Peaches HotHouse

Restaurants , Soul and southern American Bedford-Stuyvesant
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Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman have quietly opened this “tiny little backwoods juke joint in Bed-Stuy.” With a more casual vibe than its sister restaurant, Peaches, the HotHouse presents some of the forgotten dishes of the South, like deep-fried and spicy Nashville-style hot chicken, and creamy rice balls made from an heirloom variety of the grain grown in the Carolinas. Bourbons—such as one infused with chocolate—will be available once the liquor license arrives.

Venue name: Peaches HotHouse
Address: 415 Tompkins Ave
New York

Cross street: at Hancock St
Opening hours: Daily 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: C to Kingston-Throop Aves
Price: Average main course: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Holy Mother of Fried Chicken! This is some good chicken...

Brunch ends at 4pm on the weekends on the dot. This means that as you walk in the door and your butt hits the chair at 4pm, you're getting the dinner menu. No matter, I'm here for the chicken! There was still a 15 minute wait for a seat for two at 3:45pm on a Sunday. We put our name on the white board up front and waited on the benches outside.

The space is pretty packed in on the inside. As you squeeze into the seats, you get a menu with food on one side and cocktails without any prices on the other. The Hot Chicken ($13) comes in Regular, Hot, or Extra Hot and one additional side. I got the Hot with Butterbeans and Ham Hocks side. It arrived in a platter of three pieces of chicken on toast with three butter pickles, a side of corn bread and a bowl of the beans. The chicken had a nice crispy skin dusted with a spicy and sweet seasoning and was so tender and juicy inside. Not greasy at all. The Butterbeans and Ham Hocks were also really flavorful and great to dip the toast in. 

Overall, winner, winner chicken dinner!