Whooo wheee! Your’e thighs are Hot! Did you know you could say this sentence in a local restaurant, and the reply would be “Thank You?”
The place, is Mike’s Nashville Hot Chicken. Like spicy or not, if you have not ben there, put it on your Food Adventure hit list. Also, comment on the article below and you will be entered in the $25 gift card giveaway contest. Winner chosen at random next week.
The Dayton area has been overhearing screams of joy from hungry chicken fans lately. In 2017, two “Nashville Hot” restaurants were opened up in the Miami Valley by local restaurateur, Mike Craddick. One was opened on Austin Landing, the other in Centerville near 48 and N. Village Drive. The result, is some quality food. Mike’s Nashville Hot Chicken is a scratch kitchen, for almost every menu item, and the recipes are overseen by Walter the General Manager.
We have had a chance to make numerous visits to this establishment, trying
every single menu item. The menu is not extensive, but each section serves a purpose.
Time to get the scoop on “Southern” the Food Adventure way ….
HERE’S THE SKINNY on MIKE’S NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN:
— Two locally owned locations: one at 10655 Innovation Drive,
Springboro and the other at 6228 Far Hills Ave. in Centerville.
—Mike’s Nashville Hot does catering and will deliver for big orders of $75 or more. Consider them for your next party or outing.
— The chicken and fish come in 5 spice levels of heat using natural spices over a buttermilk, deep fried crust. Here they are from hottest to coolest…
This will light you up ! Chef House loves spicy and admits this level is not for the squeamish ! This level had Big Ragu sneezing, sweating and torn up.
Still very hot, it will satisfy most spicy food lovers easily. The Big Ragu still needed plenty of napkins to wipe his brow, on this level.
MIDWEST MEDIUM –
A little kick, without the boom. Good flavor for those who are medium heat fans.
For the wimpy Northerners who cant take the heat. It is ok, this flavor is a litle buttery and delicious. Don’t be ashamed, there still is a level down from this one.
This is just plain fried chicken. If you get it this way, may we suggest you ask for side of homemade BBQ sauce. It is fun to dip a little bit, and you will love the sauce.Now you know the heat levels, what about their menu?
MUST EATS at MIKE’S NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN:
The best bang for your buck on the menu. You get 4 quarters of a Belgian waffle and choice of chicken. Will you go tenders or the quarter white or the quarter dark?
—THE CHICKEN TENDERS:
Defintely the way to go. The buttermilk crust is amazing and crumbles right off. Hand breaded and hnd spiced, this chicken is one of a kind. Pick your het level and go to town.
The Big Ragu says this is one of his favorites. He likes to mix it up every couple of visits by getting fish instead of chicken. You can also get a side piece of fish fair inexpensively.
This is absolutely incredible and could steal the show. Walter the GM makes this pudding from scratch. Served cold and creamy, it is unforgettable.
Love wings? Here’s the way to go. You get 3 giant, whole wings in your choice of sauce. We like to chose a couple of flavors on this meal.
— DOROTHY LANE MARKET KILLER BROWNIES
How many restaurants give you the chance to order a huge DLM brownie? Not many, so take advantadge of this situation. It is a sinful end to a southern inspired meal.
The crinkle cut fries. Literally the only thing not made from scratch on the menu, yet they are so good and we don’t know why. Huge sized crinkle cut fries, don’t skip them.
The key at Mike’s Nashville Hot Chicken, is to experiment and try different levels of heat or BBQ until you find your favorite. Cant choose? Mix it up with chicken or fish in different sauces. If you can stand the Nashville Hot heat, then you are big league. But there is no shame in no sauce or some BBQ as well. It is all crunchy and delicious anyway.
Get your “Tennessee taste on”, we will see you at Mike’s Nashville Hot Chicken. Pass the napkins, feller!
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