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Comment Archives: Locations: Food and Drink: Fast Casual

Re: “The Gold Rush

Gold Rush is my Cheers! Keep up the good work guys.

Posted by DogDaze on 08/28/2010 at 5:59 AM

Re: “The Gold Rush

I like that I can have a meal and a few drinks and smoke without having to excuse myself. Seems like the two bars have different vibes. The crowd is pretty diverse. The food is pretty good and my bartender was cool. I'll be back, see you there.

Posted by twang on 08/28/2010 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Joe's Place

I ordered a grilled chicken salad at Joe's and the chicken wasn't cooked. I'm not talking like slightly pink...it was still raw! I know a sports bar is probably not a place to have high expectations for food, but come on! Cook your meat!

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Posted by MiaM on 08/22/2010 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Joe's Place

I'm Phillipino and went to Joe's for the first time. They refused service to me which made me pretty pissed off....especially when I heard Jenna, the bartender, call me the "black guy." Racist bar!

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Posted by MiaM on 08/22/2010 at 3:12 AM

Re: “Joe's Place

I went into Joe's late night for a last of the night drink. I came out of the bathroom and my friend was being yelled at by the bartender for adding on drinks because he wanted to pay for a round for everyone. The yelling quickly turned into the bartender coming out from behind the bar and refusing service to our group because she had been working for 8 hours and did not want to deal with people that couldn't make up their mind. She proceeded to push me. SHE PUSHED ME! I couldn't believe that I was being physically assualted for coming out of the bathroom into a conversation that included a request for a few additional beers. Isn't that what bartenders are hired to do? Needless to say, Jenna Sealy is what I was told her name was. Any place that hires someone to bar tend late night with that sort of aggression should not been seen as an end of the night place to go...or a place to go to at all. Jenna Sealy should be refused any role as a bartender in Nashville going forward...trust me it doesn't take much to please your customers...I bartended for 7 years. Joe's is a hole in the wall that now has the risk of physical assault embedded in it.

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Posted by MiaM on 08/22/2010 at 3:09 AM

Re: “The Gold Rush

The only thing that even comes close to the "real" Gold Rush is the sign above the door, and Buster is still there. The atmosphere is gone, and it wont be back. What Keith Josse had was an iconic Nashville bar. This is a TGIF, just decorated different.

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Posted by 4paws on 08/21/2010 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Positively DELIGHTFUL in every way! TREMENDOUS food. FRIENDLY people. INCREDIBLE music. COOL atmosphere with or without the kids! I'm sure I'm leaving something out... AWESOME from A-Z :) !!!

Posted by kfintel on 08/12/2010 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

I was in Nashville and visited Richard's. As a Louisiana Native I know good cajun food, and they have it! The atmosphere and service was great also. A must visit for anyone who wants to Lassaiz les bons temps rouler

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Posted by csolar on 08/09/2010 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Okay - I admit - I have a long-standing love affair with Jambalaya. When I go to New Orleans I usually study the menu carefully and then order it at every restaurant that offers it. And I usually end up thinking, "Nice, but not as good as Ri'Chard's."

My other favorite thing about the place is that it's only 15 minutes from my house in Hillsboro Village, but it's like going to a different world out there in the green countryside. And when you get there, they greet you like family. It's a great example of why locally-owned places have it all over the corporate chains.

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Posted by nashvillebabs on 08/07/2010 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

The food is authentic, and very well prepared, and I agree the atmosphere is fun, but the music is the feature at Richard's. Being a pretty fair songwriter himself, Richard has attracted pretty high level talent, to play in this intimate atmosphere. You never know who will see there, from touring acts, to hit songwriters, and a very interesting selection of up and coming writers as well. We get in there as often as we can.

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Posted by spectator on 08/01/2010 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

Great food and atmosphere. I highly recommend it. I would get a hurricane to start off with. Blue Crab and Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Claws for an appetizer. Then for an entree the Tilapia and Shrimp Rockefeller and shrimp and grits which are to die for. Finish off with the Bread Pudding or Fried Cheesecake.

Posted by Tessa11 on 07/21/2010 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Mad Donna's

Has anyone been to Bingo on Tuesday? It's effin hilarious!. We had dinner before (burger & nachos); both were amazing. Service was awesome too. Our bill came to like $33 bucks with drinks for 2? I will be back:)

Posted by kel kel on 07/09/2010 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

I love this place, it is in my lunch rotation once a week. Granted the service in every restaurant in the Cool Springs area suffers when you go during rush hour, I avoid that.
The food on this place has been great every time, it is not the best Cajun food I have had but it is good enough to keep me going back. Prices are good, their food taste fresh including their breads.
We recently had dinner there with another couple and they loved it as well. Great option to have in Nashville.

Posted by Jorgeasc on 07/05/2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Baja Burrito

I like the small chicken burrito with black beans and rice, lettuce, sour cream, and black olives. Delicious!

