Looking to spice things up? Head over to Peaches HotHouse in Bed-Stuy for some seriously delicious Nashville style hot fried chicken. This cozy little restaurant offers a contemporary Southern menu that will satiate your comfort food cravings.
After reading rave reviews, our minds were set on the hot chicken. Naomi ordered a side of macaroni and cheese, and I got a potato salad. We also made sure not to miss out on the BBQ shrimp and crispy grits – imagine something similar to a fried creamy croquette or fried risotto ball. The crispy grit cubes were placed over sauteed shrimp, peppers, onions, and tomatoes tossed in BBQ sauce. Finally, their Nashville style hot chicken, which you can choose from regular, hot, or extra hot (we chose hot) was a true delight – crispy and juicy with just the right amount of kick.
A quick anecdote on the origins of Nashville hot chicken:
Hot chicken is thought to have originated with Andre Prince Jeffries great uncle, Thornton who happened to be quite the ladies’ man. After a late night out, Thornton’s girlfriend at the time prepared a breakfast of revenge – fried chicken with plenty of peppers that would set one’s mouth on fire. However, Thornton liked this version so much that later on created his own recipe of hot fired chicken, and opened a restaurant that is now known as Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack located in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more about the history and origins of Nashville hot chicken here!
Peaches Hot House
415 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216