Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers
Originally posted by mgmei
Make sure you post on your experiences. I'm like you in that the hotter the better.
Ok, so I had my first hot chicken experience today, but it wasn't at Prince's.
We wanted to go to Prince's, and in a 2006 article that I found online, Prince's owner said that he opened at noon on Saturdays. As a result, we hit up the Parthenon this morning and looked to partake of some Prince's hot chicken around 12:45 or so. We pulled into the parking lot (the whole area looked pretty run down) and noticed that no one was in there. A handwritten sign was on the door saying that it would open at 2:00pm. Unfortunately, I had a wedding to attend at 3:00pm, and I figured that fresh chicken takes some time to prepare, so we decided to head to 400 degrees.
After a brief pit stop, we finally ended up at 400 degrees at about 1:45. The menu was fairly brief; you could order one of I think four different sandwiches: chicken breast, chicken leg, something else, and pork chop. The chicken breast was 4.50 I believe, and the chicken leg was a little cheaper (a shade under 4.00). A single portion of a side dish cost a little extra -- for the record, the sides weren't anything to write home about.
The chicken, however, was awesome. The portions were generously-sized, and fried to crispy-yet-juicy perfection. You could order it at one of four different degrees of spiciness: 0 degrees (plain), 100 degrees (mild), 200 degrees (medium), 400 degrees (very hot). I ordered a chicken breast sandwich at 200 degrees, which ended up being somewhat spicy, but it packed a little less heat than, say, your average atomic wings. Next time I would try 400 degrees.
The term sandwich is a little bit of a misnomer, as lunch really consists of two slices of white bread with the chicken placed on top; I think the bread is there primarily to soak up the copious grease. Still, pure fried chicken goodness.
The owner, Aqui Fleming nee Simpson, greeted me personally and asked about how I ended up in Nashville and how I heard about her restaurant. She was extremely friendly, and mentioned that while she had only been open for about a year or so, she was already thinking about franchising out -- Knoxville (my hometown) was one of the destinations she had in mind! I think that's a great idea, personally :-)
Thanks for the heads up guys.