Meat and Three
Name: Swett’s Restaurant
Meal: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Flat Beans, Corn Bread, and Sweet Tea
Swett’s is a Nashville institution, it is also a cafeteria. Throughout Nashville, lunch is best defined as a meat plus three meaning you choose a meat and pick your sides. As you walk down the cafeteria line in Swett’s you certainly have lots of great choices in what to match your food with. Swett’s specializes in what the outside world calls “soul food”, what is great about Swett’s is that they simply call it lunch.
Half Chicken - Medium Heat
Name: Prince’s Hot Chicken
Location: Nashville, TN
Meal: Hot Half Chicken and 2 Sweet Teas
Type: Chicken Joint
Nashville is a great city to visit; you’ve got history, culture, country music, and great food. Lots of great food. The great regional food of Nashville is hot chicken. Fried chicken with the heat cooked right into, not added later like buffalo wings or sauced chicken. Most every one agrees that in Nashville the best hot chicken can be found on the north-side of town at Prince’s Hot Chicken. Located in a run down strip mall you might easily miss Prince’s, there is not big sign proclaiming, “Stop Here for Great Chicken,” no there is no sign just look for the throng of cars. Prince’s seems to always be busy.