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FOOD & DRINK

Geelong's New Eatery The Hot Chicken Project Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

With a heat gauge that starts at 'Southern' and peaks at 'Evil Chicken'.
By Imogen Baker
June 16, 2015
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By Imogen Baker
June 16, 2015
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Not a day goes by that we’re not thankful for the resurgence of American-style cuisine and this day is no different. Please join us in welcoming the newest family member into the fold, The Hot Chicken Project, which opened this month in Geelong.

The Hot Chicken Project (hint: it specialises in hot chicken) is the brainchild of award-winning chef Aaron Turner and inspired by the fiery palate of Nashville-style cooking. Turner recently returned from a stint in the US and we’ve no doubt he’s brought back with him a recipe of secret herbs and spices that will send the Colonel bankrupt. Pairing this hot, hot chicken with cool, cool wine, we can't help but notice the unmistakable similarity to Belle's Hot Chicken and Bar Clarine here.

The Hot Chicken Project operates under the banner of 'Chicken for the People' (hello, yes, we’re the People, can we have some chicken yet?) and is open Tuesday through Sunday. The menu is plain and simple with half a dozen mains, including various pieces of hot chicken, fish sandwiches, both a tofu and a chicken burger, each with a side of white bread and pickle (it’s so damn homey we’re drooling).Their heat gauge, which starts at 'Southern' and peaks at 'Evil Chicken', has us intrigued and slightly terrified. Also… what is a hand pie? If it is, as it sounds, a pie that goes in your hand, then our lives are about to change irrevocably for the better.

God bless chicken and god bless America.

Via Good Food.

Hit up The Hot Chicken Project at 84a Little Malop Street, Geelong. Open Tuesday to Thursday 3–10pm, Friday to Saturday 12–10pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Image: The Hot Chicken Project.

Published on June 16, 2015 by Imogen Baker

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