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Re: “The Vine

The Vine is our new favorite restaurant in Nashville. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great sunset and view of the city while enjoying flights of wine. What a deal to have three glasses of wine for what I usually pay for one glass of good wine. Service was top notch but the food was out of this world and full of flavor. All 4 of us agreed it was the best meal we have enjoyed in the city since we moved here 3 years ago from Chicago. The desserts were amazing as well. I am still thinking about that apple dessert we had.....

Posted by Chicago Style on 10/02/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “The Vine

Wow is all I could say! From the view of the city to the awesome service we had a great time at The Vine. The food was amazing and I can't wait to go back...

Posted by Happy Customer on 10/02/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Mixed Grill Cafe

I had a wonderful Bar-B-Qued Lamb sandwich! Huge portions, reasonable prices!

Posted by Dsnyguy on 09/29/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Daisy Duke's

Full bar, free parking, live music. Rock, blues, songwriter, and metal nights

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Posted by Choz on 09/15/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Bombay Bistro

It's really hard to write bad about food, particularly Indian food. I love all its complexity, the flavors, the aromas, textures, and the bite in some dishes. The place seemed functional enough and efficient at first sight when I went for a buffet. But the food was bland, very meager (compared to other Indian restaurants)...The waiters were indifferent, even cold, perhaps because they have no idea what they were serving. Yes, the waiters -curiously, all white and no Indians - did not seem to be the type who might like Indian food. One said as much when I asked how come she did not know what channa was...I don't know who owns this place but he or she better get their act together or they'll be out of the game in a hurry. I'll give them another chance.

Posted by NoShameInTruth on 09/14/2015 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Springwater

In the late 70s early 80s. I worked at a Springwater near the Parthenon. Small place with a few pool tables and place in the backroom for the bands. Served beer and chili hamburgers and fries. Terry Cantrell ran the place and a place on Elliston and 21st Ave. I think and called it Cantrell's.

Long nights and getting people to leave by 2 or 3 am was a challenge. Is this the place I remember?

Posted by Duncan Munro on 09/12/2015 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Sam's Sushi [CLOSED]

Man Sam can GTFO my Corvette...MAAAAANNNN

Posted by chi chi boy on 09/04/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Smoker's Abbey

Great local shop with a solid selection of cigars and a relaxed atmosphere. The employees here are excellent at recommending the right cigar. There's a reason these guys were voted Best Cigar Shop in the 2014 Scene Best of Nashville poll.

Posted by Ben Sawyer on 09/02/2015 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Row

My husband and I bumped into this eatery by happenstance...but so glad we did!! The Row burger is a "burst of yumminess" on the tongue....and the bbq is not your "Red Neck norm"!! I also adore the cozy Country Music historical theme....paying homage to the folks that put Nashville on the map!! And then....(there's more!).... , besides the cozy corrals, there is also separate group dining....AND....(more!more!more!)...THEY HAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT in an even LARGER AREA!! Can't wait to bring a group!! Can't wait to visit on LIVE NIGHTS!! Can't wait to try everything on the menu!! Did I mention that the Brownie & ice cream are delivered on the gosh-darn cutest castiron guitar I've never seen!! Ya'll will love it!! :)

Posted by C & C Travel on 08/20/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Wholly Chow

best oysters in Nashville period, some of the best I ever had and I am from Louisiana

Posted by beatdown on 08/16/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Club Kai

Huge dance floor, Cool DJ's, Food, Huge bar... Worth a visit. If you like it keep going... check out the site...

Posted by Dee Jay Connect on 08/07/2015 at 3:57 AM

Re: “Coco's Italian Market & Kitchen

I have been to Coco's several times over the past few years. Every time I go it is a great experience. I have tried most items on the menu and have yet to be disappointed with anything. The staff is always nice and the prices are great. The place is always clean and well kept. I would recommend this place to all who love Italian food.

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Posted by Mike on 08/05/2015 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Hard Rock Cafe

I ate here a couple years back and the food was fantastic. Nice atmosphere at that time, too.

Posted by Gary Pugsley on 07/27/2015 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

The smell of delicious pit smoke caught my attention before I'd even set foot outside my truck. This was a good sign. In true "barbecue joint" fashion, Martin's has a really lively and fun atmosphere. I don't think they could have possibly stuck more crap on the walls, although it didn't really feel that junky. I was tempted to make use of their great outdoor patio space, but it was far too hot and muggy for that today.

