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The year is 1989, and due to his wild success as a professional rapper and Public Enemy member, cooking chicken is likely the last thing on Flavor Flav's mind. Or is it? His father, William Drayton Sr., owned a Long Island eatery called the Soul Diner, and for Flavor Flav—who, according to the Clinton Herald, earned a culinary degree in 1978—cooking soul food runs in the family. Fast-forward to present day, and you'll find that Flavor Flav, who is also a reality TV star, hasn't fallen far from the family tree. When he's not busy laying down rhymes for Public Enemy or helping Elton John convert 111 million football fans into Pepsi drinkers, he tends to his celebrity-centric take-out restaurant naturally called Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, which has its customers lining up around the block for tastes of Flavor's personal recipes for sauce-slathered chicken and slow-cooked ribs.
The staff divvies out the menu's bounty—fried chicken and shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, and signature red velvet waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar, edible pieces of art that diners can't wait to ruin by eating. Though space is limited inside the take-out-only restaurant, Flavor himself shows up from time to time to dole out chicken, shake hands with adoring fans, and hobnob with celebrities and friends such as J. Cole, Lil Wayne, and Dr. Farrah Gray.