I've been home for two days now and almost fully recovered from the busy, but fun weekend in Nashville. Here are the places my cousin and I ate, all on Friday and Saturday:
Pancake Pantry, Arnold's Country Kitchen, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Rotier's, Prince's Hot Chicken, Loveless Cafe (Roadfood Bus Tour), Puckett's Grocery (RBT), Henpeck Market (RBT), Sylvan Park (RBT), Swett's, McNeil's Produce Stand and La Hacienda.
Arnold's was simply the best meat & three I have ever visited and gets my vote for best meal on the trip, while my cousin thought it was a tie between Arnold's and Pancake Pantry. On the bus tour, we both loved Puckett's and Henpeck Market and I plan on going back and eating full meals at both next time in town.
This was the third Roadfood bus tour I have been on and it was my favorite, too. That is because I was able to meet some fellow Roadfooders for the first time, like Poverty Pete, Mr. Chips, Sundancer, The Travelin' Man, ChiTownDiner (who was extremely generous sharing his food on the bus tour stops) and the Mayor himself.
We also got to meet several other people on the bus who don't post here (or at least often), like the couple from California (she's from Sacramento and he's from LA and buys t-shirts at all the Roadfood spots he visits). And also Larry and Liz from Dallas (soon to be Birmingham) who shared tables with us at two of the stops. Everyone was so nice. My only regret was there wasn't more time to meet more people.
Here is the first photo of the eating places on the tour. I'll add some more here shortly. Stephen is leading the line, Then Bruce and Sue, the ChiTwnDiner and his wife and family, Then Jane and Michael....and the rest of the pack !! Jane and Michael are center-stage here at one of the stops. Halfway through eating this delicious blackberry cobbler at Puckett's Grocery, ChiTownDiner and I traded desserts with me getting his banana pudding. Several people on the bus (me included) mentioned that this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato was their favorite food from the tour I am already looking forward to next year's Roadfood bus tour in Austin!