They had an assortment of hand-bagged teas and are known for their "sweet as can be" lattes, but I passed on that so I could stealthily grab a picture of a patron enjoying his iced americano. Oh wait, Andrew Goldwasser is that you?!
My time in Nashville was not just about food mind you. I had an unforgettable time the other night at the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar in Printer's Alley. This little alleyway came out of no where and there it was in big neon lights, a Boogie Bar. Rarely does one have a night on the road that makes everything better. It's easy to feel down and alone when you're constantly working or staying in hotels, but this Blues Bash made me feel happy that I was on the road and lucky to have such great company. We walked in to this New Orleans-esque bar complete with a huge stage filled with talented Blues musicians born to make you want to dance. What a group! The man's name was Whitey Johnson and he had a band with him that did not stop playing for hours. There was a dance floor and... I couldn't help myself. Turns out that an actual Blues Dance group meets there every other Tuesday to groove to what Whitey's putting down, I would move to Nashville to dance with these guys. I had the best time with my tour mates that came along and we didn't stop grooving and moving until last call.
One of my tour mates, Stephen Brunson, walked away with a pretty fantastic memory of last night's festivities. A signed and personalized CD from Whitey Johnson himself. Now that is what I call a great night in an unforgettable city.
See? Love, Whitey :)
Please don't forget to check out the Frothy Monkey!
Also, Rae's Gourmet Sandwich Shop!
And of course… The greatest night you will ever have.