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Re: “Burger Up

Nashville is known for country music, George Straight, guitars, hot chicken and more country music. But Nashville is starting to break ground in the food culture. They’re doing so by making some really good ass burgers. Nashville’s very own Battle of the Burgers: as what we like to call it, is starting to turn heads and heighten our taste buds. So of course we had to go to Burger Up. I’ve heard really good things about this place and very few people seem to not like this place. So naturally, we had to go give this place our hit and review.

From the start, I got the “Urban Outfitters” vibe as soon as we walked through the door. Everything was so sleek with wood seats, wooden bar and yes, wooden tables. The gigantic windows allow the sun to shine through, which gives the place more warmth and life. It is as if Urban Outfitters had branched off and made a burger joint (home of the tight pants and deep v-necks). No mainstream found here, just a vintage look and Neutral Milk Hotel playing in the background. Ok, ok…That was a bit of a stretch, BUT this place puts out a great vibe, it makes you want to come back.

Now to the good stuff! The burgers were unbelievably good. It caught me off guard, on how good they truly were. Every ingredient is local. The beef is organically fed for all you healthy picky ass eaters. We ordered two burgers, the recommended Woodstock burger, which has Benton’s bacon, white cheddar, and Jack Daniel’s maple ketchup on it. That shit was great. It actually tasted fresh, which seems odd to say, but that was the first thought that popped into my head. The second burger that was ordered was the turkey burger. GOOD GAWD! Best turkey burger I’ve ever had the pleasure to eat thus far. Thumbs up to the cook. The burgers were done right. The truffle fries made for a great side (golden brown with a little salt). The homemade ketchup they served went well with the burgers and fries. It doesn’t taste like normal ketchup, a bit on the sweeter side, but something definitely to give a try. For dessert we shared the Krispy Kreme doughnut pudding with grand mariner crème anglaise. Sounds like some fancy shit, right? Well it melted in my mouth. So fresh, so delicious, and so gone off my plate, well that’s all I got to say about that. Plain and simple, it was great and I recommend you try that good ass dessert when you eat there.

Everyone has an opinion, but too many people are complaining about the prices at this nice burger joint. They use great quality products, so you will spend a little extra cash for that. I love that they offer tons of items like chicken wings, salads, fried oysters, and plenty of burgers (that’s a given). Burger Up fits right in the neighborhood of 12th South. The only question I have is ,when will they make those vintage, extra washed, overpriced wool Burger Up tee’s that we all crave for (ha ha), and are those tight ass nut hugging jeans part of their uniform?!

Posted by MR86 on 02/28/2013 at 8:37 PM

Re: “The Yellow Porch

My wife and I set out about two years ago to work our way through the local restaurants by having a Saturday lunch at a different restaurant every week. The Yellow Porch has certainly made tour goal difficult as we seem to have been pulled back to this (almost) hidden treasure in Berry Hill.Of late we seem to find excuse to route our errands down Thompson Lane and oh! There's The Yellow Porch. Let's grab a quick cup of celery bleau cheeze soup as long as we're this close. We are always treated as friends dropping in and not as customers and as we look around it seems everyone else has the same impression. Please keep up the good work.

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Posted by JD on 02/21/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Bound'ry Restaurant

After having a wonderful experience at the bar we were seated to experience 1 star service. After having to choose from a limited menu.... Some food came out cold and others came out just plain inedible. We did have a party of 8 and knowing how that can be I can understand some confusion. After waiting nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes for our bill WE had to search for a manager.. The managers were just as confused as the waiter... There was nothing they would do other than pay for a round of drinks while they figured bills out (which was nice) but nothing other.. After bad food and bad service we will not be setting foot back in this restaurant... Please don't waist your money or time.. There are other restaurants in town to spend your time and money!

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Posted by Taylor on 02/18/2013 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Pour House Burgers, Bourbons & Brews

My cousin loves this place. I on the other hand met her and her husband two weeks ago for music and dinner. Band started at 10pm and very entertaining, I had a burger well done(i know not the way one should order , but that is the way i like it) although the burger seemed to have been sitting out and dried up. later that eve I became sick which I believe was from the burger.I also ordered a beer and my date ordered a vodka soda. both glasses had soap suds in them and we had to have another brought to us which they did. Im not sure if Im going to try again, but if I do it will be a soft drink and a small appetizer and hopefully will have better luck

Posted by anagogytn on 02/15/2013 at 3:26 PM

Re: “City Café

Great food at very reasonable prices in this "meat and three" style restaurant. I can hardly believe you can get so much for so little money. All the food is homemade and prepared from recipe right there - nothing out of a box made in some factory. If you want a delicious, satisfying meal that you don't have to wait 20 or 30 minutes to get, this has got to be your place.

Posted by Jamie on 02/14/2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Athens Family Restaurant

The food was fresh and very good. Nice server and we felt we were in a clean place. We will go back. Sorry to hear folks were treated poorly.

Posted by OMFUG on 02/12/2013 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Amazing place. They have great food and a great location on broadway. I would suggest this to anyone.

Luke Rouse
Emmetsburg, Iowa

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Posted by Luke Rouse on 02/11/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Café Bosna

Cafe Bosna is the most authentic European restaurant I've been to in Nashville, and my local friends from the Ukraine love the food. The culinary focus is Germany and east Europe. My favorite dish is the stuffed sauerkraut, but all the dishes have been great. The desserts are also great, and you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee. The owner is the chef and hostess, and we always have a great time. Hard to get better than that.

