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Re: “Flyte World Dining & Wine

For appetizers we had the Charcuterie platter w/duck prosciutto, mortadella, country pâté and cheese platter. Both of which were excellent. There was a wide variety of meats and cheeses. I think 5 of each in just the right proportions; each very unique and tasty. A great way to start off the meal, especially with wine.
The grilled octopus pesto sauce was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of bad octopus. It was tender (really) and so mild, yet tasty. It was a simple dish that highlighted the octopus; rather than buries it. I think it may have been smoked lightly – just plain wonderful. The Georgia shrimp w/leek fondue, spring peas, ramps, citrus was absolutely delicious. I could have eaten a bowl of the warm leek fondue and ramps. The pea puree burst of spring and made the dish rise to another level. The BBQ pork sliders on sweet potato biscuits were a disappointment. The biscuits were dry and there was the classic mistake that many non-Southern chefs make with BBQ – sauce should be used sparingly (not drenched) because BBQed meat is great by itself. The venison w/ mushrooms, spaghetti squash, and parsnips was excellent. Cooked perfectly to a medium rare, tender and flavorful.

The wine selection is superb. They know their wines and are happy to share their knowledge no matter how much or little you know about wine.
Wait staff and bartender are friendly and superb. Not only do they know the menu, they know the wines to pair with your choices. They are engaging - they listen to your preferences and ask questions before making suggestions. They are attentive and responsive with the littlest request such as a little more pesto to finish off the grilled octopus.
The ambience is simple elegance. The bar and dining area are far enough apart not to interfere with each other. It is a quiet, romantic and lovely restaurant.

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Posted by Bridget on 06/24/2011 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Eastland Café

Dinner was delicious. For appetizers we had homemade potato & thyme gnocchi w/ bacon, pecans, sour apple, greens, brown butter, and apple cider reduction which was superb. The flavors blended so well together and the gnocchi was perfect. The fried gulf oysters w/ radish, sriracha, lemon, micro greens were excellent – the oysters were tender and crunchy; not greasy. For dinner I had Gulf shrimp w/ Asian noodle & vegetable salad (cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots & cabbage), coconut curry sauce, peanuts, Thai basil & cilantro salad which was very tasty; just delicious. My friends had the TN raised strip steak w/ baby potatoes, grilled asparagus, béarnaise sauce which was a large portion and excellent, and the seared/broiled King clipper fish with sweet cream corn and caramelized beets also excellent. For dessert we split the peach and blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. It was fine, but not memorable. The blackberries overpowered the peaches.
Service was excellent. Our waitress described in detail, and with enthusiasm, the dishes we were intrigued by. She was very attentive and responsive. She gets an A+.

Now for the bad news …. I rate the ambience an “F”. It was so UNBELIEVABLY loud. There was a combination of kitchen noise of clanking pots and dishes, customers and some music in the background. We couldn’t hear each other talk which only added to the decimals. The three us each left with a headache. The wall between the kitchen and dining room should go to the ceiling (add a fan in the kitchen if necessary) and add sound absorbing acoustical tiles to the ceiling.

Posted by Bridget on 06/24/2011 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Beyond the Edge

i witnessed a bartender break into tears and begin berating customers. the reason being that his boss apparently berates the employees when they do something wrong. it's creepy.

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Posted by EastNashvilleGuy on 06/17/2011 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Saw Jake Maurer in Tootsies, what a star, someone sign him up for bigger things at once. Also Tootsies, absolutely brilliant, exceeded expectations.

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Posted by Ruthie on 06/09/2011 at 4:23 AM

Re: “12South Dharma Center

Lovely calm environment. Great for small group gatherings! A little difficult for anyone who may have a handicap to get up the stairs.

Posted by Shira LPN CHTP LMT CVT on 06/05/2011 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Hey Wes We can't wait to come back and see you. You sound great at Tootsie's!

