Kathy has been working in Nashville for two years. Her husband, Kenn, and I have been best friends since 1958 and he is retired, spending about half his time in Nashville, while keeping the home place in Westfield, MA going. Kathy is ending her job in Nashville, and moving back next weekend, so this would be our last time to see K&K while they are in the South. We went down on Aug 6, came back Aug 8, and had a great weekend with them, and touring Nashville, as well as spending time in the city by ourselves.
We picked Kathy up at work, then went out for dinner at a little hole-in-the-wall place called "The Yellow Porch." It was one of the best meals I've ever had. I ordered the pompano, a southern whitefish, which was sweet, tender, flaky, and mild. Never had it before, but I hope I can have it again.
After dinner, we went back to their apartment, and headed for bed. The next day was going to be a touristy one.
They took us to Big River Grill and Brewing Works for lunch, which was very good, reasonable prices, and substantial quantity. Whoa, seems all we do when we travel is EAT! Well, YEAH~!
After being sure we were able to drive, we headed out of town to our motel, about 5 miles north. We checked in, relaxed awhile, then headed back into town to OUR favorite restaurant -- Demo's. It's rated #4 of all the 785 restaurants in Nashville.
While waiting, we stopped at the bar for a drink. The bartender was a delight, and we could have spent all evening just talking with her. But alas, our table was ready, so off we went to enjoy some of the best steaks in Nashville. Erin, our server, was also a delight, friendly, attentive, yet unobtrusive. I ordered the Kansas City Strip Steak, and Barry ordered the huge Ribeye. Neither of us were disappointed -- as with the last time we were in Demos.
After dinner, we wandered around Broadway some more, stopped into a few more country venues, and in general had a great time. The high temps of the day had moderated, and it was just comfortably warm this evening. We went back to the motel, having enjoyed Nashville to the fullest, considering the time we had there.
And to realize it's only about 3 hours away, about from Waterville to Boston. We WILL go back.
After we go to Cincinnati.
And Key West.