Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nashville: Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Hattie B's is an absolute must in Nashville. The best freaking fried chicken I've ever tasted (well, maybe tied with Yardbird). It's casual (order then sit down), with just a few tables inside, and 6 or 7 picnic tables on the patio. Make sure to get there early, and be ready for the best best chicken ever.


Even thought we arrived right at 11am when the place opens, there was already a line of around 15 people. 



The menu shows the varying heat levels available. The cashier told us that "Shut the Cluck Up" is the equivalent of having three ghost peppers in your mouth. Ghost peppers. I didn't even know what that was. The bf said "basically the world's hottest pepper". Upon further research, I've found that it is 401.5 times hotter than tabasco. Interesting.   


The patio (enclosed for the winter). 

All the entrees comes with a choice of two sides (plus a third for $0.50). The chicken and waffle only comes with one side though.


Chicken and Waffle (small dark-- thigh + leg), $11 (includes one side)
The main reason we came to Hattie B's on Sunday was because I adore chicken and waffles, and this is only served on Sundays. The waffles were perfect-- light, fluffy, and not too sweet. The fried chicken? Definitely the best I've ever had. Amazingly crispy and so incredibly moist. I dream about this fried chicken.


Chicken Tenders (3 pieces), $8.50


Large Dark (2 thighs, 2 legs), $10 
The bf chose "damn hot" for the level of spiciness. One level down from "shut the cluck up". I had one or two bites and had to then down many gulps of sweet tea before being able to breathe again.


Black Eyed Pea Salad (side dish) 
Really delicious. Liking vinegar is a requirement for enjoying this, though.


Sides (mac and cheese, bacon cheese grits, collard greens, baked beans) + peach cobbler ($2.75)
The cobbler is seasonal, and it happened to be peach when we were there. After finishing our entrees and side dishes, this was still warm. The pastry crust was flaky and amazing. Although the peaches were so very sweet, the crust was definitely the highlight of the dessert. 
Of the sides, the shrimp and grits (oh so Southern!) hit the spot! The mac and cheese was a little too creamy and mushy for my liking, and the collard greens were a tad over-salted. Stick with the shrimp and grits and cobbler!

112 19th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
*no reservations. There are only a few parking spots at the restaurant, but street parking wasn't too difficult to find.




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2 comments:

  1. Drooling. haha You still have to go to Commodore for fried chicken in Brooklyn!

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