Friday, May 25, 2007

Dining Diva

So, I was tagged in this dining meme by LeBlanc (and also promised the Exception), and I'm with him...I don't really know what a meme is, but I'm willing to give it a shot...Here we go!

The rules are as follows:

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country that you are in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
(San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
(London, England)
(Utah, USA)
(Toronto, Canada)
(Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, USA)
(Lousiville, Kentucky, USA)
miss kendra
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jiggs Casey
(Berkeley, California, USA)
Tits McGee
(New England, USA)
(NE Tennessee, USA)
10K Monkeys
(Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Big Stupid Tommy
(Athens, Tennessee, USA)
(Weakley County, Tennessee, USA)
(Springfield, Tennessee, USA)
(Lewisburg, Tennessee, USA)
I Am DisHeartened by My Jetta (Nashville, TN, USA)

2. List out your top five favorite places to eat at your location.

Phew - Top five?! There are a lot of really good restaurants here in Nashville (I think). The ones that I frequent most aren't necessarily the ones that I like the most. So, humm....

In no particular order my list is as follows:

1. Virago - Such good sushi! Good martinis, too! Monday's are half-priced sushi and martinis. Go then...but tip to the unaware, make reservations ahead of'll need them on Monday's. Oh...and I'm not sure but there is some dress code. Guys can't wear hats or something like that. Don't quote me here...but I think that's right.

2. J. Alexander's - If you can't find something on their menu that suits your fancy...then you're too hard to please. They have a fantastic veggie/black bean burger that even non-vegetarians will like and their spaghetti squash is killer too. For dessert, they have a Snicker's pie thing that will make you wanna smack your mama.

3. Jasmine - One of my mom's favorite restaurants and recently one of mine, Jasmine serves fantastic and creative French-Thai cuisine. The standard Wonton Soup and Pad Thai are phenomenal! Beginner's Tip - Go at lunch when the meals are considerably cheaper and you get soup and an egg roll to boot.

4. Rosepepper Cantina - Located in East Nashville, this trendy "Mexican" restaurant has loads of character. And they have the best fish tacos and margaritas in town. Seriously, don't argue with me on's true. They are the best.

5. Christopher Pizza Co. - Have to include fellow a Belmont grad in here! Christopher's has crazy pizzas if you like to try something a little different and it's located in a prime spot...right on Demonbruen. Awesomeness. Grab a beer, order a dish, sit back and people watch on their porch while live music plays most nights.

3. Tag up to 5 other people, preferably in other states or countries.

Kerpupples - I'm going to Denver in June/July and I need the dish (if you will ) on some good places to go!
BB - Sure, she's in NashVegas...but whatever.
Michael - Sure, he's in Nashville too...
Salmon Pants - Okay I really need to get around more...another Nashville blogger.
The Biscuits - I hear you are the person to go to for restaurant info and I need somewhere new to crave!


Nicole Tan said...

Virago and sushi and martinis?? Must go!! I heart sushi and martini!!! and Jasmine a fusion of french and thai food sounds good! very unique

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...

Sushi and Martini... woow... sounds like the perfect combination ever!

Snicker's pie too.. okay.. now I have to starve myself to eat that!

Ant tacos and magarita's at rosepepper.

You seems to name all i like. Hahaha.. I wish I am at your place now!

Thanks for playing along!

Jenny said...

good call on jasmine - i love that place, too! never been there for lunch, but now that i know about the egg roll and soup, i'll have to go! :)

The Exception said...

Yum, now I have a reason (another one that is) to venture south!