The three owners of Yellowbelly Chicken combine their various cooking backgrounds to create interesting and healthy meals.
Michael Friedberg brings his Boulder upbringing to bear with healthy foods like beets and quinoa; Barry Davis brings Southern-style fried chicken from his Kentucky roots—“But it’s not fried in heavy batter,” he says. Eric Wuppermann contributes the bright flavors of his native Trinidad, in the Caribbean.
“We mesh our heritages to serve better versions of food you already love,” says Friedberg.
The three friends met in Vail and opened their first restaurant there in 2012. Yellowbelly Chicken expanded to Boulder in 2013. “We started by thinking about what we wanted to eat on our day off,” said Davis. “We wanted something delicious, quick and affordable, using natural ingredients that we felt good about feeding our families.”
Yellowbelly Chicken serves fried and roasted chicken that is GMO- and gluten-free. Salads and sides made with all-natural ingredients include steamed greens, red cabbage slaw and macaroni pie.
The partners will open their third location in an 1,800-square-foot space on the south side of the Stanley, under the Stanley sign. “Our décor will feature loud, fun colors, plus a surprise nod to the Stanley’s aviation history,” said Friedberg. “It will be a great space to get a shareable, family-style meal to eat there or take away.”
Yellowbelly will also offer catering for special events.
Yellowbelly Chicken will be open seven days a week from 11am to 9pm. For more information, see YellowbellyChicken.com.