My eyes immediately zeroed in on the Big Momma Sampler, which the menu says feeds two people. That sounded like more of a challenge than a suggestion, and I was up for it. The Big Momma comes with four ribs, a quarter-pound of pulled pork, and a quarter-pound of brisket, as well as two sides. Hushpuppies were a no brainer, and for some bizarre reason I picked broccoli salad as my second side dish...on purpose.

The broccoli salad was pleasantly sweet, with a good tartness from the cranberries. Pine nuts were a welcome addition in terms of texture. I was also glad to see that the broccoli wasn't overrun with mayonnaise. The hushpuppies definitely looked homemade. They were crisp on the outside with an amazingly fluffy center. Each bite had the right amount of seasoning, too.

As a native Texan, I instinctively went for the brisket first. It had a nice dark crust and a beautiful smoke ring to match. There was also plenty of smoky flavor to go around, though the bark was especially good. A simple rub was all that was needed to enhance the natural beefiness. My slices were lean, but by no means dry.

There were smoke-kissed bits scattered throughout the huge pile of pulled pork. I also found a fair amount of black pepper mixed in, with a decent smoke level to boot. The pork was very tender, but the fattier portions were definitely my favorite. I considered adding some sauce for fun, though it didn't really need it.

I generally leave my ribs for last during barbecue outings, which was difficult since these looked incredible. The third-rack cut apart with ease, but still had just the right amount of bone retention. The juicy rib meat was beautifully pink and was definitely the smokiest of the three. While the ribs were great on their own, the awesome dry rub took things to a whole other level. It added some nice heat, too.

Martin's met, nay exceeded, every expectation that I had.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 07/18/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Corner Bar

The best thing about this bar, last time I went, was the wild, funny management byee a friendly Kurd, from that part of Iraq which fights Isis. Sometimes on a cool eve, he'll toss some meat on the grill outside, and invite the patrons to jump in. The down side is that they don't start serving beer until 3PM, which is 3 hours later than the nearby Springwater, but the maniacal diversity of its clientele, (hospital workers, pals of the owner, construction workers, neurosurgeons and retired lawyers, to set out a few), makes this a charming place for games which are played, especially, as I recall on Sunday, for the silent Nashville majority which does NOT go TO CHURCH..or, does go, and goes to the Corner Bar afterward.

Posted by Howard M. Romaine on 07/09/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Starlite Club

Met my wife of 30 years at starlight! Keeley worked in the back washing glasses for Sis on weekends she was 17 at that time! It's great to see this place still going strong! Some of the waitress then was Angel/Donna and Sheila were sisters/ Rosemary was in charge of thing pretty much back then! Starlight is a place that changed my life Sis rest in peace!!
From George Young in Kentucky!!

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Posted by George young on 07/01/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The Rusty Nail

My favorite bar in the Nashville area. Great music venue, good food, very clean and live beach volleyball. Great place to hang!

Posted by Guitar Man on 06/26/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Back To Cuba Cafe

Wonderful food and owner, Alex, was very interesting to talk with. Try the fruit juices... They are excellent!

Posted by Lulu on 06/25/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “The Rusty Nail

Friendly staff, mixture of patrons, Great 2 for 1 beer specials on sun n thurs. Good grilled chicken wrap. Outside area is amazingly big. It's literally a mile n a half from my house n I feel safe to go there even if flying solo. Good bands on weekends n karaoke during the week. Me likey the Rusty :)

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Posted by LRo on 06/23/2015 at 8:34 AM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

Incredible weekend during CMA Fest to check out something other than CMA Events. Went Friday night to see Tom Wurth, Tony Coleman and The Experience. WOW! Interesting to find out that Tony and Stanley Abernathy (drums and trumpet respectively) played for BB for years! Tom Wurth is a soulful country, Grammy nominated artist. Amazing voice! The guys were as nice off stage as they were talented on stage. It was great to get to meet them as well as hear them play great standards as well as their own material. As for the food and atmosphere, with all the rush rush during CMA Fest, it was nice to kick back, even with a HUGE crowd, in a place that is inviting. I had the Shrimp Caeser Salad and it was wonderful! Later, after drinks, we had a snack of their sliders and some fried pickles. First time I ever had fried pickles was a BB's in Memphis years ago! Good stuff! Part of the fun was meeting the wait staff that are hard-working musicians too. We checked out one of their pages and looks like a budding talent.

Posted by Eclectic on 06/15/2015 at 10:46 AM

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