Friday, January 9, 2009

Directions to Russia via Cool Springs

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 6:00 AM

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An amazing thing happened today: I successfully gave someone directions from Point A to Point B in Cool Springs.

Even more shocking than my recent ability to navigate East Nashville from Five Points to Riverside Village is my sudden facility with the suburban ganglion sprawling between Moore's Lane and Cool Springs Boulevard. (Please, hold your applause as I glibly drop the names of major arteries in 37067.) Like a mouse sniffing out cheese in a maze, I have learned my way through Cool Springs by following my nose to food--including Basil Asian Bistro, Wild Ginger, Swanky's Taco Shop, Nucci's, Gigi's Cupcakes and the soon-to-open Cajun Steamer.

The newest stamp in my Doughnut County passport comes from the endearing Taste of Russia, which I reviewed this week and which is well worth the trip down I-65.

Don't miss the borsch or the zharkoe--a crock of roasted meat and vegetables topped with a molten prune. More importantly, don't miss the turn. Taste of Russia is tucked away in a new strip mall on Shingle Way. If you're headed south on Carothers Parkway, turn right before the development with Swanky's, Noshville and the Cajun Steamer. If you get lost, give me a call.

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