Just did Sperry's again for about the 10 time, all the while hoping I would somehow find the love my spouse has for this place. Sadly, no. While being legend in Nashville it's all smoke and mirrors (er, "grease and dust" would be more appropriate). Decor strait out of "Jolly Ox" era of steakhouses circa 1972. Menu is very standard AARP fare, beef, chicken, pork chop, salmon and one other fish/shell food. Grim salad bar, dungeon like interior, and average age of customer = 70. Reasonable wine list, good bar service, food is high quality and tasty but, heavily salted and bathed in butter and or cheap cheese. Nothing close to "light and natural" here with perhaps the exception of the crab cakes (exceptional). If you long for the feel of a chain midscale steakhouse from the 1970's complete with the accumulated filth of the past 40 years coupled with reasonably good but, heavy food at a price close to double what it should be then, Sperry's is for you.
I look forward to her addition. Nashville has evolved greatly as a foodie destination and I welcome anything that isn't BBQ or another steak house. I do however, worry that Nashville has gone past a "tipping point" in it's ability to support these eateries.
blvd delivered. My date and I enjoyed great dinners with imagination and style coaxed from locally sourced raw ingredients. We got there following watching "Stoker" at the Belcourt this past Saturday and had no trouble getting a table for two at 8:00 PM which was a surprise. I will be back, nice job Arnold!
First, the phone number above the link on the right side of the page is incorrect. The new number is: (615) 3852422. Second, they don't take reservations. I plan to try them tonight.
I lived in south Louisiana for 8 years and can tell you that shrimp and grits isn't a traditional meal in that region but, it is indigenous to South Carolina. In some areas of the coastal south, fish and grits is an ancestral meal but, certainly not in a way that's served locally with shrimp (at least what I've tried). However, I've tried the shrimp and grits at Midtown and Silo and like both very much. The food at The Perch is always good but, I've not tried them there. I think I've heard that The Southern also has them on the menu and friends have raved about their food.
The one thing I know for sure anytime an article about veganism is it will bring forth many opinions. I see it as sort of like espousing your own religious beliefs as good for others. Last year I did 3 months as a vegetarian and it was an enlightening experience. But, I wouldn't necessarily suggest it to others. I understand why some follow this way of life and I understand why others don't. I think it's when we take the evangelical approach that we are essentially looking for an argument. Hopefully, anyone that adopts a lifestyle change of this importance is well informed. And for those of us who don't, we could at least try to understand their perspective and display a bit of understanding.
I may try them someday but, have horrific memories of the original when they did a "batter-like" coating on their catfish that seemed to drink up fry oil like a sponge. But, it will take a while to get past that in my mind.
I would agree with councilman Smiley. This is a city provided venue that gives inner city residents an opportunity to access fresh foods and local products. I'd say that $258+K a year of good investment in the community.
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