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#eyePISSGLITTER | Mouth Adventure | Five Nashville Foodie Hot Spots

As the seasons begin to change so do our tastebuds, in this case it was only right to get a nice list started for some must stop spots. This time around, we're taking a trip to the Music City capital, Nashville, Tennessee. With so many new restaurants opening it may seem hard to keep up, but that's why you have EYEPISSGLITTER as your friendly guide. Now don't get sad if you don't see your favorite restaurant yet, believe me there are plenty of categories we have coming up, plus we'll sit directly with the owners to see what's best. 

Check out our ver first Mouth Adventure of five Nashville spots you want to check out...NOW!

FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY - 12 South

I want everything. 

I want everything. 

Heard to be on of Nashville’s youngest fresh made to order bakery. This is a family owned bakery where it doesn’t use any GMO, chemical preservatives, hydro oils, or any artificial colors and flavors. It has been the talk in some of my Group Me with young alumni/professionals.

SAINT ANEJO - The Gulch

The mimosas though. 

The mimosas though. 

Nice laid back Mexican Cuisine. Includes top shelf/premium tequila. They have happy hour on select days. Also they have a lovely balcony/patio if you ever want to cool out after a long day of work.

PRINCE'S HOT CHICKEN - Ewing Lane & Murfreesboro Road

Tasty fire in my mouth. 

Tasty fire in my mouth. 

The FIRST Nashville Hot chicken joint. You can go to this place for lunch, dinner, or after the club. The one on Ewing Lane stays open until about 1 am. You will not be disappointed. If you are a lover of REAL hot chicken look no further.

CLYDE'S - Church Street

I beat everyone in UNO here. 

I beat everyone in UNO here. 

Newly opened sports bar theme. When I say sports bar I am meaning ping pong tables and other game stations. It is a laid back vibe, not too loud or not too quiet. They have a wonderful food menu. It is jumping during happy hour or on Friday or Saturday nights.

FIVE POINTS PIZZA - 5 Points

After The Set. 

After The Set. 

Located in the heart of 5 points, here is a pizza place that you must try. Handmade from scratch pizza. It is made to order. SO you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed By Breanna Dickey 

Mouth Adventures: I Went to Mexico For a Chimichanga

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What: Chimichanga

Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Beverage: Peach Margarita

Rating: 5/5

It was all of that and some more! From the crispness of the shell to the cheese it was everything I thought it would be. The setting was so nice as well! The best part was that I was actually in Mexico so I could say I had the best chimichanga ever!

The guacamole added a great refreshing taste to it as well. I’m not sure what the name of the restaurant was but if you’re in Playa del Carmen, walk down Fifth Avenue and it’ll be on your left right across from Soho!

By the way the Peach Margarita was delicious as well.   

Mouth Adventures: Seafood City Weather. I Love BX.

What: Crab legs x Fried shrimp x French fries

Where: City Island, Bronx, NY x Seafood City

Beverage: Shark Bite

Rating: 5/5

This is the ultimate place to go with your friends especially when it’s nice outside. When I go I usually see everyone I went to elementary school with (even though they act like they don’t know), if you’re from Mount Vernon that totally makes sense.

But let’s talk food! The crab legs are boiled and fried to a precise texture leaving your taste buds wanting more. The shrimp adds delight because if you wanted fried shrimp and couldn’t decide whether to get crab legs and share some of your friends shrimp you’ll be ok.

For a little twist I always add a nice beverage. At times Seafood City becomes the best bar of the summer. You really do get your money’s worth. Since it has been so long since I had been there, I decided on an old favorite; The Shark Bite, best describe by Lessie as ‘Gasoline’. But once it starts to taste good that’s when you’re good:)

Mouth Adventures: Logan's Slabs & Salmon. Gravy Included.

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What: Dill Salmon. Half Slab of Ribs. Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy. House Salad & The Rolls.

Where: Logan’s. Huntsville, Alabama.

Price: $25

Rating: 3/5

Not only were we good and hungry but the food was delicious. The purpose of this Mouth Adventure was to get some finger licking barbecue. But after starvation for about a two hours it was time to say no Cheddar’s this time but let’s find something new.

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It wasn’t new but it’s one of my favorite restaurants; Logan’s. Walking in you’ll be greeted by peanut shells on the floor from patrons at the tables. My focus was the Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy. I have always admired their fresh gravy and the rolls are just to LIVE for.

I also ordered a side of ribs to go with my salmon but I didn’t get to eat them because I was half way sleep at my table because the salmon was so tasty. Not to mention I had a Mango Rum Punch served in a jar. I recommend Logan’s to anyone looking for a laid back atmosphere, good food, but if you want a buzz either ask for more of a spike in your drink or have a tasty lemonade.

Mouth Adventures: N'awlins In NYC. Shrimp Etouffee

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So I figured since I’m not celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I’d at least share one of my favorite dishes! Rice is a must plus shrimp, that’s double love but then just when you think you’re getting RIGHT, here comes the gravy. 

