$11 for five sauteed chicken strips misrepresented as "grilled", some soggy fries and a piece of toast. Yep, I've just been ripped off.
To make it worse, as others have noted, they don't offer free tap water. Folks, this is America. You offer free tap water. It's just a thing that you do. You want to charge me a dollar for bottled water, take that up to Canada, OK?
I'm glad they're in the neighborhood, but the place needs work.
I've been to the Nolensville location scores of times and to this new one twice. The barbecue is good and the sides are adequate, but only 2 stars for 2 big problems: inefficient service and sky-high prices.
There is only one register for taking eat-in orders. (If you're placing to go, don't wait in the big line; they have a separate to-go ordering station.) Therefore long lines form during lunch and dinner that could be averted with a more efficient setup that included another register. Furthermore, you have to cut through the line of folks waiting to get to the restrooms. This is also a problem at the Nolensville location.
Rather than handing you a number to place on your table, they scrawl one on your receipt. Some time passes and a server emerges from the kitchen, bellowing what sounds like random numbers until you realize there's something about the number 79 that seems vaguely familiar. By that time, everyone has looked up from their conversation to see what all the hollering is about. Then you look like a moron for forgetting your number, and the server has wasted time trying to track you down, which means other people's food is getting cold. It's a mess.
Then there are the prices. I live in the neighborhood and am familiar with two other excellent BBQ places that are less than 1.5 miles from this location. One on 12South charges $9 for a pork platter with 2 sides and cornbread. One on Franklin Road charges $7.25 for the same. Martin's charges $12. Folks, I am here to tell you that while the BBQ here is very good, it's not 33% better than the competition and it's for dang sure not 65% better, so I'm trying to figure out why I should pay that much more for something of similar or better quality that I can get just down the street.
As a parting thought, they don't vent the cooking smoke properly, so you smell like meat for the remainder of the day after going inside.
It's nice to see bands under the stars, but the location of this venue is unfortunate. It's only accessible from one road. Expect to wait the better part of an hour to get out of the parking lot. Furthermore, the beer selection is mediocre.
Not bad. Not good, mind you, but not bad.
This is an affordable option in a neighborhood where prices are out of control, so three brown dwarfs for that, but the food isn't going to win any awards. I'll say that the queso and Memphis taco were satisfying.
Downgrading because even with plenty of competition nearby in the beer-to-go market segment, prices remain too high.
With a little bit of planning it's not hard to get a growler of premium craft beer for $6-$8 at a number of places in Nashville. Growlers start at roughly $10 here.
I don't see why I should pay a 25-33% markup for the same 64 oz. of Yazoo/Lagunitas/Stoudts etc. I can get just down the road. It's a great business model and I salute their commitment to good beer, but as a consumer I'm taking my glassware elsewhere.
The rating mostly hinges on the location. It's just a lot more convenient than hitting the 4-lane to get out to Lowesly Worm or Homer Despot.
This place is great for the things you forgot to get at the big box. I really like that they sell nails and screws in bulk; it's a little cheaper than buying them in boxes at the big dogs. They also have a good selection of plumbing supplies.
Don't go looking for tile or associated tools, and don't expect to find very many tools made in the USA.
IAM has worked on my cars for 8 years and counting. The work they've done has never failed, and they've never misdiagnosed a problem. They don't use scare tactics and they're straight with you about what needs fixing and what can wait. They'll also recommend other shops who can do certain kinds of work for a better price, and if you're out of town they'll also give recommendations for good garages in other Mid-TN cities.
They're not the cheapest garage in town, but I'm all right with that.
Good People of Hickory,
Make much of lard. Gather ye country ham while ye may. Here in Nashville, we lack such esteemed quick-service purveyors of biscuitry as this, being relegated to strain under the yoke of such second-rate flour slingers as Bo-hawnglaze and Hard-Ease.
But you lucky few, you band of breakfasters, you can sink your bicuspids into fresh, fluffy biscuit bliss any day you please. And let us not even speak of the real eggs cracked into perfect circles or the crispy, toothsome rashers of bacon. No, we will leave these things unsaid, to be relished rather than recounted.
So be thankful and rejoice, for we are not all so fortunate as you. Let us away! Fair Biscuitville, we pine for thee. Cast thine ovens westward! We shall receive thee with open arms!
"A penser, c'est humain; savoir, c'est divin."
Nashville, TN, Vereinigte StaatenYelper seit
Juli 2011Dinge, die ich mag
Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Heimatort
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