Nashville: Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

I'd like to start this post with a lovely, refreshing image of the flowering dogwood. Think of it as a palate cleanser before we move on to...

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack. Yep. Mooner heard about this fabled chicken emporium and our bold city guide Carol K. drove us over there to see and taste it for ourselves.
Here's what you can order: Chicken.
Here's how you can order it: Mild, Medium, Hot, or Extra Spicy. We ordered Mild and we were glad, because even the Mild is hotter than most of the hot sauce in my kitchen cupboard back home.

Here's what you get: Chicken, Dill pickles, Wonder bread. Extra: Coleslaw and Baked Beans, surprisingly expensive at $3/2 oz. But essential.

It's amazing. Go get some yourself and see. I'd hoped to also try Eastside Fish in Nashville, which advertises itself as "The Crunkest Fish in Tennessee." It's hot, too. But I think Prince's is about all my stomach lining could tolerate.

You've earned another palate cleanser: Flowering redbuds on the Vanderbilt campus (exhale).