December 7 – 8, 2014: The typical attractions in Nashville are the Grand Ole Opry and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – the oldest preserved presidential home. However, we weren’t very interested in either and headed to downtown Nashville for food and drinks.
We checked out a few honkey-tonk dive bars, complete with live country music. Given that neither of us like country music, we left quite quickly and ended up at The Patterson House – a lovely cocktail bar. Our waitress was fabulous; in addition to recommending cocktails, we asked if she recommended the brie or a desert. She selected the brie for us and then proceeded to also bring out two cinnamon donuts on-the-house. We’d highly recommend checking out this high class establishment. We then headed over to The Pharmacy, a burger joint located in an old pharmacy, for our dinner. The farm burger was delicious.
The next day we had a cafeteria style lunch at Arnold’s Country Kitchen. This place won a James Beard American Classics Award in 2009 and for good reason! I had fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, and pecan pie. Yum!
We decided we better get out of Tennessee before we gained fifty pounds.