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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants: Bites

Re: “Chipotle’s Sofritas Have Arrived in Nashville

Nice! I've been enjoying the Sofritas option when I visit family in the Chicago area over the past year or whatever it's been that they've had 'em and we haven't. I hardly ever eat at Chipotle when I'm here in town, but this addition might make me consider having one now and then.

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Posted by kateoneill on 10/13/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Chipotle’s Sofritas Have Arrived in Nashville

Christy -- yeah, the Belle Meade location has vegetarian pinto beans, but not all locations do, according to the press release. They actually told me with no prompting, so I hope that's standard so that veg*ns know they have that option.

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 10/13/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Chipotle’s Sofritas Have Arrived in Nashville

In Denver, Chipotle made the change to all-vegetarian bean choices a while back. That may be another improvement they're rolling out gradually, but you might double check on the pinto beans the next time you are there.

Posted by Christy O'Flaherty on 10/13/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Slice and a salad at 5 Points Pizza is my go to. Fast and friendly service.

Posted by Heather Lose on 10/13/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

The super fast and affordable buffet at International Market on Belmont! But if you do have about 10-15 min to spare order off the menu and have them make you something. Worth it.

Also El Tapatillo on Nolensville PK and then the taco truck a little further down at the BP just north of Antioch PK (same owners I think).

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Posted by Derek Cohen on 10/13/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Sunflower Cafe!

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Posted by Linda Allen on 10/13/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Brais Grill in Mount Juliet's Providence Place has the best fries EVER and their sandwiches are served on an awesome pretzel bun. So good.

Posted by Deede Steele Melder on 10/13/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Similar issue to fancycwabs (only LaVergne instead of Smyrna):

Karin's Kustard & Hamburgers (Smyrna)
Blue Coast Burrito (Smyrna)
Jim-n-Nick's (Smyrna)
CBQ Barbecue (Smyrna)
Thida Thai (Smyrna)
Collard Greens & Cornbread (LaVergne)
Thai Cafe (LaVergne)
King Market (Antioch)
Tacqueria Express #2 (Antioch)

Some of these would be takeout only options to stay within the 1 hour time constraint (including travel time), but can certainly be accomplished.

Posted by pogo on 10/13/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

I work on the west side so here is my list.

Kien Giang - Closed Mondays, Cash Only. Super cheap.
VN Pho - Closed Tuesdays, Best banh mi in Nashville.
Siam Cuisine - Quick, cheap Thai.
Coco's Italian Market - Used to be cheap but still good.
Ninki - Takes forever lately but cheap sushi
Tequilas - Really good tamales. Order one or two and you are full. Best salsa.

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Posted by David Henley on 10/13/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “First Bite: As Riffs Opens Restaurant, Changes Coming To Truck And Cafe

Ate at the Cafe last week. It has been a favorite since the day it opened. No more. The food was slow (a Tophat burger took over 30 minutes) and not good. Bob Marley is now a wrap and featured unannounced pork (not the jerk chicken it should have been). Midas fries were soggy with oil. I may try the new location, but not going back to Cafe.

Posted by too bad on 10/13/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

A Matter of Taste, Fido, Mas Taco's, Nuvo Burrito

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Posted by Brian B on 10/13/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

ARNOLDS!!!!!

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Posted by Jason McClellan on 10/13/2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

At a sit-down lunch spot, I've started ordering and requesting the check at the same time. Saves about 10 minutes on the back end of the meal.

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Posted by Wes H on 10/13/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

The Beer Pale on 42nd and Charlotte is brand new and offers super quick steamed or toasted sandwiches. The French dip and Reuben are awesome!!

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Posted by Anna Craver on 10/13/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Yam, Luna turned into Bolton's a few years back, and I heard the the Labor of Love folks gave up on bricks and mortar and moved out of town. Just second hand info on that one, though.

Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 10/13/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

I finally got in the Jam and was impressed with the cheesy egg, pesto, sandwich on that excellent bread. Good coffee. Still, my favorite cup is Bongo Java Sidamo. Next - the chicken salad.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 10/13/2014 at 12:28 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

Does anyone know if Palmier is open?

Posted by shannon on 10/12/2014 at 6:09 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

JtheR, I had the chicken salad at the Jam when they had first opened -- probably the best I'd ever eaten. Haven't had is since, though, as I discovered their breakfast sandwich, and I'm much fonder of good scrambled eggs than of chix salad in general. I try to arrive a little after 2 but it's been a while. Perhaps they will get busy enough to warrant more space.

More on-theme, I'll add the buffet at Bombay Palace, still pretty darn good even after the owner-change a year or two ago. Also, you *may* get in and out of Royal Thai within that allotted hour; love that place for lunch. Haven't eaten *in* Kay-Bob's, but that might fit too.... Also *gotta* say Sunflower in Berry Hill, you won't miss the meat I promise, and, umm, will also mention the Monell's on Bransford, as well as Kebab Gyros in the shopping strip where Aleksey's is for wow-is-that-all-this-cost yum.

Since this is "open", does anybody know what's happening with either Luna or Labor of Love?

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Posted by a yam what a yam on 10/12/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Best of Nashville 2014: Food and Drink (and Some Additional Victors)

@BP are you suggesting that "Best New Restaurant" is the BON equivalent of The Grammys' "Best New Artist Award?" I sure hope not!

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 10/12/2014 at 7:19 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: The Quick Lunch

I'm thirding Calypso Cafe. And I miss having easy access to the Arcade and Manny's House of Pizza in particular.

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 10/12/2014 at 7:13 AM

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