So I have done it! I have finally got Jen to agree to a BBQ odyssey around the southern states of the US of A. OK so maybe I didn’t tell her it was a trip purely based around BBQ (and other southern food – I guess!) but anyway I got the green light, booked it and I am currently writing this post from a very cool coffee shop in East Austin, belly full with BBQ and a very big smile on my face.
The trip is just over 3 and a half weeks, taking in Dallas (for the shopping), Austin (quickly becoming my favourite place on earth) on to San Antonio, a Dude ranch for that ‘authentic’ Cowboy experience, Houston, New Orleans – for July 4th no less. Nashville and finishing up in the home of Elvis, Memphis.
Its gonna be some trip, its mid summer so it’s hot, hot, hot – but the food is going to be epic (more to follow on this soon). Being the geek I am I have put together an extremely detailed spreadsheet of essential places to eat:
So far, so good, knocked a couple off the list that I will write about soon, lots still to go – so glad I bought that giant box of Rennies!!
You should try Jack’s BBQ in Nashville! It’s one of my family’s favorites!! I’m including a link to a post I just wrote about our lunch at Jack’s & this AMAZING bakery that you have to try out!!
Also, if you are into coffee shops my favorites in Nashville are Crema (FAV) & the Frothy Monkey. Barista Parlor is also super crazy popular and gorgeous. I also frequent Billy Goat Coffee Cafe, it’s in Mt. Juliet, twenty minutes outside of Nashville.
Other fun Nashville Eats include Treehouse, Jenni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Turnip Truck, Thai Esane, Soulshine Pizza, Province Bakery, Bombay Palace, and Rose Peppers!!!
Have a total blast!!(:
Wow thank you so much for all that, I will be sure to check out as many of these as I can. Great to have some local knowledge, I will be sure to check out your blog for more inspiration!
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Sounds awesome! I am so excited for you to experience Nashville! Definitely check out the blog!(: