Every time we go to Nashville the top thing on our to do list is to eat…and eat and eat and eat and eat. I look back at the pictures and wonder if we did anything BUT stuff our faces. Let me explain…We live in a food wasteland here in Mississippi. Now before anyone takes exception to that comment, I know there is A LOT of good food here. There are a lot of places close by that have some great southern cooking. I’m talking greasy, buttery, gut busting comfort food like no one else can do it. Fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, fried chicken, BBQ, pecan pie, banana pudding…all that good stuff. When it comes to variety you have to travel around a bit. We live in a small, small town, so even to get to some of that good southern cooking we have to drive an hour or more. If you want good Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, modern concoctions? Forget about it! That’s why it’s so refreshing to go to Nashville and be able to get whatever you want all within one wonderful, food-abundant city. I will start with some of our favorites…
As mouth watering as these pictures look, they don’t do the food any justice. Everything we tried was SO good. The chicken was perfectly JUICY, seasoned and spicy and the biscuits are the best I have ever had. My favorite was an item not on the menu, the nasty princess, which is a combo of the east nasty and the princess. Hot chicken smothered in gravy on a biscuit. I want to reach into my computer monitor right now, pull it out and devour it. The bonuts (biscuit donuts with berry sauce and lemon mascarpone) are also worth a try, if you have the appetite!
My favorite burger of all time is the farm burger with tots. On a nice day the outdoor seating is lovely, like between September and May. Stay inside during those other months! There is nothing like soul crushing humidity and heat to kill a perfectly healthy appetite.
Five Daughters Bakery
When we walked in and saw the price, we asked ourselves if any donut is really worth $4.50. I wouldn’t be getting these every Saturday, but the answer is yes. Yes, once in a while, a donut is worth that much. The fillings and glazes are high quality, with unique flavor combinations. My favorite was the Maple Cardamom.
Jeni’s Ice cream
Similar to the donuts, this ice cream is a bit of a splurge, but the flavors are unique and it is not your average ice cream, with flavors like “sweet corn and black raspberries” and “goat cheese and red cherries”.
Stay tuned next week for part two!