Rodizio Grill, Nashville’s Newest Churrascaria Arrives and Impresses

Picanha - Top Sirloin

For those that have followed me for quite some time, you probably know that I love churrascarias (Brazilian steakhouses). I’ve been to several across the United States but was quite disappointed to find one wasn’t around in Nashville when I moved here a few years ago. The last one in Nashville prior to that closed its doors in 2006 but it wasn’t until summer of 2011 did another open in its place as a …

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Good Food, Good Friends, & Good Times at Mangia Nashville

Eggplant Rollatini

Back in March, I read an article about a new restaurant called Mangia Nashville in The Nashville Scene. The article was quite lengthy, but went into extreme detail about the history of the venture as well as in-depth reviews of the meal that evening. Being the avid food lover that I am, I called the number that was supplied only to find that reservations be done via e-mail. Expecting to hear back with good …

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A Fine Diamond In The Rough – The Mad Platter in Nashville

Pork Duo

My latest dining experience to review is from a local restaurant called The Mad Platter that was unexpectedly one of my better dining experiences in Nashville to date . In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting much from this restaurant because the last upscale, local restaurant I tried ended up being slightly average. On top of that, when I attempted to make a reservation at The Mad Platter, the person I spoke to was quite …

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The Royal in Cancun – A Food Lover’s Paradise & A Whole Lot More

The Royal in Cancun

Earlier this month, Haley and I took our first overseas vacation together to an all-inclusive resort called The Royal in Cancun that was highly recommended by her parents. For years we’ve heard nothing but good things about the resort from them and how they wished we could go with them each year. As intrigued as I was to go, issues always arose where we couldn’t make it. Finally in 2011, we got that chance …

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