Category Tenneessee

Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Nashville, TN

Not realizing that there was a free New Year’s Eve concert in downtownNashville, we headed down to Broadway to grab some lunch.  That explained the cordoned off streets and exorbitant parking (at noon).  We found a paid lot next to the Ryman and walked down to Broadway in the drizzle.  We turned the corner past […]

Arnold’s Country Kitchen – Nashville, TN

Heading to Nashville for a day of meandering and food, we were heading to my favorite “guitar store” on the planet, Carter Vintage Guitar.  I have had Arnold’s Country Kitchen on my list for several years, since they appeared in Garden-N’-Gun’s “50 Best Southern Foods” in the fall of 2011, and was surprised to find […]

Hattie B’s – Nashville, TN

If you’ve followed our adventures for a while, you know that I fell in love with Nashville hot chicken back in 2013.  Since that first visit to Prince’s, we’ve been back there three times and tried it in several places here. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t the only one involved in this love affair. […]

Sugar’s Ribs – Chattanooga, TN

As you drive south on I-24 from Nashville, there are repeated signs touting the glories of Sugar’s Ribs (“Best Barbecue – 2011”, etc).  Then as you  head through Chattanoga, just as you’re about to go into the giant curve toward Atlanta, you’re suddenly confronted by this giant woman holding a tray of ribs, with a […]

Bar-B-Cutie – Murfreesboro, TN

When you drive by a place and see the cowgirl on this sign, how can you not stop?  That was the dilemma I was faced with.  I had seen another location on Friday afternoon and had then driven by this one on the way to Fat Mo’s.  (Whenever I see a tag line like that […]

Fat Mo’s – Murfreesboro, TN

My original plan for Saturday morning included having breakfast in downtown Nashville.  The first restaurant that I tried had a line out the door and down the street, so I went to the second.  They told me that there was an estimated forty-five minute wait.  For breakfast?  For one? I ultimately ended up skipping breakfast […]

City House – Nashville, TN

One of the articles I reviewed, before I made my trip to Tennessee, was from Garden and Gun Magazine, in the 50 Best Southern Foods article from the October / November,  2011, issue.  In it, they raved about the locally produced ham belly pizza served at City House in Nashville.  After a day of wandering […]

Rotier’s Restaurant – Nashville, TN

I had decided, on the drive up to Nashville, that this was the day to try Rotier’s Restaurant for a burger.  They’ve been atop Nashville’s best burger list for years.  Located in Nashville’s West End, the parking is, effectively, non-existent.  There is street parking available (a total of about five spots in front of the […]

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint – Nolensville, TN

I first heard about Martin’s Bar-Que Joint in an article in Garden & Gun Magazine titled “100 Southern Foods You Absolutely, Positively, Must Try Before You Die”.  The author “didn’t care for the slur” in their “Redneck Taco”, but loved the sandwich.  I had intended to go there on an earlier trip back from Nashville, […]

Brown’s Diner – Nashville, TN

Occasionally, we end up at a spot to eat and Jo won’t get out of the car.  On more than one occasion, she has been right.   When we arrived at Brown’s Diner (which was on my original list – from Hamburger America) I understood completely what George meant when he wrote: “To the untrained eye, […]