Two years ago, I was introduced to the infamous Hattie B’s Hot Chicken over two years ago while attending the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Shocking enough it wasn’t their chicken I first tried but their delicious peach cobbler which sealed the deal. After having their chicken later, I knew this Nashville staple had to come to Atlanta. Who knew that I would later get my wish as Hattie B’s Hot Chicken has finally opened its doors to Hotlanta today. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of receiving a sneak peek into what their latest location would bring the chicken-loving ATLiens at their friends and family soft opening.
As I entered the newly renovated building, I was immediately drawn to you guessed that fried chicken smell. I have to also mention the interior decoration was fun and cute with a beautiful red and black color scheme. There is also a nice seating area outside with cornhole to play on a nice day. More important the variety on the menu that they offered which gave me a hard decision to make. Luckily enough I enlisted the help of a Hattie B’s professional Amy to pick out some delicious options, and they did not disappoint.
First up was the Small Dark Leg/Thigh Quarter and Wings Meal. Yes, I ordered two different meals because no one should have to decide between white or dark meat. Next came one of the hardest decisions of the day, what heat level to choose? Hattie B’s Hot Chicken offers six different heat levels, southern (no heat), mild (touch of heat), medium (warming up), hot! (feel the heat), damn hot (fire starter), and shut the cluck up!!! (burn notice). Deep down inside, I really wanted to go hard or home and choose the shut the cluck up!!! mainly because the name was so darn cute, but I decided to play it safe and go with the hot! flavor.
Next up were the sides and desserts! I have to recommend getting the Southern Greens, and Pimento Mac & Cheese is you are truly looking for a Southern side dish. One of the surprises for me was how delicious and refreshing the black-eyed pea salad was. If you have never tried it before I would definitely recommend choosing it as your side dish. Now anyone that knows me understands my infatuation with peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is my favorite dessert, and I would eat it for every meal if I could so know that I am very picky about it. I know this is a chicken restaurant but the peach cobbler alone will have me at Hattie B’s every single day. It was absolutely amazing, and the crust to peach ratio was on point! (all of my peach cobbler connoisseurs will understand the importance of that statement)
Overall, I had an amazing time trying out the menu at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. I would definitely recommend you try out their restaurant and try the shut the cluck up!!! if you dare. Check out more info on Hattie B’s Atlanta below. Have you tried Hattie B’s Hot Chicken before? What was your favorite dish?
299 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307