Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

Editor’s Note: With Daniel reaching out to me first and others showing interest I’ve decided to open this blog up nation wide to contributors.  Daniel lives in Nashville and that is a killer town to get some more wing action happenin’ on here.  Daniel said he wanted to do Prince’s first.  I’ve been a gigantic fan of Prince’s since my first trip to Nashville with my band Hail Dale.  So hell yea, Dan, let’s kick some chicken ass!

Introduction

Where do I begin? I live in Nashville and I love wings. It didn’t occur to me until I saw Professor Flannagan’s quest to find the perfect wings in Sarasota that I needed to take on Nashville and see what they had to offer.

I figured, hell, I live in a town where hot chicken has its own festival, there has to be some decent wings here! If you think about it, really think about it, an amazing wing is a thing of beauty.

Those baskets… those glorious baskets of wings get served in front of you.  First the aroma of limitless flavors hits you.  You look down and see the shine of crispy skin on the outside.  As you take your first bite you hear the crunch of that skin and taste the tender meat as it easily pulls away from the bone. You gradually and erotically dip it in an amazing ranch or blue cheese to balance out the hotness, smokiness and sweetness of the wing on your palate … You smile.  Knowing you found the perfect wing.

Unfortunately, I’ve yet to have this experience. The competition here in Nashville for chicken is fierce and there is plenty to try. So, lets hit up the best stops here in Nashville and find that perfect wing.

Location: Prince’s Hot Chicken (South)
Count: 6
Flavors: Hot, Xhot
Dipping Agent: Blue Cheese

prince2Lets start this out right shall we? Since I’ve lived here a whole 10 months and counting I have heard nothing but amazing things about this place.  Coworkers, Uber drivers, and bartenders all have recommended Princes Hot Chicken to me several times. So I figured, hell, lets google this place and give it a shot.

To my amazement, they opened a new one less than a mile from my place. Clearly this was a sign from the almighty wing gods that I was certainly on the right path. As I walked in, that miraculous smell of spicy chicken hit the nostrils and had me salivating.

The Flavors

Hot was great. A little punch of heat that satisfies, but not overbearing by any means. I would actually recommend it to anyone that isn’t used to a hot flavor to really get a sense of why I personally enjoy it. Now, I didn’t know what I was getting into so when I was asked what other flavor I wanted I panicked. I looked up and saw they had XXHot and even XXXHot, so I decided to start slow and went with just  XHot.

Phenomenal. I mean, what else can I say. The crispiness of them were perfect, the meat fell ofg the bone, the flavor.. My god was I in heaven.  Dipped into a mediocre blue cheese, but I couldn’t complain with how well the heat went with it. After the second one I definitely started a slight sweat, but nothing I couldn’t handle. After I finished, it was wild to me how the heat of the wings left quickly from my mouth… clearly wanting more.

Conclusion

prince3I’m in trouble. These glorious wings are right down the street and I’m addicted. The crispiness and flavor left me craving more, which I can guarantee will happen. Next time though, XXHOT with a better blue cheese of course.

Overall Score: 9/10

Editor’s Note: Dan, you gotta do the XXXHot, it’s a painful but eye opening experience.  You will hurt, you will cry and you will laugh from pure joy.  It’s like getting hit by a freight train and waking up in God’s hot tub surrounded by sexy angel women.

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