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Comment Archives: Locations: Shopping

Re: “Holiday Inn Express Downtown

I've been a lot of Holiday Inn expresses this was right at 4 but its not more like 2 blow dry was ripped off wall carpets was dirty the 8th floor is in bad shape very dirty and outdated I would not stay there again

Posted by Jan on 07/25/2015 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Puckett's Grocery

Round 2.

This was my second dinner at Puckett's, and it poured down rain both times. If Mother Nature is trying to stop me from eating here, she's going to have to do better than that.

I had planned on a smaller-size entree than usual, so I made sure to get an order of Bubba's Bones as an appetizer. Bubba's baby back ribs are dry-rubbed, cherry wood-smoked, flash-fried, and tossed in a sweet-hot barbecue sauce. That's a lot of hyphenated deliciousness. These were undoubtedly some of the best baby backs I've ever eaten, mostly because Puckett's actually knows how to cook them correctly. The ribs were very tender and equally juicy. Bubba's sauce was as hot as advertised, yet it was also oddly pleasant. It burned my lips for a few minutes afterward and definitely got my palate revved up.

On my first trip to Puckett's, I got a traditional two-meat barbecue plate. Today, however, I had only one thing on my mind: Piggy Mac! It's basically a personal-sized skillet of pulled pork topped with smoked Gouda macaroni and cheese. The Piggy Mac is supposed to come with an unnecessarily-healthy house salad, but I requested a side of smashed sweet potatoes instead. There was also mention of a jalapeno johnny cake.

I could definitely taste the jalapeno in the johnny cake, and there was only a moderate spiciness so I could enjoy it, too. The slight sweetness also helped to temper the heat quite nicely. Their sweet potatoes were as butter-heavy as good comfort food should be. I would have liked some marshmallows though, and maybe a little cinnamon or nutmeg to jazz up the flavors.

With the delectable Piggy Mac sitting before me, it was impossible to spend more than a minute or two tasting the side dishes. The macaroni was gooey and delicious, and its crumbly topping was a perfect crunchy addition to the overall texture. The pulled pork was just as tender and tasty as it was during my first visit. I managed to uncover a few bits of pork that still had their smoke ring. There were a few hints of smoke here and there, although cheese was certainly the dominant flavor. The melted cheese also made this dish a little greasy, but otherwise it was spectacular.

Their Deep Fried Brownie Sundae is almost irresistible, so the fact that we skipped out on dessert should tell you how full we all were. I'm already aching for another excuse to eat at Puckett's.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend
http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2015/05/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 05/29/2015 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Urology Associates

Apr 2nd, 2015
What a horrible experience! My husband shows up at 8:00 am for his procedure at the surgery center (this is the 2nd attempt due to the first one being cancelled for weather). He signs all of the paperwork and then they ask for a $1500.00 co pay up front. We explain that we have a health fund and that we don't pay any out of pocket and that it would all be reimbursed per our insurance. They proceed to tell us they won't do the procedure without payment because that is their policy. Ummm-we had no problems at the office visit, and we told you over the phone when you called about the patient cost. We again explained that if we payed, our insurance company would not reimburse us because we are told not to pay put of pocket and that they could call to verify this info. They said it didn't matter what the insurance comp said, this was their policy . WHAT!? !? So 2 months after the initial consult, still no procedure! Bad business in my book. Go somewhere else that uses just a tad bit of common sense and knows the difference between a health fund and an HSA account



http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Walter_Little/reviews#ixzz3W9zRfFjW

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Posted by Kristy N Raymond on 04/02/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Puckett's Grocery

The wife and I had tickets to see Jason Aldean over at Bridgestone Arena, and an early pre-concert dinner seemed like a great idea. Puckett's was only a short walk from Bridgestone, and with several enticing barbecue options on their menu, how could I resist?

Puckett's has a really lively atmosphere, but I suppose that's par for the course in downtown Nashville. It has a much more relaxed feel than a lot of the other restaurants on Broadway though. Too bad we were a few hours too early for the live music, which occurs nightly at Puckett's. The music is part of what makes this place popular, so reservations are a must for dinner, even on a weekday.

We had skipped lunch in preparation for our 4:30pm dinner, so my stomach was already rumbling. An appetizer was definitely in order. We decided to try the Fried Pickles. Yum! The pickles were thinly sliced, making them more like chips. My wife thought they were a touch too salty, but it didn't bother me. Their fried pickles come served with some sort of chipotle-bacon ranch dressing. The ranch was an awesome compliment to the pickles, though the mild flavor left me wondering where all of the chipotle went.

I had originally planned on getting some of the dry-rubbed, cherry wood-smoked ribs, but at the last minute I decided they might be too messy. After all, I didn't want to spend the whole concert covered in rib juice. The menu says that the "Puckett's BBQ Platter" comes with your choice of pulled pork or chicken. Fortunately, our waiter told me that not only could I get beef brisket on the platter, I could also make it a two-meat combo. Done and done. I ordered a duo of brisket and pulled pork. The platter also comes with sweet potato fries, baked beans, and coleslaw, but I substituted potato salad for the slaw.

The fries tasted fresh and homemade. They had a great sweet flavor, which was even better when dipped in the leftover ranch from our fried pickles. Puckett's beans were somewhat spicy and only slightly sweet. The potato salad was full of big skin-on potatoes, giving it more of a German potato salad quality. It had a nice flavor from the pickles, and the low mayo content let the veggies shine.

I've been trying to acclimate myself to pulled pork ever since moving to Tennessee last summer. It's been a hard row to hoe. My affinity for beef aside, Puckett's pulled pork was nice and tender, with only a moderate amount of smoke. Although, I eventually found some nice pink pieces which had soaked up more smoke than others. The meat also had a nice seasoning blend mixed throughout.

