Nashville style hot chicken
Newcastle Hotel has some mighty exciting changes in the works, but Newy Fried Chicken is one you've got to check out!See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
BY ALICIA POOLE
From the team that brought us Hotline Hoagies, a whole new world of hot Nashville-style fried chicken has landed at the iconic Newcastle Hotel. Give a
warm welcome to Newy Fried Chicken!
Fried Chicken lovers will be feeling the heat, as life in Newcastle just got a whole lot toastier with the opening of the new foodie joint. Open for both dine-in and takeaway, diners can get their hands on the hottest fried chicken in town. We just had to give the chicken a taste test, so when we say hot, we mean hot!
Inspired by the sweet and spicy southern flavours of Nashville, Tennessee, this new venture is the latest offering from founder and self-titled ‘Fryguy’ Nic Brady, who is the culinary mastermind behind the old favourite, Hotline Hoagies, the pop-up serving up the Philadelphian-style sandwiches.
“All great food has a story, like Hoagies, fried chicken is working-class comfort food with a long history of being enjoyed. We prepare every piece of chicken by hand to maintain the authentic texture and flavour and pay respect to the recipe and its originators,” Nic said.
Want to know the recipe secret? Ah, well I can’t quite share everything with you, and I can almost guarantee you won’t be able to recreate this fried chicken masterpiece, but I can tell you a few things.
Each piece of chicken is brined for 24 hours to develop the flavour, before being smothered in rich buttermilk, twice dusted with flour, and fried until perfectly golden, and finished with a generous coating of signature Nashville sauce.
Pick your fav from the menu, or if you’re up to it, order one of everything! Get a serve of the Fried Chicken Tenders, Drumsticks, and Wings, or maybe the house-special Fried Chicken Sandos is more your thing. Whilst you're at it, make sure to load up with sides with the Crinkle-Cut Fries, Sweet Vinegar Slaw, Potato Salad and the ultimate ‘Frankenfood’ Mac & Cheese Waffle (my personal fav); there's more than enough to choose from!
“Nearly every pub and burger joint in town has a fried chicken burger. But for us, the fried chicken is the hero. We have replaced the traditional burger with the ‘Sando’ – a succulent piece of fried chicken served on thick-cut white Texas toast, that has been buttered and pan-fried.”
You can choose from one of the four levels of heat: southern, medium, hot, and extra hot.“Our ‘hot’ isn’t like other chain store fried chicken – ours is red hot and addictive. On the first bite, you get cayenne pepper and other spices with a touch of sweetness, and then the signature burn kicks in. You’ll start sweating, feel your lips tingling, and head pumping, and then it cools off and you’ll want to hit it again.”
Newy Fried Chicken is so much more than your average chicken joint, the food and the vibe of the place is designed to keep even the pickiest of eaters happy. There are flavoursome mild and even vegan options. Including Mini Chicken Sandos and Chicken Tenders for kids, as well as the vegan options including; Fried Cauliflower and the Fried Cauliflower Sando with vegan slaw and vegan comeback sauce.
Do yourself a favour and get on into Newy Fried Chicken and get your mouths wrapped around the best fried chicken in the newest joint in town.