Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish, Chattanooga TN

Signage for this business, whose original location opened in Nashville in 1997 and has been on my to-do list for at least five years, went up on a building near the Missionary Ridge Tunnel last fall. I paced the floor like a caged tiger waiting for them to open. Continue reading “Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish, Chattanooga TN”

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Helen’s Hot Chicken, Nashville TN

For the third stop on our day trip to the Music City, I did something silly. I pulled up our map of restaurants we’ve visited and selected a neighborhood we have not visited before, and then looked for the most promising place for a snack. Hot chicken is always very promising. Continue reading “Helen’s Hot Chicken, Nashville TN”

Pepperfire Spiced Chicken, Nashville TN

Nashville is the world’s home of hot fried chicken, and, as we learned from our visit last time to the legendary Prince’s, the city is not kidding at all when they say “hot.” No, sir. However the spice mix is made and however it’s applied to the bird, places like Prince’s or Bolton’s are fully prepared to knock the swagger out of anybody’s walk. But these wouldn’t be worthwhile if all you were getting was a mouth full of lava; there has to be some amazing chicken underneath it. Continue reading “Pepperfire Spiced Chicken, Nashville TN”

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack and Pied Piper Creamery, Nashville TN

I was told two things before going to Prince’s: that the wait would be long and that the chicken would be unbelievably hot. You know that Daffy Duck cartoon where the genie warns him very sternly that he’s going to suffer dearly for his insolence, and Daffy just dismisses him with a “Consequences, shmonsequences” and learns the genie was not kidding? I felt a bit like that. Continue reading “Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack and Pied Piper Creamery, Nashville TN”