Posted by mariposa82 on 06/28/2010 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Has to be one of the best kept secrets around. Great food at a fair price. Fun atmosphere with various singers on hand. And the owner is right there in the mix. Daughters took me for Father's Day and went back five days later. Loved it!

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Posted by TGL31 on 06/25/2010 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Bricks Café

We entered Brick's Cafe with pretty low expectations. We hadn't heard anything about it, neither good nor bad, however we had noticed more than one (in Nolensville & Brentwood) and just chalked it up to yet another soulless, flavorless chain restaurant of which most Nashvillian's seem to be inexplicably fond. These factored in with the fact that the facade of the building looks like a sports bar.
Entering the restaurant was a bit confusing. The ambiance was upscale-casual, there was a nice brick oven behind the well manicured bar, the serving staff looked rather professional and the artwork was tasteful, though admittedly scant.
We took two seats at the bar next to the brick oven. We were approached by a server right away and given both food and drink menus. I noticed immediately that the wine list mark-up, both glass and bottle, was among the lowest I have ever seen and these weren't the standard Yellowtail/Barefoot (blech!) products that you would usually see at these price points. These were quality, respectable, tasty wines that could be paired with the menu and actually compliment them.
While ordering our food I was a bit skeptical of the menu. It was large and that normally means that the food isn't fresh or it's just plain bland. I've worked in upscale and fine dining with well-seasoned cooks and chefs for over a decade and I've seen how a kitchen can struggle when there are too many products to manage. Again, with low expectations, I ordered the jumbo lump crab cakes. I wasn't incredibly hungry, but I anticipated that at the least they would go well with my glass of chardonnay. Then they arrived. Wait!?! Is that actually jumbo lump backfin crab? It was, and there was more than I have ever seen in and/or on a crab cake. You just don't see that anymore. Eighty percent of the time I order crab cakes anywhere, I'm not convinced crab is even an ingredient. This had it in spades. The pepper and onion sauce they were rested on was a fantastic compliment. My girlfriend had an interesting bowtie pasta/romaine lettuce dish that incorporated grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and parmesan. She allowed me to have a few bites and just like my dish, it was delicious and far exceeded expectations. Here's the kicker for me: from my understanding, the amicable gentleman making pizzas in the brick oven behind the bar was one of the partner-owners. A hand's on, involved member of upper management getting his hands dirty in front of a hot oven all while getting to know his clientele, rather than micro-managing his front of house staff is a rare and valuable asset in the food-service industry. No, we aren't longtime friends. I never met "Jimbo" before tonight.
It wasn't that this was the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining in. It wasn't that it had the most exquisite menu or rarest wine list. It was the fact that I just had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed and unpretentious dining experience with phenomenal food, made from high quality and fresh ingredients with great drinks, all while being serviced by a genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff and I won't have to pack a lunch for the rest of the week to make up for the cost of the tab. The value this place offers is absurd. Look, I know what this sounds like and NO, I don't work there. I just feel that this restaurant and the people that work there deserve to have Nashville know that this is a great establishment that I hope succeeds. God knows Nashville doesn't need anymore Olive Garden's, Applebee's, O'Charlies', Chili's, etc. Brick's, you've got at least one very loyal new customer in me. I will be back, VERY soon. Thanks.

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Posted by TheNashVillain on 05/25/2010 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Ellendale's

I've only been here for the Sunday brunch, but I've been several times and it's always good. It's a nice blend of breakfast (eggs, bacon, pancakes, gravy and biscuits, sausage) and lunch (usually some kind of baked chicken with several vegetables) with a fantastic selection of fresh salads. Plus there is an omelet station, where you can get a fresh, to-order prepared omelet made by a nice and entertaining man. Some of the food is a little upscale, and the flavors are really interesting. The service is usually pretty good, but since I've been only during the buffet times, tea glasses can stay empty for a little while. The buffet is a little pricey, but I think the food is definitely worth it. If you go early (around 11), you usually have the place pretty much to yourself, which is nice. Oh, there is also a dessert bar with brie, chocolate fondue, various cakes and pastries that's good, but I usually fill up too much on the salads and breakfast items to get much there.

Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Cafe Coco

I've had the pasta and burgers here, and they're both really good. The atmosphere is pretty nice and laid back - definitely more towards a younger college-aged crowd. You can sometimes feel a little unwelcome from some of the patrons if you don't fit into the normal customer group, but I've never felt that from the service. It's a good place if you're really hungry at night because it is open 24 hours, but the area is a little scary if you have to park too far from the restaurant.

Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Stoney River Legendary Steaks

The best steak I have eaten in Nashville. Everything was wonderful down to the iced tea.. The waiter forgot to put in our appetizer order but other than that my experience here was worth the money. The staff is very knowledgeable about steak and can offer advice if needed. I will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Posted by brandon on 05/12/2010 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Past Perfect [Closed]

This is a casual neighborhood type of rerstaurant with very good food. They have something for everyone from sandwiches to full course meals.

Posted by Don on 04/28/2010 at 2:39 PM

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