I will be in Nashville shortly and going out to dinner with friends. They like upscale places and sent me menus, but all the places are so un-southern, I am hugely disappointed. I checked out some of the dinner places recommended here, and they are the same: Margots, F Scotts, Sunset Grill, etc etc . . . not a single southern dish on the menu! Mirror at least has fried green tomatoes as appetizer--but that's the only dish with any local flavor. And Mad Platter for LUNCH has shrimp n grits, but I really need to go for dinner, and their dinner menu is the same old same old boring boring boring to me (I know other people have different taste but I am just so not interested in fine dining I can do generically any place in the US). Also, the places were so expensive! If I am going to spend, I want it to be southern nouvelle, at least (like SNOB or 82 Queen in Charleston, or the South Kitchen place in Atlanta) or a nice pleasant place with southern homestyle, pulled pork, hot fish, fried chicken, sweet tea, like that, and it has to be not too far out of town, because we are tourists and don't want to spend too long driving away from the tourist areas. . . and remember, it needs to be for DINNER, not lunch . . .
What about Swetts, would that be any good?
Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much!