September 29, 2010

Southern Eats: Eastland Cafe

eastland cafe exterior.bmpNashville, Tennessee is one of those cities you can visit over and over again and never run out of fun things to do. I don’t get there as often as I’d like, but I will be headed that way in a couple of weeks and already have one spot on my “must visit” list. Eastland Cafe (located at 97 Chapel Ave.) is a quaint bistro serving up what appears to be southern fare with a twist.

foodphoto_duckbreast{duck breast}

 foodphoto_brulee{goat cheese brulee with local honey}

 foodphoto_chicken {pecan crusted chicken}

If these images don’t have you drooling, the restaurant also has a daily happy hour when you can get wonderful menu choices at ridiculously low prices. It isn’t pictured on the site, but the menu also includes “Chicken & waffles with Benton’s bacon syrup.” I don’t even fully understand what that means, but I’d like two of them. Below is a segment from a locally produced PBS show called Live Green Tennessee that features Eastland Cafe Chef Hal Holden-Bache sharing some tips about food preservation. The on-air personality happens to be my momma (she’s a local celeb!).

Have any of you lovely readers heard of or visited the Eastland Cafe? I’m dying to taste all the delicious dishes! My Nashville weekend is going to be jam-packed, but I just can’t not stop by this spot for a bite or two. Do you have any other Nashville favorites that you’d like to share with me? I might be able to squeeze them in as well!

14 comments:

  1. If you get the chance head on out to the Loveless Cafe for breakfast (or lunch or dinner). Have a great trip!!!

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  2. i've heard of the loveless cafe and its famous biscuits! i have a feeling the trip will be known as carb-fest 2010!

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  3. I think I could listen to your mom talk all day. She has such a soothing voice! I've been to Nashville a few times but don't have any place to recommend. Just have fun and see what comes up!

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  4. I have heard of the Loveless Cafe, but haven't eaten there. You must visit Carnton Plantation on one of your visits to Nashville. It is the real life setting of the novel, "The Widow of the South".

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  5. Ok, that pecan crusted chicken looks AMAZING. I am now salivating. Would you believe I went to Nashville when I was 2 and have never been back? That's ridiculous, isn't it? I have a love affair with Memphis, though. That's close. Sort of. : )

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  6. How cool is it that your mom is a tv personality? :D
    This is going to sound really, really strange, but I think I've only ever been to Nashville once, and that was to go to Opryland. I've been through it a lot of times, but never in it.

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  7. I love Nash! My NWH (NewlyWedHusband) was born and raised there. His grandfather is actually a memeber of the Grand Ol' Opry.

    Okay, I swear I'm not a copy cat, I was honestly going to suggest Loveless Cafe before I read everyone else doing the same!! It is truely fantastic.

    Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

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  8. I'm with you - there's always something fun to do there!
    And yes on the local honey - I got some this year, and it is AMAZING. I'm finding a lot of excuses to use honey...
    -SF

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  9. Farmchick's right. If you have time to kill take a drive to Franklin and visit Carnton or Carter House (I actually have a print of Carnton hanging over my fireplace) annnddd...if you are in the mood for a shiver, get someone at either place to tell you of "things" seen by staff and visitors.

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  10. LOVE nashville and now that I work in town again i'm loving all the lunch spots and cool things to do. Haven't heard of the cafe before but my roommate has.... now it's on my list.

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  11. I've never heard of it but oh my, I think I need to visit!

    Jo

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  12. wow. now all i can think about is chicken and waffles. Yarm. You cook real pretty ,too though! love, bill keck

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  13. Yum! All of it looks delish! Hope you definitely get to stop by there. I'm adding it to my list of places to visit the next time I'm in Nashville.

    I couldn't watch the video at work, but I'm bookmarking this to watch it later.

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