Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Recent Restaurants Rounds

Koto Sushi Bar
137 Seventh Ave N
(615) 255-8122

This was my first time in this restaurant and we loved the service and the quality of food. I look forward to going back soon. It was delicious sushi.

From Citysearch/Nashville
Gurgling fish tanks and indecipherable Japanese tunes contribute to the relaxing atmosphere: a true getaway, whether shoeless in the dining area or shoed at the sushi bar. The chefs magically work raw fish, rice and seaweed into mouthwatering sushi--a mix of usual California and crunchy shrimp rolls and special rolls including Alaskan smoked salmon, tomato and shallots. A diverse selection of noodle dishes and unpronounceable Japanese specialties present diners with a chance to experiment.

Brown's Diner
2102 Blair Blvd
(615) 269-5509

Cheeseburger with grilled onions and fries that was heavenly to the tastebuds. I still love Rotier's cheeseburger on french bread but I think this is my new "best cheeseburger in Nashville."

From Citysearch/Nashville
The mobile home-style building isn't the kind of place you want to get caught during a tornado, but it is a delightfully tacky, greasy spoon. The narrow bar, congenial bartenders and smoky interior confirm that this is a "burger joint" and make it a popular local hang for the Belmont-Hillsboro crowd. There are grilled cheese sandwiches, Frito pie and other diner-inspired foods, but when folks talk about Brown's, they talk burgers, fries and beer.

Hermitage Cafe
71 Hermitage Ave
(615) 254-8871

Stopped in for biscuits and gravy as well as bacon, eggs and fried potatoes. Great service from our server Sissy and the food was a perfect blend of taste and grease. I have this one in my regular rotation.

From Citysearch/Nashville
This cozy greasy spoon just off the Cumberland River serves classic diner fare all day. It's a festive, occasionally cramped, destination after the bars on Lower Broadway close, filled with nocturnal hipsters and musicians. The decor features cinder-block walls, booths, red stools and autographed photos of country-music locals. The service is famously temperamental, adding to the character of this no-frills spot. Menu highlights include cheeseburgers and made-to-order steak and eggs.

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