, regular menu and schedule is available at the kitsch-heavy bar (known for its potent cocktails and party vibes), with the buttermilk-brined, cast-iron fried chicken wings, tenders, and sandwiches served at lunch and dinner time. There’s also the usual brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, with chicken and waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and even fritoquiles (chilaquiles featuring Fritos).
When Sisters and Brothers first opened four years ago, lines were long for the fiery fried birds, especially since true Nashville hot chicken is a rarity in the area. But while some may miss the historic building across the lot from Charles Smith Jet City, this new version may be a step up for the restaurant, in some ways. It’s certainly more spacious, with booths and tables that can accommodate bigger groups than before, unlike the cramped South Albro spot. The bar is lengthier as well, and takeout orders are available for the full menu. Sneaky Tiki will handle the drinks side of things, although those familiar with the Sisters and Brothers brunch should recognize the bloody marys topped with chicken wings.
Another thing to look forward to is a second Sisters and Brothers location in Interbay. Owner Jake Manny and his crew are currently renovating the striking mid-century building that once housed Chinese restaurant Chen’s Village at 544 Elliott Ave W, aiming to open sometime in April. When it arrives, this will become the chicken mini chain’s flagship, with an even bigger dining room and more kitchen space.