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humid run + hot chicken

Another day begins at dark o’clock:IMG_4619I was out there early this morning to get going on my midweek long run! First I did 3.5 mile solo and still asleep, and then met up with East Nasty for 5.5 more. Can you see how thick the sky is?IMG_4625It’s been a lovely summer, but my running buddy Rayna and I noted that we are more than ready for fall to settle in. The humidity slowed us down, but we pushed through!IMG_4630When I broke off with the group, I realized I’d miscalculated my route by about 0.3 miles and was going to have to do a little extra (uphill, too!) get home. But THEN Anthony drove past me on his way home from the gym right as I hit mile 10! He honked to say hi, I waved like a mad woman to stop him, and then bolted across the street and hopped in the car for a lovely 0.3-mile ride home :)IMG_4631Done!

Speaking of Anthony, did you know he recently discovered and fell in love with hot wings? We’ve been putting spicy buffalo sauce on everything lately… with a recent adventure into the chicken category. Hot chicken is sort of a thing in Nashville.

While we’re definitely not pros, our recent hot chicken strips turned out quite tasty!! We cut some chicken breasts into strips, breaded and pan-fried them, and then doused them in spicy buffalo sauce.buffalo_chicken_wrap_DSC0032Piled high on top of a wrap with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a bit of good ole Ranch dressing.buffalo_chicken_wrap_DSC0039We used Moore’s buffalo wing sauce, which was hot but not ignite-your-entire-body hot. I’m curious to see how our chicken would compare to some of the fine hot chicken establishments nearby (like Bolton’s and Pepperfire). Anyone been to either of these?buffalo_chicken_wrap_DSC0044On the side, we had simple roasted carrots + a lonely potato I found in the back of our pantry. Plus a pumpkin beer (back to that part about me being more than ready for fall…)buffalo_chicken_wrap_DSC0045… and that’s a wrap.buffalo_chicken_wrap_DSC0050Have a good day!

  • Locals: Hot chicken recommendations?
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  • What’s your favorite season?!

9 thoughts on “humid run + hot chicken

  1. The humidity in D.C. is killing me! I logged 5.75 miles this morning, but they were some of the hardest miles for me! Bring in the cool air!

  2. Wow. That looks like a splendid take on spicy chicken. Nothing against any of the bottled sauces, but you gotta make your own! It’s stunningly simple: butter, Tabasco and vinegar, not prepared separately but just melted over a little heat and tossed with the fried wings in a covered pan. Some folks find Tabasco has too sharp or scorched a taste for this, and competitors like Texas Pete will give you a mellower more pepper flavor. Just use tons of hot sauce – a half bottle or more at one go.

  3. Pepperfire ALL the way. Bolton’s is disappointing, in my opinion and doesn’t give you the real hot chicken experience. Make sure you call ahead if you’re going to Pepperfire. Also, for really good hot wings, you guys should try out Brother Z’s Wang Shack in East Nash. The area may not be the greatest, but seriously the best wings ever.

    • you sound like an expert! we might give pepperfire a go this weekend — and perhaps start or finish off with a stop at Brother Z’s? Just looked it up — Cleveland Park. NICE. thanks for the recommendations!

      • Let me know what you think! I recently got into hot chicken and made it a tour. Also, good to connect with a Woodland Middle alum :)