RUDE SERVICE!We have lived in Franklin for 2 years and finally decided to visit the famed Pancake Pantry. It was Monday at about 1:40, so no wait. Cute atmosphere, but nothing overly special. The waitress was very nice at first, and took our orders. The food came out pretty quickly, and it all looked wonderful...but my raspberry compote pancakes came out with cherry compote on them. I took a second taste to be sure, then summoned the waitress. I told her what I had ordered, and she said in a defensive voice, "those pancakes most certainly ARE raspberry." I looked at her in shock, and said, "well, they taste like cherry and I don't like cherry and they even have big cherries all over them." She took them to be exchanged. At that point, my husband, who was facing the kitchen, noticed her tasting my returned pancakes. GROSS! she actually ate after me, not knowing if I had any sort of cold or disease or anything. She then returned to say that they would replace them, but said that both she and the cook agreed that the returned portion was indeed raspberry. Argumentative! She seemed stubborn to a point. Again, I just looked at her, amazed that she was actually arguing with a customer, as if I didn't know the taste differences of raspberry and cherry! When the raspberry pancakes came out, they looked almost identical. The raspberries even looked a lot like cherries, believe it or not. But the taste was 100% raspberry. And 100% different than the first set of pancakes I was served. The waitress came over to our table a little later and said in an overly cheerful voice, "everyone happy now?" We were polite. But unfortunately, it tainted the whole visit. The lack of people skills in this world continues to amaze me. We did register our complaint with the manager as we left and the manager said he appreciated the feedback. The food was pretty good, but not overly spectacular. I actually like Bob Evans pancakes better. But the service was disrespectful, and made me not want to return.
Tin Angel is a great Nashville restaurant.\r \r The food is fabulous and reasonably priced. Few other restaurants in town are as fun and delicious …
Though the English teacher in me cringes at the uncapitalized name of this restaurant, I could easily fall in drunk love with the happy hour at blvd. For $8, you get to choose two (that's right, two!) items off their happy hour menu. Being an individual who likes to be well-rounded, I opted for champagne, grilled cheese, and everything that I could pick off the plates off my nearby friends. This proved to be a solid strategy.Let's start with the wine. To begin with, it had bubbles, always a point in favor of any champagne. Moving forward from these basic essentials, it was slightly sweet, caressing the insides of my throat as it quickly pushed me towards my very low drink limit. I like my champagne slightly sweet, but not saccharine, like my men, and this lived up to my expectations.On to the fontina grilled cheese. Fontina is the best of all cheeses to use for grilling, it would seem, as evidenced by the creamy deliciousness of this meal. I could feel my arteries crying out in moaning, ecstatic agony as I stuffed the entire thing into my gullet. The toast was crispy, the cheese well-melted--no complaints here.Finally, on to my third choice: Everyone else's food (one of the many benefits of hosting a happy hour club). The truffle fries were slightly under-salted (though, being a resourceful witch, I remedied this by using the salt shaker), and the mac and cheese did not impress me--it appeared to be noodles with melted cheese. No pizzazz, no flair, no interest in showing off its potential as one of the most perfect comfort foods ever invented. It seemed to be the only underachiever in a class of Ivy League-headed students. I will be back, to check out the rest of the happy hour offerings at this fine establishment!
I love this daycare. I had my child in angels watching over us and Holly tree and let me just say....8 to teacher ratio verse 16? yup, much better here. The owner makes all the food herself, so it is fresh. The grounds are kept clean and safe, the rooms clean and sanitized. My little girl is always sent home with a fresh diaper, and now that she is potty training, clean clothes. At her age there are going to be messes as they learn. Jess and Jenn have both helped me in sending my child each hour as I asked to make sure she understands where to go and what to do. I have never heard any language, but always seen a smile. Each day there is a color sheet and a little tid bit about what she has done or learned. After being to several centers, I do think this place is good, family oriented, and much better than the other two centers I have been to. They also say a little prayer before eating and learn proper speech like 'yes ma'am, sorry, thank you and please. Every time a child needs to go, the teacher has always walked them to the bathroom. Melissa is good with this as is Demetri or miss D. They have to monitor all children because of DHS when it comes to eating, bathroom, ect. Just in case, you can always request that they be asked at a certain time as I have so they learn. My girl is now mostly potty trained. Thanks Jenn for all your help, and Jessica for being so sweet. I also love Ann the owner, very nice lady.
