I traveled to Nashville with a group of coworkers for a fellow co worker's wedding and we all had an absolute blast. The beautiful wedding was the cherry on top of our delicious Nashville sundae. We ate and ate and ate delicious southern food and BBQ until we simply couldn't stuff ourselves anymore. At which point, we waddled back to the airport and came home.
Our first adventure came in the form of a distillery tour (come ON...we were in Tennessee!!) at Corsair Artisan, a local distillery with small batches of gin, vodka, and of course, whiskey. My favorite was the gin, but it was great to learn a little something while drinking a little something too.
Nashville Farmers Market where they had all sorts of delicious local produce, jams, baked goods, meats, jerkys, and tons of other great things. My Uncle Jim always used to say that he liked to go to a hardware store while he was on vacation because it gave him a sense of people's everyday lives. I like to go where people buy food. It gives me a connection to how I imagine that people live, cook, and feed their families in other parts of the world.
The restaurant is called Monell's and they have a unique and amazing concept. You sit in this sweet, Victorian house at long tables with other groups. Then they bring out platters upon platters of steaming hot homemade southern classics and you pass them all around the table while getting to know your neighbors. You don't leave until you are full and very happy. First, they passed around biscuits, sausage gravy, butter and homemade jam.
The Cupcake Collection because they had numerous signs out, boasting the best cupcakes in Nashville.
Jack's Bar-B-Que in downtown Nashville for lunch.
The ribs were the best meat they offered, with the brisket being pretty dry.
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