Ezell Stephens launched the Heaven Sent brand in 2011, after he lost rights to the Ezell's name in a protracted legal tussle that involved an ex-wife and allegations of recipe misappropriation. The case was resolved out of court with a settlement that allowed Stephens to keep frying chicken. Heaven Sent serves chicken, livers, gizzards and the usual range of picnic fixings. The standard menu also includes barbecue chicken, but, in deference to his business partner Willie Turner at Willie's Taste of Soul, Stephens won't be cooking any barbecue in Rainier Valley. "I will have my sides," he guarantees. "Cole slaw, baked beans, pretty much everything." But the main draw is the chicken, which Stephens says is unchanged from the chicken which famously made Oprah swoon.