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    Where you like to eat when you have extra dough to blow on dinner out?

    I'm p sure I won't be cooking for like a year after I get to NYC next week 'cuz I'll be insistent on trying every restaurant ever up there.

    But. Here in Nashville, there's quite a few local spots I really like.

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    Yes. I know I mentioned Hot Stuff before... But I can't help it. They're amazing.

    Raz'z Restaurants - American Cajun family restaurant in Smyrna and Nashville, TN.

    Raz'z is another great one.. I've only eaten there a handful of times, but it's just so yummy.. It's Cajun/Creole with a twist .. This place has been featured on Food Network before.

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    Only eaten there once, but damn that was a good burger.

    The Thirsty Turtle Sports Grill

    This used to be a sub/hoagie/grinder spot called... I forget now. It was a damn great little spot. Then it shut down. Sad face. It was also supposed to be my first job, but they'd hired too many people.

    Anywho. Some people came in, bought the space and the space directly next to it and opened up Thirsty Turtle Sports Bar/Grill. Again, only eaten there once, but I had the carnitas and bf and I split an order of crab legs & oysters and watched the NBA finals with a good friend of mine (I got drunk, naturally).

    and finally, there's Toots:

    Toot's Restaurants - Good Food and Fun - Murfreesboro, TN - Smyrna, TN - Bowling Green, KY - Loveland, OH

    They've expanded into Ohio and Kentucky, but my ex and I got take out from there often.. Ordering like 3 orders of fried frogs' legs at a time to bring home. The crab legs are also great as well as their fried clams, philly cheesesteak sandwich, and buffalo chicken sandwich (I'm a sucker for buffalo chicken anything hehehe).

    And of course there's always the taco shops that my ex and I would frequent for lunch.. Tacos Al Pastor FTW, yo.


    Talk about local eateries here, bitches!

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    Steak and Shake is the best but I don't have one in my town

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    There was a local place where I used to live that served (from what I could tell) pretty authentic Vietnamese food, and I miss it. I miss my bahn mi and nhung dam, and other stuff. So many veggies in that food!

    There was also a little Japanese place next door that sold really good bento boxes.

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    Steak and shake is a SE USA chain lmao...

    We used to stop at the one in Wildwood, GA going down to Florida .. lawl Its the balls tho... Dem fries. Dem burgers....

    Frisch's Big Boy is another good joint that isn't nationwide.... My mom loved their tartar sauce.

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    Where you like to eat when you have extra dough to blow on dinner out?
    Thai. Thai Thai Thai Thai Thai Thai Thai.

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    MIMI'S CAFE

    Mimi's Cafe | Menu | It's a new day at Mimi's Cafe

    I also really like O'Charley's. They make great chicken pot pie.

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    Oops. Sorry for the triple post. Will delete later cuz I'm mobile.

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    A few months back I found myself with a lot of money, so I decided to take my mother out for a really nice meal on her birthday.
    Until then I had never been to a really nice restaurant, but I told her to pick anywhere she wanted in town, with money being no issue. She picked this very, very nice (and expensive) Italian place called Giulianos, and we both had an incredible meal (the wine was excellent).

    It's really nice to splash out once and a while, because if you pick the right place then money really can buy a brilliant meal.

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    There are great restaurants basically everywhere. But it's always nice to be somewhere with several of them, instead of only 1. I almost always favor Asian food of some kind (mostly Thai, Indian, and Japanese).

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    There's a reeeeaaaaly good Thai place down the road from me. The chef is from Thailand, so you know it's authentic. And it's in your best interest to not order things as spicy as you normally would! There's a brewery not too far from me that I don't just go to for the beer, but the pizza....OMFG this pizza is amazing! It's made from all fresh ingredients. There's also Bagger daves, its a build your own burger place. They have an outstanding beer selection. I go to On the Rocks occasionally and its just a small bar but their food is really good and the kitchens open until 1 AM. Also, Karaoke. :3

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    Me and the missus go to Strada quite often in Wilmslow here in the UK.

    Strada - Wilmslow - Main Menu


    We occasionally venture to the posh part of Manchester, Gusto in Alderley Edge. Apparently, a lot of Man United players go in here but I've yet to see any of the smurfers

    http://www.gustorestaurants.uk.com/p...menuoct_13.pdf


    One of my personal favourites though is a gorgeous one not far from my house called Damson. Everything on that menu is just food porn.

    Damson Restaurant - Heaton Moor, Stockport

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    I'm lucky enough to live in an area with a tremendous number of amazing restaurants. Everything from mom & pop shops, to world famous Michelin star places. So we get to eat pretty well. I can't even begin to list all the places we like to eat at. Although our tastes do lean more towards the casual places rather than the fancy. Right now, I really have a hankering to go to this place for some tapas and paella: Home | Esperpento

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    Uhm. I want to go there. Like a lot. Field trip!

    Signature by rubah. I think.

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    You need to come visit now. It will give us another excuse to go.

    The food, Megan



    The food is delicious.


    And the bread. ohmigoshthebread

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    I was looking at the menus everyone posted when I noticed this for the one Miriel posted.


    Signature by rubah. I think.

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