Andrew Dunn, Charlotte Agenda
Called “Bossy Beaut’s Chicken Shack,” the restaurant is inspired by Noble’s great-aunt Beulah and her tradition of Sunday chicken after church in rural North Carolina.
Noble also operates Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and King’s Kitchen — and he will soon open Copain, a bakery and market concept in SouthPark.
If this new concept sounds familiar, there’s a reason: King’s Kitchen has a lunch entree called “Aunt Beaut’s Pan Fried Chicken.”
The chicken is brined and then buttermilk-soaked before being seasoned with salt and pepper, floured and deep-fried.
People hanging out in the beer garden at Noble Smoke will be able to run up a small hill to put in a chicken order.
There won’t be too much overlap in the menu. Noble Smoke will be focusing on pork and brisket.
Fried chicken is a Southern tradition, so expect this fast-casual concept to do well regionally.
This article was originally posted in the Charlotte Agenda.