The Roots' Questlove Opens 'Hybird' Food Stand in NYC

News & Views | By Justin D Joseph | 05/15/2013 | 11:55 AM EDT

Questlove knows his way around a pair of drumsticks, literally and figuratively.

The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon bandleader has teamed up with veteran restauranteur and fellow Philly native Stephen Starr to open Hybird, a chicken and dumplings stand located in the Chelsea Market in New York City.

The two celebrated the restaurant's opening with a private event, attracting a hosts of celebrities, restaurant industry insiders, family, and friends that included, Melanie Fiona, Bilal, Tyson Beckford, Theophilus London, Just Blaze, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, chef, Spike Mendelsohn; and Questlove's mother, Jackie Thompson (pictured top L).

Hybird will offer a menu that includes drumsticks ($4 each, two for $7.50, four for 14.50), biscuits ($2), dumplings with a variety of fillings ($7 per order), cupcakes ($3.50) and "Love Slush" slushies ($4.50).

The restaurant will officially open to the public on May 18.

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