Ian Martorana

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich Nationals Stadium

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich - National's Stadium

On a recent episode of The Eater Upsell (Eater’s awesome food pod, one of many I recommend subscribing to), various guests dove into the culinary world of baseball stadiums.

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And honestly, it’s not crazy to consider major league baseball stadiums prime food destinations. Sure, they’re all going to have some overpriced hotdogs that are tasty in the these-kind-of-suck-but-also-don’t-because-you’re-at-a baseball-game-and-it’s-good-with-beer kind of way, but baseball stadiums increasingly have some really unique, fun, and delicious bites of food to offer.

In the same way that gastropubs or bars around the country are doing interesting things in those settings, so too are baseball stadiums, and that gets me to the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich at Nationals stadium (in Washington, DC, if you aren’t a baseball fan or didn’t guess the theme of this blog by now).

Now, I haven’t had a real Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich (something I hope to rectify soon), but this sandwich was really yummy. It was hot enough that I was happy to have the wealth of pickles on the sandwich, and the fried chicken was really crispy and delicious. It didn’t need much else, and it was a hell of a lot better than a run-of-the-mill hotdog. Pick up this fried chicken sandwich (the recipe was developed by the indominable Carla Hall) in Nats stadium at Grace’s Kitchen behind section 136.

I haven’t tried the shrimp po boy there yet, but if this fried chicken sandwich is any indication, the po boy is also awesome.