Restaurants & Food

Nashville Food Trucks + Tips From My First Time Ordering At A Food Truck


I have never eaten from a food truck before. Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in Middle Tennessee who hadn't. Despite its title as the “Country Music Capital” of America, Nashville’s country singers aren’t its only big stars. In recent years, food trucks have come on to the scene and become the real celebrities of this town. Source It's not because I've never wanted to... it's just that I never seem to be in the right place at the right time as the Nashville food … [Read more...]

It’s A Fun Dining Experience For Kids And Adults At The Aquarium Restaurant: Nashville, TN


After a long, hard day of shopping at Opry Mills Mall (or in the surrounding area), there is an escape... an underwater tropical paradise to rest your aching feet and fill your empty belly. The Aquarium Restaurant is an underwater dining adventure that's hard to pass up! Not to mention the fact that it's Nashville's only aquarium. Conveniently located on the property of Opry Mills Mall (with direct mall access), it's also a great place to go for a family night out with the kids or a … [Read more...]

The Well Coffeehouse In Nashville: A Coffee House With Community Service In Every Cup


Have you been to The Well Coffeehouse? I hadn't even heard of it until my best friend from Florida told me about it. Melissa was coming for a visit and the only place she wanted to go (really insisted on going) was The Well. Once she explained what it was -- a coffeehouse with a cause -- I was so there. Melissa and I drove (kidless and husbandless, that was worth the trip right there) to The Well early on Saturday morning. … [Read more...]

Nashville Flemings Steakhouse Restaurant Review


My hubby and I love a good steak and seafood restaurant. We have our favorite. Of course, we also have a bad habit of comparing every steakhouse to our fave. Is that fair?... Not sure. But we are always willing to try a new steakhouse -- at least once. We had never been to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (never heard of it prior to this either), but I received a gift card so we had to check it out.   … [Read more...]

Sopapilla’s Franklin TN: New Mexican Cuisine At Its Best!


Sopapillas is a New Mexican restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee that somehow slipped past my radar until today. They've been open for almost 3 years -- at the corner of Franklin Road and Moore's Lane. The owner is Steve Dale (the bass guitarist for Little Big Town), who "brings to the south a taste of what he grew up on in New Mexico and Arizona." Hubby and I have driven past Sopapilla's (and a handful of other restaurants in that shopping center) numerous times saying, "We should stop in … [Read more...]

Looking For Seafood In Franklin, TN? My Family’s Review Of Bonefish Grill


I'm originally from Florida, where finding an excellent seafood restaurant is like finding an awesome honky tonk bar in downtown Nashville. They are literally everywhere. If you reverse the scenario, Florida is not known for its honky tonk bars. Nor is Tennessee known for its seafood restaurants. What has made it challenging is this: I have a seafood-loving family landlocked in Middle Tennessee. I'm not saying there aren't any seafood restaurants here, I'm just saying that they are few and … [Read more...]

Review Of Historic Franklin, Tennessee Walking Tours: Our Franklin On Foot Food Tour


Did you know that we have a city right here in Tennessee named after Benjamin Franklin? I'm talking about the city of Franklin. It was founded on October 26, 1779. It's also the location of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles. The Civil War ravaged Franklin Tennessee economically, and it took 120 years for it to bounce back. Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States (per the 2010 Census). It is a blend of southern hospitality and big city charm. A … [Read more...]

Pancake Pantry Nashville: Add It To Your Bucket List!


Soon after we moved to Nashville in 2001, Jim made a point to take me to one of Nashville's most popular places for breakfast: the Pancake Pantry! He had lived in Nashville before, and he also took a lot of business trips here with his previous jobs, so Jim was very familiar with this historic restaurant. One way he enticed me to go was by telling me about all of the Nashville celebrities who dine there. Most recently, Jim took clients to the Pancake Pantry for breakfast and they … [Read more...]

Downtown Nashville’s Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill: A Family Review


I finally got my best friend and her family to come to Nashville for a visit. (They had never been to Middle Tennessee before!)  It was an exciting weekend for us. We wanted to show them around downtown Nashville, and have an excellent meal in the process. If it were my first time in downtown Nashville, I would have wanted to walk Broadway street. It is the epitome of downtown Nashville! I also wanted a delicious meal that my friends would soon NOT forget. I have eaten at a few places on … [Read more...]

Mangia Nashville: This Family-Style Italian Restaurant Is One Of The Best-Kept Secrets In Franklin, TN


We went to Mangia Nashville for the first time last weekend. It's an Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by a friend of ours. He had the time of his life there a couple months earlier when friends invited him to a surprise birthday party there. He has been back twice since then. Based on his experience and our experience and the reviews I've seen from others -- adult birthday parties are a popular occurrence at Mangia Nashville. But we weren't celebrating any birthdays when … [Read more...]