VIDEO: Is Nashville Hot too hot to handle?

Posted at 10:23 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 10:50:53-05

When Nashville Hot, a newly opened restaurant in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, announced it would be serving five heat levels of cayenne pepper-infused fried chicken, my first thought was, “Yum.”

The second thought: How hot could it possibly be? Maybe some of us at WCPO should try it and see. I didn’t have to look too hard for volunteers.

As a spicy food fan who is comfortable on television, 9 On Your Side multimedia journalist Evan Millward jumped at our hot chicken challenge. digital content manager Maxim Alter wasn’t as excited about the heat, but he can’t seem to resist trying a food challenge.  

Digital marketing coordinator Emmalee Reiser didn’t break a sweat when presented with the challenge. Kenya Brock, director of partner development, admitted she is not a big fan of spicy food, but we easily persuaded her to join in the fun. 

As you’ll see in the video above, shot by multimedia producer Libby Duebber, some people obviously like their fried chicken hot ... and others, not.

Thanks to Nashville Hot chef James Hutchison, who brought his fried chicken to WCPO for our challenge just days before the restaurant opened for business -- and just hours after his first child was born. 

Nashville Hot
564 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Visit the restaurant on Facebook.