This weekend. Oh this weekend-it was a good one. Especially in the food department.
You see it was
Nashville’s most eligible bachelor’s my little brother’s 30th birthday. I love birthdays and they give people great reason to celebrate. My brother chose a restaurant that he wanted to try. I was very excited about his choice.
When Saturday night arrived it was rainy and unseasonably warm and a great night to visit Lockeland Table in East Nashville. He is currently on a house hunt in that part of town and since he will have his favorite sister over as often as possible, I figure I will have eaten everywhere in this part of town by the summer. I hope by then I have eaten at Lockeland Table at least 10 times. It was that much fun.
The building has great ambiance and is sort of perfectly perched on the corner of Woodland and 16th.
The feeling is rustic….
with a little splash of fancy.
They have great wines, a nice bar menu and a small but wonderful beer selection that included Calfkiller, Jackalope’s Thunder Ann and Fat Bottom’s Black Bettie (one of my personal favorites).
Everything we had was exceptional. Our server, Julia, was friendly and accommodating.
Here are all of our selections in no particular order of favorites but more in the order of the meal.
Crab and Corn Fritters with Slaw and Remoulade
Bibb Wedge with Fried Green Tomatoes and Red Pepper Jam
PEI Mussels with White Wine, Butter, Garlic, Shallot, Tomatoes and Grilled Bread
Chicken Liver Pate in a Jar with Smoked Peach Preserves (a table favorite)
The entree prices are very reasonable with pizza starting at $10 and entrees up to $24.
The Pig Pizza with Sausage, Pancetta, Pepperoni and Ham
Herb Gnocchi with vegetables and Madeira Cream (this was the greatest gnocchi I’ve ever had)
Roasted Chicken with Pimento Cheese Grits
And last but certainly not least…..
Trout with Maple Bourbon Glaze
Make a reservation, this place is hot.
If you need me to join you when you go, just let me know.
Afterward we headed to my favorite sweet stop, Jeni’s Spendid Ice Cream.
Where we enjoyed flavors like Sweet Potato with Roasted Marshmallow, Eggnog and Salty Caramel.
Both eateries get 9 apples people. 9.