Nashville is the undisputed epicenter of hot chicken, but one West Coast joint has Angelenos lining up for a decadent brunch spin on the Music City classic.

Chinatown's Howlin' Ray's incorporates Southern soul and hospitality into its menu and philosophy, courtesy of chef and owner Johnny Ray Zone. After a stint studying the art of fiery bird in its Tennessee hometown -- and working under Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa -- Zone has established himself as the true Hot Chicken Master of Los Angeles. But of course, the story doesn't end there.

These days, Howlin' Ray's is kicking the brunch game up a notch with its JoJo Style breakfast sandwich. Nashville hot chicken is fried until perfectly crisp and spiced to dangerous perfection, then covered with a layer of melted Cheddar cheese. Next, the chicken/Cheddar combo is placed between two halves of a freshly made golden waffle, topped with enough butter to make Paula Deen giggle, dusted with powdered sugar, and, finally, drizzled with rich, sugary syrup.

This instant classic is only available on weekends, and you'll want to get there early, since a sandwich this serious draws an equally serious crowd. For a better look at the JoJo Style breakfast sandwich, check out the video above.

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Tanner Saunders is an editorial production assistant at Thrillist who used to live in Nashville and still regrets eating hot chicken moments before graduating from college. Follow him on Instagram @Tizanner.

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