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!