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Boomshakalaka!

Cayenne, Habanero, ghost peppers, and Reaper peppers — they all work together to give Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen‘s Boomshakalaka Nashville chicken its top-of-the-line jolt. Not a masochist? She’s got six levels of heat to choose from, all the way down to no heat at all (Southern-style). They’ve been operating in soft-open mode for the last couple of weeks but the big day is tomorrow, Friday, June 17th: the grand opening of Carla Hall’s culinary ode to Nashville hot chicken. Continue reading

Loveless Cafe’s 65th Birthday Biscuit Bash

To celebrate their 65th anniversary, Nashville’s Loveless Cafe is delivering free food to local businesses in Nashville. Local companies register online and the Loveless will, each month until November, randomly select one of the businesses to be the lucky recipients of their famously delectable biscuits and preserves. They started in April with 1075 The River. This month, ASCAP won the drawing. Businesses can register for the Biscuit Bash here.

A Punishment and a Joy

Andre Prince, owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack of Nashville, TN, says eating Nashville hot chicken “is a punishment and a joy.” She knows that as well as anyone, as it was the philandering ways of Andre’s uncle Thornton that is responsible for the creation of the dish. The rapscallion’s wife punished him one day by loading his fried chicken with cayenne pepper. Unfortunately for her, the pain turned to pleasure, so much so, in fact, that uncle Thornton opened the chicken shack and began selling the stuff to the public! Continue reading

Is Nashville Hot Chicken Going Viral?

Super-hot-spiced fried chicken has been percolating along quietly in Nashville, TN for, oh, about 80 years. Through the decades the fiery bird received little national attention nor, for that matter, all that much local attention. Suddenly, within the last two or three years, the yardbird has flown the coop and is nesting in spots like New York City, Lexington, KY, and Birmingham, AL. Why now? Or, more to the point, what took so long? All it takes is a taste for a lifelong love affair. We know; we’re addicts as well. Continue reading

2nd Arnold’s Opens in Nashville Today; Dinner, Breakfast Coming Soon?

We relayed the news a few weeks ago that the supreme plate lunch specialist of Nashville, TN, Arnold’s Country Kitchen, would be opening a second location in the Green Hills section of Nashville in December. Well, we just learned that today’s opening day for the new eatery. Like the original Arnold’s, it’s open for lunch only, Monday through Friday, but there’s a second nugget of news: they hope to begin serving dinner soon, which is great to hear. No reason meat-and-three should be a lunch only meal! And here’s a third nugget: the new Arnold’s will begin serving breakfast when the original restaurant closes in March while it undergoes expansion and renovations.

Nashville’s Arnold’s Country Kitchen Expanding and Opening 2nd Spot

Arnold’s Country Kitchen of Nashville, the popular meat-and-three cafeteria open for lunch only, Monday through Friday, will be undergoing two major changes in the near future. First of all, sometime next month, a second location will open in the Green Hills section of Nashville, at 2209 Abbott Martin Road (in a former location of Sylvan Park Restaurant, another Nashville favorite of ours). They plan to start off with table service, with the same menu as the downtown cafeteria. They’re leaving open the possibility of later switching to cafeteria service.
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LAF in the A.M. March 1st, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY!

A Closer Look at Beard Honoree Guelaguetza of LA

More Details on Gus’s Fried Chicken Atlanta Arrival

Graeter’s Seasonal Flavor Made with Kentucky Bourbon

Fine Italian Disguised as a Diner in Katonah NY

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LAF in the A.M. February 24th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL TORTILLA CHIP DAY!

A Comparative View, Through Donut Holes, of Seattle and Portland

Best Pizza in CT (and, Therefore, the U.S.)

Fried Chicken: America’s Top 21

Third Saint Cupcake Opening in Portland OR

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LAF in the A.M. February 6th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CHOPSTICKS DAY!

Snowing? Half-Price Cones at Anderson’s in Western NY

7 Questions for Danny Meyer

A Visit to NJ’s 2 “Best Burger” Winners

Food Network Canada Does Tennessee

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LAF in the A.M. January 30th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY!

La Poutine Week: Feb 1st through 7th

Is Lynn Winter Thinking About Reopening Paradise Cafe?

Perp Caught Pie-Handed During Arnold’s Country Kitchen Break-In

The Camp Washington Chili Story

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LAF in the A.M. January 24th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY!

Table Squatting: What’s Your View?

Lynn Winter Says She’s Trying

How They Make Al’s #1 Italian Beef

One Classic Pays Tribute to Another

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LAF in the A.M. January 10th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY!

Fred Sauceman on Hot Chicken

Spicy Cheese Corn

LA’s Best Classic Cocktail Bar

$60,000 Damage at Cozy Corner

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LAF in the A.M. January 9th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL APRICOT DAY!

38 Essential American Restaurants

5 Favorites in St. Bernard Parish

A Manhattan Clam Chowder Reverie

Cozy Corner of Memphis Closed After Fire

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LAF in the A.M. December 24th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

El Charro New Concessionaire for Tucson’s Rillito Park Track

Greenwich, CT’s Méli-Mélo Looking to Expand

Chicago Writer Approves of Chicago Shake Shack

Graeter’s Coming to Chicago Region

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LAF in the A.M. December 4th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Arcade of Memphis to Stay Open for Dinner in 2015

Sylvan Park Restaurant on Franklin in Nashville to Close?

Dottie’s Diner of Woodbury, CT Moving

Now’s Your Chance to Try Your Hand at a Hot Brown

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LAF in the A.M. November 30th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Dueling Chicken in Pittsburg, KS

93-Year-Old Charlie’s Steakhouse of Greenville, SC Closing

365 Great Meals in Nashville

A Visit to Montreal’s Mile End

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LAF in the A.M. November 25th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

100 Things to Do in Charlotte

Remembering Evelyn Rotier, Founder of Nashville’s Rotier’s

A Kiwi at a New York City Appetizing Counter

Buy Em By The Sack

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LAF in the A.M. November 16th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

David’s Country Kitchen in NYC?

How to Get By at a BBQ Chain

Top 101 American Breakfasts, Says Playboy

Tony Luke’s Watch

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LAF in the A.M. November 7th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Leave Thanksgiving Dinner to Puckett’s Grocery

If you live near one of the Puckett’s Grocery restaurants in Nashville, Columbia, and Franklin, in Tennessee, you may find the day just got easier and, depending on your cooking skills, the food may have just improved, too. All three Puckett’s will be serving a midday Thanksgiving buffet dinner for $25 per adult. They’re also offering takeout that, by our Northeast standards, looks more than reasonably priced: they’ll roast or (even better!) smoke an 18-20-pound turkey for $75 (deep-fried for $90). Smoked pulled pork will run about $10/pound. Great sounding sides are also available, including cornbread dressing and broccoli and rice casserole. Check out their Thanksgiving takeout menu and procedures here. Continue reading

LAF in the A.M. November 1st, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Eat Pizza, Drink Beer, Help the Community

The Portland Pie Co., based in Portland, Maine, was founded in 1997. PPC offers four kinds of dough, including basil, wheat, garlic, and beer, and exotic combinations of toppings. They also like to be good community citizens. They work with area groups by often designating one evening, usually a Thursday, when they donate a portion of their receipts to a designated charity or community group. Usually the donation is something like a buck a pizza. Continue reading

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