15 Minute Broccoli

Every day I am harvesting fresh broccoli and have been for weeks. As the temperatures rise, I know my opportunity to continue this delicious routine is quickly coming to an end. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that my least favorite method of serving this garden delight is smothered in cheese sauce. I want…

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn In the South, the month of August gives us mounds of sweet corn. Even though we feasted on it in July, you’ll find ear after ear on the market this month as the season starts to wind down. That’s why it’s such a great time to stock your freezer with the abundance and…

Vui’s Kitchen

Vui’s Kitchen 2832 Bransford Avenue Nashville, TN 37204 P: 615.241.8847 W: http://www.vuiskitchen.com Hours: Mon – Sat: 11A – 9P I’ve wanted to go to Vui’s Kitchen since I knew of its existence. I’ve heard so many good things about it which, by the way, turned out to be true. I tried to go a couple…

Gluten Free Cranberry Bars

Regular readers of this blog know I usually leave the non-cocktail recipes for my professional colleague Tammy Algood. She has, after all, written several cookbooks. I haven’t written anything professionally, so I typically handle the restaurant reviews and provide the occasional beer/wine/spirit review. In other words, I stick with what I know. But before you…

Painturo’s

Painturo’s Pizza 12910 Lebanon Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 Phone: 615-754-4443 Web: http://www.painturos.com Hours Mon – Thu: 11A – 8P Fri – Sat: 11A – 9P Sun: 11A – 3P Painturo’s was started by the Painter brothers, Nick and Chad, in Lebanon over 17 years ago. Michelle and I would make the trip to Lebanon…

Sonobana

Sonobana 40 White Bridge Road Lion’s Head Village Nashville, TN 37205 P: 615-356-6600 W: http://www.sonabananashville.com Hours: Lunch: 11A – 2P Mon-Sat Dinner: 4:30P – 9:30P Sun-Thu, 4:30P – 10P Fri-Sat When it’s stifling hot outside – as it often is during Nashville summers – I tend to eat lighter. This is especially true at lunch….

Hilton Head Island, SC

Each year, we take a family vacation with friends from church/school. We go to Hilton Head, and we play golf (once or twice), ride bikes (everyday), go to the beach (most days), and eat at great restaurants (definitely everyday!). After every trip to the island, I think, “I should have taken notes so that I…

12 South Taproom

12 South Taproom & Grill 2318 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37204 Phone: 615-463-7552 Web: http://www.12southtaproom.com Hours 7 Days a week: 11A – 12A If you are a regular reader of this blog/site, you know that Tammy Algood usually handles the recipes, and I typically take the restaurant reviews. There is a good reason for…

Crock Pot Stock

Crock Pot Stock I have always loved making stock. It’s like the original recycling project in the kitchen. You take odds and ends that are lingering in your produce bin and if you want to make it from meat, you add bones and scraps from that as well. Then after water is added and it…

nomzilla!

Nomzilla! Sushi, Et Cetera 1000 Gallatin Avenue, Suite A Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: 615-712-7409 Web: http://www.nomzilla.com Hours: Mon–Fri 11am–10pm Sat–Sun 5pm–10pm Regular readers of this blog (a small-but-passionate group) are undoubtedly familiar with the hip and trendy section of Nashville known as East Nashville, or East Nasty to locals. Over the past several years, the…