I’ve become a big fan of hot chicken. Nashville is supposed to be the home of hot chicken — or at least one of them — so when Kish and I set out to find a suitable dining venue last night, I kept the poultry option firmly in the back of my mind. By sheer happenstance, we stumbled upon a place called The Stillery, plopped down at the bar, and checked out the menu.
One of The Stillery’s takes on hot chicken is hot chicken over macaroni and cheese. The bartender gave it an enthusiastic endorsement, and she was right on the money. Served on a spitting hot skillet, the spicy chicken and creamy mac ‘n cheese complemented each other perfectly. It’s one of the best dishes I’ve had in a while. The Gerst Amber Ale was pretty good, too.