Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Best Things in Town: Dinner at Las Americas

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 6:12 AM

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There are very few places in Nashville I love more than Las Americas, the pupusería on Nolensville Road, past Harding. To transcribe a rant from the drive over, this restaurant/market/happiness-maker might just offer the best price-to-yumminess ratio in town--unlike some places I know.

(Legend has it that Jack Silverman, Lee Stabert and Tracy Moore once lunched there for $11 total--Silverman was so astounded by the deal that his wallet grew to three times its original size and he treated.)

This time I was with a couple of people, including my lady-friend Larissa who is an excellent sharer. I love to share. We split a bean-and-cheese pupusa (griddled corn meal filled with cheesy goodness and refried beans and served with tangy cabbage slaw--hot sauce and salsa verde are also excellent additions) and a tostada de cameron (a crispy tortilla round topped with hunks of shrimp, tomatoes and onions marinated with lime and cilantro, avocado on the side). I topped off my meal with a pollo taco and an al pastor taco. They also got the requisite salsa verde, regular salsa, hot sauce, avocado treatment.

This meal left me so happy that during a walk at Radnor Lake on Sunday I was still talking about it. Oh, and the total bill, with a Pacifico: $8.50. I love that place. So much.

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