I haven’t blogged about my recent eats lately. Not because I haven’t been dining out, just because I haven’t gotten around to it. But I have really enjoyed some local spots. Some new, some not so.
As I normally do, I am leaving off places that I didn’t enjoy. So, if you were with me and you think some places are missing, this is my way of not throwing certain spots under my bus of disapproval.
In random order:
Otaku South: Ramen
Whoa. This place was off the chain. They started as a pop up style restaurant and they seem to have a fairly normal gig in the Nashville Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and Thursday nights right now. We tried just about everything on their menu from pork ramen to pickled vegetables. I loved it so much I have been dreaming about it ever since. I follow them on instagram because they go neat places to learn all about ramen and I like to pretend I am tagging along.
update! you can now get this ramen here as well!
Pinewood Social: A little bit of everything
I dig this place. Although bowling and karaoke were available, I stuck with eating and drinking since it was early in the day. We were there for brunch but I thought the food was fantastic. Big ole delicious anchovies sat atop their kale caesar and the beef tongue reuben was one of the most unique sandwiches i have ever had. their drinks were creative and not at all too sweet. if you’re wanting something
boring dependable, they make a great cheeseburger.
i am not sure how i have missed this place all these years. i enjoy places that haven’t changed AT ALL since the 80’s? So, i should have wound up here sooner, but will make up for it now. i selected the grilled cheese cheeseburger and i see no reason that i should ever stray from it. other people rave about other burgers on their menu but this, to me, is the best one.
the glow in the pictures is from the neon signs that adorn this place. i assure you, these colors cannot be duplicated.
notice the not-so-kool cigarette machine. haven’t seen one of these in years. it’s like posing with an old, very disgusting, selfish, fr-enemy from your past. but funny to see, none the less.
Cafe Fundamental: French Cuisine
The service on the day we went, was laughable which made it entertaining. But the food was scrumptious.
Martinis as dirty as Christina Aguilera. Duck Confit Hash. and Beignets.