30 January 2011

Weekend recap: Nashville!

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Food, Friends

Happy Sunday everyone! Yes, I’ve been a little MIA on blogging and blog reading lately but for good reason, I packed my bags and headed south to lovely Nashville for a few days.

Yes, it was for work but once work was done, I was ready for two things: good southern BBQ and time with the wonderful Erin.

I met Erin on the #BISC trip two years ago and we’ve stayed in touch since then. Sadly though, I haven’t seen her (in person) since Vegas so I was looking forward to catching up with her and indulging in some good Southern food. Fortunately, Erin loves food as much as me, we are a perfect match :)

So let’s take a look at some Nashville food porn:

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Jim n’ Nicks (Memphis-style with cole slaw on top and mac and cheese). I still dream about this sandwich, SO GOOD.

Rigatoni with cremini mushroom ragu from City House (thanks to TKTC for the recommendation!)

Cookie dough egg rolls from Jackson’s. Paired with Abita beer, yeah this was decadent beyond belief.

And then we move in to the motherload of food porn: Loveless Cafe.

Erin, her hubs and I pilgrimaged out for its famous biscuits and indulged in them, along with more pulled pork (can you ever have enough?) and fried chicken. Add in some fried okra, fried green tomatoes and mac and cheese and you have three full, happy stomachs. This food was amazing. Amazing. I just, can’t even describe how good it was. But here’s how it looked:

Erin was also a dear and drove me around town before I left to see more of Nashville and share her favorite spots and notes about the city. Nashville is really gorgeous and so eclectic. And having a great tour guide made it all the more fun. It was a great few days in the city and it was so nice to spend time with a great blog and IRL friend too :)

So my girl crush on Erin is back full-force and I’m already missing Nashville’s Southern hospitality. Clearly, I need to get back there stat.

How was everyone else’s weekend?


  1. Grace says:

    You always make me drool with your food pictures. YUUUM!

  2. JEN says:

    My two favorite cities! I’m from Nashville and go to Chicago every chance I get. I even got married there. :) So glad you had fun!

  3. Lucy says:

    You’re killing me! Not only does that food look incredible, but just hearing all of those Nashville names makes me ache to move back. AGH!!!

  4. katelin says:

    i need that pulled pork sandwich in my life. along with the cookie dough egg rolls, i mean yes!

  5. Kate says:

    Cookie dough egg rolls? Whoa.

  6. ooh we’re headed on a road trip in March—Asheville to Charleston and ending with 2 days in Nashville. I’ve been before and love that city, esp the food. Your post got me so excited :)

  7. Nora says:

    AHHH! The cookie dough dish looks amazing, as does all the food. I am so jealous you got to see Erin! I saw her last May but it’s already been way too long. The food looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing (and making me hungry as usual!) <3.

  8. jen says:

    I love LOVELESS CAFE!!! i had an insane breakfast there when i went to nashville. I’m very jealous you got to eat those biscuits this weekend!!!! Isn’t nashville so lovely? I would totally move there. Glad you had fun!

  9. Ahhhh! I miss those cookie dough egg rolls and Jackson’s! That was one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville when I lived there. And Loveless is an institution. I don’t miss the traffic, the sprawl or the cost of living, but I DO miss the food and shopping! Glad you had a good time.

  10. Heidi Renée says:

    That pasta needs to get on my table immediately. I would do an ugly eat on that.

  11. Oh my gosh all that food looks amazing! Jealous :)

    Sounds like a fun weekend trip!

  12. Akirah says:

    You always go to such fun places. Let me know when you get to Pittsburgh, okay?

  13. E.P. says:

    It was SO GREAT having you in town, and I am so glad we got to hang out! And my girl crush on you is back, too. ;)

    Let’s hang out soon again, shall we?

  14. mandy says:

    So glad that you have a fun time in Nashville! Its such a fun city. Cookie dough egg rolls? I’m intrigued. Hooray for meeting up with blogger buddies.

    I spent the weekend playing Mario Kart, streaming Netflix and trying to avoid my brothers girlfriend.

  15. Jules says:

    Food porn…lol. I love it! I got to indulge in some Jim n’ Nicks when I went to SC over the summer and it was delish. I still dream about their BBQ and biscuits. The cookie dough eggroll looks like it should be illegal. That sounds heavenly. The Loveless Café also sounds great. I’d love to visit Nashville and if I ever do, I’ll make sure to add it to the list.