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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken- Nashville

Hattie b's Hot Chicken Nashville
112 19th Ave S (Midtown) OR 5209 Charlotte Pike (West Nash)
11:00  AM until 10:00 PM
There is evidence suggests that spicy fried chicken has been served in Nashville for generations and today it continues to be a never ending debate in Nashville as to which hot chicken restaurant is “the best of the best.” The current dish may have been introduced as early as the 1930’s. It is generally accepted that the originator of hot chicken is Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, which is a huge reason why many locals still claim it as being best. Recently living in Nashville, I must say my personal choice has to be Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Southern Nachos

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Moving away from the south, I realized one of the dishes that I easily took for granted was the Southern Nachos. For whatever reason,  some brilliant southerner swapped out tortilla chips for potatoes and added BBQ sauce instead of salsa! My idea of nachos has forever been changed! In Georgia I ate nachos weekly made with crispy homemade potato chips and in Nashville I indulged in nachos  made with tator tots as the base.

Instead of making a weekly trip down to Nashville, I’ve decided to create my own Southern Nacho recipe made with fries. Let me tell you, they are pretty darn close to the real stuff! These nachos are also delicious with fried chicken instead of the addition of pulled pork… I mean you might as well, it’s not like your watching your figure with this unbelievable finger licking appetizer! Read more

The Chop Shop & 1st Ward- Chicago

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|2033 W. North Ave – Chicago IL 60647|

Restaurant & Bar:

Mon – Thurs: 11 am – Midnight
Fri: 11 am – 2 am
Sat: 11 am – 3 am
Sun: 11 am – 10 pm*

You should definitely not judge a book by its cover when it comes to this adaptable space! The Chop Shop & 1st Ward in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago showcases everything from a gourmet butcher shop, restaurant with a seasonal menu, and 6,000 square foot private event space. Read more

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