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Re: “First Bite: Lucky Bamboo

We braved the crowds on Christmas Day night to eat at Lucky Bamboo. Despite the hour long wait for a table, and then another hour long wait for the food, we were served with a smile and a patient waiter. The owner, Jack, was making his rounds, sharing his apologies with a smile and a listening ear.

Truly, anyone who goes out to eat on Christmas Day or other like holiday and expects service to be a breeze must be delusional. The husband and I came prepared to wait and walked away full from a delicious, albeit lengthy, meal.

Husband had a [meat] eggroll that he enjoyed. I personally ordered the cold sesame noodles as I cannot pass those up any time they're on a menu. I'm on a quest to find the best around, and I think Lucky Bamboo might be my personal favorite.

We ordered the yin + yang hotpot [half spicy broth, half original]. Beef, fish balls + bok choy complemented the basic platter that comes with every order of hot pot. I'd personally skip the fresh sliced beef and order all the frozen seafood balls and dumplings possible as those are my favorite. No, not made in house, but sublime when they soak up all that spicy broth.

We're excited to go back with friends to enjoy another hot pot meal and hopefully try their dim sum menu. Thrilled to have Lucky Bamboo in town as it satisfies my craving for as-close-to-authentic-Chinese-as-possible cuisine. I'll save my outings for xiao long bao and char siu and the like for NYC's Chinatown when I'm home visiting my family. For Nashville, this is an excellent addition to our restaurant community.

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 01/07/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Tea and Tea Accessories (and Spices!) at Stardust Tea and Spices in West Nashville

what a fantastic find! will definitely have to make a trip out to your neck of the woods and visit this place!

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 12/09/2013 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Santa's Little Helper: A Gift Guide With Nashville Flair

What a fantastic round-up! Perfect reference for the whole year, not just the holidays. Thanks for doing all the hard work!

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 11/25/2013 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Jack White's Third Man Records Teams With Bang Candy Co. for Unusual Holiday Treats

Woah. The labels are stunning! And the flavors sound equally so.

Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 11/21/2013 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Unwrapped: Nashville's Best Meatless Burrito Bowls

I've got a Nuvo Burrito gift card burning a hole in my kitchen drawer. I hadn't been impressed by the other burritos I've tried, so I'll have to go use it on a Berkeley Salad instead! Sounds perfect.

I LOVE the Peasant plate. I'll usually tackle a good bit of my weekly shopping out in West Nashville so that I can stop by and fill up at Blue Coast Burrito. One of my favorite dishes, ever.

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 11/07/2013 at 12:39 PM

Re: “GQ Critic Richman, Who Famously Hated Husk in Charleston, Gives Bushels of Love to Husk Nashville

In my humble dessert-tasting opinion, it doesn't take much to smother a pastry with dozens of flavors, foams, gelees and purees and in the end distract the diner into thinking a rather mediocre dessert was fantastic.

To do a "simple" [which, come on, has Richman made soft serve ice cream with the smoothest and subtlest texture and flavor before? ever?] dessert really well, as Donovan has demonstrated she can and does over and over again, takes a lot of dedication, skill and talent.

*Worldclass* douchebag indeed.

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 10/23/2013 at 9:29 AM

Re: “First Bite: Moe's Original Bar B Que

Oh, wow! We happened to eat at the Moe's in Hendo, NC on our way to Charleston last month - had no idea what it was, but decided the menu looked tasty enough by all 4 of us traveling companions. I had the pulled chicken sandwich and really liked it - smoky, tender, juicy. Will absolutely have to go back and have it "Alabama Style", which I'm smacking myself in the forehead for not doing so before. Already a huge fan of Shane's white sauce. Happy to know about the tomatoes, too. Will definitely be putting this location on our rotation of "where should we have dinner tonight?" options. Thanks for the review, Lesley!

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Posted by alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] on 08/06/2013 at 11:53 AM

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