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Hattie B’s brings authentic Nashville Hot cluckery to Dallas with opening of first location in Texas


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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, one of the originators of Nashville Hot-style fried chicken, has made its Texas debut, opening its first Lone Star store in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood.

“This is exactly the kind of location we look for — something gritty, surrounded by graffiti, live music, and lots of people,” Brian Morris, the company’s exec chef told me during a preview visit. (Morris told me in 2018 that a Hattie B’s was headed to Dallas, news I broke in this LA Times story three years ago.)

The Dallas store offers the same red-hued hot-and-spicy cluckery here as at their other locations,  including their namesake hot chicken, Southern sides like pimento mac and cheese and collard greens, plus local brews in a counter-service setting. The chicken comes crisp-fried with melted spices whose heat levels range from Southern (no heat) to mild, medium, hot, damn hot, and Shut the Cluck Up.

New to the Dallas-only menu: batch cocktails and fried pickles.

Yeah, you think you’ve tried Nashville Hot chicken in Dallas, but you really haven’t. No one else in DFW makes Nashville Hot like Hattie B’s.

Prices are reasonable, service is incredibly accommodating, and the food is worth any hassle of parking in Deep Ellum.

My advice? Go with a medium or hot spice level (Shut the Cluck Up incorporates ghost peppers), and choose the half-bird over the sandwich. 

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