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Re: “12 Dishes That Define the New Nashville

see above; 15 years ago, just quickly comes to mind; f.scott's, sunset, tin angel, midtown, don't have time to make a list but there are lots more and as for East Nashville, I remember Sasso breaking ground over there after the tornado back in '98.
Hooray for the outstanding restaurants new or old...we have come a long way from dining after 9:00ish P.M. at IHOP.
Oops, there was another late night option, Tiny Tim's on West End where Rumba used to be.

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Posted by bytheway on 04/10/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Argument Karl Dean Isn't Making For Bus Rapid Transit

the crux of the issue....more/better mass transit, city wide and resident as well as tourist oriented is a GOOD thing. The amp is a bad idea whose life of its own, as the facts become know, is slowly fading away........

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Posted by bytheway on 02/26/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Nashville-Style Hot Chicken Joint Planned for New York's East Village

Dana, you are a hoot...pirogi for everyone. But seriously(not), is this a sign of the end of the world; New York chefs wanting to do business in Nashville and going one step further, bringing Nashville eats to New York. Wasn't Odessa around 8th or 9th street?

Posted by bytheway on 02/05/2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Valentine's Dining Options Abound

melmel, I hope you've made your reservation......and we love being your favorite.

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Posted by bytheway on 02/05/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Has the Amp's Design Left the Station?

I vividly remember those meetings in 2012 and I remember the design of the route that ran directly from White Bridge Road to the river, straight down Broadway and the engineers and PR guys telling us that that was the way it had to be for "the integrity" of the design.

A week or so later there was a meeting downtown and after that meeting the route was miraculously changed to turn on 5th Avenue North and avoid lower Broadway.

Not that I'm any kind of great gambler but I offered a $100 bet to the PR guys at our meeting that the route would never go down Broadway, they laughed it off because it was a "done deal".

After their session getting beat up by the Downtown merchants, who are way more organized than the folks out along the farther part of the route, as you correctly say,"they CHANGED it".

Power is a wonderful thing when you are able to make a route a simple erasable line on a piece of paper.

In fact putting dedicated lanes down lower Broadway is an even worse idea, if that's possible, than putting dedicated lanes down the rest of the corridor. It was obvious to everyone at the meeting you and I attended and I do so wish I had been at the downtown meeting or that someone had a video of it, I'd love to hear the gently persuasive language used to encourage the change of the route.

Posted by bytheway on 02/02/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Tygard Files Legislation Aimed at Starting Discussion on Dedicated Funding for The Amp (Updated)

I believe the Cohn Center meeting is on February 3

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Posted by bytheway on 01/30/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Stop Amp Announces Leadership Group, Issues Debate Challenge to Amp Coalition

AnglRdy you are right but also wrong. Mr. Fulton is correct that getting people in and out of the central city is an issue and you are correct that moving people around in the central city is an issue. Both can be addressed by the development of a cohesive public transportation system that should include buses of several types and sizes; feeder and main routes; high speed where it is appropriate; BRT light which has already proven it works well for a modest cost.
The point of the whole thing is that the proposed AMP solves none of these problems and in fact makes things much worse by ripping the guts out of the West End corridor, causing an auto traffic nightmare; impeding emergency vehicles; destroying established businesses all along a very well developed pathway that incorporates homes, businesses, education, medical, high rise, low rise, single family, restaurants, bike name it.Let's get past this ill advised developer and tourist chasing concept and grow smart, relevant public transportation for the people who live and work in Nashville and the visitors as well.
We are smart enough to do that, aren't we?

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Posted by bytheway on 11/21/2013 at 8:53 AM

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