Restaurants That Take Nashville Hot Chicken to the Next Level

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The Schmaltzing Matilda, invented by head bartender Allen Lancaster, uses chicken-distilled Pechuga mezcal.

Schmaltzing Matilda | The Bar at the Spectator Hotel

The Good Sport in Charlottesville, Virginia serves Nashville-inspired hot oysters that are cornmeal fried and dipped in hot sauce, served with a dill pickle and white toast.

Nashville Hot Oysters | The Good Sport

Nashville Style BBQ, influenced by Music City and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is hot. Save room for delicious southern favorites like grits casserole, cornbread, and banana pudding.

Nashville Style BBQ | Edley’s Bar-B-Que

With roots in Tennessee, Otaku Ramen uses “Nashville Hot” in its dishes. The southern-inspired sandwich contains chicken, Otaku's spicy spice, kewpie mayo slaw, and a pickle on a steamed bao bun.

Hot Chicken Bao Bun | Otaku Ramen

 Pizza comes in thick, thin, hand-tossed, or cauliflower crust, with hot chicken, dill pickles, jalapeño peppers, cheese, and ranch for heat relief.

Hot Chicken Pizza | Donato’s

The order comes with two pounds of fresh lobster, one pound of Nashville hot honey butter, eight split-top rolls, and an exclusive recipe to make the tasty and innovative dish at home.

Nashville Hot Lobster | Get Maine Lobster

Split-Rail Chicago may be known for their fried chicken, but the Nashville Hot trend appears in an unlikely menu item: lamb ribs. The crispy ribs are tossed in Nashville hot sauce, then served with pickles and slaw.

Nashville Hot Lamb Ribs | Split-Rail Chicago

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