Nashville Restaurants and Food
Frequently Asked Questions
From time to time people have questions about the Nashville Restaurants blog. Here are a few answers:
1. You seem to post at 5 a.m., are you insomniacs?
We have had the blog time set for Pacific Time. This has been adjusted. Sadly though, we are often up at 5 a.m., although not usually blogging. We have a funny farm and the animals are quite demanding.
2. If Katie, the Veggie Eater, is a pesco-lacto-ovo vegetarian (which means she eats eggs, cheese and occasionally fish, but never meat) why do you only have two vegetarian restaurants listed?
We will only list a restaurant as vegetarian if the entire menu is vegetarian (and yes, we are missing one long-time Nashville favorite and hope to correct that soon). While we would love to see more entirely vegetarian restaurants in Nashville, we think the real value of the blog is in helping scout joints that have decent vegetarian options.
3. Why do you keep using the word “joint” to describe restaurants?
We have been kidnapped by a group of 50’s beat poets and it has affected our language.
4. Why does the Veggie Eater only chime in on some reviews?
The Meat Eater really digs barbecue and figures it will preserve the marriage by not forcing his wife to watch him eat a rack of ribs while she eats cole slaw.
5. Why vegetarian?
20+ plus years ago, Veggie Eater went to a large hog confinement operation in Iowa and noticed that none of the pigs had ears or tails. This is apparently a technique to prevent them from nibbling on one another due to overcrowding. The following week, she found she could not eat the stuffed pork chop before her. Veggie Eater stopped eating meat on that day (save for the exceedingly rare shrimp or scallop deviation when presented with limited options). Alas, the pig farm visit did not have the same impact on Meat Eater. Ultimately, Veggie Eater is an animal nut (see #1 above).
6. How do you maintain a marriage between a Meat Eater and a Veggie Eater?
The Veggie Eater is very understanding and will even help the Meat Eater prepare meat-based meals. The Meat Eater respects the Veggie Eater and her reasons for being vegetarian. Most of the meals we eat at home are vegetarian, except on the weekends when the Meat Eater will usually cook-up some variety of dead beast (mmm…like the West African-style pot roast last weekend). He too is an animal lover and believes that all animals should have a good life, whether they will be eaten or not. We do our best to buy local, free range, and humanely raised meat, eggs and dairy products.
7. Where do you find out about the new and interesting restaurants?
We read plenty of other food blogs. Nashville has a great food blogging community and we’re proud to be a part of that community. Scroll down the right hand side of the screen for some of our favorites. We peruse a bunch of other social media sites for ideas. We also keep track of the traditional media and the fine work done at the Nashville Scene. We appreciate the restaurant stories by Tennessean writers and wish the Tennessean would show Nancy more love, giving her reviews better placement and an opportunity for her to expand. However, the best ideas always come from you, the readers. We get tips all the time. If you have one, drop us a line at the address on the right hand side of the screen.
8. How do you keep posting every week, especially since you are visiting each restaurant twice?
What can we say? We love to eat and we enjoy exploring Nashville. It’s a win-win situation. Thanks for reading the blog and here’s to great meals in 2011!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Nashville Restaurants and Food