Last week we took off and road tripped to Nashville with Josh’s brother and sister-in-law. We purchased tickets for a concert there a while back and Nashville’s the perfect distance for a short getaway. We loaded up the car Tuesday morning, even with Josh feeling not so great, and headed out.
Unless you’re a country music fan you’ll find yourself with a lot of good food options. If we had more time (and let’s be honest money because their museums aren’t cheap!) we probably would have checked out a few of the sites. However, since we were on a time and money budget, we spent most of our day walking around downtown, peeking in the library and other shops, and eating everything in sight. Nashville, you’ve got the goods.
Coffee + Breakfast
- Crema – This shop has been on the Josh Morris’s list for a while now and I’m so glad we got to go! Straight coffee for him and an iced coffee with milk and sweetened condensed milk for her. Peach tartine for her as well, and equally delicious.
- Sky Blue Cafe – This one was not on the “list”. It was a total, “Everyone’s hungry someone Google breakfast foods in Nashville, quick” kind of thing. Which would have made the hyper-planner in me go nuts if I had not already had my first breakfast. Yes, I did eat again. It was amazing. J’s brother had a french toast sandwich – literally french toast, eggs, cheese, and bacon sandwiched between two pancakes.
Lunch + Dinner
- Hattie B’s Hot Chicken – Super great. Would have been even better if we weren’t already hot and sweaty and then had to eat outside. Never the less, super great. How can you go to Nashville without eating some fried chicken?
- The Pharmacy – We ended up eating at really weird times which really helped us in the area of wait times but left us having lunch and dinner really close together. Josh and I split a burger and it was incredible. Also, homemade sodas and free milkshakes – win.
- The Flipside – I’m pretty sure this won as everyone’s favorite. Cool concept, killer atmosphere, and the most amazing food. They pound out chicken breasts super thin, sauté them, then have a variety of toppings. Tiffani and I split the “Popeye” which was spinach, tomato, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. My mouth is watering right now. So good.
Later that night we walked off our dinner and ice cream (Jeni’s is as good as everyone says. I could eat there multiple times a day. Brown Butter Almond Brittle + Darkest Chocolate. Do these people deliver?) by walking to the Parthenon. It was magnificent. Even more incredible is how the ancient Greeks built something of that magnitude. It’s huge! On the way back we stopped in Memphis to see the Gibson store and eat (surprise, surprise) some Memphis BBQ. It was, you guessed it, delicious.
This little trip was such a sweet getaway and it was so great to be able to spend time with family that feel more like friends. Now it’s back to work (what’s that?) and a dreaded dental appointment tomorrow.
Side note: Josh didn’t feel so great the entire time. Not enough to stay home from all the sightseeing and eating, but just not great. On our last day, before driving back, Josh tells me he thinks he needs to go to the doctor. Josh Morris hates going to the doctor so I knew he really had to go. So our last Nashville stop was to an urgent care where we waited a few hours to find out that J had a stomach virus. Not appendices. He drank about a gallon of lemon-lime Gatorade and ate a sleeve of saltines before feeling just fine. Turns out, eating a bunch of greasy food when you have a stomach bug is not the greatest.