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Wildly Popular Nashville Hot Chicken Purveyor Hattie B’s Sets Its Sights on Dallas

Plus, a Downtown coffee favorite shutters and more DFW dining intel

On the left is a basket with a fried chicken sandwich with a pickle on top, plus fries. On the right are too pieces of chicken covered in a dry rub, also with pickle slices, on top of slices of bread.
Hot chicken from Hattie B’s
Hattie B’s/Facebook

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Popular Nashville hot chicken chain Hattie B’s eyes potential Dallas expansion

Nashville-style hot chicken has become a burgeoning trend in the Dallas food scene, and now a big name is hinting at a possible Dallas location. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, known for its fiery, crispy tenders, formed a Texas-specific business LLC in Dallas earlier this month, Eater Austin reports. A rep for the chain confirmed to Eater that Hattie’s is looking at opening possible locations in Dallas, Houston and Austin. No word yet on when — or where — that expansion might land.

Moxie’s announces new Southlake location

Moxie’s, the Canadian sports bar with two previous locations in the Metroplex, has announced a third outpost, opening in September at 1472 Main Street in Southlake.

In Plano and and Uptown, the restaurant is known as one of the best places to score late-night eats, including bites like poutine, tempura shrimp sushi cones, and creative cocktails, like the strawberry and ghost pepper margarita and house-made hard lemonade.

Ascension Coffee in Downtown has closed

At least one location of local chain Ascension Coffee has closed. CultureMap is reporting that Ascension’s Downtown location has shuttered. Locations in the Design District, Crescent Court, Frisco, and Coppell are apparently still open, per Ascension’s Facebook page.

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