Nashville August 17, 2017
10 Food Faux-Pas No Nashvillian Should Ever Commit
Nashville has been recognized as an up-and-coming foodie destination in America, which, of course, everyone here has known for a long time. Our food is an integral part of our heritage and our identity, but there are just some things that you don’t do when it comes to food in Nashville. Here’s just some of the faux-pas that you should avoid at all costs.
10. Drinking Unsweetened Ice Tea
Why would you ever drink iced tea that isn't sweet? Just try to order unsweetened tea at any restaurant in Nashville -- the reaction from the waiter will be all you need to confirm that this is a huge faux-pas.
9. Eating a Plain Biscuit
Why would you eat a plain biscuit when you could smother it in butter, jam or gravy?
8. Eating Barbecue Without Cornbread
Is it really barbecue if there's no cornbread?
7. Getting Plain Chicken at Prince's
This one is easy to avoid -- just order what's in the name of the restaurant. Why go to a hot chicken place and order anything other than hot chicken?
6. Pancake Pantry at 11 AM
If you commit this faux pas, we hope you like lines more than you like pancakes, because that's exactly what you'll be getting.
5. Going to Biscuit Love and Not Getting Bonuts
Biscuit Love is famous for these little guys, and they're definitely worth the hype. If you go and don't get any, you're definitely not doing it right.
4. Expecting to Not Pay a Fortune at Barista Parlor
Barista Parlor serves up some of the best coffee in Nashville, but know you'll pay a premium for their premium coffee and experience.
3. Expecting No Line at Slim and Husky's
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Okay, maybe if you're there when they open, you'll be able to walk right up. Otherwise, there will be a wait. Slim and Husky's definitely earns the hype though -- be sure to check it out!
2. Ordering Seafood (Unless it's from Henrietta Red)
We're in a landlocked state, people. Your best bet is to generally avoid seafood. But the dishes at Henrietta Red are the exception to this rule. Their food is fresh and is definitely worth a visit.
1. Trying to Eat Anywhere at 2 PM on Saturday
Just try it once. You'll find out that everyone else in Tennessee is trying it at the same time, and you won't make that mistake again.
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