Hot Chicken

Tansuonashville.com

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with three Nashville culinary stars: Nick Bishop, owner of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken; Maneet Chauhan, owner/chef at Tánsuŏ Nashville contemporary Chinese cuisine; and Chef Bobby Hodge at Oak Steakhouse. Hattie B’s has been featured on the Food Network and since its inception seven years ago has rapidly expanded into Birmingham, Atlanta and Las Vegas. In addition to owning and operating four Nashville restaurants, Ms. Chauhan is a Food Network judge on the show "Chopped." Chef Hodge was recently featured in "Eat This Not That! 21 Southern Chef-Approved Tricks for Making the Perfect Deviled Eggs."

Apple Fire--two Belgian waffles topped with tenders and apples
Pepperfire East Nashville

When Isaac Beard opened his Pepperfire Hot Chicken diner in East Nashville, Tennessee, there were only three or four other hot chicken diners in town. And the hot chicken craze was a strictly Nashville thing. Today, partly thanks to national TV cooking shows, the spicy-hot chicken craze has spread across the country. Join Beard as he talks about the history of Nashville’s XX Hot chicken craze.

Austin Smith & Tom Wilmer talk hot chicken
Joe McGhee

It’s hot chicken, big brews, and frozen craft-cocktails at Party Fowl in Nashville, Tennessee

At Party Fowl restaurant in Nashville Tennessee, hot is an understatement, as they have refined the art of serving “Nashville Hot” southern fried chicken to a fine art.