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Heating Up the Birmingham Restaurant Scene: Highly Anticipated Nashville RestaurantSet to Open Up this Spring

Birmingham is without a doubt unmatched when serving the best in comfort foods, cuisines and the southern experience in traditional meals. Fried chicken is probably one of our best staples as it has resonated in the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts, who have captivated the mere experience of piping hot, fresh and tasty food.

Wait no more: the highly anticipated crown jewel of southern fried chicken has landed in the Magic City. Nashville based restaurant Hattie B’s will soon open a location in Birmingham. If you’ve never experienced the succulence of hot chicken, prepare to be wowed in spice heaven and amazement as this new twist on fried tender and juicy morsels of meat pales in comparison to Buffalo wings.

In its typical preparation, hot chicken is a portion of breast, thigh, or a wing that has been marinated in a water-based blend of seasoning which is then floured, fried, and finally sauced using a paste heated in cayenne pepper. It is served on top white bread slices with pickle chips. Hot chicken has versatile ingredients that can be fine tuned in a variety of unique ways to fit the culture of a region, such as the slug burger or the Mississippi Delta tamale.


This past Tuesday, Birmingham City Councilors approved a resolution relative to the application of Hattie B’s LLC for an On and Off Premise Beer and Wine License to be used at Hattie B’s Hot and Chicken slated to open this spring. The restaurant will be located at 2808 7th Avenue South Suite 101.

Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt, Chair of the Public Safety and Transportation Committee, said he’s looking forward to trying the medium hot chicken, pimento mac and cheese and banana pudding, which are some of the most popular dishes served at Hattie B’s.

“I’m anticipating being able to experience all that this southern staple has to offer,” said Councilor Hoyt. “I believe this is just the beginning of many southern and nationally renowned eateries making Birmingham their home. To have dining experiences like this in our own backyard proves that we’re continuing to thrive in the vision of best in it’s class.”

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.