Louie’s | Nashville-style hot chicken in Hoxton
The legend goes that back in the 1930s, a Nashville woman whose name is sadly lost to history discovered that her boyfriend – a known womaniser by the name of Thornton Prince III – was cheating on her.
It came as a shock, but not a surprise. And as a punishment, she decided to mix in an unholy amount of cayenne pepper into the batter for his fried chicken, in the hope of painfully immolating his tastebuds. It somewhat backfired. Instead of being upset, Prince did what he always did, and he fell in love with the bird. He opened his own restaurant (Prince’s Hot Chicken) a few years later. It’s still around today, and hot chicken has since become a Nashville culinary landmark, gradually spreading in popularity across the US.
And now, at long last, it’s coming to London.
Louie’s will be the only Hot Chicken game in town, opening up underneath the equally all-American Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square – and whose owners know a thing or two about Southern US-style gorging. The aim is to be fully bespoke, and allow everyone to choose their own level of spice, their own cut of chicken, and their own sides.
Looks like it’ll be worth crossing the road for.
NOTE: Louie’s is due to open in May. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can salivate over their Insta feed right HERE.
Red Dog Saloon | 37 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN
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