Though he's known for his exemplary manipulation of brisket, Daniel Delaney of BrisketTown spent much of last year (and undoubtably years before planning) the debut of his fried chicken concept, Delaney Chicken, inside UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, the fancy new food hall outside Grand Central Terminal. But is the barbecue master returning to the meat of his origins? If some papers filed with the East Village's Community Board 3 are to be trusted, it appears so.

Next week, Delaney will appear before CB 3's liquor license committee to plead his case for a new concept he's looking to debut at 167 1st Avenue. Eater got hold of the filing and spoke with Delaney, who demurred, saying the final menu might be different than what's in the hands of the Community Board.

The sample menu for the new spot is identical to the Williamsburg original in both items and pricing; of course, Delaney's brisket—which I can vouch for wholeheartedly following a repeat visit a few weeks back—is the star.

If he does debut the second BrisketTown in Manhattan, there'll be a bit of a BBQ rivalry going on. Mighty Quinn's, they of the Smorgasburg insanity, among other things, operate a satellite location a few blocks away on 2nd Avenue. The MQ also does a fried chicken sandwich, so if Delaney shifts gears towards poultry, he'll have both them and Fuku with which to contend.