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Franklin Officially Has Its Very Own Hattie B’s

Plus, a bunch of St. Vito’s updates and late-night fried chicken at S.S. Gai

A brick building with windows that look into a red neon sign that reads Hattie Bs
The new Hattie B’s at the Factory in Franklin.
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Jackie Gutierrez-Jones is the editor of Eater Nashville. She has over a decade of experience writing, editing, and leading content teams in the food, drink, travel, and tech space.

Hattie B’s has finally made its way into Williamson County

After opening several locations in Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, and even Vegas, hot chicken behemoth Hattie B’s planted its first official flag in Williamson County with a location in the Factory (230 Franklin Road).

The 3,058-square-foot restaurant includes a private patio and a dining room that accommodates 77 seats. While the menu is essentially the same as all Hattie B’s (hot chicken served with varying levels of heat, pimento cheese mac-and-cheese, and banana pudding to name a few items), the interior has a slightly different look than other locations with waffle-and-hot-chicken wallpaper, a mix of red and white tables, and windows that original to the Factory’s historic space.

Local craft beer and frozen drink cocktails with rum, vodka, and whiskey will also be offered at the Factory location, along with several batch cocktails, including Shack Water (Hattie B’s take on the classic Ranch Water) made with gin, grapefruit, and Topo Chico; a hot chicken-and-dill pickle-infused Bloody Mary; and a classic Island Painkiller.

When it’s late at night and you have a hankering for fried chicken

Head to bay 3 in East Nashville’s the Wash for S.S. Gai’s new late-night fried chicken special. On Fridays and Saturdays until midnight, you can snag a three, six, or nine-piece meal of OG Gai Tod or Gai Tod tossed in a lemongrass chili oil (the restaurant notes in an Instagram post that it’s “hot AF”). The fried chicken is only offered a la carte, but sticky rice, sauces, and drinks are also available. You can order late-night fried chicken in person at the Wash or through delivery via UberEats and Postmates.

A new pop-up and happy hour at St. Vito’s

Over in the Gulch, St. Vito’s Focacceria will be bringing in Peyton Smith of Winston-Salem-based osteria, Mission Pizza Napoletana on Tuesday, November 28, for a collaborative dinner service. The restaurant will run an a la carte menu of classics from both restaurants featuring Chef Michael Hanna’s signature Sicilian sfincione and Smith’s Neapolitan pies. Reservations are available here. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come first-served basis at the chef’s counter.

Speaking of the chef’s counter, the area is now being reserved for walk-in customers and hosts the restaurant’s new happy hour featuring $8 glasses of wine, ​​cocktails like Campari Soda and an Aperol Spritz, and $4 beers from 3 to 6 p.m.

‘Food’ opens at Oz Arts

Geoff Sobelle’s Food is kicking off a two-week engagement at Oz Arts starting November 30. The interactive production, which is wrapping up its run in New York City (with a prior show at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival), features a 500-square-foot table with a white tablecloth surrounded by an audience who fully participates in Sobelle’s examination of the history — and mass consumption — of food. Although you won’t actually have the opportunity to share in the meal on stage, you’ll watch Sobelle consume a variety of items in astonishing (and sometimes alarming) amounts. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.

Tree lighting and treats at Noelle

On Thursday, November 30, Downtown’s Noelle is hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Along with the tree lighting, the public is invited to enjoy complimentary beverages, light bites, and holiday treats courtesy of Noelle’s chef. The event is free and open to the public.

St.Vito Focacciaria

4708 Charlotte Avenue, , TN 37209 Visit Website

Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

200 4th Avenue North, , TN 37219 (615) 649-5000 Visit Website

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

2222 8th Ave, , TN 37204 (615) 970-3010 Visit Website

SS Gai

1101 McKennie Avenue, , TN 37206 (615) 301-8465 Visit Website