Thursday, March 25, 2010

Roomies Reunite!

So...I can be a little bit celebrity obsessed.  Isn't everyone?  Don't answer that.  I happen to subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow's blog called GOOP.  Doesn't everyone?  I's ridiculous.  Gwyneth usually blogs about food that I'm not interested in making, exotic places I probably will never go to, spiritual enlightment that I don't agree with and fashion I will never be able to afford or be skinny enough to pull off.  BUT... I still read it out of sheer curiosity.  Ha!  Well...Gwyneth was actually shooting a movie in Nashville recently and wrote not one, but TWO blogs about all the cool stuff she loved in Nashville.  Several of my faves made the list.  Such fun to read!

GOOP:  Nashville Part 1
GOOP:  Nashville Part 2

So my college roomie and BF, Brie, came to town to visit me when Billy was out of town.  Here are some of our sights, some of which were left off Gwyneth's list.

Our first stop was my favorite Nashville original joint, The Local Taco.  I'm obsessed with the Tequila Lime Chicken taco and the Buffalo Chicken taco.  They have a crazy menu with out-of-the-ordinary tacos and ever-changing specials.  The staff recognizes me now when I come in...which is slightly embarassing.

Saturday morning, I took Brie to our favorite breakfast spot, Fido.  They use lots of local, natural, organic ingredients.  SOOO good.  It's also proved to be a good place to spot celebs.  It used to be an old pet store...hence the funny, unappetizing name.

Next stop:  Financial Peace Plaza in Brentwood.  Why?  Because we're nerds who love Dave Ramsey.  Hire me, Dave!  I felt like I was saving money just standing next to his building.

The Opryland Hotel, next door to the Grand Old Opry, has the most magnificent lobby.  It is literally an indoor tropical rainforest.  Parking just to stop in and see the lobby is $18.  Uh...what?  Dave would not approve.  So we parked 1/2 mile away and walked over.  Well worth it.

Franklin, TN is about 30 minutes south of where we live in the center of Nashville.  It has the cutest historical downtown area complete with unique boutiques, restaurants, businesses, and most importantly...cupcakes.

Gwyneth was on a mission to find the best fried chicken in Nashville.  I don't think she found it because she didn't go to Puckett's!  Puckett's is a traditional "meat 'n 3"(home-cooking) restaurant and grocery store in downtown Franklin.  The chicken is so good...I'm sure it's organic, fat free, low calorie, and gluten free.'s soaked in butter for hours and deep fried.  But I would venture to say it's the best in the country and worth squeezing in an extra trip to the gym for.  Thanks for visiting, roomie!

1 comment:

  1. that looks like so much fun. we must go to any and all those places when i come!