Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen to Launch

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carlaHallSouthernKitchenChef Carla Hall to Open First Restaurant

Carla Hall’s Southern KitchenLaunches on Kickstarter

Asking for Fan Support to Open in NYC by Spring 2015

The time has come:Chef Carla Hallis opening her very first restaurant, a comfort-style Southern eatery in New York City!

Carla Hall, a veteran of Bravo’sTop Chefand most recently aco-host on ABC’s popular lifestyle seriesThe Chew, plans to openthe Nashville-inspired “spot next door,”Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchenin Spring 2015. Featuring slow-cooked, fast-served food, Hall is bringing Nashville “hot chicken” to the Big Apple before expanding to other locations.

So what exactly isNashville hot chicken? It’s a unique twist on southern fried chicken, traditionally fried in an iron skillet and then tossed in a spicy cayenne paste. Slow brined, brushed with Carla’s secret hot oil recipe, and crisped to perfection.

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and truly shine the spotlight on Sunday Supper. Aside from the finger-licking hot chicken, mac and cheese and home made sweet tea, another highlight of the New York City location will be Freddie Mae’s Provisions, an adjacent general store featuring authentic Nashville vendors.

Now, Carla’s hoping a Kickstarter campaign will help make the restaurant a reality. The Kickstarter campaign will run fromSeptember 24th through October 29thwith the hopes of raising $250,000 for the restaurant’s kitchen. Fans pitching in for Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen can expect everything from their name on the Founders Wall that will live in every restaurant or an invite to a private event at the restaurant to a home-cooked Sunday Supper or the chance to spend an entire day with Carla.

In addition to help from fans, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will also team up with Drexel University’sCenter for Hospitality and Sport Management. In this unique partnership, culinary and hospitality students at Drexel will work alongside Hall and her team to learn every aspect of opening a new restaurant, including developing and testing menu items, analyzing food costs, and helping to hire the restaurant team.

Post By Nicholas Gonzales

9/29/14