We have been in Nashville for the past four days on business and we’ve really been having a fantastic food time! (Business was great too with a well-accepted Board of Governors presentation!)
So what did we eat in Nashville? Well the highlights were amazing fried oysters on fresh local mesclun greens at Sunset Grill, Redneck pulled pork burritos (awesome) and fried green tomatoes with a chipotle mayonnaise at Puckett’s 5th and Church, hot delicious homemade donut holes with cinnamon sugar and a whipped blueberry peach butter (like it needed it!) at Germantown Café and of course, shrimp and grits at Midtown Cafe. There seems to be a pattern here of fried and richness and I must admit, my tummy is a little upset but you know what? For these few days, it was worth it! Combine the food with the Grand Ole Opry and all the live music in all the Broadway bars at all hours of the day and night, and you realize this is one nice town with lovely people.
In between business, I had one day with my friend Margaret. We started with those large donut holes being served at our brunch of eggs Benedict with crab cakes instead of Canadian bacon, and grits with Jack cheese. We then tried to walk it off at this huge Farmer’s Market they have in Capital Park and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, ending with a cocktail at the historic and gorgeous Union Station Hotel. Quite a lovely “girls day” – in fact – perfect!