And Why We Do It
We are a husband and wife team with a serious passion for fried chicken. Chef Johnny, an LA native, has worked professionally under some of the best chefs in the world, including Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa. Amanda grew up with her grandparents in the heartland, growing, hunting, fishing, harvesting and preserving most of their food supply and spending summers in East Texas learning about southern soul and hospitality. In 2014, during a stage at Sean Brock’s Husk in Nashville, a local chef introduced Johnny to Nashville Hot Chicken. It was instantaneous love. Johnny brought back tales of this hidden gem to LA along with a strong desire to return to Nashville…and so the Hot Chicken tour was born.
We spent time in Nashville, learning about the people, the culture and the dish. We noticed that every single person we saw eating Hot Chicken was smiling and happy, even while in pain for some! Whether in complete solitude with their xhot or with a group of friends, it was all about loving and sharing the moment! We both knew in a very short time that the culture of Hot Chicken embodied all of our philosophies on food.
We strongly believe that food should be honest, taste good, make you feel good and bring friends, families and communities together. We are extremely grateful to the Nashville and LA communities for their support in our quest to bring Hot Chicken to LA. We are truly proud to share this dish and we hope all of you enjoy it as much as we do!
In November 2015, we announced the final stop of our Hot Chicken truck.
You can now find us in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza.