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Comment Archives: stories: Restaurants

Re: “Big New Turnip Truck Grocery Store Set to Open Saturday in East Nashville

FYI, the juice bar, food bars and bakery were not operating yet as of yesterday. They seemed to have rushed the opening before they were really ready.

Posted by Cashville on 11/24/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “A Tasty Bit of Nashville: The 2015 Bites Gift Guide

You can get The Smoked Olive's (SONOMA) smoked olive oil @ Williams-Sonoma or Sur la Table....also their regular, whisky or chili smoked brown sugars as seen on The Today Show & in Giada's new cookbook.

Posted by smoked olive oil on 11/24/2015 at 11:58 AM
Posted by hina on 11/23/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Carrabba's Moving Into Vacated Ruby Tuesday's Space

Perhaps one of the six people who "disliked" this opinion can write what they like about Carrabba's. I have never been and have no plans to patronize an Italian chain restaurant but, surely, one of these defenders could offer something positive to justify their position.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by The Saint on 11/23/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What (and Where) Are You Eating for Thanksgiving?

Turkey and fixings-Williams Sonoma brined Willie Bird. Breads, pies and "morning of" coffeecake-Provence in the Village, Wines and spirits from Woodlands Wine Merchant.
Not much effort on my part, but I am short on time.

Posted by Food happy on 11/23/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What (and Where) Are You Eating for Thanksgiving?

Backstraps, venison. Sliced thin, rolled in seasoned flour and fried. (dang...)


Oyster, cornbred dressing.

Pumpkin custard pie.

etc, ect, etc.

Posted by Mahatma Grundy on 11/22/2015 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Vegan for the Holidays Helps Take the Mystery Out of Entertaining This Season

That sounds a lot better than the wet bean log I was imagining. I've never used chickpea flour in a dessert, I pretty much keep it around to make socca exclusively. I'm in a bit of a rut, admittedly.
Thanks for the offer! I'll contact you through your blog.

Posted by The Saint on 11/22/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Vegan for the Holidays Helps Take the Mystery Out of Entertaining This Season

The Saint--I should have elaborated on that one a bit's made with chickpea *flour* not the actual beans, so it has the cake-like texture of a traditional yule log. Sorry for the confusion! It's not gorgeous, but could be dressed a bit better than it's described:…

Also, let me know if you'd like to see the book; I have a copy! lesley at lesleyeats dot com

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lesley Eats on 11/21/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Vegan for the Holidays Helps Take the Mystery Out of Entertaining This Season

Mmm, "savory chickpea Yule log"...

I eat vegan several times a week but I must say, those four words do not go together. If I tried shaping bean paste into a log shape and serving it to my relatives, I would never hear the end of it.
I remember a Thanksgiving during my college years where I, at that time a vegetarian bordering on vegan, told my mom that one of my favorite snacks that semester was toasted whole wheat walnut bread dipped into a slurry of olive oil and nutritional yeast. She'd never heard of NY and thought I was casually extolling the benefits of the stuff (if that had been the case I would have said "nutritious yeast" ) and she laughed so hard she had to exuse herself and use the restroom.
I keep the holiday table pretty user friendly for extended family but that cookbook sounds intriguing.

Posted by The Saint on 11/20/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Carrabba's Moving Into Vacated Ruby Tuesday's Space

Ridiculously over-priced taste-free excuse for "Italian food" no matter where they shove it.

1 like, 11 dislikes
Posted by Support Real Restaurants on 11/20/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Mantra Artisan Ales Opens Taproom and Plans Week of Tap Takeovers

Made it to the tap takeover at Hop Stop last night and tried several of the seasonal selections. I especially enjoyed the Tamarind Pucker and the Delayed Reaction, but the Summer Salt, Tarte le Blanche, and Weird de Garde were also very good. All are very approachable offerings in the sour end of the spectrum.

Separately, I have also tasted and absolutely love the Japa (chai milk stout) and have a growler of it chilling for the weekend.

Haven't made it out to the taproom yet, but I hope to amend that soon!

Posted by pogo on 11/20/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What (and Where) Are You Eating for Thanksgiving?

trying my hand at the carrot souffle recipe from the blackberry farm cookbook. also may revisit my successful past experiment: bourbon cranberry chocolate upside down cake.

i could skip the turkey altogether and make a meal of veggie sides.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by loveandnachos on 11/20/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What (and Where) Are You Eating for Thanksgiving?

I am going to Athens Family Restaurant, for their wonderful Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Still one of my favorite restaurants!

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Posted by Dsnyguy on 11/20/2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What (and Where) Are You Eating for Thanksgiving?

Several years ago, our family agreed that turkey really wasn't high on our list and the only reason we had it was because it was a Thanksgiving tradition. So we broke from that and started having beef tenderloin. That's now our tradition and everyone loves it. I do miss the leftover turkey sandwiches the next day, though.

Posted by BW on 11/20/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “First Bite: Le Sel at The Adelicia

We almost walked out when we went this past Saturday. After being sat at a very uncomfortable table and chair set up that I can only describe as ice cream parlor, we both agreed that the glaring red light of the raw bar's neon sign put us over the edge. The menu saved us though, and after relocating to the back bar of the main room, we thoroughly enjoyed the bouillabaisse and duck confit.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Coleman on 11/19/2015 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Humanely raised pork, expertly prepared at a reasonable price — what more could you ask from Nashville's Cochon Butcher?

Looking forward to trying the Nashville outpost. Have had and loved the Buckboard Bacon Melt, Head Cheese, Le Pig Mac, BLT, Duck Pastrami Sliders, and the Gambino at the NOLA location. Was not as enamored of the Pork Belly w/ mint & cucumber on white, something about about the combination just didn't work for me, but the rest were great!

Posted by pogo on 11/19/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “New Turnip Truck Grocery in East Nashville Opens Next Week — POSTPONED

Right you are, Anon. Thanks.

Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 11/19/2015 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Nashville's deli options are few — so show East Nashville's Tower Deli some love as it gets up to speed

You know, over the years it seems to keep popping up that Mitchell's isn't a real deli, that some new place isn't a real deli, blah, blah, friggen blah. David Sax's book is trotted out again as somehow the gold standard as to what deli's are supposed to be. Sax's research is great, with a nice, digestible (pun untended) history of the origins of the delicatessen, but outside of that, I don't see why Mitchell's isn't a "real" deli. They make their own pastrami and corned beef (along with almost all of their other meat) in house. You can buy it by the pound. You can buy it on a sangwich. You can buy ready made salads that they make daily. They make their own soups. They sell the bread (from a regional bakery). They have a few grocery items. So I don't get it. How is that not a deli, exactly? Folks know that there's such a thing as a non-kosher deli, right? Cheese and rice, people. Let the local places put their own spin on it. I get it, it's not New York. You wanna know a place that's really good at being New York? FRIGGEN NEW YORK, that's where. Let the Nashville places do their Nashville thing, for crying out loud.
Anyhow, I haven't tried Tower, but I wish them luck and I look forward to going there soon.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by For better or for worse, yes, I am from NY on 11/19/2015 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Third Time May Be the Charm: Ed Fryer Returns to Village Wines

Germantown is in dire need of a wine store. Just putting that out there to anyone who wants to open one and print money.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MissBeth on 11/18/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “New Turnip Truck Grocery in East Nashville Opens Next Week — POSTPONED

>>The new store is at 701 Woodland St. near East Park. That's about two blocks southeast of the old store, which is at 927 Woodland, near Five Points.

The new store is southwest of the old store, not southeast.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Anon on 11/18/2015 at 11:09 AM

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