Red Dog Saloon to open Nashville-style fried chicken spot Louie’s

Called Louie’s, it will open in London’s Hoxton Square in May in the basement space beneath Red Dog Saloon.

Unlike the fried chicken from Louisiana or New Orleans, which is lightly seasoned, Louie’s will serve Nashville fried chicken, which it describes a ‘blazing’.

The chicken is first coated in buttermilk and seasoned with paprika, garlic and brown sugar before being fried in cayenne-infused hot oil. It will have a distinctive deep red colour and a fiery, crispy coating, it says.

Diners will be able to choose between a mild, warm taste or chicken with a significantly hotter coating, with the option of adding traditional Southern sides such as slaw and pickles.

‘This is an exciting time to be introducing Nashville fried chicken to London for the first time ever,” says Red Dog Saloon founder Tom Brooke,

“Louie’s will serve red-hot chicken like nowhere else in the city.”

Red Dog Saloon launched in Hoxton in 2011 and now operates three places in the capital – with sites in Clapham and Soho – as well as restaurants in Liverpool, Southampton and Nottingham. It serves ‘Austin by way of Brooklyn’ BBQ.

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