Our first supper club of 2015 required no pre-date menu study,
no valet parking
and no reservation.
We didn’t feel obligated to have perfect table posture or pressured to choose the right fork.
The toughest decision we had to make all night was booth—or table.
Still not done Christmas shopping? Us either! In case you’re still searching for ideas to stick a bow on, we’ve pulled together our five favorite edible (and drinkable) gifts. Put something delicious under that tree of yours and whoever opens it is sure to smile.
We couldn’t help but weigh in on the biggest meal of the season. From savory to sweet and right back to savory again, everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving dish that inspires seconds. Thirds. Tupperware bins stuffed full of it.
Below are our five favorite recipes — some new, some old — that we’ll be making (or just eating) year after thanks-filled year.
The name alone, Barista Parlor.
The mad scientist-inspired brewing gadgetry.
Rumors led me to believe, sight unseen, that Barista Parlor is simply the East Nashville mecca of masterful morning brews. And it is. But this open-air, open-seating industrial conversion is also brimming with treats you can sink your teeth into.
Warning: You might call this place Banana Republic before all is said and done. Especially if you did a little indulging of the retail sort the day before you dine.
And if you, like me, tumble over this misnomer by asking the waiter to please “describe the Banana Republic sauce,” then you’ll surely get a hearty chuckle out of it. Savor the laugh, enjoy the moment, then redeem yourself by ordering a Spiked Shake.