Posted by Born Sisters on 05/31/2011 at 10:07 PM

Re: “12 South Tap Room & Grill

Giving has never tasted so good. SoundForest partners with Blackstone Brewery and The Taproom on 12th South in Nashville to help plant trees.
From: http://www.christianlouboutinclearancesale…

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Posted by qogele on 05/31/2011 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Gilligan's

Worst bar in the Nashville area as far as I'm concerned. Outrageous cover and the staff is completely inconsiderate. I don't know where they got the security guard that walks around like he's an actual police officer. Watched him put a tazer to a guy's head who wasn't doing anything wrong at all. Can't smoke indoors and the outdoor smoking area looked like hell. The decor was horrible and the crowd sucked.

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Posted by jonnywalker0123 on 05/30/2011 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Wheel

I have been in a ton of bars, all over the country. And, let me tell you, the Wheel one of the best places to be. It is a must stop for me when I am in Nashville, especially on Sunday, when this honky tonk, rockabilly band plays. Clue and the Honkytones is one exceptional group! They can play everything, from Elvis to the Zep! And the lead singer, Clue is a class act. He might as well be the King of Nashville!
Aside from the incredible musical talent, the service is great, and the people there are like old friends. There is a nice patio in the back where you can catch some rays, throw back a few and listen to the music. You wont be disappointed! Be sure to bring your cigars!

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Posted by TheIceCreamMan on 05/02/2011 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Hard Rock Cafe

Rock Over Broadway this weekend April 30th at Hard Rock Cafe. Doors at 6pm. More information of http://dreamrow.com/

Posted by dreamrow on 04/25/2011 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

This place rocks. The food and music are great. The service is excellent. They have a treasure chest full of toys for the little ones. Richard the owner is originally from Louisiana and knows his Cajun cooking. They are also open on Saturdays from 12:30 to 9:00 so you can enjoy lunch and listen to some great up and coming writers at the Songwriters showcase hosted by Gary Cavanaugh. Some no. 1 writers have been known to drop in! Aieee and great etouffee!!

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Posted by gtc4522 on 04/24/2011 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Sambuca

My wife took me on my birthday and we both loved it. Jason, our server, was very attentive and concerned about our experience. I had the filet which melted in my mouth and my wife, who is vegetarian, they made her something that was not on the menu but loaded with vegis and tasted great. The entire experience was great, I'll be sure to go back.

Posted by Live to Eat on 04/14/2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Wheel

Forget going to any other honky tonk on Broadway!Clue and the Honkytones are hands down the best band on Broadway! Saw their show on Sunday at The Wheel and they play traditional, legendary country and rockabilly! I bought their CD of originals called "Thrown Thru the Windshield", I love every song on the CD! Clue has a baritone voice like no other I have ever heard! The way he sings Elvis's songs gives me chills!!!! A must see when coming to Nashville! They play 2-6 on Sundays.

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Posted by Mama on 03/30/2011 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

Jack Scott always books quality talent for the Songwriter Nights...great music and great food...how can you go wrong? SUPERTERRIWONDERFANTABULOUS!!!

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Posted by ilcul8rk on 03/28/2011 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Saucer is one of the best places to enjoy microbrews in a town with increasing choices. Service can be uneven and the food is unexceptional, but the staff trains regularly on the vast array of beer selections and the bartenders in particular are knowledgeable. If you are over twenty five you might prefer the vibe at happy hour and during weekend days as the place can become inundated with Vandy students on late evenings. Special events include beer tastings, a trivia night and live music from consistently average retro and alternative bands.

Posted by Moderato on 03/27/2011 at 1:57 PM

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: “Christ Church Cathedral

The correct date for Trevor Pinnock is Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 7:30 pm. Tickets available at www.christcathedral.org/sacredspace.

Posted by Christ Church Cathedral on 03/24/2011 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Pizza Perfect

Undoubtedly Nashville's best pizza. Local and fresh, the calzones!

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Posted by mountainpassiknow on 03/18/2011 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Double E Bar & Grill

Awesome bartenders, great atmosphere, kick butt live music on weekends.

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Posted by pig on 03/10/2011 at 9:23 AM

Re: “CharacterEYES Eyecare and Optical

I have purchased many pairs of glasses from charactereyes, and always find they have a great unique selection, and friendly professional service. I never tire of getting complements on my glasses, and looking years younger.

ART

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Posted by ART73 on 03/09/2011 at 5:08 PM

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