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Heading to Nashville from seattle

Thanks everyone for all the advice. The trip was great! We ended up not eating at as many places as we would have liked but southern food can be pretty filling! My favorite stop by far was Flyte. The food was creative, perfectly prepared, and beautifully presented. Our server was fantastic, very knowledgable and had a great personality she was delightful to have a round but in no way obtrusive. Flyte was as good as any dining experience I have had anywhere. Tayst was a dissapointment I am sad to report. It was a cute spot, our server was knowledgeable and efficient, and the menu sounded great. When the food came, and we only ordered 4 small plates to start I will say, it appeared lacking right from the start. All of the components of the dish seamed off in the execution, and not a way that seamed like just a bad night. It came across to all of us that there are great ideas at tayst but they are not being executed propprerly. A good example of that was we had a braised shortrib. When it came out it was grey and a little tough. It appeared to have been braised not quite long enough and then pulled straight out of the liquid and on to the plate. There was no reduction of the braising liquid on the plate or used to glaze the meat and give it that nice sheen you expect on braised meat. All of the dishes seamed off balance. We ended up not ordering more food. I like what they are trying to do I just don't think it's being executed yet. We also hit up the pancake pantry for breakfast which I thought was good. We were going to try to get to Marche and Loveless, but didn't quite squeeze them in! Thanks again for all the advice, you have some great restaurants in Nashville!

Heading to Nashville from seattle

Thanks for the info I'm going to start looking them up. Tayst had already made my radar so I'm glad to hear a favorful review.

Heading to Nashville from seattle

Hey Bill no worries on the 20 questions! We will be staying by Vanderbilt (embassy suites ~ I think) One of the girls just moved there so she will have a car so we can get around fairly easily. No real budget. I am a chef in Seattle so much more concerned w/ quality of food. I'd like at least one good reprensation of southern food, a couple fun spots for bar food w/ good cocktails where we can just hang out and enjoy good company, and then probably at least one nice dinner out. I focus on local seasonal food in Seattle so that would be of interest to me. Then great lunch/brunch spots are always good to know. I tend to dislike big corporate chains and tourist traps and much prefer the hidden jems, hole in the wall spots! Hope this helps narrow it down for you if you want more info let me know!! Thanks again!

Heading to Nashville from seattle

Hi I am heading to Nashville from Seattle in about a week for a girls weekend. I am looking for a variety of restaurants, non chain preferably. All different varieties: dress up nice dinner out, hole in the wall, local flavor. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

local seasonal creative in Sacramento!

I'm a chef coming to town from Seattle for sisters bday and of course got job of selecting restaurant. Looking for local seasonal creative moderately priced for 5 in Sacramento area (they live in something elk) will also be in san fran and wine country later in the trip so must visit places always appreciated!

Oct 01, 2008
misschef in California