Have you ever heard of hot chicken? According to the internet, the term hot chicken is a type of fried chicken found in Nashville and it is spicy. Most of the heat comes from cayenne pepper. Good thing Peaches Hothouse in Bed-Stuy does hot chicken so we don’t have to fly to Nashville to get some. I’m okay with spicy food but when I was at The Commodore and had their Hot Fish sandwich, it was just way too hot for me. So having that as my reference point I decided to get the regular fried chicken when I went with a friend to Peaches Hothouse.
Well it wasn’t that big, it was still good fried chicken but it was on the okay side. I know I know, why did I get the regular fried chicken when they’re famous for their hot chicken?! It’s like going to Red Lobster and getting a burger. Sort of. What I should’ve gotten was HOT and you should too! My friend was smart and got hot. The one piece I took from my friend’s plate was super awesome. It wasn’t the type of spicy that was going to burn your mouth off. It was the type of spicy that really added some intense flavor to the chicken. That extra bit of spicy kick really made the 50min trek from Midtown worth it. Besides the awesome flavor of the hot chicken, the crunchy bits were light, the pickles were tangy and the corn bread..well it may just be one of the best corn bread I’ve eaten so far. After tasting the hot, I think I’m ready for the extra hot.
3 pieces (you choice of regular, hot or extra hot) plus one side served with pickles, a slice of bread and corn bread $13
Peaches Hothouse 415 Tompkins Ave. Brooklyn, NY
I’m quite bad about keeping up with restaurants in NYC. I mean they come and go so quickly, sometimes I just don’t bother. But there are few places that are still on my to eat list after few years. The Brooklyn Star, after reading SE’s first review, quickly made it to my to eat list but sadly it closed due to a fire before I got the chance to try it (I should really not waste anytime and just get my ass to the restaurants I’ve been wanting to go before they go bye bye, which you and me can never tell when).
So of course you know what I did once I found out The Brooklyn Star was back..eh dine there? Nope! I went and took photos for SENY aaannnnddd then after about 3weeks I finally FINALLY ate there. So what did I think?
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Meat and whiskey! Thats all you need to know about Char No.4. Oh and I guess their shrimp and grits are pretty good too oh and fried cheese curds. And that pretty much the reasons what brought me, Howard, Matt and Anh to Char No.4 or at least for me. I have heard many good things about their shrimp and grits but what I really wanted was MEAT. Howard showed interest when he found out they served fried cheese curds. He had some amazing ones in his Wisconsin trip.
So we went on a Thursday night and surprisingly we were all on time! Really rare that happens, eh I guess I’m always 30mins late to everything. We went in and got seated right away. The waiter quickly told us that they were out of the smoked half chicken and it was only 8:15pm. I took a lot longer than usual to finally decide what I wanted. But here’s what we all got.
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