TRVE Brewing in Denver and Music City Hot Chicken in Fort Collins have announced a partnership in the Broadway Brewery. (Kevin Kirchner, provided by TRVE Brewing)
A Fort Collins-based fried chicken restaurant is coming to Denver after five successful years in the north.
Music City Hot Chicken and TRVE Brewing announced their partnership on Wednesday to build a satellite fried chicken kitchen at the Baker Brewery.
MCHC Denver is due to open at TRVE in the Baker district in late spring.
Jordan and Sam Graf, brothers and owners of the original Music City Hot Chicken, said they didn’t plan a location in Denver before speaking with TRVE founder Nick Nunns.
“The idea of making a copy of our Fort Collins operation seemed unrealistic,” said Jordan.
In order to do justice to the taproom, the food offers are summarized taking into account the most popular products: offers and sandwiches (prepared without heat up to “flammable”) as well as sauces and side dishes.
MCHC sells waffles and marinated melons in addition to some of its more traditional side dishes like baked beans and macaroni. Fort Collins Restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with menu items like a Hot Mess waffle sandwich with tenders, a fried egg, bacon, honey butter, and fireball maple syrup.
Both brands share a culture that loves music and beer. In Denver, TRVE has made a name for itself in the “Acid Temple”, a 10-barrel brewhouse, for its heavy metal theme and style experiment.
And while the atmosphere of the restaurant in Fort Collins is more punk rock, the Grafs are excited to see what will develop from the collaboration in the capital: “It will be fun to integrate our concept into an existing culture,” said Sam.
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