Music Meets Munchies In Exclusive Chicken Collaboration With Local Rap Icon
Houston native Slim Thug may be famous for his accomplishments in the music industry, but he has culinary chops, too. The rap icon has collaborated with Chick’nCone to add a HOGGLIFE Sauce and HOGGLIFE Cone to the restaurant’s lineup of fried chicken served in hand-rolled waffle cones. Both are available for a limited time exclusively at Houston’s only franchise location, 1919 N. Shepherd.
In celebration of the new menu item, Chick’nCone is hosting a meet-and-greet event with Slim on Saturday, June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy a DJ performance and drink specials, plus autograph and photo opportunities with Slim. There will also be a selection of HOGG merchandise available for purchase. A big turnout is expected, so arrive early if a one-on-one moment is important to you. Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.
So, what does it taste like? Specific ingredients are secret, but we do know Slim mixed and chose the sauce himself to reflect the different “flavors of life” and his personal aspirations to keep going. We were told that “throughout its development, Slim kept saying ‘add more, add more’ — ultimately creating a complex sauce”. The sauce blends sweet, tangy and smoky notes with a slight spicy kick. The HOGGLIFE Cone comes with fried chicken tossed in the HOGGLIFE Sauce and the whole shebang is topped off with creamy mac ‘n cheese, fried onions and a touch of salted bacon. A representative shares that Slim has been a long-time regular at the restaurant and the partnership came about naturally.
Houston franchisee Marisol Vasquez saw common ground with the singer, who was already a fan of the restaurant. “Back in April, we teamed up with the very talented Slim Thug to raise money for his non-profit, Boss Life Foundation,” he shares. “We are both foodies so it was only natural that we collaborate on a new cone to bring to the community.”