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Re: “First Bite: Butchertown Hall

I had lunch there yesterday; my group thought the food was good (we had three different tacos, one brisket sandwich, three different sides and three different slightly too-sweet sodas) but man is that gonna be a loud room when it's full. Wood floors, concrete bar, metal chairs, WHITE TILE WALLS. I don't want to sound like a grouchy senior citizen, but it was 1pm and the room was just short of being full and I was already looking for my ear trumpet so I could hear what the young whippersnapper who was serving us was recommending. She said "calf liver" and ALL THREE OF US heard "kitty litter." It's seriously loud.

I will go back, though; I liked it otherwise.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Please on 03/05/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

Gigi - too much frosting. I'm going to find the Germantown shop.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 03/05/2015 at 1:19 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

"You know what else weighs 3.4 ounces? The average human pancreas. You're eating a pancreas of frosting." Best Bites line ever.

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Posted by BelleNic on 03/04/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

@Pogo — I believe a cake ball is the same as a cake pop, described by Nashville Sweets as "a couple bites of baked cake rolled with icing and hand dipped in a chocolate shell" — on a stick, of course.

Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 03/04/2015 at 3:11 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I don't patronize any of these establishments, but am intrigued by the "cakeball" reference above. Hoping someone will elaborate...

Posted by pogo on 03/04/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

That just looks gross.

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Posted by Negative Nellie on 03/04/2015 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

Personally, I prefer Nothing Bundt Cakes mini-bundt cakes...they are about the size of cupcakes, and their flavors are absolutely delicious with minimal cream frosting...JUST RIGHT!!!

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Posted by Tammy Thorne on 03/04/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

Shout-out to Nashville Sweets on Woodland. Great cupcakes, cakeballs & more. And their cupcake frosting-to-cake ratio is spot on.

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Posted by type2 on 03/04/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

whatever, cupcake lightweight! gigi's is delish, cartoon frosting and all. :)

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Posted by lef on 03/04/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I LOVE GIGI's FROSTING. I also the Cupcake Collection has better cake. I like both. But there are people in this world who want 3.4 ounces of frosting. I am one of them!! I don't think Gigi's should change.

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Posted by kristenpaige on 03/04/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

@CupCake Collector: don't worry, no cupcakes were wasted in this study. We had a build-your-own cupcake bar at the end. =)

Posted by elizzmo on 03/04/2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “First Bite: Bakersfield

I suspect the incongruity of the Johnny, June & Willie salads in a place called Bakersfield is less of an issue in their Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis locations (I'll give Charlotte the benefit of the doubt) than it is here. Should have gone with Buck, Merle, and Emmylou...

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Posted by pogo on 03/04/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

Curious, has anyone gotten their money back from this scam artist?

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Posted by Chris Pennell on 03/04/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

No one is hating on her directly.... Just her awful cupcake.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Adair on 03/04/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I almost got sick when I saw the name GiGi's and I quickly noticed that I am not alone....

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Posted by Brian Adair on 03/04/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

Dont hate on her just because she now has the largest cupcake franchise in the U.S. And is a multi millionaire. She is a smart business woman who work her way up from the bottom

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Posted by Faith Anne Halbert on 03/04/2015 at 9:08 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I worked Gigis cupcakes on Broadway in Nashville TN in 2011 on a weekly basis with Gina Butler the owner. Her fav part about a cupcake is the frosting so she over loads it, the whole point is to make everyone happy. If you are a frosting lover there is never a shortage of frosting if you are a minimal frosting lover and like a balance of cake and the sugary goodness than just scrape the excess frosting off its not that hard. No on is forcing you to eat the whole damn thing.

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Posted by Faith Anne Halbert on 03/04/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I have been complaining about Gigi's frosting-to-cupcake ratio for years. I prefer my cupcakes in sandwich form (half the cake part and stick it on top of the frosting), and Gigi's simply uses too much frosting for that. It's like a Hardee's thickburger worth of frosting... appealing to some, but I say no thank you.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jes on 03/04/2015 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

I agree about the too-muchness of the Gigi's frosting, but I think the bigger problem with it is that it just tastes like sugar...no matter what cupcake flavor it's on top of. All of that generic sweetness undermines and waters down the flavor of the cake beneath. It's like over-saucing veal -- just a tablespoon too much means you might as well be eating pork.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbara Please on 03/04/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “The Sweet Spot: Dear Gigi's Cupcakes, You Have WAY Too Much Frosting

If this unsolicited criticism makes Gigi's fold and yet another one of my favorite eateries/businesses within walking distance from Vanderbilt is taken away from me, I am cancelling my fake subscription. Harumph, I say. Some particularly bad days call for more icing than others. Better too much (that you can remove yourself) than too little!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Elizabeth Ayres Turner on 03/04/2015 at 8:26 AM

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