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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants: Dining

Re: “Kings of Leon and friends fire up Music City Eats food festival this weekend

Hahhahahhaa.....uh-oh. It would have been nice to know about this a month in advance to be able to cough up the money. $1,000 with a one day lead time is NOT going to happen in this household. :/

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Posted by Not Enough Warning on 09/19/2013 at 7:36 PM

Re: “In the Adelicia’s third eatery, Music City Tippler, atmosphere is the charm

Okay, SHEW, the potato chips are *not* fried in duck fat. I asked about that (and the regular french fries) when I visited and told they were not and I just asked again. It's just the truffle fries that are cooked in duck fat.

Posted by Lesley Eats on 09/19/2013 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Kings of Leon and friends fire up Music City Eats food festival this weekend

Ummm yeah, that price is ridiculous. Who can afford that? It's too bad bc I'd love to go.

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Posted by Wendy Posten on 09/19/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Kings of Leon and friends fire up Music City Eats food festival this weekend

This isn't for every day people who live in Nashville. I'll pass

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Posted by wandamc on 09/19/2013 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Kings of Leon and friends fire up Music City Eats food festival this weekend

Those with deep pockets of nashville are the only ones invited without actually saying those words. Just sad! :(

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Posted by Krystin Ryder on 09/19/2013 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Kings of Leon and friends fire up Music City Eats food festival this weekend

$275 a ticket? deerrrpppp. nope.

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Posted by normal dude on 09/19/2013 at 12:24 PM

Re: “In the Adelicia’s third eatery, Music City Tippler, atmosphere is the charm

I wanted to love this place. The salmon was the worse salmon I have had in a long time. It was over cooked. almost like salmon jerky. The inside felt like it belonged in a space in downtown Franklin. You know that "Franlin Rock" look. I was hoping it felt more like Brooklyn. The GM is great! The bartenders were ok, polite with no personality.

Posted by onceagain on 09/19/2013 at 9:01 AM

Re: “With so many options in the neighborhood, Green Hills Thai & Sushi faces strong competition

This just made me miss Shintomi.

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Posted by theanony on 09/05/2013 at 9:57 PM

Re: “At Guantanamera, the Caribbean-South American menu is not the same old song

Had brunch there on my birthday a few months a go and am dying to go back. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. Before our food arrived, I started to head to the bathroom but when I passed the server inside with our beautiful plates, I turned around and decided it could wait.

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Posted by EMofoNash on 09/05/2013 at 9:59 AM

Re: “At Guantanamera, the Caribbean-South American menu is not the same old song

I ate there a couple of weeks ago. The mojito was great. I had Churasco, although it was not the typical skirt steak, it was excellent. I was there on a Saturday night and they werent very busy. There was good singer and it was an enjoyable evening. I really hope Nashville supports the new restaurants poping up. But, I have a feeling if its not meat and three or all you can eat for $6.99 its not on going to be on the Tennessee "top" restaurant list for the locals.

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Posted by Rickrak on 09/05/2013 at 9:31 AM

Re: “At Guantanamera, the Caribbean-South American menu is not the same old song

I'm very thrilled that this article was published. These are my good friends and they have work so hard to make this place a reality. Congratulations to Alfonso Nieto and his sweet wife Ivis Campos for your success!! Best Regards Always!!

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Posted by Lee Shanel on 09/05/2013 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Noshville and Rainbow Key veterans commandeer a beloved floating restaurant on the Cumberland

I eat there as often as I can afford it, which sadly, isn't often enough. Kinda odd that I can eat a much bigger (better is debatable) meal for the same $ @ Red Lobster as I do/can @ Blue Moon. Yes, the boats add to the atmosphere that RL can't match. But jeez, the pricing is NOT on par with the food/meals, as good as they are, IMO.

Breakfast @ Blue Moon is not bad either, something the review doesn't touch on. Hopefully they'll stay open thru the winter & just roll the plastic curtains down.

