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Parson’s Starts Churning Out Fried Chicken and Boozy Slushies in Nashville Soon

Chicago-based Parson’s Chicken & Fish will open this August in Wedgewood-Houston

Clayton Hauck / Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Chicago’s popular patio and fried food/boozy slushy destination Parson’s Chicken & Fish finally opens its first foray outside the Windy City in Nashville this August.

The space appears just about ready, located at 425 Chestnut Street in Wedgewood-Houston. Seating 200 guests with indoor and outdoor space combined, Land and Sea Dept teamed up with acclaimed Nashville-based architecture and interior design studio DAAD for a massive overhaul of the May Hosiery space (a sock mill, in its former life).

Similar to the Chicago locations, Parson’s Nashville has a large, pet-friendly patio area, providing plenty of shade and fans for the last heated throes of summer, alongside interactive outdoor games.

The menu from chef Hunter Moore offers comfort food classics and seasonal specials incorporating fresh, local ingredients when possible. Nashville’s menu echos Chicago’s — obviously including Parson’s signature fried chicken and fish, but also with lighter options like a vegetable club sandwich, ceviche, salads, and grilled Amish chicken.

Known as the home of the “original Negroni slushy”, Parson’s features a full bar and serves their own private labeled Parson’s beer, made in collaboration with Chicago-based Revolution Brewing.

The popular Logan Square hang first opened in Chicago in 2013, then added a second location last year in Lincoln Park, before expanding outside the Windy City to Nashville.

Once open, Parson’s plans to host community events from live music and DJs to art crawls. They’ll be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Stay tuned for more opening information, including a date, soon.

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