Good evening! I just wanted to say welcome to any newcomers who have found ELT through the Chobani giveaway! I hope you stick around. I have some great posts coming the next couple weeks, including:
*The ABC’s of GMO’s *An Ode to My Water Bottle *February Grocery Event Week 4 *February Grocery Event: Meat and Grains *20 Foods You Can Make at Home
*Roast Chicken with Parsnip Fries *Goat Cheese and Asparagus Pasta *Crock Pot Buffalo Chili
For now, let me update you on the rest of our Nashville trip. Since going to the Umphrey’s McGee show on Friday night took up some time, we set out to explore Nashville on Saturday. Knowing me though, we explored more of the food and drink then the historical sights :)
P.S. I’m super glad we packed snacks, especially the Yogi Bars ! They were a life-saver at some points.
We ate lunch at a little Boston-inspired seafood joint called Batter’d & Fried . Honestly, it was some of the best battered fish I’ve ever had. They battered each piece in Panko bread crumbs and it was just fantastic.
After lunch, we headed to the Yazoo Brewing Company . We had heard some good things, and apparently so had everyone else, because it was packed. Literally, the line went from the counter, around the brewery, to the front door!
We decided it was worth it and waited it out. Many people were there to tour but we’ve been on a few brewery tours so we vetoed that idea and just got a sampler and a couple pints and did our own tasting.
They had their summer brew out already (or it was left from last summer…) so I got a pint of that and it was good, but nothing fantastic. However, I loved the Hefeweizen! It’s the sample with the lemon, pictured above. Yum! I had to get a 6-pack of that to bring home. The Pale Ale was also great.
After Yazoo, we drove around a bit and found a local liquor store, so that we could grab some beers unavailable to us in St. Louis (specifically Yazoo and Dogfish Head 60 and 90-minute IPA’s). We chilled back at the hotel room for a while before walking over to the Flying Saucer for dinner.
Flying Saucer is a small chain of taphouses that are famous for their amazing variety of brews! The menu below shows just half of everything they had. Kind of intimidating!
The plates on the wall (and ceiling) represented anyone who had tried 200 different beers, some more than one go-round! It was neat.
For dinner, I ordered the goat cheese and caramelized onion pizza. It was…meh. I was hoping just for onions and goat cheese, but there was definitely mozzarella covering the top! It didn’t taste bad, just not what I was hoping for, and a bit too heavy.
A few of Matt’s samplings… That Dogfish Head is truly exceptional.
After dinner, we hoofed it down to Broadway’s main drag, where the nightlife happens. I think my favorite part about Nashville is that every bar we passed had live music! Country or not, you can’t deny Nashville’s love for good music.
We ended up at the Broadway Brewhouse , where we had a couple more beers and watched the NBA Dunk Competition (entertaining in a loud crazy bar, to say the least). Fun times!
We called it a night and headed home fairly early the next morning. I’m so glad we got home by 3:30 p.m.! I had so much time to do my regular Sunday activities (i.e. meal plan and grocery shop, of course!).
For now, make sure you enter the Chobani giveaway and have a fabulous evening! Thanks for stopping by!