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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!! :)

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

Re: “Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

The smell of delicious pit smoke caught my attention before I'd even set foot outside my truck. This was a good sign. In true "barbecue joint" fashion, Martin's has a really lively and fun atmosphere. I don't think they could have possibly stuck more crap on the walls, although it didn't really feel that junky. I was tempted to make use of their great outdoor patio space, but it was far too hot and muggy for that today.

My eyes immediately zeroed in on the Big Momma Sampler, which the menu says feeds two people. That sounded like more of a challenge than a suggestion, and I was up for it. The Big Momma comes with four ribs, a quarter-pound of pulled pork, and a quarter-pound of brisket, as well as two sides. Hushpuppies were a no brainer, and for some bizarre reason I picked broccoli salad as my second side dish...on purpose.

The broccoli salad was pleasantly sweet, with a good tartness from the cranberries. Pine nuts were a welcome addition in terms of texture. I was also glad to see that the broccoli wasn't overrun with mayonnaise. The hushpuppies definitely looked homemade. They were crisp on the outside with an amazingly fluffy center. Each bite had the right amount of seasoning, too.

As a native Texan, I instinctively went for the brisket first. It had a nice dark crust and a beautiful smoke ring to match. There was also plenty of smoky flavor to go around, though the bark was especially good. A simple rub was all that was needed to enhance the natural beefiness. My slices were lean, but by no means dry.

There were smoke-kissed bits scattered throughout the huge pile of pulled pork. I also found a fair amount of black pepper mixed in, with a decent smoke level to boot. The pork was very tender, but the fattier portions were definitely my favorite. I considered adding some sauce for fun, though it didn't really need it.

I generally leave my ribs for last during barbecue outings, which was difficult since these looked incredible. The third-rack cut apart with ease, but still had just the right amount of bone retention. The juicy rib meat was beautifully pink and was definitely the smokiest of the three. While the ribs were great on their own, the awesome dry rub took things to a whole other level. It added some nice heat, too.

Martin's met, nay exceeded, every expectation that I had.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 07/18/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Starlite Club

Met my wife of 30 years at starlight! Keeley worked in the back washing glasses for Sis on weekends she was 17 at that time! It's great to see this place still going strong! Some of the waitress then was Angel/Donna and Sheila were sisters/ Rosemary was in charge of thing pretty much back then! Starlight is a place that changed my life Sis rest in peace!!
From George Young in Kentucky!!

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Posted by George young on 07/01/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The Rusty Nail

My favorite bar in the Nashville area. Great music venue, good food, very clean and live beach volleyball. Great place to hang!

Posted by Guitar Man on 06/26/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

Incredible weekend during CMA Fest to check out something other than CMA Events. Went Friday night to see Tom Wurth, Tony Coleman and The Experience. WOW! Interesting to find out that Tony and Stanley Abernathy (drums and trumpet respectively) played for BB for years! Tom Wurth is a soulful country, Grammy nominated artist. Amazing voice! The guys were as nice off stage as they were talented on stage. It was great to get to meet them as well as hear them play great standards as well as their own material. As for the food and atmosphere, with all the rush rush during CMA Fest, it was nice to kick back, even with a HUGE crowd, in a place that is inviting. I had the Shrimp Caeser Salad and it was wonderful! Later, after drinks, we had a snack of their sliders and some fried pickles. First time I ever had fried pickles was a BB's in Memphis years ago! Good stuff! Part of the fun was meeting the wait staff that are hard-working musicians too. We checked out one of their pages and looks like a budding talent.

Posted by Eclectic on 06/15/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Bria Bistro Italiano

We just moved here and were looking for an Italian resturant. I saw this on Groupon and read all the reviews so decided to try it out. The food was amazing! We had the Chicken Manicotti, a Casa salad and Bruschetta, all of this tasted so wonderful, so much flavor and their homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette was to die for! We will be going back for sure!

Posted by Nancy Visconti Lopez on 06/01/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Sinema

Incredible space and some of the best food and service in town. Don't miss this!

Posted by Dan on 05/21/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Bailey's Sports Grille

I live in Florida and have been going to Bailey's for the past five years and looking forward to my yearly trip. I attend the CMA fest and Bailey;s was the first place I went to the very first time I visited Nashville. I only have good things to say. the food is good and always consistant. and the service is always friendly, I have never had a probelm there, All I can say is see you next month can.t wait.

Posted by Alma on 05/05/2015 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Peg Leg Porker

Peg Leg Porker has been on my to-do list ever since returning to Nashville. It's only a short drive from my office, making it the perfect choice for lunch.

Peg Leg's building is a great setup for barbecue, complete with traditional counter-service ordering. The friendly ladies working the counter were lighthearted and very welcoming. They have tons of awards displayed very prominently in glass cases, as well they should. In the back is a well-stocked bar, which looked like a great option for happy hour.

With no multi-meat combos on the menu (or beef for that matter), I was torn between ribs and pulled pork. In the end, I went with a Pulled Pork Platter and decided to save the ribs for another time when I wasn't wearing a shirt and tie. For my sides, I picked potato salad and smoked green beans.

The skins mixed into the potato salad added a good texture to the mayonnaise base. There was just the right amount of salt and pepper, giving the potato salad a nice mild flavor. The big flat green beans were also a great side dish. I could definitely taste the black pepper here, and bacon always makes things better.

I'm not usually a huge fan of pulled pork, but this looked amazing! There were beautiful pieces of black bark and red smoke-kissed bits scattered throughout. The pork had a delicious smokiness from the first bite all the way through to the last, and it was also incredibly tender. The forkfuls of bark were by far my favorite, especially the juicy, well-rendered fat. No sauce was needed here whatsoever. If all pulled pork was like this, I'd definitely eat it more often.

This was certainly enough food to fill me up, but there was no way I could pass on a peach fried pie for dessert. The sugary glaze drizzled on top was quite enticing. To my delight, the pie was fresh and warmed. Their flaky crust and gooey peach filling were perfect together, and the cinnamon spice made things even better. This was a fantastic end to a fantastic lunch.

I can't wait to come back to Peg Leg Porker and try the ribs!

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 05/04/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Lime [Closed]

This place was killer. Nashville didn't get it.

Posted by RevJPFunk on 05/02/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Ichiban

Best Japanese in town

Posted by RevJPFunk on 05/02/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Thai Esane

Thai Esane is shockingly delicious. The flavors are amazingly complex, the food is beautiful and fresh, and every single staff person with whom we have dealt has been beyond courteous. It's not the fastest place to eat sometimes, but that's what happens when a restaurant cooks and serves real food. We probably eat Thai Esane once a week. Husband and I have been there for date night but we also have taken our 2 young daughters and found it to be equally friendly in both scenarios. Thank you Thai Esane for delivering - SO glad we live within the magic 3 mile radius.

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Posted by Big Fan on 04/26/2015 at 6:10 PM

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