Next week is going to be a hot time in Music City: The Nashville Scene weekly newspaper has declared Jan. 23 to 29 "Hot Chicken Week," celebrating the local spicy fried chicken dish that can now be found across the country.

Washington has seen an increasing number of restaurants and pop-ups offering their own takes on the lip-tingling hot chicken, and they're not going to let a little thing like geography stop them from joining in on the fun.

Maison-Dixon, which offers hot chicken at Vendetta on the first and third Wednesday of the month, is taking over the H Street bar's kitchen all week, offering a menu that includes a hot chicken sandwich ($11) and a smoked fried pork chop ($13). Both come with fries.

Bloomingdale's Crisp helped start the hot chicken trend in D.C., and its deal is pretty basic: Tweet using the hashtags #dchotchicken or #hotchickenweek and show it to your server, and you'll get 10 percent off your food. A fried hot chicken sandwich is $13; a platter with a quarter-chicken is $14 and a half-chicken is $16. All include a choice of side, including collard greens or mac and cheese.

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