Oh, hey there, little ol’ blog! Sorry you’ve been so neglected lately. I promise I’ll try to come check up on you more often.
Waaaaay back in February, Chip and I went to visit our friends Riley and Becca in Nashville. We had been to Nashville once before two years ago for their wedding, and wanted to see more of this fun city. Winter was still in full force when we visited in February, so we didn’t get to see as much of Nashville as we had hoped thanks to snow and rain (concealed re-freeze is a problem, y’all), but we had such a great time hanging out with Riley and Becca at their sweet home, checking out different coffee shops, and getting a tour of the city from their car.
We started the trip off with some yummy Mexican food at Taco Mamacita Thursday night. Talking with friends over tacos and margaritas? Yes, please.
Both Riley and Becca had to work Friday, so Chip and I took an Uber over to Sky Blue Cafe for breakfast. So so good. It was around this point that I realized three things: 1-there are a lot of hipsters in Nashville, 2-hipster restaurants have some really great food, and 3-if I lived in Nashville, I would have to ride a bike everywhere to make up for eating so much at all these great places. The staff at Sky Blue was incredibly nice and walked us through their favorite menu items. We had three breakfast entrees between the two of us and took our time eating while watching Wrigley on the webcam at Lucy’s (helicopter parents? maybe) and answering the Trivia Pursuit questions on the table.
After breakfast, we took an Uber back to Casa de Curry. Once Riley got off work, the three of us went to The Red Bicycle, a new coffee shop near their home, for a little bit to read and hang out. This place was awesome. We actually went there twice during our three days in Nashville. While I haven’t been able to drink caffeine for years, I’ve learned that I really enjoy a decaf nonfat latte with a
lot little bit of caramel. I branched out while we were at The Red Bicycle and had the Tuxedo drink. De-lish-ous. If you’re in Nashville, please order this drink and toast my thanks. After hanging out at The Red Bicycle for a bit, we made our way back home to wait for Becca to get off from work. It actually started snowing a little bit at this point, so we had to rethink our dinner plans. We had talked about going to Acme for dinner, but with the snow and icy road conditions, we decided to do dinner at home. Looking back, Friday evening was my favorite part of the weekend. It was so fun hanging out in their kitchen, preparing a meal together, playing some Pass the Pig, and ending the night with some cookies and half of the movie Chef (after having bedtime tea, we were all too tired to finish the movie).
Saturday, we all went to The Red Bicycle for breakfast to have some of their awesome crepes. I mean come on, look at the one I ordered:
Miraculously I did not need a nap after this meal. After breakfast, we drove around for a tour of the city and checked out an indoor farmer’s market. We went back to Riley and Becca’s house for the afternoon where we spent a few hours hanging out in their living room. We finished watching Chef, put on a couple of episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and watched some hilarious SNL clips (Kristen Wiig’s were some of our favorites). Once we had spent enough time on YouTube, we decided to head out again and went to have some drinks at Pinewood Social. Inspired by Jerry Seinfeld, we starting an unofficial hipster wait-o-meter while our drinks were being made. My little decaf coffee drink won at about a 10 minute wait. It probably wouldn’t have been longer if Chip hadn’t gone up to get the drink himself from the bar. All waiting aside, this place had a really cool vibe. There were lots of couches and small tables that would be perfect for a happy hour with friends, and there was even a bowling alley at the back of the restaurant. We put our name on the list to try to get a bowling lane, but didn’t get a text from the restaurant that our lane was available until a few hours later. Either there were some intense bowlers there, or the hipster wait-o-meter carried over. After our drinks, we went to Acme for dinner. This place was a lot of fun and we spent our time on the second floor for dinner and then went up to the roof level afterwards (there was live music on the first floor).
After dinner, we came back home and baked a delicious chocolate cake. Oh, yum.
Sunday, we went to church at Ethos together. It was great getting to see the community Riley and Becca are a part of. After church, we went and had another great meal, this time at Puckett’s, before heading off to the airport.
Riley and Becca, thanks so much for having us!!