How could one imagine all three favorites in one dish that actually tastes great together. Boom Dynamite…Shrimp Etouffee!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 cups shrimp stock
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deviened
  • hot sauce to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Directions
  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook until it starts to brown sprinkle in the flour while mixing and simmer until it turns a dark brown.
  2. Add the onion, celery and peppers and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for a minute.
  4. Whisk in the stock, add the tomato, creole seasoning and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook until cooked, about 5 minutes.
  6. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Mix in the butter lemon juice, green onion and parsley and enjoy over cooked rice.


Tip: If you do not have shrimp stock, simmer the shrimp shells in chicken stock or beer for 30 minutes

via Closet Cooking

Mouth Adventures: Candy Corn Flavored M&M's That Taste Like White Chocolate Skittles.

What: White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s

Where: CVS

Price: $4.19USD

Rating: 3/5

Talk about a way to confuse your taste buds. Searching through the Sunday ads in the newspaper is also fun, but as soon as I saw these babies I was immediately excited. I told the world via social media about them. Then it was time to try them. I went to Target where I initially saw them but to no luck they weren’t available.

As soon as I thought I was about to give up. On my journey to pick up some coco butter baby oil gel, I spotted them! PHUKIN YAY!

Long story short. They tasted like Skittles on the outside and white chocolate in the center. Shout Out to Ariella for believing we could find these! I was a bit sad because it’s officially candy corn season and yes they were the color of candy corn, but they didn’t taste like candy corn.

My Mouth Was Tricked.

Mouth Adventures: Rolling Stones of Ensalada LA Edition

Restaurant: Rolling Stones LA

Where: Somewhere in LA

Beverage: Speckled Pineapple Punch/Long Island W/Pineapple Juice No Coke

Price: $42

Rating: 3.5/5

I’m not sure what we were expecting but it didn’t hit the spot. The only thing that saved us was the setting the second drink I had and of course my sisters. It was a great place to take pictures though. The food had us full of surprises, there was random fish in my Caesar salad and Asia’s daiquiri tasted like vitamins. So yeah the experience was different.

Mouth Adventures: What If BlockHeads Had Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists?

Restaurant: Block Head Diner

Where: Midtown

Food: Two Beef Tacos x Rice & Beans

Beverage: Coconut Margarita

Price: $10.50 (USD)

Rating: 4.5/5

After the best hair event I’ve ever been too, Melisa and I were in dire need of food! I knew it was going to be a mouth adventure. Next thing you know I was googling the nearest Blockheads! When I thought we were going to a familiar location, come to find out it was another one. But I think this may be our new Blockheads. We met some really interesting people! But enough about the people…let’s talk TASTEBUDS!

As soon as we sat down at the bar we had a strategy…margarita! Mostly known for their Bulldog drink we weren’t really in the mood for beer! We knew what we wanted. The coconut margarita was calling my name and it tasted wonderful. Next thing you know it was time for food! Melisa and I shared the two tacos. It had a crisp outer shell and soft inner shell. The rice and beans complimented the main course in all the right ways. The only thing I really wanted after was churros or cinnamon  twists from Taco Bell.

Mouth Adventures: Balls & Bread at the Diner.

Restaurant: White Plains Diner

Where: White Plains

Food: Wheat Toast & Matzo Ball Soup

Price: $5.40 (USD)

Rating: 4.5/5

Usually I have the soup and toast as an appetizer but, this time I was in the mood for it to serve as a meal. My drink was supposed to be a tequila sunrise but they said the bar didn’t open until noon. So water was my beverage of choice. I love chicken broth and who can deny the great taste of wheat bread. In this case be careful what you ask for. Instead of the usual cup of soup I had a bowl of the soup. It was way too much for me to handle. Thinking back I should have added salt and pepper to it. I still recommend it but to all who have some just stay with a cup of it not a whole bowl.

Mouth Adventures: Pop Pub...Not For Burgers But the Fried Sugar Donuts.

Restaurant: Pop Pub

Where: Union Square

Food: Fried Sugar Donuts

Price: $5.00 (USD)

Rating: 3.5/5

Throughout the years I may have worn out Pop Burger. So I turned around and starting going to Pop Pub! Same thing right? Wrong! Well ehhh, the ambiance is a little different and it’s all about the beer. When beer is offered I only go for my favorite…Framboise Lambic! I had the Framboise Lambic, cheese Tots and this time and for the first time, Hot Donuts. 

I was excited that they came with strawberry jam and a hot chocolate dip as well. Not to mention they were warm, sweet and took me for a true mouth adventure. Then I thought to myself…what’s the difference between these and fried donuts from the Chinese buffet. The answer was the dipping sauces. But, I admit, they were worth every penny because I still had some left over the next day and they were still tasty!