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Dang Hot 89

Fried Chicken

North Austin

$$$$Perfect For:LunchCasual Weeknight Dinner
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Fans of Nashville-style hot chicken probably already know about Dang Hot 89—the smell of sizzling cayenne pepper cuts straight through the air like a bat signal. Taco Bell mild-saucers beware, this is one of the few Austin spots where the “dang hot” spicy level should be taken seriously. This is a food trailer in the middle of a big dirt lot in Northwest Austin, but you’re not here for ambiance. You’re just here for ridiculously hot chicken, and you can get it in tender, bone-in, or sandwich form. Whatever you choose, just know that this will likely be some of the juiciest chicken you’ll get your hands on—with crispy skin and a Hot Cheeto-red tint to the whole thing. And once you do get your hands on it, remember to be careful around your eyes. 

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