The past eight decades have seen Church Street blossom, wither and fade as the hub of downtown Nashville life, but one thing has remained constant for 83 years: waffles. The Downtown Presbyterian Churchs annual tradition dates back to 1926 and the days when tired shoppers needed to fortify themselves for Church Streets holiday bustle with a plate of hand-pressed waffles, turkey hash and grits. The stores are gone, alas, but $6 still buys you that same hearty lunch, with proceeds going toward the churchs building restoration fund and its efforts for the homeless. Stop by also for the churchs craft and bake sale, or to take a tour of the church and its newly renovated 1913 Milnar organ.
Thu., Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2009