A kitty silhouette at dusk
For those of you who know me, you are well aware of my dislike for fried food. Those of you who don't, now you do! George laughed and laughed when I recommended that we have dinner at Cock of the Walk (seriously) in Nashville
. I had read several excellent reviews, including on this site, and the online menu looked tasty enough--catfish and fried green tomatoes, which I've decided that I must like due to the fact that they're one of my favorite summer foods (ripe red tomatoes, that is) and one of my favorite movies is named after this Southern "delicacy."
Turns out that I must've made up the fried green tomatoes being on the menu, or perhaps conflated it with another menu of a restaurant in Memphis
, as alas, this restaurant did not have it on hand.
The Nashville evening sky
However, we did order the fried dill pickles, which were tasty yet surprisingly not dillish. George loves fried food, so he was pretty much in fried food heaven. I on the other hand, as George had expected, only picked at the fried food, which was a vertiable feast for the eyes but not my taste buds or stomach.
However, the broiled catfish was the absolute best I've ever had, and though the filets didn't really fill me up, they were mighty tasty. I had also ordered a margarita, which was basically straight tequila with a touch of margarita mix. Not really my style, but hey, when in Rome. Actually, I guess getting a margarita at a Southern fried food joint isn't the best idea. ;0)
After dinner, we had planned to head to Whole Foods Market to pick up some fruit and healthy snacks for the road, as well as visit Lovers Circle, which we had read offers a nice view of the city, and the Cumberland Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville.
We managed only to make it to Whole Foods, as by the time we left it was nearly 10 and we were both wiped from the day. Plus, we needed to get up early the next morning to head to Memphis. The Whole Foods Market is HUGE. It's more like the size of a supermarket, and it even has a separate store across the street called Whole Foods Body. Located in Green Hills, an apparently affluent area, it sits in an outdoor mall across from some very high priced stores.
Though we didn't do much in Nashville per se, we did feel like we had accomplished exactly what we wanted--exploring Mammoth Cave and stocking up on healthy food.