A bit out of the way and worth the travel, Fifty First Bar and Kitchen is a small little house type place in the Nations with serious, serious flavor. From the moment we walked in with a vinyl brunch hour on and realized that one of the most fantastic bartenders in the city had been recruited to open here, we knew this brunch would be a treat. Super friendly staff,and they worked out fast service very quickly despite their newness. The menu is always rotating, but I got the "bloody bar" plate - actually a kind of pickles and cheese platter not just a bloody mary and condiments. Oh they know how to pickle. Their pickled okra was sublime, their pickled quail eggs drove me as weak-kneed as the smell of tea eggs at a Taiwanese night market. The yolk...oh that yolk. Portions are not made to stuff you full but leave you delighted. Loved the atmosphere, incredible food.
I am definitely a fan of Patterson House...its delicious, creative, and elegant drinks (I am personally a fan of their Tom Collins and the "Identity Crisis," although there is an extensive menu of both classic and original drinks), combined with its cool 1920s, speak-easy vibe (all the waiters look great in their vests!), make for an enjoyable and original experience. However, I have two reservations about this place:1.) Price. I am a teacher. Ain't nobody got time or money to be paying $13 a drink.2.) Food. The food menu is limited and has few gluten free options. Prior to my diagnosis, I did rather enjoy their fried brie. Post-diagnosis, I mostly just sit there sad and hungry.However, if you have some spare cash and are not too hungry, Patterson House is definitely worth a visit for a new experience and a fantastic drink.
Applebee's food has come along way! The past few times we've been the food has been delicious! The choices rather from low calorie to creative. Typically we would try Applebee's after a long hiatus and then remember why we quit going there. But lately we've been going because the food is good! They still have a way to go with service. While the service wasn't bad you just get the feeling that they think "it's good enough". And because the food far outranks the service we've been back several times. The restaurant is very nice and spacious. However it's never crowded. Which is a shame. I think if they could win the people back and show they have delicious food and step up their service, this could become s happening spot! Oh another plus, they always have a draft beer of the month for $2.
I LOVE the fruit tea!!!! I only like one kind of fruit tea and they have it!! :)I really liked the atmosphere... good for a family! The staff was extremely helpful... even when we asked to move to another table and the waitress had to move us into the section of another waiter! She was oh so nice about it.We had sandwiches and I'm really not a sandwich person so I shouldn't have ordered one but my boyfriend really liked his. There is tons of variety on the menu so I will be back to try other things.I wasn't to happy with the chocolate cake... but I guess I'm not the person to review that because I only like homemade or chedder's chocolate cake.Also with regards to the pricing... I think it was fair.... seemed like our bill was a little high for a place like that.
You can not do better for your child than to take them to Little Bamboo Daycare. My son was here for over a year and would still be at Little Bamboo if we had not moved out of state. The owner, Ann, and all of the employees always took care of my son as though he was their own family. Hot, home cooked meals with plenty of veggies incorporated was how meals were prepared and served. My child never came home sick from Little Bamboo, as it has been the cleanest facility that I have ever used. The potty training help was enormously helpful from the staff to encourage my son in a positive manner. I really can't say enough good things about Little Bamboo, but if you have questions then Ann will give you references of parents to speak to.
I visited Puckett's when a friend came to visit from out of town, and hoped to experience some traditional Southern cuisine. The atmosphere was great: our waitress was friendly, there was live music, and there are an interesting array of items to see in the grocery area.As far as the food goes, it seemed to be very standard Southern food--good, but nothing that amazed me. The fried green tomatoes were good, and my fried catfish was moist and flaky. My friend's chicken fried steak was enormous, but failed to wow me--it tasted like a medium-grade steak with white gravy, which is exactly what it was. Not a bad place to visit for the atmosphere and the music, but there are other places that offer more exceptional Southern food.
I have a 3 year old that has been going to school at Little Bamboo since she was 18 months old and not potty trained. With working with her at home and with the help of her teachers she was completely potty trained right after her 2nd birthday. I dread the day she has to go to kindergarten and leave little bamboo behind because she absolutely loves it there! I have never had any issues with this center. The teachers are very sweet and cater to the children completely. I never worry while she's there. The center is very clean and and the grounds are well maintained. I can't think of anything negative to say about little bamboo and would recommend (and have) little bamboo to all my friends with small children.