Posted by bobsguns on 09/04/2013 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Patrick Barber returns, bringing a homemade taste of the Big Easy to Berry Hill

I have been to Patrick`s 3 times since April and have only 3 words to describe the food...Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I`m not sure you could find better Cajun food in New Orleans.

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Posted by DS2001 on 09/02/2013 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

>>And then the punchline about your total lack of self control: why should I bother?<<

You have the choice to bother or not. Ain't America great? ;)

Great article, Miss White. Funny, as always. I laughed out loud reading about your friends asking if you were pregnant.

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Posted by bobsguns on 08/29/2013 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Patrick Barber returns, bringing a homemade taste of the Big Easy to Berry Hill

I agree the AC is a major issue at this place but the food is soooooo good! I didn't order drinks ($$$) because it was hot and I would sweat even more drinking alcohol. I hope they get it fixed soon. This place rocks!

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Posted by Brett Kling on 08/29/2013 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

Reafrey, there is actually no proof that arachidonic acid found in foods promotes or demotes any form of inflammation. There are studies that show both pro-inflammation and anti-inflammatory properties when individuals supplement arachidonic acid in their diet. (And I mean supplement, not 'eat eggs' or 'eat liver'.) There's no reason to be afraid of the egg. It's a wonderful food and you'll be hard pressed to find a better balance of quality fats and protein in such a small package. There's also evidence to propose that arachidonic acid can possibly work in preventing alzheimsers disease. (When you speak of anti-arachidonic talk, I assume you mean in individuals with a pre-existing condition? Or perhaps someone that is genetically pre-disposed? Because that's the only peer reviewed research I could find. I'd actually like if you could turn something else up because I'm very interested in the subject matter.)

I understand you are promoting a vegan lifestyle. That's fine. If you're into veganism for morality issues, I completely support that. There's no evidence to support the belief that veganism is somehow healthier than a balanced omnivore diet. It's possible to eat healthy and be an ominvore and it's just as possible to eat terribly and be a vegan. I'm not passing judgment on either one. I just feel as though we should keep our facts straight and our morals out of the argument. There is absolutely no reason to believe that if you eat vegan you are somehow transformed into a healthy person. (The same goes with anti-gluten, juice fasts and every other fad that pops up. This is my main contention with this article. In fact I feel as though fad diets like this are detrimental to a healthy lifestyle for exactly the reason that our reporter pointed out. She still binged on pizza and beer the following week. Health isn't about a juice cleanse for 3 days, it's about a healthy lifestyle you can maintain! Eat pizza every now and then and enjoy a beer, keep an eye on what you eat and don't over do it. This isn't as complicated as people make it out to be. When you sign on to these rigid over the top diets you end up crashing a few days down the line and feeling guilty about it. Why can't we just eat food and enjoy our lives?)

When will people come to the conclusion that a healthy lifestyle merely involves a practical diet and a daily amount of exercise?

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Posted by Mike on 08/25/2013 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

I may have misinterpreted the article, but it just seemed that with all the references back to drinking and sneaking cake that you were sort of being dragged kicking and screaming through this healthy adventure. My fault for assuming otherwise. I just think a few more words spent detailing your successes at the very end would have been nice instead of ending with another anecdote about not being healthy. It gave the article, to me, a sort of "healthy lifestyle, eh, take it or leave it" kind of attitude, which is misleading because, as you've just said, you would need to spend much longer than a week to experience positive results.

It's also rather frustrating that we've distanced ourselves so far from our food, spending decades distorting it for convenience and profit instead of nutrition (not to mention the distortion of what healthy actually is- low-fat products are not healthy), that people are now skeptical of diets rich in vegetables.

Props to you for getting out of your comfort zone, though, and my bad for not even considering your successes at first. I'm far from saintly myself when it comes to the booze and coffee. And I definitely get the joke and it's funny (why can't they just be urinal pucks or urinal discs? gets the same point across), but urinal cakes are still totally gross in a food article.

