The Nashville hot chicken trend keeps teasing Dallas and now there's a new player coming soon: Called Palmer's Hot Chicken, it's a fast-casual restaurant headed for the Hillside Village shopping center at 6465 East Mockingbird Ln. in Dallas' Lakewood neighborhood.
According to a release, it'll open in summer 2020.
Palmer's is from Palmer Fortune, a Texas native who lived in Nashville and knows the real deal. His recipes pay homage to Nashville hot chicken creator Thornton Price.
"I didn't want to create my tweak of Nashville hot chicken," Palmer says. "This is actually the real deal. All the credit goes to Nashville."
Fortune is partnered with chef Mills Garwood, his co-owner at a restaurant in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia called Porch. Fortune, his wife Amanda, and Garwood recently moved to Dallas to open Palmer's.
Everything on the menu is made from scratch including desserts, sauces, and sides including fried brussels sprouts, greens, pimento cheese grits, and mac & cheese.
In addition to their chicken, which has four spice levels, they also offer catfish and shrimp (fried or grilled) as well as wraps and salads.
Decor-wise, the theme is rustic beach-house with reclaimed wood and exposed bricks. An interior dining room seats 100, with booths, tables and a large full bar with cocktails, beer, and frosé.
A 1,400-square-foot covered patio will feature games such as jumbo Jenga and Connect 4 games, with fans during the summer and gas heaters during the winter.