Even though the brisket came out chopped, at least it was chopped into large pieces. And to be fair, I think they usually only serve brisket on sandwiches, so I can't really complain in light of my special menu request. The brisket had more smoke than the pork. It was also decently tender, especially the fattier bits. There was a commendable amount of flavor considering that the seasoned bark had all been trimmed away.

The dessert menu includes something called a Deep Fried Brownie Sundae. Apparently this dessert took home the blue ribbon at the Southern Fried Festival. As full as we were, there was no way we could resist such obvious deliciousness. When it came out, my first thought was "Holy crap it has bacon on top!!!" This thing was absolutely incredible. With its state fair-style crispiness, the deep-fried brownie was even better than I imagined it would be. The salty bacon was great with the chocolate, and I really liked the crunchy pecans, too. Not even a crumb was left by the time we were done.

I'm really glad we gave Puckett's a try, and I'll definitely be back.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend
http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2015/02/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 02/23/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore

Vendor Warning - This customer does not pay for purchase orders from vendors, do not do business with them unless you want to get ripped off and never get paid for your merchandise. The management (Yusaf Harris) will repeatedly tell you they will take care of it next week and after five times, it becomes pretty obvious you will never be paid. **DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS ORGANIZATION**

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Posted by VinceB on 01/16/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “The Great Escape (Charlotte)

Couldn’t agree more with the above comments. It's almost like they just watched High Fidelity and came into work thinking are cool as shit. Assholes - If you so DAMN cool that it’s a bother for you to HELP me BUY something from your store maybe you should re-think your life strategy. You are working in a record store at least have the decency to be civil and help someone out without be condescending and rude to a fellow music/ comic lover which is why I assume your working there in the first place. Retail is a customer service industry job last time I checked. NO one has time for your bullshit attitude - Id love to speak with whoever is in charge of you fuckers!

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Posted by me on 01/10/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Coco's Italian Market & Kitchen

Cafe Coco's freschetta makes me happy inside...

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Posted by Fred Hibbert on 11/19/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “The Great Escape (Charlotte)

Frist off I've been shopping this store since the 90's and although I wouldn't sell anything to them the comics are reasonably priced. Games on the other hand are crazy. Games that should be chep are way to much $. The staff are not helpfull ether. They act like your bothering them if u ask about the stuff they sell. All they will say is you have to find it yourself or just leave(saying they can't look up what they have in stock). That's not how a shop dependent on us loyal customers should be. Over all I like the place but they need to realize that their not the only place to shop for the stuff they have.

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Posted by Brian Ivey on 07/31/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Logue's Black Raven Emporium

Cool venue with great atmosphere.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ricko Donovan on 07/25/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Bethel World Outreach Center

I love this church!

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Posted by Brenda Brannon on 07/24/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “The Great Escape (Charlotte)

Do not buy or sell here! They are absolute crooks and will NOT offer you a fair amount for your items. If you bring in items approximately worth $150 retail you can expect a $45 offer. They are still going to sell it for $150 though! Anybody that's that shady with their business does not deserve your business. My family, friends, and I are never going back and I would recommend you do the same!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DavidvsGoliath on 10/25/2013 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Larry Keeton Theatre

The King and I (August 1 through 17, 2013) at the Larry Keeton Theatre is fantastic! Great voices, elaborate costumes, wonderful choreography, well paced and acted. Bravo!

Posted by Jeff on 08/03/2013 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Coco's Italian Market & Kitchen

Cafe Coco"s Italian Market And Kitchen is an awesome place to go for authentic Italian food and desserts,the service is great , my fave dish is Tortellini Elliston and the baked ziti is pretty good too, as well as the pizza..Tuesday are pie and pint night for 10.00 and wens is half off bottle wines..We have been there many times . love this place !!!!!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Betty on 05/05/2013 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Dizzy's Dog Wash and Corner Store

Get yer dog washed or DIY, diverse stock of quality pet products and a knowledgeable lady running the show. Her husband is a great guy and is the receptionist for the dog wash side. Interesting people hang out on Saturday in the yard waiting to wash. Reservations recommended!

Posted by OMFUG on 01/05/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Eastside Cycles

Terrible service will drive as far as I have to, to go anywhere else

Posted by codenamejake on 12/12/2012 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Doggy Rotten Daycare

Awesome, locally owned, just-the-right-size doggie day care (and boarding). Stacey, the owner, is professional and gives my dog just the kind of love and careful attention I want for him. Prices are very reasonable and the service and care given to my dog and to me are second to none. Loyal patron, Kelly S.

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Posted by Kelly S. on 10/02/2012 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Bookman/Bookwoman Rare & Used Books

Looking for a book? You'll find it here. And I dare you to ask a staff member if they have something. There are thousands of books in that store, and they know every one of them.

Posted by iateasharkonce on 08/24/2012 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Larry Keeton Theatre

The Larry Keeton Theatre is Donelson's first gay bar. Congratulations Larry Keeton!

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Posted by lovedonelson on 02/26/2012 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Back in Touch Wellness Center

Actually, this fun event is not on Thursday or at Back In Touch, anymore. It's its Park Manor, 115 Woodmont Blvd., just up the hill a little from the Belle Meade Plaza where the Starbucks, Office Depot, Kroger, etc. are.
Look for updates on Meetup.com.

Posted by lupeeloo on 03/24/2011 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Nashville Farmers' Market

I'm still amazed at what a good time I had at the Night Market. I hope it becomes a permanent fixture. Note: parking becomes an issue anytime after 7pm.

Posted by stkimmie on 01/27/2011 at 11:11 AM

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