Nashville was awesome. I cannot wait to go back for a longer weekend. Stopped @ Jim Beam on the way down and had some samples. Day 1 started out with Tootsie's Orchid Lounge listening. First band we saw was great but the singer absolutely sucked. We were really hoping that this wasn't the norm. After hanging at Tootsies for an hour we went to Jacks BBQ right next door. Rated best BBQ downtown. It was OK in my opinion. When I try BBQ though I expect to be absolutely stuffed and I was not. Barely any brisket and ended up with about 4 ribs. Not enough. Good, but needed more meat. Ventured into Robert's Western World and a folk band was playing so that lasted about 1 beer. Headed over to Honkytonk Central and they were switching bands. Debated leaving, but we stayed. Glad we did. The next band was phenomonal. I am pretty certain in a few years we will hear the lead singer on the radio, and he was only 16 years old. The (female) fiddle player, 18. They rocked it all night. We ended the night at some random bar that I forget the name of until they basically cut us off. :pop;
Day 2 started @ The Southern restaurant which has supposedly the best burger in Nashville. I have nothing to compare it to in that competition but it was top 3 burgers I've ever eaten. Then we headed off to the Country Music HOF. So cool seeing Elvis' Cadillac and all the other stuff there. Went and bought some new boots for the wife and I. Then we went to the Grand Ol Opry for a backstage tour. After that we tried to go to eat @ 400 degrees (Nashville Hot Chicken place) and it was closed
so we found a guy who said try Demos, which was my next suggestion. Keith urban was in town for a concert that night so everything was packed. Ended up @ Dicks last resort. I will never go back to this restaurant. It was literally our last resort and the only restaurant that could seat us within 2 hours. Horrible service and food. Luckily I complained loudly enough to get a steep discount. Went back to some other bars and listened to more music.
Sunday, we went to leave, and needed to try some hot fried chicken. Went to Hattie B's. Waited about a half hour to order but so worth it. I tried the hot, and think I could've went with the damn hot. Best fried chicken I've ever had. The sides weren't great but I didnt go there for them. Also then stopped at white castle on the way home because ive never been there in my life. I have low standards for food and I had low expectations for WC and it didnt even live up to those. How that restaurant gets a repeat customer is beyond me. All in all a great trip and we had such a blast. I think we will do a Wednesday-Sunday trip sometime in a year or two.