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Hybird and Questlove Bring the House Down; Here Are Photos

Hybird entices onlookers to stop by
Hybird entices onlookers to stop by
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When David Chang defeated Questlove in a battle of fried chicken supremacy, The Roots drummer and budding gourmand took his second place finish in stride. While the competition reinforced Chang's excellence as a chef, it also put the fried chicken world on notice that the musician/DJ/The Hoodie Shop owner had time to focus on drumsticks of the non-musical variety.

The result? A collaboration with Stephen Starr called Hybird, which opened in Chelsea Market in May to the restaurant equivalent of a standing ovation. To celebrate, the chicken-and-dumpling spot hosted an afternoon featuring its co-owner on the turntables paired with a menu of cheap eats. Here's a look at Tuesday's event for those who missed the live performance.

The crowd begins to flock over to Hybird
The crowd begins to flock over to Hybird
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Thanks to the $2 per item deal and the chance to see a late-night musical legend, tourists and locals alike had a hard time passing the scene by during Chelsea Market's early lunch hour, resulting in a massive turnout. And over remixes of songs like Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff", lunchers relaxed into the scene, stretching their precious moments away from the office as long as possible for the one-day-only offering. We know the DJ has a pretty busy schedule, but judging by the reaction to Tuesday's event, he might want to make this joint food-and-music venture a regular occurrence.

DJ Questlove begins his playlist of soul-satisfying beats.
DJ Questlove begins his playlist of soul-satisfying beats.
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Customers decide whether to focus on Questlove or what they're ordering for lunch.
Customers decide whether to focus on Questlove or what they're ordering for lunch.
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The scene heats up at the Hybird window.
The scene heats up at the Hybird window.
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Waiting in line is typically not this enjoyable.
Waiting in line is typically not this enjoyable.
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Inside Hybird's kitchen
Inside Hybird's kitchen
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No bouncer. No cover. Hybird is the place to go for a midday dance party.
No bouncer. No cover. Hybird is the place to go for a midday dance party.
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Even The Nutbox's delicious offerings can't distract the crowd from Questlove.
Even The Nutbox's delicious offerings can't distract the crowd from Questlove.
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This entire meal cost $6.54.
This entire meal cost $6.54.
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