Great cocktails and Gastroenerologist with indoor and out door seating. Happy hour is a fantastic deal. A lot of thought has gone into these cocktails, and the food is just as good. Standouts we're the tuna tatami and the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup, probably the best I've had anywhere.
Very interesting museum with an excellent introductory film about Casey Jones, and extensive memorabilia. Also includes a visit to his carefully preserved house, a chance to climb on a locomotive, and a model railroad shop. Lots to interest all ages.
Casey Jones Museum 30 Casey Jones Ln Jackson, TN 38305
This is a fun and creatively themed Tiki bar. They change the drink offerings seasonally, and there are some very creative cocktails using non-traditional spirits. I loved my Dopamine, the only tiki drink I've had with coffee as an ingredient.
Of course, if you want some fire, then their Zombie is the way to go, and you can also purchase the unique Robot tiki glass it comes in!
This place serves a pretty good hamburger, with all the fixings I like on it. I would have liked a bun the held up a bit better, but it was tasty. We really liked the fried okra and onion ring sides. The service was fine. We visited after our Jack Daniels Distillery tour, and it was one of the least crowded places to eat.
There's a nice sidewalk eating area at the sandwich shop and deli. I really liked my Reuben sandwich; the pastrami in it was the leanest, and most succulent I've ever had. Home made chips were pretty good, but the warm potato salad is probably a better option. The burger was just okay. I you don't want rare be sure to specify, as it is so thick it's hard to get the center cooked.
The whiskey list–a somewhat unexpected element–is extensive and very interesting. I really enjoyed the Port Barrel aged Chattanooga whiskey.
Main Street Meats 217 E Main St Chattanooga, TN 37408
Barcelona offers a very nice selection of traditional and modern tapas in a bustling indoor or more chill outdoor patio setting. The Mussels Diablo and the chickpea and spinach dish were two standouts. The back of the menu includes a nice selection of wines by the bottle and glass, but be sure to checkout the full wine list for a much more extensive variety. Santo Assyrtiko from Santorini went particularly well with the food, and it's my favorite of all Assyrtikos.
Service was great, and they're open late.
Barcelona Wine Bar 1200 Villa Pl Nashville, TN 37212
This seems to be Nashville’s definitive hot chicken. It’s certainly very busy, so plan to go at a weird time to avoid long lines.
The half chicken with two sides is a great deal, and plenty for two people to share. I recommend getting medium spicy, even if you like hot food, because anything spicier and you will not be able to taste the chicken at all. Medium is plenty spicy.
If you prefer something a bit less messy and easier to handle, the chicken sandwich is a great choice. It comes with one side, and the components of the sandwich cool the chicken off a bit.
For sides we tried black-eyed peas, krinkle fries, and coleslaw, and all were excellent.
There’s a nice outdoor seating area. Service is friendly.
Hot Hattie B’S Chicken – Nashville 112 19th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203