What do one-time Nashvillians far from home want? A thread on Facebook has the answers: Pancake Pantry, Sylvan Park, Rotier's, SATCO, Baja Burrito, Puffy Muffin and more.
The thread was begun in 2006 and is bumped occasionally by a Nashvillian full of longing for the pizzas, nachos and chicken fingers of youth. There's widespread consensus on Mazatlan and Cafe Coco, a few speaking up for Swett's and plenty of love for Fat Mo's.
And there are a few puzzlers. For instance, I need to dine out with some of these big fans of U.S. Border Cantina and Las Palmas since they seem to be ordering from a different menu. Along these same lines: Spaghetti Factory? Really?
Some classics make the list, such as Jimmy Kelly, J. Alexander and Hog Heaven. Several now-deceased eateries get props, and sad, frowney emoticons, including Vandyland and Houston's.
Everyone is on Facebook these days, goes the conventional wisdom, but the exclamation point ratio in the posts, I'm not completely convinced.
If you were to leave town (perish the thought!!), what local eateries would you miss enough to log on and pen a wistful line?