Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Week O' Fun - Day 3

Burger Up:
This is one of the newest restaurants open on 12th Ave. South (our old hood).  It is run by the same owner of the Frothy Monkey coffeehouse which is just down the street.  We've tried to come a few different times before but the line has been around the block.  Nashville must love gourmet burgers!

I'm not much of a burger connoisseur. A burger is a burger.  But, you can feel good about all of the homemade, wholesome ingredients here.   They make their own buns, ketchup and use fresh local produce and meat...which you know is close to my heart.

As you can see, it was packed again today for lunch.  Everyone sits family style and you definitely get a little cozy with the strangers sitting next to you!

Las Paletas:
Just next door to Burger Up is the yummiest smelling shop you'll ever set foot in.  Only thing on the menu:  popsicles!  We have seen these popsicles sold in Mexican restaurants around town, but today we went straight to the source.  Now we're asking ourselves...what took us so long to try these?!    I know you're probably thinking that it's just a popsicle.  But you're wrong.  Oh, my word. So delish.

Check out the unique flavors...

Banana split popsicle made with real bananas, chocolate chips, and strawberries.

Third Man Records:
This weird little place is owned by Jack White of The White Stripes.  It is a recording studio as well as a tiny novelty shop that is open to the public.  When I say tiny, I mean you feel really awkward looking at things in the shop while the teenage guy who works there is 1 foot away...bored...and watching you.

You also have to be buzzed in when you want to come into the shop which makes it kind of feel like a speak-easy. Or maybe like you're a VIP and you're getting the o.k. from Jack to enter.

San Antonio Taco Company:
SATCO is one of our favorite cheap, quick, and unhealthy guilty pleasures.  It's located down the street from Vanderbilt University and has a killer patio.  The flour tortillas and queso and are amazing.  Yeah...we ate queso.  Lots of it.  I'm not ashamed.

The first time we came here during lunch time, I was like a deer in headlights.  They have their own ordering system here and it's hard to figure out what and how much to order.  There is usually such a crowd in line and you have to fill out your order on the little menus in a hurry or you have a hungry herd of college kids breathing down your neck.  We're total pros now.  Look at Billy go.

Apparently the "Week O' Fun" is turning into the "Get Fat Really Quick Week"!

Davis Kidd Bookstore:
Here we caught up on our important reading.  You know...Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Vogue.  The classics.

And some Kettle if I didn't have enough to eat today.  Yes, if you're wondering...that is a leopard print Sunggie I'm wearing.  Jealous?


  1. hilarious...a leopard snuggie. i'm ashamed for you.

  2. Hey Allison! I didn't realize you had a blog, too, until I saw it on your facebook!

    These posts are making me miss Nashville. :( We didn't live there long enough to see everything.