There’s a hippie van in an East Nashville neighborhood that’s serving up some terrific dogs that go really well with a very pleasant surprise, a spicy ginger ale that I’ve never seen in these parts before.
Once upon a time, this was a smoky joint full of crabby servers and barely any tables free for people who weren’t in with the court reporter in-crowd that filled it. Now it’s a little more family-friendly.
Perhaps we might make the argument that it’s better to consider the quality of Texas-themed barbecue by trying their brisket, but I’m a Georgia boy, and barbecue means pork to me.
The girlchild and I made a stop for milkshakes and a detour for agave-sweetened fountain sodas. In the evening, we went shopping at a very silly and fun store that specializes in obscure and utterly bizarre soft drinks. Have you good people ever had a bacon soda before?
Two Texans who graduated from Vanderbilt opened this place in 1984. Fashions come and go, but this madhouse has always been packed with students ready for a long afternoon drinking beer on the deck after class.
The girlchild and I visited a location in this regional chain, a successful copycat of the larger Whitt’s empire. It was okay, but we would have preferred that a much older establishment in this middle Tennessee town had stuck around for us instead.
A slowly-growing chain with an impressive lineage set up shop downtown. Tourist-friendly and centrally located, with live music in the evenings, it has a following from the locals as well.
We have a few preconceived notions about what to expect from good restaurants, and one of them is that menus simply shouldn’t be this big. Fortunately, this place downtown overcame our biases and provided a pleasant surprise.
People have been raving about the beer selection at this popular new place, but honestly, we don’t understand why anybody has time for that when this place is making such amazing sodas and phosphates.
Another road trip to middle Tennessee finds us visiting another very fun children’s museum and enjoying an incredibly popular barbecue joint with an unexpected connection to a venerable place in Atlanta’s southern suburbs.
It worked out that on our trip to Nashville, I had an appetizer at one restaurant, a main course at a second, and a dessert at a third. I think that I’d do that every evening if only I could. We drove up on a Friday for two reasons. Mainly, we wanted to try the …
Nashville is the world’s home of hot fried chicken, and, as we learned from our visit last time to the legendary Prince’s, the city is not kidding at all when they say “hot.” No, sir. However the spice mix is made and however it’s applied to the bird, places like Prince’s or Bolton’s are fully …
Our trip to Nashville did not go as planned. Returning to US-41 in the town of Jasper, my idea was to drive at a leisurely pace and stop wherever the roadside lured us. In one instance, this worked out splendidly. We found the gorgeous Foster Falls near the town of Sequatchie, and a better distraction …