I love getting unique food whenever I'm in new places, and I knew one of the places I wanted to stop on my trip to Alabama was in Nashville for hot chicken. Now, we found a little hole-in-the-wall place (that had great reviews on Yelp) so my brother and I decided to stop.
They had four levels of spice on the menu - mild, medium, spicy, and extra hot. I wanted to be adventurous, but I also wanted to be able to feel my face so I went with medium. It was an excellent choice. Flavorful, but with a good kick.
My 22-year old brother on the other hand, went with "spicy" and when the waitress laughs when the white kid from the North orders, you know it might be have a little kick. About 40 napkins, a gallon of tears and an extra stop at McDonalds for vanilla ice cream, I think the burn finally subsided.
If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably choose the same thing. My brother, probably not so much.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
These made-up holidays are mostly stupid...unless they're delicious. I can get on board with National French Fry Day. Here are my favorite preparations of the classic dish.
5. Baked, homemade, with melted parmesan
-Actually made these last night. Salty and delicious.
|Not quite that fancy, but you get the gist.|
-Don't knock it until you've tried it
-A Pittsburgh classic
-Clearly the healthiest method, especially when eaten out of a helmet at a ballgame
|Gotta get all that cheese outta there|
1. Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Syrup.
-First had them at Howie's, and they're life-changing.