I recently paid a visit to Columbus’ North Market where shopkeepers prepare and peddle their goodies to hoards of visitors annually. This place is high on my list of favorite public markets and I make a point to swing by whenever I’m in town. There was an unexpected break in the line at Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) and I seized the opportunity to give this much-discussed chicken place a try.
It’s 5:30 am when I step from the canvas chalet and sit on a wooden lounge chair next to my private plunge pool. The sun hangs low across the Lower Zambezi River as shades of deep lavender and magenta radiate from the orb’s golden core. In the distance, six sets of eyes emerge from the water and fixate on me as they float along the river’s swift current.