Miscellaneous Rumbles

Ashland Tennessee, anyone live there or know of it?

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Oh I don’t know, Don. Last night we had tacos de carnitas (with kitchen made tortillas), chili verde, and deelish sopapillas. In Tennessee. We still miss the old days of getting taquitos on Olvera Street, but the population changes over the years have brought the joys of comidas Mexicanos to our neighborhood.

Bowl of fresh cilantro on the table. Heaven.

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Geez, we have pretty killer Mexican even in Indiana. It’s the reason I live here.

Not that SoCal’s isn’t great - it is - but we do OK here on the coast of the Ohio.

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Better get your fill of Mexican food before you leave LA. Decent comidas Mexicano is very difficult to find as you get closer to the right coast.

– Don Birchett

Don, Deed is right on with her post. I'm guessing you haven't been to Nashville in the past 15 years. Plenty of bona fide mercadas, carnicerias, tortillarias and taquerias here, owned primarily by immigrant Mexican and Central American entrepreneurial families. I have three within a one-mile radius of my house-- and I live in Murfreesboro, which is only 1/6 the size of Nashville.

And I'm not talking "corporate Tex-Mex" either. I'm talking family-recipe Tortas, Menudo, Tamales, Sopes, and yes, Tacos (traditional style, meat, onions, cilantro... not "Taco Bell" style), etc... (Tacos Lengua being a longtime favorite of mine!) Wash it all down with a cold Tecate or Jarritos of your choice! There is no shortage of good Mexican food in the Nashville area-- It's not all El Chico/Del Taco here, but we have our share of "Tex/Mex" as well, if that's what one prefers... not me though-- give me the good stuff, as pictured below.

Some shots from one of my nearby local haunts-- Maria's Mercada. And there's at least a dozen places like this (plus mobile taco wagons on top of that) in my little town of 120,000.

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Hey Tartan I'll be looking you up soon.

– Taffy

Sounds good. Didn't anyone ever tell you that Nashville is the "Wales" of Tennessee?

I made that up just now... but I like to think of it that way! Just not as many goats & sheep as the old country.

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I don't eat a lot of Mexican so I'm not bothered, more an Indian curry for me, that's what I'd like to know about? I'm leaving for Flagstaff this morning

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Have a great trip Taffy, see you down the road sometime.

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Bombay Palace on West End, in Nashville. Brilliant Indian restaurant. Vindaloo!!

Three excellent Indian spots in Franklin, we're spoiled for choice. Not sure if you’ll find a curry in Ashland City...but just wait, it won’t be long.

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Bombay Palace on West End, in Nashville. Brilliant Indian restaurant. Vindaloo!!

Three excellent Indian spots in Franklin, we're spoiled for choice. Not sure if you’ll find a curry in Ashland City...but just wait, it won’t be long.

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Sounds good. Didn't anyone ever tell you that Nashville is the "Wales" of Tennessee?

I made that up just now... but I like to think of it that way! Just not as many goats & sheep as the old country.

– Tartan Phantom

Seeing as how you mentioned them, are Tennessee sheep as 'nervous' as they are in Wales and Scotland?

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Bombay Palace on West End, in Nashville. Brilliant Indian restaurant. Vindaloo!!

Three excellent Indian spots in Franklin, we're spoiled for choice. Not sure if you’ll find a curry in Ashland City...but just wait, it won’t be long.

– Deed Eddy

Thanks for the insight Deed, I'll be checking them out as soon as I've settled in. I arrived here yesterday after making a few detours and stay overs. Most notably with Richard Hudson and Conchieta, 2 of the finest people you could ever wish to meet. Considering this was the first time we met in person after 6 years when we first got to know each other on the pages, it felt more like we'd always been friends in person. Needless to say I'm going back to visit. When I get the internet set up I'll write more on my 2000 mile trip from California to Tennessee.

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Glad you landed safely Paul! Look forward to your trip description.

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Yes, glad that you arrived safely. That guy Richard is as good as they come, ain't he?

I will look forward to reading your report.

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Glad you made it to Tennessee Paul! I met Richard at CAAS a few years ago and it was instant friendship for life!

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It was great getting to know you at the NorCal Roundups Taffy. Sure will miss you and your playing. Definitely one of the bright lights. Hope Nashville and Ashland City bring you much happiness!


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