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Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Also, watch the date or you'll end up bumping a 4 YO thread... :)

Oct 10, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

ribs near Hermitage Hotel

Your best bet is probably:
Peg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023

http://peglegporker.com/

Sep 03, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville BBQ

Those smoked chicken wings at Slick Pig are hard to beat!

Jul 26, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Very excellent restaurants and bars in and around Salt Lake City?

My favorite restaurants in SLC are:

Takashi - Sit at the bar and let the sushi chef choose for you, especially if you avoid rolls and do sashimi & nigiri only.

Settebello - Excellent neapolitan-style pizza.

Red Iguana (either one) - PUNTAS DE FILETE A LA NORTE√ĎA. I can't emphasize this enough, especially if you get them to replace 1/2 the mole de almendras with mole amarillo.

Kobe Japanese Cuisine - This place is all about the ramen, especially the Tonkotsu. I typically add extra char siu and egg. Really good!

Ho Mei BBQ - Best with several adventurous eaters. Get the 3 bbq meats sampler, a clay pot dish, an offal stir fry, some gai lan, rice... Honestly, I could spend days in here working through the menu. My favorite Chinese restaurant in SLC.

I don't know a lot of SLC bars, but if you are a craft-brewing aficianado, you should definitely hit the Bayou!

Jul 22, 2014
grundoon in Mountain States

Need old school Italian in Nashville + great food in Franklin

Valentino's might fit that bill as well, though I haven't been in many years...

Jul 08, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville ideas

While I know and respect both those places, I sure wouldn't go that far out of my way for either if I only had two days in the area...

Jul 02, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

chatanooga, tn

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Jun 28, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville ideas

Definitely have lunch at Arnold's on Friday (they are not open on the weekend). Get the roast beef, turnip greens, mac & cheese, and a piece of chess pie. Thank me later...

Jun 27, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Weekend in Nashville

Rolf & Daughters would be my recommendation

Jun 24, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Weekend in Nashville

I like Pancake Pantry but certainly would not stand in line for more than five minutes or so for it. Just get there early (before 8AM) and you won't have to worry about a line.

Jun 24, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

knoxville lunch

Tomato Head would be an excellent choice (either location).

Jun 18, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville: question re. Easter holiday closings

Yes, Eastside Fish closed back in January. I agree that Ed's and Bolton's are the best replacements.

Jun 18, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville: question re. Easter holiday closings

You shouldn't have any problem with Easter closings. You will need to replace Eastside Fish, though and I must admit to being ignorant of Poe Boy Luncheon. Otherwise you shouldn't have any problem beyond hitting these places during their normal hours.

Jun 17, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Bars to watch World Cup in Nashville

Dan McGuiness or Fleet Street Pub would be my top 2 picks. Should have good crowds, drinks and food at both, though I give Fleet Street a bit of an edge in that regard.

Jun 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Sunday afternoon casual meal in Nashville

Martin's (BBQ), Hattie B's or Boltons (hot chicken or fish), Monell's (Southern), DeSano's (pizza napoletana)

Jun 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Driving from Asheville to Nashville

I agree with shallots suggestion: Ridgewood BBQ is absolutely worth it!

Jun 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville BBQ

I'm a fan of the Martin's in Nolensville, Jim-n-Nick's and CBG in Smyna, and the Slick Pig in Murfreesboro. I'm typically eating other things when in Nashville proper...

May 27, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Good authentic Mexican Food and/or bakery

A visit here would be worth it if only for the smell of pollo al carbon grilling out front! And I agree, the tacos at the window are great, although I slightly prefer those at the Tacqueria Express truck at Haywood Lane and Antioch Pike (in the Dona Mari Tortilleria y Carniceria parking lot)...

May 07, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Epice (Nashville)

Haven't been yet, but it's definitely on my radar. Thanks for the report!

Apr 11, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Where to eat/drink in downtown Louisville?

I'm not a local, but really enjoyed the brunch at Hillbilly Tea just a couple of weeks ago.

Apr 10, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Most memorable dish in Nashville this year (2013)?

Will,

That would be the Woodlands Indian Restaurant in that funky building at the corner of Murphy Road and West End, just by 440. Great lunch buffet, but the dinner service is better.

Apr 10, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Recs for a conference in Knoxville in April

Thanks for the report BBVL!

Apr 09, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

2 Nights in Memphis & 3 Nights in Nashville

I would definitely add Rolf & Daughters and Husk to your list...

Apr 04, 2014
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Beersheba Springs area?

Check out the salt risin' bread at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City.

Sep 14, 2013
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Solo Nashville Trip- Looking for 3 dinners

City House, Husk, Rolf & Daughters

Favorite way to use kimchi?

Kimchi, a coddled egg, and pulled pork in my ramen is my favorite way...

Mar 05, 2013
grundoon in Home Cooking

Nashville in June

Fleet Street Pub in Printer's Alley is relatively new and very good for food & drink, not sure on the music front though. However, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar is close by for music needs...

Apr 14, 2012
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Utah - looking for AWESOME breakfast

Over the Counter is at 2343 East 3300 South and is WELL worth seeking out - great food & atmosphere...

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Over the Counter Cafe
2343 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Aug 11, 2011
grundoon in Mountain States

Ethiopian in Nashville

Agree on Gojo. Excellent lunch buffet!

May 31, 2011
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee

Nashville - end of March

I don't buy that knock on Swett's either. It's certainly not been my experience with them (at least at the main or farmer's market locations - can't speak to the airport outlet).

Also, if you're looking for BBQ near the Opry, Jack's on West Trinity is probably your closest good option.

Mar 16, 2010
grundoon in Kentucky & Tennessee