Met with a bunch of former and current Nashville folks at El Coyote last night. Seems like whenever we do this it's at some long-established tourist trap; last time it was El Cholo! Of course the food was barely above Taco Bell level, though the margaritas found great favor and the service was excellent...
Going to a place like this for the food is like going to a movie for the popcorn. It's part theatre, part party, a good excuse to get the gang around a table and have some drinks in jolly surroundings. Anyway, when you're catching up with folks you haven't seen in a year or more, great food would be almost a distraction. As it was, we got there early, stayed for about three hours, had a royal blast and spent less than $100 for six of us, including tax, tip and parking.