Hattie B’s Nick Bishop On His First Time Participating At SOBEWFF And Where He Wants To Eat In Miami
When I first sat down with co-owner and chef Nick Bishop Jr., of Hattie B’s, back in December 2013 at his Midtown location, I had no idea we would be chatting again about his first time participating at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and his Nashville On Fire Dinner hosted by Jonathan Waxman. A new event added to the impressive roster of events, but a really exciting opportunity for team Nashville!! Go Nashville! It was a pleasure meeting him and felt welcomed immediately, so I was excited to talk again about all things Hot Chicken. The even hotter restaurant being featured in hot Miami, I fully understand the meaning of “Shut The Cluck Up” and replaced my words with food, specifically, hot chicken– as it should be.
Let’s hear more from one of the movers and shakers of Magic City and his excitement about participating in his first SOBEWFF event, ‘Nashville On Fire’.. equipped with the HOT chicken to prove it!
Photo by Hattie B’s
How do you feel about being a first time participant in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival?
Nick Bishop: We are thrilled to be participating. The roster of chefs and restaurants this year is incredible, and we are honored to be a part of this group.
What are you planning to make at the event? Don’t make us too jealous.
Nick Bishop: On Friday evening for the “Nashville on Fire” dinner, we are making a Pan Fried Pimento Cheese Grit Cake with our signature Hot Chicken and a Homemade Pickle Relish. We’re also serving Hot Chicken Skins, Hattie B’s style. For the “Chicken Coupe” dinner with Andrew Carmellini on Saturday evening, we’ll be serving Hot Chicken Lollipop served with white bread toast and pickles, so guests can really get a feel for the way we serve hot chicken back in Nashville.
Yum, that sounds outstanding!! Can we have that now? Let’s talk parties, I mean, we’re in South Beach..What events or parties are you excited to partake in?!
Nick Bishop: Umm, all of them!
Good answer. A man after our heart! I’m assuming you suffer from major FOMO.. like us (aka everyone at Fashfoodies)!! How do you feel about Hattie B’s being one of the top restaurants representing Nashville in a national festival?
Nick Bishop: It’s a little overwhelming, given the level of talent we are surrounded by at the festival, but we are confident in what we do. As my buddy Josh Habiger, the chef at Pinewood Social, said to me the other day, “I don’t care whether it’s fried chicken or foie gras, good food is good food.”
Who are you looking forward to meeting! Lots of big chefs attending this year.
Nick Bishop: Andrew Carmellini, Daniel Boulud, David Kinch, Christina Tosi, Geoffrey Zakarian, just to name a few. Obviously, I’m really excited to be attending.
Obviously! Since we’re on the subject of food, I have to ask.. If you can only dine at one restaurant in Miami, what would it be?
Nick Bishop: I’ve been told The Dutch and Eating House are must visits, but I’ve also heard about this place called Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and that sounds like home for us so we may have to check it out while we’re in town.
Great list. He’s done his research. Well, there are no words for this man’s creativity and talent. We are proud to call Nick and the entire Hattie B’s family friends! Now, I’m hungry.