Nashville is best known for two things: Country music and hot chicken. If you've lived in Tennessee for awhile, we're sure your tastebuds have become immune to all things spicy. However, if you haven't tried Pepperfire's hot chicken in Nashville, it's time to test your limits.

The name says it all at Pepperfire because their "X Hot!" and "XX Hot!" options "will jump on you and won't let go." The original East Nashville location (est. 2010) just closed on Tuesday (Dec. 17), but don't "sweat" it because they are relocating to Marathon Village district. 

According to a press release, the business continues to grow and this will be its second time moving to an even bigger location. The new 3,000-square-foot spot will open in March 2020 and you can truly test your tastebuds with this insanely hot chicken. Even just the "Hot" option is described as "painful for most" on their menu

In fact, the chicken is so overwhelmingly fiery that Pepperfire has been named "America's Spiciest Dish" on Food Network's Top 5 Restaurants. The restaurant has also been featured on Chowdown Countdown and Man Finds Food, so you know you're getting the real deal. 

Choose from sandwiches, tenders, breasts, legs, entire chickens and more.

If you dare, get your chicken prepared the hottest way with "XX Hot!", but be prepared for your ears to burn and your tongue to go up in flames.

If spicy isn't really your thing, there are still milder options for you. You can even get the "Southernfried" with no heat.

If you love the idea of a sweet and spicy combo, opt for the chicken topped with sweet apples to balance out the kick. You can also add on sides like fried okra, green chile mac and cheese or potato salad for only $2.

For more hot chicken heavens in the South, check out Joella's in Atlanta, which makes you sign a waiver to eat their hottest option. They also have a spicy spot in Florida.

 

Pepperfire

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: American

Address: 1400 Jo Johnston Ave., Nashville, TN

Why You Need To Go: Challenge yourself to eat the hottest chicken in America, if you can handle the heat.


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