Neapolitan-style pies as well as New York-style? This popular restaurant has flexed its muscles and done something quite unique, in our experience, by serving both. And they’re wonderful.
Is this the best burger in the Scenic City? Commenters at a couple of blogs that we enjoy seem to think so. We made a detour on our way home to give it a try.
We don’t often have traditional breakfasts when we’re taking road trips, but when we do, we like to visit places as fun and as tasty as this popular joint in East Nashville.
Previously, I’d mentioned that some hot chicken I had ordered turned out to not be so hot. That’s okay. The hot barbecue sauce at this late-night carry-out window was enough to make up for it.
The East Nashville neighborhood is full of popular restaurants that get really busy on Saturday nights, and parking after the sun goes down is difficult. We braved the crowds at one of the most popular of all the places right as things got crazy for some really good Mexican food.
It’s extremely popular and incredibly busy, and everybody says that this is some hot, hot chicken. Sadly, I think that we came on a day when the kitchen got cold feet.
If you’re looking for an interesting detour between Chattanooga and Nashville, here’s a good one. When we first visited Big Marv’s restaurant, it was in Scottsboro, Alabama. Now he is serving up about fifty miles north.
In 1969, after more than a decade of growth, this Macon-based chain launched a major expansion, reaching nearly a hundred stores. Five years later, the chain failed. Today, their distinctive, deteriorating buildings are home to all kinds of businesses, and some survivors have thrived on their own for thirty years. Learn more in this extra-length, photo-filled chapter.
They say that good things come to those who wait, and that was very true as we finished this trip, and the girlchild passed on a cup of gelato in order to get herself one of her gigantic desserts a few miles further down the road.
I love wandering around old mini-golfs taking pictures of the obstacles. This independent survivor of an old chain has been maintained very nicely.
Here’s what happens when the three of us each pick one place to try on an out-of-town trip. Then, following some fun with the baby in Coolidge Park, a trip north to the town of Hixson for some good barbecue.
Here is a chapter for everybody who is thinking about opening a “fifties diner.” This, my friends, is how you do it right.
As the sun passed over me, Sheriff Buford Pusser’s shadow loomed larger, and I wrapped up the Tennessee leg of the trip with two more stops for barbecue and a sweet treat.
In this installment, I follow a roadfooding buddy to a place where the potato salad is not as good as hoped, but the barbecue, smoked over an amazing pit, is simply outstanding.