They say you always go home. Well I didn’t, at least not exactly. As much as I would have liked to move back to South Jersey (well to the beach), that was not a realistic option work-wise. Instead, I amazingly managed to find gainful and fulfilling employment in a far different Southern town. One that seems to be on the forefront of everything these days. A town with incredible food, live music and decent sports teams at the moment — NASHVILLE!
When I graduated from college here 20 years ago, it was not the vibrant and exciting destination it is today. A booming local economy has sparked a movement, with tons of restaurants, bars, and butcher shops popping up as quickly as houses. Every country music star seems to have a spot downtown (the latest is Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk -that joke on the CMAs wasn’t really a joke). Real estate has been skyrocketing and hard to come by. Luckily, we managed to find and buy a 1928 stone tudor in an established neighborhood to give us some grounding as we tackle a long list of home improvement projects. We’ve also adopted a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois rescue dog, Louise – who is the sweetest!
Adjusting to all these changes while starting a new job with a now 2 yr old has made it a little difficult to find the time to post. But enough with my excuses.
I’m not making any promises I can’t keep, but I will try to post more often again. And you can bet that I will have a lot to write about!
So far Martin’s is the best BBQ, Sperry’s is hilariously old school and fun, and we found incredible Mexican and decent Thai and sushi places. A review roundup will be forthcoming. Plus, we’ve got tickets to see Jerry Lee Lewis and Willie Nelson in concert. With regularly scheduled date nights and a big kitchen to cook in, I’m hoping to get back to what this blog was founded on – Eating, Drinking and Adventuring!
I’m Back Y’All!