pepperfire-dark While the spice mix at each hot chicken shack is unique, most have roots in the delicious combination pioneered by Prince’s so long ago. Pepperfire Hot Chicken breaks out of this mold — reflecting the nearby progressive, young-urban Five Points neighborhood — while managing to stay true to the premise of Nashville Hot Chicken.

Not all innovations are automatically for the better, though, and Pepperfire ultimately proved to be divisive. While some might find this smokier, darker take on hot chicken alluring, others may be turned off by the heavy use of black pepper. For the latter, this is simply not the hot chicken to seek.
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