Today’s meal is the heavenly and delicious melt in your mouth Tiramisu from Amerigo’s Italian Restaurant in Nashville’s West End. One bite and you will be in love. It is made with vanilla cream and served with amazing Kahlua chocolate sauce. The combination of soft and decadent, but rich and flavorful, at the same time, is what makes the dessert. Go try it, and fall in love in Music City.
Beautiful days call for amazing ice cream, and Nashville has plenty of shops for such an occasion. For today, we are highlighting the wonderful frozen custard of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at their 12South location. You could get a delicious scoop of ice cream pilled high inside a waffle cone, but we recommend you try their ice cream sandwiches. HOLY MOLY are these things good! Our favorite is the oatmeal cream. AMAZING vanilla cream ice cream between two thick oatmeal cookies. Each bite is smooth, and the cookies break like butter. OH SO sweet and perfect for a sunny day in Music City!
Over in the land of East Nashville is a little known pizza joint called Five Points Pizza. This unique shop serves up some mean New York style pizza with delicious craft beer. Anyone who’s anyone will tell you not to leave until you’ve tried their hand cut garlic knots. Fresh dough tied in a perfect knot then rolled in olive oil, dashed with garlic & parmesan, and served with your own helping over marinara. To be honest, what makes the dish for us is the marinara. A sweet marinara that goes perfect with the garlic from the knot. Their marinara is SO amazing, if it was ok to eat it like soup in public, we would. Seriously though, go try some of the best garlic knots with some amazing marinara sauce in Music City at Five Points Pizza.
Tucked away behind the historic arcade in Downtown Nashville is Back Alley Diner where bad is good. Their menu highlights some of the best of Southern cuisine including favorites like the pulled pork plate, the club, or just a good ole fashioned American cheese burger. For us, we have to go with the “Farm Raised Grain Fed” Catfish Plate. Just the way grandmother used to cook it. Two fillets served with homemade hushpuppies, fries, and cole slaw. Then my friend, you’re having a classic southern dish in Music City. Enjoy!
HOT CHICKEN! Those two words together are music to our ears. Hot chicken is a Nashville staple, and you can’t go wrong with any of the amazing shops around town that offer heated poultry. Today we feature the hot chicken from Pepperfire over in East Nashville. Their rub is sweeter than most, but still carries the same kick like the rest of them. Try their Hot Chicken Sandwich. Two huge pieces of chicken in between a delightful bun with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and loaded with BLUE CHEESE. Yep, a rich, amazing blue cheese that softens the heat from the chicken. For the temperature, you might want to start low if it’s your first time, like a mild. Then when you’re ready check out the medium or hot. Roll on over and get you some Nashville Hot Chicken today from Pepperfire!
For today we head to Virago Robata Grill and Sushi Bar, a gold standard for Asian fusion and sushi with an outside patio area. Take a look at the menu and notice the Maki Mono, or variety of rolls, section for some of the most interesting choices we have ever seen when it comes to sushi. Choices like rock and roll, honey fire, dynamite, and more. Snag the rock and roll with bbq eel, avocado, cucumber, masago, and sesame seeds. A taste that is both sweet and savory that goes down smooth, just like rock and roll. Head on out to Virago in The Gulch and enjoy some amazing sushi in Music City.
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Hillsboro Village is home to a fine selection of craft beers, and classic American food favorites including PIZZA! Each pizza is hand crafted and then baked inside a wood-fired oven. You have to try the Quattro Formaggi with garlic-oiled crust and four white cheeses including mozzarella, feta, parmesan, and cheddar. For extra you can add bacon or an egg. We added the egg, and broke the yoke to mix it across the pizza. It was almost like having an omelet, but opposite. Each bite had a whole lot of cheese and just a hint of egg. They way we like it! Wash it all down with one of their signature beers like Boscos Famous Flaming Stone Beer, or Bombay IPA. Can’t go wrong with either one.