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Finding a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee has just become easier. BlueShoe Nashville's Dining Guide features an alphabetized directory of Nashville dining choices, along with restaurants organized by neighborhood and by cuisine categories.

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News on the Nashville dining and entertainment scene:

August 5, 2010: Continuing from our list of BlueShoe's favorites, we follow up the Aug. 1 recommendation with a restaurant right across the street from Bobbie's Dairy Dip:

Wendell Smith’s
407 53rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209 • 615-383-7114
Fondly known by the locals as the “biscuits and booze” place, Wendell’s has a liquor store on the front end facing Charlotte Avenue and a classic meat-and-three diner in back. There’s a deer head hanging on the wall and waitresses who’ll call you “honey” and keep refilling your coffee or iced tea without your having to ask. Breakfast is delicious—savory home fried potatoes, grits cooked right, fresh sliced tomatoes, eggs the way you like them and, of course, biscuits and gravy. If you can’t make it for breakfast, try Wendell’s for lunch or supper. We recommend their fried chicken and fresh vegetables, including turnip greens, fried corn, cucumber and onion salad, white beans, and cornbread. And remember, “Country Cooking Makes U Good Looking”!

August 1, 2010: For our CMA Music Festival clients this year (June 10 - 13, 2010), we created an annotated list of some of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. We thought our recommendations might be of interest to other visitors coming to Nashville so we're republishing them here on BlueShoe Café. There are nine select restaurants on the list and we'll unveil them one at a time. We'll begin with a "destination" ice cream shop (that is, this is a place worth going out of your way for):

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
5301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 • 615-463-8088

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has been in the same location on Charlotte Pike for almost 50 years. It’s a bit of pure Americana featuring old fashioned walk-up windows, made-to-order hamburgers, fresh cut fries and soft serve ice cream. They offer a full milk shake and ice cream menu, along with an array of freshly-made grill fare. Try their guacamole burger, sweet potato fries, and a banana boat. Or go for the dipped ice cream cones and find a little bit of chocolate in the bottom of your cone. Nothing says summer like drinking a milk shake from Bobbie’s, sitting in their outdoor seating and listening to doo-wop played on their speakers. Located across the street from another BlueShoe favorite—Wendell Smith’s.

July 12, 2010: It's the height of summer and a bounty of locally-grown produce is now on sale at the Nashville Farmers' Market. You'll find peaches and blackberries, an array of vegetables like squash and corn and green beans, and what warrants a trip in their own right--heirloom tomatoes that are sweetly succulent and artistically colorful (arrange them on a platter to create a still life worthy of Cézanne). The next food events on the Nashville calendar include the Soul Food Festival on July 17 and the Music City Brewers Fest on July 31.

 

 

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