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Nashville Hot Chicken Lands in Georgetown

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Straight from Tennessee

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Hot damn, hot chicken has arrived in Seattle, and it's making a home in Georgetown. Sisters and Brothers restaurant opened softly on March 18, with two industry vets at the helm: Jake Manny of The Crying Wolf in Nashville, Tenn. partnered with local barman Drew Church (Hazlewood, Hotel Albatross) to bring this east-of-the-Mississippi addiction to Seattle's own city streets.

Manny's fiancée, Olivia Hall, shared some details with Eater about the new digs, explaining that her man returned to Seattle to be closer to his family and live on a boat with her in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. "It's family first at Sisters and Brothers...a family affair. We want everybody to feel like family when they come in, like a reunion every time!"

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The small neighborhood joint, formerly The Runway Cafe, holds 65 and is meant for video games and "eating all the chicken," Hall says. As for the signature dish, it starts as a Washington-grown chicken brined in buttermilk for 48 hours, then dredged with a secret blend of "spices and love." Next, a Tom Douglas alumni-staffed kitchen crew, including Chris Howell and Chris Barton, fries the fowl in cast iron Dutch ovens, coats it in pork fat, and then bastes it with Sisters and Brothers' own hot sauce, followed by a dusting of a proprietary spice blend.

Olivia says sensitive types might want to skip the hot chicken in favor of another item from the concise menu, like a sandwich with smoked trout or fried green tomato. "If you're apprehensive about heat, stay clear of even the Mild. The Hot will surely make you sweat, the Insane is only for the bravest. You've been warned." The truly skittish tastebuds should try the chicken Naked, which has just a wee bit of kick to it. The hot chicken is served with white bread and b&b (read: bread and butter) pickles.

Sisters and Brothers is hosting a grand opening party this Friday, March 25.

1128 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA 98108, (206) 762-3767, website. Open daily 11 a.m. to "whenevs."

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