Monday, May 21, 2007

Road Food

Heather tagged the 'chick for the local food meme, and since it was easier than coming up with an entry on her own, the 'chick is playing along.

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
Paula (Orange County, California, U.S.)
Jeff (Colorado, USA)
Fringes (around Houston, US)
Tera (Somewhere In KY by way of OH, USA)
heather (upstate new york, usa)
Roadchick (Nashville, TN, USA)

2. List your top five local eating places.

1. Waffle House. At least once per weekend. Open 24 hrs. No additional charge for the floor show.

2. River View Restaurant & Marina (no link available). Located on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, TN, this place serves some of the best catfish the 'chick has ever eaten. Their marina is also where the river tour boat docks for a 90 minute sightseeing cruise of the Cumberland River. Good times, y'all.

3. Sitar. The BEST Indian restaurant in Nashville. The chicken tikka masala makes the 'chick weep with gratitude. The firni (flavored custard milk pudding with pistachios and almonds) and kheer (rice pudding flavored with cardamom) is the perfect ending to a blazing hot meal.

4. Olive Garden. Yeah, it's a chain. But when you're needing some Italian comfort food, there's nothing better. The salad and breadsticks are delicious. It's a carb-fest and the 'chick is not ashamed, damn it!

5. Frank's Hamburger (no link available). Located in Clarksville, TN, Frank's was knocked flat during a tornado that hit downtown Clarksville. Frank was discovered by rescue teams still in the destroyed restaurant, sitting on a box, drinking a cup of coffee. Local business owners could not contemplate a world without Frank's and donated the money to rebuild. This is possibly one of the best cheeseburgers ever. Nothing fancy here - sit at the counter, order, eat, and get the hell out because the doors close at 2 p.m. But it's a tradition, and you should partake of traditions whenever you can.

The 'chick is not going to tag anyone, but if you're interested in joining the herd, feel free. Let the 'chick know in comments so she can come check out where YOU like to eat.


heather said...

thanks for playing chic :-) the whole easier than coming up with an entry is part of why i like memes so much.
ine more reason to visit nashville, frank's sounds like my kind of place. that and sitar. there aren't any decent indian restraunts around here.

mist1 said...

When I think about all those years that I refused to eat at Waffle House, I could cry. I wasted so much time.

I almost hugged the manager of my local Waffle House (okay, one of my local WH's there are 6 in walking distance) when I saw the VISA/MC sign on the door.

Roadchick said...

Heather~ C'mon down - the food is fine.

Mist~ Accepting Visa/MC has opened Waffle House up to a whole new clientele.

heather said...

lol, is it still family friendly?

Roadchick said...

Heather~ Yup. The 'chick would take Rockboy anywhere she goes.

Nicole Tan said...

OMG a 24 hour Waffle House??? That sounds like a place for me!!! Frank's Hamburger sounds good too...nothing beats a nice cheeseburger!! be it fancy or not fancy

Ps thanks for doing the tag. I hope you enjoyed it.. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

velverse said...

Oh yeah, I love waffle house. I love waffles.. So hungry~

Another vote for Olive Garden. Sounds like they are great!

Thanks for doing the tag :)

heather said...

OH HOW AWESOME!! i just notice your new avatar. how freakin cool is that. where? how much? how do i get one too??? :-)

Heather B. said...

Thanks for including Frank's in your list. Frank is my grandfather, and some of my earliest childhood memories take place in that restaurant. My stepfather Mark also works there, and my mother did when she was younger. My uncle has also pitched in, and even I worked there as a dishwasher one summer. It really is a family establishment, and it is a great place.