They hubby was on a business trip to Europe, he came home the day I left for a business trip to Nashville. What does that mean for my blog? Well….I haven’t been cooking a lot lately so I thought I’d tell you about my adventures in Nashville instead.
I flew in a Friday March 16th – the day before St. Patrick’s Day. I was there for the APhA conference. There were a total of 3 conferences in town, of course it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend and to make it a totally insane scene – the NCAA tournament was in town. By 3pm on Friday, lower Broadway in Nashville was a sea of humanity. I haven’t seen this many people, this drunk, in a long time. I counted no less than 12 bachelorette parties in under 30 minutes.
My friend flew in from Omaha to join me, we found a bar that still had room, and sat down to listen to some music and grab a drink. Within minutes, the two girls next to us got into a lovely screaming match. The boyfriend of the one girl came in and in his infinite wisdom decided to side with the other girl….what was he thinking people? Anyway, this caused his girlfriend to pick up her barstool and attempt to crack him over the head with it. Did I mention it was only 3pm….the night only got crazier from there.
Saturday morning, we headed to the Belle Meade Plantation for a tour. What a lovely house and the grounds were beautiful. The lawn was covered in violets – dark purple, light purple, and white. It reminded me of my MomMom’s house when I was a child. I snapped a quick photo and sent it to my Momma.
After the tour, we grabbed one of my co-workers and hit up Peg Leg Porker BBQ for a late lunch. I got the pulled pork plate with a side of mac and cheese and smoked green beans. The pork was good but the green beans were amazing! They also had kool aid pickles on the menu. I ordered a side and we split them between the three of us. They were a violent shade of red, sour and sweet. Not sure that I would ever order them again, but I am totally glad I tried them!
Sunday morning we hit Biscuit Love for breakfast. The wait was an hour, we had heard so many good things about this place, I was so looking forward to breakfast. I was sorely disappointed. The people were lovely, but the food….was absolutely not worth the wait.
After breakfast we went to the Country Music Hall of Fame. I have been before and it is always worth seeing! The displays are amazing. We decided we couldn’t leave Nashville without some Hot Chicken. I texted my co-worker, he still wasn’t out of bed yet, in his defense, it was only 2pm….sigh….anyway, I offered to bring him back a plate.
We went to Hattie B’s and got the Small Hot Chicken White Meat Plate with Pimento Mac and Cheese and Collard Greens. It was soooooo good! Absolutely worth the 45 minute wait to get in the door!
All in all it was a great weekend in Nashville and I was absolutely thrilled to share it with my friend. Oh, and both of my work events went off without a hitch. Whoo HOO!