Here, a new, all-ages clientele can fill up on chef Kevin Fry’s broasted chicken, smash burgers, and Baby’s-style corn bread, and sip vegan milkshakes (spiked or not) in the 3,500-square-foot former cabaret. Some of Baby’s design elements, like a bathroom’s “Slay” wallpaper, the dining room’s pink-glitter booths, and the cartoonish graphic merch featuring a French fry coming out of a lipstick tube, a chicken drumstick in a high heel, and a pickle wearing an earring are all winks to the location’s fierce past life. Though the new configuration, which features an 18-foot poured-resin bar top in the Baby’s pink-yellow-and-green palette, isn’t big enough to accommodate the production values of the old Talbott Street’s full-blown drag shows, Lockwood has a few colorful tricks up her sleeve, like drag trivia nights, drag bingo, or “How fun would it be to do a Disney Princess drag brunch?” she asks. Pretty fun.
Click here for Lockwood’s go-to recipe for a quick family meal of Chili-Lime Chicken Burger à la Lockwood-Fields.