Spice it Up on National Hot Chicken Day

BY Gabriela Reyes

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There’s a spicy food craze that we are experiencing as hot sauces are gaining the hottest levels of popularity with the flavoring of chips and drinks, plus the food we celebrate today on National Hot Chicken Day. Louisiana’s Popeyes marinades their chicken for 12 hours in herbs and spices, Dave’s Hot Chicken seems to be ever expanding and desired for their named specialty, and even the king of chicken chains, KFC, offers a spicy option. 

Here at DiningOut, we love chicken so much that we dedicated an entire festival to it – Chicken Fight! We deemed this the perfect day to share some of the 2022 participants that competed for Best Fried Chicken and offer the meal of the day. Take your pick and start exploring these savory restaurants, and of course, sign up for alerts to stay updated on festival updates and ticket launches. 

Birdcall

8 Colorado Locations
800 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Chicken Rebel

3 Colorado Locations
3618 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211

Cleaver & Co. at Junction Food Hall

2000 S Colorado Blvd Building IV, Denver, CO 80222

Family Meal Co.

Food Truck

Henny’s Hot Chicken

Food Truck

Kickin Chicken

275 S Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Lake House Kitchen + Tavern

8026 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Lea Janes Hot Chicken

15177 Candelas Pkwy, Arvada, CO 80007

Lou’s Food Bar

1800 Wazee St Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

The Original

1600 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

The Post Chicken & Beer

7 Colorado Locations
1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211

Rooted Craft Kitchen

1401 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Split Lip, an Eat Place

3560 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

1650 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriela Reyes

Gaby has been part of the Denver/Boulder food scene since 2015 when she moved to Colorado. While gradually losing her ability to eat due to six years of misdiagnosed food allergies, she became fascinated with the culinary scene. Gaby, aka The Restaurant Encyclopedia, has been DiningOut’s restaurant coordinator for food festivals since 2017 and joined the editorial team in 2022.

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