Joining the chorus of "huh?" about Nashville & pizza. If you look at what's happened over the past few years, it's like everyone looking to open a restaurant a couple of years ago read the same Business Weekly article. Soon we will have more pizza places than bbq joints.
That said, big thumbs up for Coco's. It's the only pizza I've had in Nashville so far that I would call addictive. And need to try the newish Castrillo's location in Sylvan Park. Tried that Desano place and was underwhelmed given the hype, but if it's good for Nashville, good for them.
So depressing. Food 'experience'? Mixology? Seriously? You might wonder how the story of a transformed pizza place can be depressing, but this pretty much nails it. Doomed to failure within 24 months from 50,000 feet.
I went the other night. The service was on the weak, frantic side. But the server was apologetic and tried hard to make up for it, thanking us profusely for our patience. It was loud, requiring conversation to consist of some intimate shouting. The food choice is limited, and what I had tasted pretty much like every other bar. Wings on the dry side, straight from Sysco, fried stuff. Unremarkable. All in all, not bad, not good, just what it is. There is beer, just like every other place. And plenty of whisky, which is no doubt the point.
I'm probably going to sound like the bad guy here, but I predict PM will be next. I've been going there for a long time, and while it's still good (I do visit frequently, after all), its starting to show its age. Sure, the new kids keep it busy enough, but you can sort of feel autumn setting in after a summer of fun. The food is just a hair below what it use to be, the excellent staff of yesteryear is long gone, and there's just this unmistakeable feeling that it no longer has the full attention of the talented folks behind it. That said, it's still better than almost anything else going.
I am all for this for one reason: every argument against it is NIMBY. Really? Everyone against is truly in favor of higher taxes in support of bike lanes and better public transportation, higher gas taxes, and zoning laws that promote urban in-fill (see: Portlandia) as opposed to suburban sprawl? Wonderful!! Otherwise, I'll be the first in line for my crispy filet!
Several months ago I wrote an irate post at the end of a thread that was already dead. I don't post often, but I'm a Bite reader since the early days. But I had been to Blind Pig that night, and it was just so bad, I couldn't help myself. This place is already gone. You could see it 3 months ago. I can't believe it's still operating. They should just go ahead and put it out of our misery. Huge disappoint and waste of some pretty good marketing early on.
C- I had a pretty disappointing experience at Taps & Tapas my one night there. The word that kept popping into my head was "cynical" - and I don't even know what that means, or what the heck it has to do with food! Sounds ominous though.
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