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 Wilma Kaye's in Nashville

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Poverty Pete

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  • Location: Nashville, TN
Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Tue, 07/26/05 7:44 PM (permalink)
This little place has got it goin' on. She serves cajun food good enough to be operating anywhere between Lake Charles and N.O. Red beans and rice, gumbo, etouffee', po boys, jambalaya, catfish, a thing she calls her Cajun Fried Pie(filled with shrimp and crabmeat au gratin), and one thing you WON'T find on I-10, Nashville Hot Chicken.
She keeps limited hours, because it's just Wilma and her hubby? brother? cook. Lunch 11-2 Tu-Fri, and dinner 5-9, Tu-Sat. Convenient to I-40 at exit 219.
If you don't know me, I realize I sound like a shill for the place, but I didn't even get a free cup of gumbo. It's just a really nice place to stop if you're in the area.
 
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    chezkatie

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    • Location: Baltimore and Florida,
    RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Wed, 07/27/05 7:40 AM (permalink)
    This place sounds great and I just noticed that you have given good directions. We will be driving through there in a couple of weeks and it sounds like the perfect place for our lunch stop.
     
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      tiki

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      • Joined: 7/7/2003
      • Location: Rentiesville, OK
      RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Wed, 07/27/05 10:25 AM (permalink)
      This is going on my "Must try" list---i DO know Pete and if he raves about it--i want to eat there! Thanks Pete!
       
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        Art Deco

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        • Location: Nashville, TN
        RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Wed, 07/27/05 11:13 AM (permalink)
        Haven't been since they moved from downtown but have it on my radar. Thanks Pete!!
         
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          chezkatie

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          RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Wed, 07/27/05 11:47 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by pogophiles

          Haven't been since they moved from downtown but have it on my radar. Thanks Pete!!


          I did a search on this restaurant and under the address (which said 205 3rd Ave No.) it said "closed" so I am assuming that the 3rd Ave No. address was their old location. Am I correct? If so, could someone give me their new address? Thanks.
           
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            Poverty Pete

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            • Location: Nashville, TN
            RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Wed, 07/27/05 7:12 PM (permalink)
            Chezkatie, you're right, it is the same woman. She moved from the downtown due to the rent costs. I don't know the exact address, but it's easy to find. It's on Stewert's Ferry Pike, which is exit 219. Go north to a small strip shopping center on the right with a Mapco station in front. It's about 3/4 mile off of I-40.
             
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              Art Deco

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              • Location: Nashville, TN
              RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Thu, 07/28/05 10:48 AM (permalink)
              When you coming through Chezkatie? Any chance of meeting up there?
               
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                Poverty Pete

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                RE: Wilma Kaye's in Nashville Thu, 07/28/05 7:00 PM (permalink)
                Tiki, the reason I like it so much has more to do with location than with food. If you've been around New Orleans and Lafayette, you've had
                food every bit as good as what you'll get here. I just didn't expect to find it this far north.
                I had the hot chicken for lunch today. Being totally greaseless, it didn't need or get the usual white bread underneath. Instead it comes with a hunk of french bread, nothing great. I ordered mine hot. The heat index is about like Prince's medium. The spice coating was saltier than most, and heavy on the hot paprica. If I were to take a newbie to Prince's I would advise against ordering it hot, but here it is definitely doable by anybody who likes spicy food.
                 
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