Not since Bob Clement launched the Idea Factory has a campaign made us giggle as much as David Briley's bid to be our city's Wing Man.
"I am not afraid to proclaim here and now that I want to be the Hot Chicken Mayor," Briley crowed in his written application to compete in the inaugural Music City Hot Chicken contest. Having earned a spot in the July 4th hot chicken fry-off, mayoral hopeful Briley will face off against five hot chicken teams, including one squad whose application simply lists "Superman, Batman and Aquaman—we're always on duty."
While the Briley camp has not yet released polling data, some chicken pundits speculate that Briley and the superheroes could split the progressive poultry vote and are squawking for either the Metro councilman or the Super Friends to get out and throw their weight behind the other team.
The inaugural Music City Hot Chicken Festival
is part of Celebrate Nashville, a series of events commemorating Nashville's 200th anniversary. Hosted by Mayor Bill Purcell, the festival will feature entertainment and family activities, as well as free chicken from 400 Degrees, Bolton's and Prince's Hot Chicken Shack. The events kick off in East Park, 700 Woodland St. at noon on July 4.