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Re: “Koto

I have had sushi from New York to LA, New Orleans to Saigon, Chicago to Seattle, and more. Hagi's sushi is far and away the best I've ever had. In Nashville thousands of miles from any ocean. I first experienced Hagi and Koto in the 80s when it was a little hole-in-the-wall. The sushi was fabulous back then. When I heard he was moving "uptown" in a new, bigger location I was afraid the quality would go down, but that didn't happen. Hagi is absolutely the best. I haven't had the opportunity to visit N'ville in a few years but will be in town later this year and hope I can pull away from business long enough to drop by.

Posted by Charlie Ochs on 06/02/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

My husband and I just ate there again tonight after eating last night. We have now tried about everything on the menu! Everything we ate was delicious! Think this one in Franklin may even be better then the one we eat at in Hoover. We always have the tuna dip; it is addictive! You also have to try the crawfish enchiladas, fried green tomatoes, and bread pudding. All are amazing! Manager was very cordial and friendly. Above all, our server, MORGAN, was awesome!!! the Coopers from Jonesboro,AR

Posted by kathy cooper on 05/30/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Carl's Perfect Pig

Over the river and through the woods, in search of barbecue I went. This place has a distinct "More coffee, hun?" country diner feel to it, with high-back wooden booths and tables that were probably built by hand nearby. The entire interior is painted pink and white as an homage to pigs everywhere. Well, at least they've got a consistent theme going.

Pork is unsurprisingly the meat of choice at Carl's Perfect Pig, so I ordered one of their Combo Plates. Fortunately for me, today they had a special pulled pork and ribs sampler, which was half the price of their full-size combo and still came with a ton of food. Their combos are all paired with a side of fries, but I humbly requested my potatoes in salad form instead.

Carl's potato salad had a pleasant mustardy zip and a nice acidity, with an ever-so-slight spiciness. I also liked the crunch of the pickles and pimentos.

I found each bite of the pulled pork tender and really juicy. It was just salty enough to be interesting, with hints of vinegar here and there. There was also a good smoke level, especially in the smoke-kissed pieces of bark mixed throughout.

I ended up receiving a half-rack of ribs, and I certainly wasn't going to scoff at that. These bad boys were big and meaty, with a beautifully charred, peppered crust. The ribs were even juicier than the pulled pork, and the meat pulled away cleanly. Carl's semisweet honey-based glaze was a perfect contrast to the savory smoke and the tasty char.

I left Carl's Perfect Pig with a mild case of the meat sweats, but I left happy.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend
http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2016/05/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 05/07/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Ru San's

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Posted by Kate SD on 05/03/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

This is one of the best Restaurant in Town. great Food and great company.

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Posted by miranda on 04/12/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

I like this bar. It hasn't really changed that much unlike the rest of Green Hills and I love that. I grew up in this area and I'm sick of all the new changes to EVERYTHING but this is a nice escape from all of that. I actually went to highschool with one of the main bartenders so I usually see old friends of mine there. You can smoke inside, the food is great and I do enjoy the karaoke nights (I don't sing but I like watching) :)
*not expensive, quick service, friendly people

-Marz

Posted by Marion Marz Wallace on 04/02/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Brown's Diner

People don't think of it as a music venue. On the first Saturday of most months a band called The Limitations plays there, very clever and funny. Eclectic writers and musicians fire up on various evenings and sometimes stars show up. The place has a good sense of humor.
Music writers hang out there and can be very interesting sitting at the bar.
Eat a burger made by Rocco, a great American. One draft tap, Bud Heavy. When I'm in the hood by my lonesome and feeling adrift that's where I go. I might even take some friends with me.

Posted by OMFUG on 03/24/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Country

Great spot! Great music, great drinks, great food!

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Posted by Lee Huber on 03/14/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Acme Feed & Seed

This is the best place to hang out and eat fabulous food, served by the most friendly staff, and see great music. And the tap brews can't be beat. Love Love Love this place!! Come hungry for to-die-for shrimp & grits, and the coconut curried chick peas are the bomb.

Posted by onlyme on 02/25/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Lipstick Lounge

Everyone is welcome here. The weekend brunch is wonderful and the bloody Mary menu cannot be topped. I consider myself a burger expert and I give the fresh hand patted burger to be the best of any bar and tops most restaurant burgers.

Posted by Robbie Hancock Bell on 01/28/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Café Bosna

If your looking for a fancy restaurant with flamboyant surroundings, this is not the place for you. However, if you want great authentic food all prepared by one amazing authentic chef for low prices, than this is a place for you. I don't know her name, but I do know that the one owner is the one chef that prepares each and every dish. She often also serves the tables. She can make this happen by preparing each dish before hand in a modest kitchen and placing them in a refrigerator. She then warms them in a microwave and serves. Doesn't great, but it is...very very great.

Posted by turbogoose on 12/24/2015 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Wendell Smith's

First time at Wendall Smith's it was absolutely amazing! I'm serious,the best southern food I ever had! Fired chicken was on point, and all my sides were better then garndma's Ha! Go if you get a chance

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/22/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “The Vine

The Vine is our new favorite restaurant in Nashville. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great sunset and view of the city while enjoying flights of wine. What a deal to have three glasses of wine for what I usually pay for one glass of good wine. Service was top notch but the food was out of this world and full of flavor. All 4 of us agreed it was the best meal we have enjoyed in the city since we moved here 3 years ago from Chicago. The desserts were amazing as well. I am still thinking about that apple dessert we had.....

Posted by Chicago Style on 10/02/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “The Vine

Wow is all I could say! From the view of the city to the awesome service we had a great time at The Vine. The food was amazing and I can't wait to go back...

Posted by Happy Customer on 10/02/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Mixed Grill Cafe

I had a wonderful Bar-B-Qued Lamb sandwich! Huge portions, reasonable prices!

Posted by Dsnyguy on 09/29/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Daisy Duke's

Full bar, free parking, live music. Rock, blues, songwriter, and metal nights

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Posted by Choz on 09/15/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Smoker's Abbey

Great local shop with a solid selection of cigars and a relaxed atmosphere. The employees here are excellent at recommending the right cigar. There's a reason these guys were voted Best Cigar Shop in the 2014 Scene Best of Nashville poll.

Posted by Ben Sawyer on 09/02/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Row

My husband and I bumped into this eatery by happenstance...but so glad we did!! The Row burger is a "burst of yumminess" on the tongue....and the bbq is not your "Red Neck norm"!! I also adore the cozy Country Music historical theme....paying homage to the folks that put Nashville on the map!! And then....(there's more!).... , besides the cozy corrals, there is also separate group dining....AND....(more!more!more!)...THEY HAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT in an even LARGER AREA!! Can't wait to bring a group!! Can't wait to visit on LIVE NIGHTS!! Can't wait to try everything on the menu!! Did I mention that the Brownie & ice cream are delivered on the gosh-darn cutest castiron guitar I've never seen!! Ya'll will love it!! :)

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Posted by C & C Travel on 08/20/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Wholly Chow

best oysters in Nashville period, some of the best I ever had and I am from Louisiana

Posted by beatdown on 08/16/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Hard Rock Cafe

I ate here a couple years back and the food was fantastic. Nice atmosphere at that time, too.

Posted by Gary Pugsley on 07/27/2015 at 7:19 AM

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