What a fun find! On our walk back from The Gulch to the hotel we pass this small store. Always on the look out for unique treasures while on vacation I cannot pass this one without stopping in. So glad I did.
As you may have realized by now, if you have read a few of my travel reviews, I like to do some research on the places I visit. … So when we were deciding on where to go for lunch on Monday, I stumbled upon a popular food truck called The Grilled Cheeserie. They have even been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Step in the door and see an inviting room of black & white tile floors, white walls, exposed brick, black seated booths along with a few tables. The tables are thick swirled marble set with linen napkins and corked glass bottle of chilled water. All of which is flanked around a large fully stocked bar that also doubles as places to eat. The staff was friendly, from the hosts to the waiter. Speaking of waiters, they are smartly dressed in black pants, white buttoned down shirts with a black tie and, of course, a properly tied apron to pull the look together. This downstairs bistro has it all!
While doing my pre-trip research I found a place called Biscuit Love. Previously an airstream food truck, turned into three brick-and-mortar locations. They open early for breakfast and stay open through late lunch. Specializing in made from scratch biscuits of course. Their creations are homemade and use locally sourced ingredients. … Perfect!
The husband has a short conference in Nashville and lucky me gets another “tag-along” trip to a new city. Since the conference starts Monday, we leave early on Saturday so we can have the weekend to explore.
After claiming our bags and picking up our rental car we head to an area, not too far from our hotel, called The Gulch. From what I’ve read online this is newer “urban renewal area” a several block area with plenty of mixed use space, hotels, apartments & condos above while shopping and restaurants at street level. (Oh and parking garages, minimum street parking and a few lots. Most are 1st hour free parking, $4/hr there after.
Hungry for a late lunch, we chose Stock and Barrel. According to their website they use locally sourced beef and ingredients. Just our kind of place. Looks like the perfect way to start our trip.