Nashville restaurants/dining

Discussion in 'Nashville' started by TitanJeff, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. GoTitans3801

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    Update- I've been to Miel several more times, and have been more impressed each time. Excellent food. It is relatively expensive, but their brunch is a great cheap option. Best crabcakes I've ever had in a land locked state, by far! Also, fabulous shortribs.


    Newcomer Whiskey Kitchen in the Gultch is pretty good. They have a steak frites that is a fabulous piece of meat with an amazing amount of flavor. I've had good hangar steak before, but nothing close to this. Their fried chicken and nachos are also good. Large drink selection, especially, as one might imagine, the 120 whiskeys, whiskys, and bourbons.
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    I always seem to end up at Joes before the game. My wife is usually with me so we end up at Opry Mills mall more times that not... talk about a full day! Going to the Rams game this weekend. Color me STOKED!
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    http://www.tennessean.com/article/2...80343/Top restaurants Zola Mirror will close

    Zola and Mirror are closing, or at least being sold. Zola is a big loss, I've had some amazing meals there. Debra Paquette is a great chef, and losing her is bad for the Nashville food world. I wasn't huge on Mirror, but it was better than some other options. Hopefully a better place will take that spot, give 12 South a little more diversity.
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    I'll be visiting Nashville this Friday (in 2 days) with two friends. Suggestions on where I should eat? We are 20-something guys who aren't rich, so posh stuff is probably out of the question. We like trying new stuff, though, and we love good food of all kinds.
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    TTF, you didn't mention the part of town you were staying so I assumed Downtown since that's where most visitors go. If you've never been here, on weekends 2nd St is party HQ with a few blocks of dance clubs and restaurants....on the River. You can see LP field (Titans Stadium) just across the river. Broadway is the street you see on MNF where they show all the famous honky-tonks. It's pretty crowded on weekend nights and the weather is supposed to be fabulous (finally) upper 70's - low 80's so the "talent" should be out in force. If you do party, careful driving...po-po's everywhere.....take a cab or walk......Downtown jail is not a pleasant place.

    If you want chain style eats, there is also Hooters, Hard-Rock cafe, Joe's Crab Shack, Spaghetti Factory, Melting Pot, Wildhorse, Sbarro's, etc. all right right there.

    Also, check to see if there are any concerts or Predators games happening at the Bridgestone Arena. Once they let out at 10:30-11:00 everything gets really crazyfun.
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    We actually don't know where we'll be staying. We're driving across the country in an old VW Vanagon, so some nights we are just going to sleep in the van and others we'll grab a cheap hotel. Unsure what the plan is for Nashville. We're pretty much going to make it up as we go along, so I'd also love to hear any advice you have about places we could park for the night and sleep.
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    Lot's of cheap motels near the downtown area. Best Western, Etc. There's no major events going on this weekend so unless the Easter break crowd has 'em all booked they should be plentiful.

    If you are looking to park at a campground type place, look at the Opryland area. I think there's places there where you can sleep and shower (KOA). A huge mall called Opry Mills is right next to the Grand Ol Opry where they have restaurants too. Otherwise, there are campgrounds at the local state parks (do a search). I don't know any parking lots that are safe to just park for the night.
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    Thanks again. This is really helpful stuff.
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