Posted by John Quill on 02/10/2013 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Bombay Palace

Q-dang! I was so pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a restaurant. We showed up for dinner, only to find it empty. We pondered whether that was a bad sign or just a slow night. It was just a slow night! We shared a number of incredible dishes that were complex, spicy and just hands down amazing! The sauces were layered with flavors, velvety smooth and oh so creamy. The palak paneer was my favorite; out of this world! I haven't tried everything on the menu, but I don't think you could go wrong with whatever you decide to order. We loved it so much, we went back the next day for their awesome lunch buffet. $9.99 for all you can eat yumminess! There was a great variety of dishes for the buffet and i completely stuffed myself. Now for lunch, we had to wait. The small dinning room was packed, but again, well worth the 10 minuites we had to stand and salivate while others ate. I highly recommend this place if you love good food!

Posted by Kletia Garies on 01/31/2013 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Burger Up

Whoa baby! Killer burgers! My husband and I have been on a quest for awesome burgers in and around Nashville. This place came very close to 5 stars. Very nice vintage decor, although felt a little fancy for a burger joint. Luckily it wasn't crowded, I think we came on the early bird side. The service was... ok, we were not ignored, but not really waited on either. My husband was asked if he wanted a drink refill only after they took our plates away; to be fair, we do eat quickly. As we were waiting for the check, i noticed that all of the men working had the exact same big black plastic hipster eye-glasses and I pondered if that was just a coincidence or part of the uniform.

Ok, now for the burgers. Juicy, extremely flavorful beef, nice char and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The mouth watering bacon that came on my burger was thick cut, sweet and smokey. Really fantastic! The lightly sweet and soft bun complimented the burger and took it to an exceptional level. My only complaint was the size of the burger. It was too small. I wanted more! It was $11 for an, albeit incredibly delicious, but disappointingly small burger. Next time that I go, and I will be back, I will order a double. I'm not exactly sure what that will do to the price, but I think it will be worth it!

Oh, and I loved the fries. They were crisp, salty, and hand cut. The specials also looked amazing, again, next time I will branch out. This visit was for a straight up burger review!

Posted by Kletia Garies on 01/31/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Amerigo

Long time favorite.

Posted by Dfr on 01/24/2013 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Commodore Grill

I don't know about the music -- but the food is mediocre at best and the drinks -- $10 for a glass of watery, tasteless sangria, really?

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Posted by Dana Costner on 01/20/2013 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Ridiculously good and can't get enough of this place.

Posted by cake 24 on 01/16/2013 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Sweet-n-Sassy Bakery

Sweet and Sassy offers the worst service I have ever experienced. I ordered a wedding and grooms cake and paid in full. The wedding was canceled and the manager offered to allow me to pick up the cakes at a later date. The problem came when I spoke with the manager/owner Allison who refused to provide me with any service even after the 1st manager stated that she promised the cakes at a later date. Allison was very rude and provided no customer service at all. If you want to have your money stolen, than use Sweet and Sassy, they won't let you down.

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Posted by Tracie B. on 01/11/2013 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This was bay far the worst dining experience I have ever had! My wife and I went to Ri'Chards on a Saturday night and the place was nicely filled with locals who seemed to be enjoying the music, but not the high priced lack luster food. I could smell the old frying grease so strongly you think we would have known not to order food either. We got the worse sevice, which included bot getting napkins or silverware. My wife order gumbo (IT WAS SERVED COLD and looked very dark and gritty). The jambalaya was some overcooked boxed rice thaw was cold and mushy with tough overcooked and probably old chicken and sausage. To top it off we got the racist stare the entire time we endured this meal.

AVOID THIS PLACE!!!!!!!

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Posted by Mr. Mall on 01/08/2013 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

God bless Harold James, his pristine establishment lives on.

Posted by OMFUG on 01/05/2013 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Mama Mia's

On a lark my son and I went Mid-December 2012, had a good meal and a nice time. We decided to have Christmas Eve dinner there with our group of 8. We had good service and food, again. It was laid back, pleasant and a surprisingly good meal. We enjoyed the out of the way-ness of it and family feel.

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Posted by OMFUG on 01/05/2013 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Castrillo's Pizza

I called Castrillo's one evening at 4:30 to order; got voicemail stating "we are closed from 2-4 p.m." Called again at 5:00 to get same recording. At 5:30, I ordered elsewhere. Later that evening, I emailed Castrillo's to let their owner/manager know of the oversight on voicemail.
The response was shocking! I was told that there was an event that kept them from opening until 6 p.m. What about the voicemail? Their owner told me he didn't care if I went elsewhere since he had 5.000 happy customers. In fact, he told me "good luck."
Perhaps, if they took care of customers, they would have 10.000 customers by now. Will I ever eat at Castrillo's again? Hell, NO!

J.C Reagan

Posted by Jay Reagan on 12/23/2012 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Sunflower Cafe

I ordered the chef special to go. I found it all delightful, and enough left over for tomorrow's lunch as well. In addition to the wonderfully alternative food, this place is also virtually unique in Berry Hill since it has a good size parking lot.

Posted by joco on 12/13/2012 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Los Arcos

For Mexican Food by far this is my favorite spot in Nashville.
Service is great, food is delicious, and the decor breath taking. I took my mom for her birthday, they went out of their way to make her a fresh made margarita instead of serving her a house made with cheap tequila that only gives you a headache. I was impressed, that little detail has me going back at least once a month.

Posted by MissBee830 on 12/11/2012 at 2:42 PM

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