A friend (yes, I still have some) from another region is soon visiting Nashville and has asked me which restaurant is most favored by local hot chicken cognoscenti. I’ve eaten at a few, but the only name I remember is Hattie B’s (there’s one in Memphis). Any suggestions?
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My spouse’s office gets hot chicken delivered like every day. I consider them the connoisseurs. Here’s the lowdown:
“I like Prince’s. Sylvia likes Slow Burn and Bolton’s. Stacy likes Hattie B’s. Hattie’s is where you take tourists.”
I know you were looking for something definitive, so take that as you will.
Thank you. I suspected as much about Hattie B’s. I like it, but I’ve had better. Similar situation to the Rendezvous in Memphis. Tourists go there for ribs, but there are far better here.
When they don’t devour it all at work, she brings Prince’s home.
OM NOM NOM
You are blessed.
Must be something in the air, because on the day you posted this, the top story on page 1 of the Tennessean was:
WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ALL OF OUR AUTHENTIC NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN SHACKS
[history lesson to follow]
Thanks for all the info. Guess I’ll recommend Prince’s or Bolton’s. I’m pretty sure one of those is where I’ve eaten besides Hattie’s. I’ll probably check out Moore’s or 400 Degrees next time I’m up there, whenever that is. But don’t worry, I won’t help wreck the scene: I never order tenders, I don’t mind waiting for fresh, and I have enough southern accent not to sound like a total alien.
The mayor’s co-opting and homogenization of something wonderful and indigenous has horrible Pat Boone overtones.
My friend who thinks he’s a connoisseur says Hattie B’s is still the best.