Nick's Kitchen to be featured in first Flavored Nation

Flavored Nation will be August 11th and 12th.

Posted: Aug 4, 2018 8:51 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2018 11:36 AM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT)- "Moist, juicy, tender."

All of those are words being used to describe the pork tenderloin at Nick's Kitchen in Huntington. But this isn't just any tenderloin. This is the original.

Jean Anne Bailey, the owner, said it's been a classic for over 100 years.

"Nick's Kitchen was opened in 1908 by Nick Freinstein. He was the originator of the tenderloin sandwich," Bailey said.

Next weekend, Bailey will get to show the rest of the country the famous sandwich at the first ever Flavored Nation. The tenderloin will stand with one dish from each state in Columbus, Ohio.

"It's crazy because I never thought it would happen," Bailey said.

So what makes the sandwich so good?

"It's all white meat. It's very tender and we have a buttermilk marinade that put it in and it's done overnight or longer, and we bread it in a special cracker crumb mix," Bailey said.

She said it's an honor to be chosen, and she hopes she gets the attention of the Food Network creators of Flavored Nation.

"We're hoping that maybe Food Network will see us and like us, and maybe come and visit here," she said.

Flavored Nation will be August 11th and 12th.

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