Nashville Hot Chicken Restaurant Moving Into Odessa Café and Bar Space

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Seriously, though, it's hot. Photo: Jenni Stenman

Death & Co. and Bourgeois Pig partner Ravi DeRossi is angling to open a restaurant specializing in Nashville hot chicken in the old Odessa Café and Bar, which closed in August. EV Grieve notes that the restaurateur has purchased the former tenant's assets, and documents filed ahead of next week's CB3 Manhattan get-together include a sample menu that features the fried chicken sold by the piece in "mild" and "hot" versions.

But if all goes as planned, will the new establishment serve the actual, authentically spicy and hot chicken? New York may not be ready, if this clip of Sean Brock from Mind of Chef shot at Nashville institution Prince's Hot Chicken is any indication.

If you're pressed for time, you can just scan ten seconds of the chef's pained facial expressions starting here.

Former Odessa Cafe and Bar will serve comfort food specializing in Nashville Hot Chicken [EV Grieve]
Earlier: Odessa Café and Bar Closing Saturday