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Eating Out: Drifters

05/13/2010

Drifters BBQ
1008-B Woodland St.
Nashville TN 37206

Dinner for Two: $15.27 + tip

Cuisine: pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and baked beans, brisket with coleslaw and baked beans

Impression: Jason and I were pretty thrilled when a nice sit-down BBQ place opened up in East Nashville. The staff was very friendly. The food came out in 5 minutes … I guess that makes sense since good Southern barbeque requires hours and hours of cooking time. The brisket was delicious. Jason started picking pieces off my plate before I even took these [horrible, poorly lit, cell phone] photos. He said his pulled pork was also good. The server brought out a caddy of 5 kinds of barbeque sauces: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, New Mexico and Drifter (a mix of TX & TN). We liked Texas the best but it was fun to be able to sample. NM was HOT, really HOT. The waiter wasn’t kidding! The baked beans were FABULOUS! I’ve never really been a fan of baked beans until I had homemade slow cooked beans made by my Arkansas/Lousianian friend Laren. These were just as good. (Why can’t they replicate that goodness in the canned variety?!)

Cost Saving Tips: The brisket plate that came with beans and coleslaw was something like $4 cheaper than the platter that came with bigger sides. The cheaper dinner was more than enough food. Additionally, we had just water with lemon to drink.

Come Again? Yummy, cheap, in the neighborhood, and maybe best of all, the kitchen is open LATE! Midnight Sun-Thurs and 4am on Fri & Sat. 4am!

Note: Paper plates and plasticware are because of the water conservation in effect in Nashville due to the recent flood.

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Phone Photo Friday

10/16/2009

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Only in Nashville would I watch a guy with a cowboy hat walk across an intersection and down the street carrying an un-cased upright bass.


2009 East Nashville Tomato Art Fest

08/12/2009

One of my favorite things about East Nashville is the annual Tomato Art Fest in historic 5-Points. There are all kinds of activities like a 5K run, red-head contests, tomato beauty pageants, NOLA-style parade, vintage fashion shows, local artisan vendors, burrito eating contests, wine tastings, bloody mary contests, lots of tomato inspired art and like every Nashville festival — tons of live music. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking.

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Wonders on Woodland mid-century antiques:

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More vintage items for sale out front. I Dream of Weenie in the background. (I love these goofballs.)

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Fanny’s House of Music:

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The Groove new & used vinyl, CD’s & more:

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Bike Route

08/07/2009

It’s a rather boring Friday at work (I LOVE the quiet days right after deadlines) and I’ve been playing around on Google Maps and MapMyRun.com. This map shows the bike route we took the other day, which I just learned is 3.4 miles. Good to know because we were over-estimating—guessing more like 5 or 6 miles.

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We are so blessed to live in a neighborhood nestled in Nashville’s biggest urban park with miles and miles of paved greenway trails along the Cumberland River. Above, I enhanced the park with green tint in photoshop and made our bike route blue.