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Re: “House of Kabob

THE best Middle Eastern/Kurdish restaurant in Nashville. My favorite dish is lamb shank (braised in a tomato sauce) with yellow rice (basmati rice with barberries). Get a bowl of the braising liquid on the side and some yogurt and you will have one of the best meals of your life.

Other good dishes are the joojeh (whole skewered cornish hen), kubideh (ground beef kabob), and teka (beef sirloin kabob). Also, the traditional dish is the shabzi (spinach stew with dried lime).

After you finish, have a glass of hot tea and relax - you'll be full.


Posted by VivekSurti on 08/09/2010 at 12:40 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: “Sambuca

I have been at Sambuca numerous times for dinner and we love the food. Actually have reservations for 6 this Thursday night. It can be a little loud at times with the music however the quality of the food makes up for that. Love what you do keep doing it!!

Posted by KLVail on 07/21/2010 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Rumba Rum Bar and Satay Grill [Closed]

This place is great. I could never get tired of their Shrimp Masala. The variety of the menu + atmosphere + service make it a unique restaurant for Nashville. I've been eating here for 6 years and have never been unsatisfied. In my opinion, wonderful.

Posted by luzern on 07/13/2010 at 7:51 PM

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!

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

Re: “Factory at Franklin

Art Fusion 2010 on June 4 & 5 had to be the best art and music festival that Williamson County has ever had to offer. The Arts Council of Williamson County did a fantastic job. Can't wait for the 5th Annual Art Fusion in 2011. I couldn't believe everything was free. No charge to get in and it was all indoors. The Friday evening reception was phenomenal. I highly recommend this show to all artists and art lovers. It wasn't your ordinary show by any means. There was something for everyone.

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Posted by Glass Act on 06/10/2010 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Greenhouse Bar

I feel that by being the first to officially review this bar on the Scene I may be breaking some unspoken taboo by letting the unacquainted in on this place. I pray my naivete will not be met with any vindictive reprisals.
The Greenhouse Bar is exactly as its name indicates. It's a bar, planted within a greenhouse setting. Pretty weird, I know. Why exactly would you want to go to a greenhouse to get your drinks, you might be asking at this point? Thankfully, my curiosity led me there to find out why this place even existed.
The very presence of the Greenhouse bar is rather unassuming. It's recessed slightly from the road, with a tiny parking lot in front (though more in back and across the street), as well as a small pea gravel patio area (not exactly a high heel friendly environment) with some outdoor furniture and a little fire pit which is most excellent to sit next to and sip your perfect martini and make new friends on a comfy, clear night.
Inside, there are plants of all sizes, ranging from flowers to small trees, which have been intelligently arranged to give the space dimension in what is otherwise a long and somewhat narrow structure. There are a number of areas away from the bar that still maintain a semblance of privacy, allowing you to have relaxed conversations with good friends, without straining either to speak or to hear others in your company. The bar itself is an island located directly in the center of the bar, providing plenty of space to elbow up to order a drink or to set up camp and enjoy it right there. The selection of beer, wine and liquor is sufficient, though not extensive. That doesn't matter anyway as all you need to order are their French martinis, which are shaken until frothy and taste more appropriately like a pineapple upside-down cake, as well as their mojitos, which are served in small mason jars complete with the freshest of mint, picked from the plants growing there (virtually) as you order them. This is coming from someone who typically prefers straight bourbon whiskey. I unapologetically order them right in from of my male friends. They are that good and the ridicule only lasts until they have their first sip. Also, (I feel awful because I am terrible with names, but) make sure you get them from the guy with the beard and long red hair behind the bar. I swear, the guy never misses.
If my girlfriend and I are ever looking to have a great relaxed night to unwind, weeknight or weekend, either with friends or just the two of us, The Greenhouse Bar is our go-to spot. We love introducing people to it, as they always enjoy it and the unique impression it imparts. If I just blew it for the regulars, I'm deeply sorry. Next round is on me.

Posted by TheNashVillain on 06/07/2010 at 4:20 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: “Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

What a perfect evening. Beautiful music, such fantastic voices, all three. Weather cooperated completely, even got to see Saturn with the rings. Sign us up for next year.

Jim and Peggy Lewis

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Posted by Jim and Peggy Lewis on 05/16/2010 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Starlite Club

For nearly sixty years, this club is a true born tradition in Nashville. Ever since Mary 'Sis' King first open this club on Christmas Eve in 1952, up to four generations Nashvillians and tourist have made The Starlite their home. This club has stood up to the test of time with live bands and DJ's playing all the hits for all music genres for all types of crowds, young and old. The lovely ladies that serve you at your table show a lot of TLC to make your stay wonderful. And don't forget to take care of your bartenders during your stay. You never forget a better time at the Starlite.

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Posted by lord hollywood on 05/14/2010 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Rumours East

Went to have dinner here last night and was very very impressed. Great atmosphere, extensive wine list and the food was amazing. I had the scallop special which was cooked to perfection. My wife had the almond chicken which was also delicious. Great happy hour deals plus a very friendly wait staff. We will go back for sure.

Posted by brandon on 05/13/2010 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Historic Rugby

Come visit Rugby this weekend (May 15-16) for its 36th Annual Festival of British & Appalachian Culture. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Saturday, 9-4 Sun.
P.S. Rugby has its own Zip Code, not the Robbins one above. It's 37733 if you want to check the forecast.

Posted by Rugby on 05/12/2010 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Flyte World Dining & Wine

FANTASTIC. Ambience, service, wines, flavors, quality of food...all amazing. Had white Italian wine flyte, salad flyte, halibut, a chocolate flyte dessert, and even tried a Muscat from the dessert wine menu. Savored every bite! Can't say enough about this place. One of the best meals of my life, no kidding.

Posted by poppy on 05/09/2010 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Rocketown

Should be a good show! its actually at the new rocketown: 522 5th Ave. South

Posted by waterskier11 on 04/26/2010 at 6:02 PM

Re: “3 Crow Bar

Great place right in the heart of the 5 points in East Nashville. I frequent with a lot of my friends on Wednesday and Sundays so we can take advantage of the 2 for 1 drink specials. They have a great menu to order lots of food off of till late in the night. My fav is the 5 pepper pizza which is makign my mouth water as I type. I think I juast drooled on my keyboard....

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Posted by itschadtime on 04/22/2010 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Red Pony

unbelievable food and atmosphere. love the waitstaff and bartenders!

Posted by primarilyrye on 04/13/2010 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Adventure Science Center

I'm afraid the pricing and exhibit information is a bit out of date. Adult admission is now $12 and Child (3-12) and Senior (62+) admission is $9. Planetarium tickets are $6 for non-members and $4 for members. There is no planetarium admission only available during regular business hours. Permanent exhibits include BodyQuest and Space Chase. The Microbes exhibit is no longer there. Hope that helps anyone thinking of going there.

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Posted by vkayro on 04/08/2010 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Crema

best coffee in town hands down. I drive downtown from south nashville for just for their macchiatos and selection of drew's brews

Posted by ulikabbq on 04/07/2010 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Crema

Love, love, love crema! Great coffee & service! Yummy seasonal coffees to taste as well....
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Michelle on 02/07/2010 at 9:19 PM

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