Posted by Brandon Chapple on 08/23/2013 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

While the conclusion makes sense, this felt a little bit more like try the food fads then actually learning to eat healthy. I am all for gluten-free, vegan, raw, whatever if it's right for you, but so many people do these things because they are trendy and/or they heard some celebrity talking about it. I prefer simple, like Michael Pollan's statement: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."

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Posted by no trends for me on 08/23/2013 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

Actually, it was my idea to write this. I was curious to learn a little more about juicing and a raw/GF/vegan diet, as I was a bit skeptical of both. I didn't want to make an uninformed judgement, so I tried both. While I realize that in order to experience significant changes, I'd need to adhere to a dietary plan for longer than a week, but this was a way to dip a toe in the water without being intimidated by a huge lifestyle shift, or having to toss everything in my pantry. I thought a lot of people would be able to relate to that. Even a short-term dietary change like this enabled me to see how dependent I am upon caffeine, or how simple it would be to integrate some of the raw food diet practices into my current diet without giving up the things I love. Like cake. I will never give up cake.

As for juicing/cleansing, I definitely felt the benefits. I will grab a juice here and there, and I will probably do a cleanse again. Will I give up coffee or alcohol? No. Will I cut back? Maybe. Doing a cleanse is a good litmus test, if you want to take an honest look at your diet and overall lifestyle. I already knew I was far from saintly, but this was a good, harsh reminder to pay a little more attention to what I put into my body.

And, as reafrey pointed out, it was meant to be somewhat fun/funny. Urinal cakes are funny.

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Posted by AbbyW on 08/23/2013 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Our intrepid reporter kisses booze and caffeine goodbye — or tries — in pursuit of healthy Nashville dining

...and after this entire article trying to make unorthodox food sound yummy, the only image I have in my head is a urinal cake. Great job! Very appetizing!

People get very heated about gluten-free eating as if everyone is joining the trend and making up a gluten allergy (which some people are, no doubt). But the fact of the matter is, gluten comes from wheat. Wheat products such as bread and pasta turn instantly to sugar the moment it hits your mouth. Wanna know why you can't survive without the energy from coffee? When your breakfast is french toast with syrup and powdered sugar (or sugar topped with sugar and more sugar) or god forbid boxed breakfast cereal, you've started your day with practically no nutrients and given your body no energy to use. Add that pasta salad for lunch and you're just digging that trench deeper.

You know how you get rather irritable when you're hungry (or perhaps turn into Kenny G at your poker night)? Eating that 12 (or whatever) recommended servings of grains a day, and you're practically half-starving your body 24/7, making you consistently irritable and/or not 100% cognitively. It also is the reason why you're hungry 2 hours later. Your brain received little to no nutrients and actually believes that the body is starving. You don't need to be entirely gluten/wheat-free, but those items need to be near the top of the food pyramid, not the foundation.

Eating healthy has nothing to do with counting calories. It's about eating the foods that are the most nutrient-dense that, less importantly, also don't compromise your energy levels. This is why some people advocate raw foods (they digest/apsorb faster), and other advocate juicing (even faster). Also as reafrey says above, some people juice to let the digestive system heal. If all of your diet's nutrients get absorbed into the body through the digestive system, it's health is more paramount to your health than anything else.

I certainly appreciate the effort of our dear author here, but I'm sorry, it sounds like her editor twisted her arm into being healthy for a week and writing about it.

It's clear from the beginning (I'm going to start my healthy eating adventure at a dessert place!) through the middle (I need booze to ease my pain!) to the end (I'm going to mix my juice with vodka!) that our author didn't really have her heart in it, and her idea about being healthy was to jump onto buzz words like gluten-free and vegan without actually considering why such ways of eating are healthier than others.

I hate to be so negative, but there's no question that everyone needs to eat healthy. You certainly have a right to not eat healthy, but you can't argue that being healthy is bad. And I just can't see this article inspiring anyone to try out a healthy lifestyle, so then what was the point?

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Posted by Brandon Chapple on 08/23/2013 at 3:33 PM

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