Jack’s B-B-Q, Nashville, USA

Well, I thought I had the best brisket platter in my life a couple of times. In Texas, in the Carolinas, even in Aruba, I’ve had some darn good brisket. And then, I arrived in Nashville and went to Jack’s on Broadway, where all the music joints are located.

Exterior of Jack's BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, USA.

Exterior of Jack’s BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, USA.

Just walking in this joint, I knew it was going to be good. The delicious aroma was the first giveaway, as was the line, as were the smiles on everyone’s faces. Here’s a look at the interior:

Interior of Jack's BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Interior of Jack’s BBQ on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

So, I belly up to the buffet line and order a mixed meat platter as well as a brisket platter. Sides included baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese, et al. See the photo below:

Mixed meat and brisket platters at Jack's BBQ, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Mixed meat and brisket platters at Jack’s BBQ, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

The first bite of brisket was truly a WOW moment. Cooked low and slow with the right amount of smoke and love, that brisket topped my taste bud chart by far. The other meats, smoked sausage and ribs were darn good, too. I could see myself becoming a regular at this joint. Better renew my gym membership while I’m at it.

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Loveless Cafe, 2014

The Loveless Cafe is an institution from the 1950’s that still serves country favorites, drawing people from around the USA and the world. Located just west of Nashville, Tennessee, you’ll find friendly service as well as lots of tasty menu options.

Neon sign for the Loveless Cafe.

Neon sign for the Loveless Cafe.

Of course, this place is famous for it’s biscuits. They’re light, fluffy, delicious. Check them out here:

Biscuits and homemade preserves at Loveless Cafe.

Biscuits and homemade preserves at Loveless Cafe.

The homemade preserves really hit the spot, too! Try them all. You can also buy them to take home. Now, here’s the fried chicken, the 1/4 white version:

Fried chicken at Loveless Cafe.

Fried chicken at Loveless Cafe.

Wow, what a feed! That coleslaw was also perfect. As you can see, a variety of sides round out this meal. Don’t forget the local beer. Prices are reasonable so don’t worry about the budget. Loveless Cafe is that rare joint that has grown over the years but retains its charm and dignity. Give it a try as soon as you can. I overheard staff talking about smoked ribs with watermelon sauce. I might be driving back there tomorrow.

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Looking over Savaneta, Aruba (video 2014)

I was out gathering sound EFX and stock footage recently and was atop the water tank hill in Savaneta, Aruba. Here’s just a quick look from San Nicolaas to the south, panning past Savaneta toward Pos Chikito.

Beautiful view from up there. Windy, too. So, if you visit that spot, be careful. Bon dia.

Cafe 080, Aruba (2014)

Cafe 080 serves up Dutch-style favorites in a pub atmosphere. This place is located just around the corner from the traffic light in Noord, Aruba, so it’s easy to find and only a couple minutes drive from the high-rise hotel area.

Outdoor seating at Cafe 080, Noord, Aruba, DWI.

Outdoor seating at Cafe 080, Noord, Aruba, DWI.

As you can see from the photos above, there is seating outside. There’s also a bar inside with plenty of soccer (football) memorabilia on display.

Bar at Cafe 080, Noord, Aruba, DWI.

Bar at Cafe 080, Noord, Aruba, DWI.

This place has the best french fries on the island. I stop in to satisfy that craving from time to time as well as to enjoy the various other Dutch food treats that you’ll find on the menu. Prices are very reasonable. So venture out from that resort and try the Cafe 080. If there’s a soccer match on, you’ll be sure to enjoy the vibe here, too.

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