Great music, great friends: Brooklyn, Nicole and me.
As new East Nashvillians, it was only fitting that we spend our first 4th of July at the one and only....Gourmet magazine: Most people think of fried chicken as comfort food. In Nashville restaurants, it is extremely discomforting…in the best possible way. The city's unique "hot chicken," which is deep-fried then infused with a red-pepper paste that blows the top off normal standards of spiciness, is dangerously exhilarating. Once little-known outside Nashville's African-American community, this dish has become the city's pride, inspiring an annual Independence Day Hot Chicken Festival.
Adam and I knew EXACTLY who we wanted to try...
East Nashville's own, Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish.
Your options: plain, mild, hot or hotter. I told the guy I wanted a little kick, so he advised mild.
After burgers on the grill, margaritas and homemade butter pecan ice cream, the night ended with the downtown fireworks seen from our own backyard - can't beat that!
Hope your 4th was just as fun!