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Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Zagat's List of the 15 Best Nashville Restaurants

I started laughing after Miel was rated more expensive than Etch, and stopped when Morton's appeared on a list of "restaurants." Morton's is a foodservice outlet - a fine one, to be sure - but it has no business being on a restaurant list. Proof again that Zagat has been in the walk-in too long.

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Posted by BigD on 12/06/2013 at 8:09 AM

Re: “First Bite: DeSano Pizza Bakery

James has my point exactly right: as currently run, I think parents with even mildly picky kids will want to steer clear of DeSano. Some may applaud, which I respect. But if (that would be the same "if" that I used in my original post) DeSano is looking to be even minimally kid-friendly, a couple of small menu tweaks would be a massive help. And if they aren't catering to that crowd, then we will save it for adult visits only.

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Posted by BigD on 10/02/2012 at 9:48 AM

Re: “First Bite: DeSano Pizza Bakery

Love the pizza, but I think that they might find it hard to please a family with small kids.

My kids are good eaters and happy to try just about anything. They are not wedded to a pizza tasting exactly a certain way, so the wonderful pizzas here are by no means DOA. But the cost of the pizzas is high considering how little the kids actually eat, and the lack of pasta options - even baked ones in those fantastic ovens - means that even mildly picky kids will be hungry. The pre-made salads in clamshells are about as appetizing as Krispy Kremes at a 7 Eleven (recognizable as the product in question, but who'd eat it?).

I like places that don't cater to the lowest common denominator, so saying "Here's our product, we hope you like it." is significantly more attractive than saying "Here's our product and we guarantee to make it the way you like it and have had it 27 times before in 6 locations." But if you want to attract a crowd that is burdened by unenlightened kids, you might want to create an option or two. Say, mini pizzas and/or a small baked lasagne or a baked cheese pasta. Or even garlic balls with that awesome dough. Anything that says they recognize a 5 year old might not be thrilled with the real deal, even if his parents are.

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Posted by BigD on 10/01/2012 at 12:49 PM

Re: “What the Signs Say: YOLOS Is No Mo' But Bobbie's Is Headed Downtown

I am sorry for the servers and staff who have lost their jobs, but not sorry to see the end of YOLOS. I dream of a world where Thistle Stop Cafe (http://www.thistlefarms.org/index.php/site…) could afford the rent here.

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Posted by BigD on 09/04/2012 at 2:43 PM

Re: “At Kohana, Green Hills' new Japanese eatery, there's almost too much to like

Kohana serves Japanese food in the same way that Olive Garden serves Italian food. And in a metaphysical moment for my simile, the "soba" we were served was actually whole wheat cappellini. Just when you think Nashvillians might start caring about something other than serving size, along comes this US Food Service muck. No thanks; never again.

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Posted by BigD on 07/13/2012 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Eating Your Way Around Paradise at the Masters Tournament

The introduction this year of an allegedly veggie wrap, and an equally vile grilled chicken wrap, was the low point of the tourney. Runny and tasteless, they were a culinary disaster by any measure. Why on earth would the last bastion of stodge have dropped the chicken sandwich?!?! A breaded chicken cutlet in a roll, enhanced with Texas Pete's and mayo from the condiment stand, and that makes a happy Master's patron.

Posted by BigD on 04/13/2012 at 3:06 PM

Re: “An Informal List of Dog-Friendly Nashville Restaurants

Local Taco

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Posted by BigD on 10/18/2011 at 2:43 PM

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