Each home-cooked meal from Judge Bean's BBQ travels straight from the from the pit to guests' tables, which rest under Christmas lights strung from the dining room's roof. The culinary team's smokehouse classics include baby back ribs slow-smoked for six hours and bayou shrimp paired with jambalaya-style rice. As meals unfold, patrons can watch sports or stare intently at the hosts of Book TV on overhead flat screens or simply listen to the live music acts that sometimes grace Judge Bean's stage.
As a child, CeCe looked forward to her family’s summertime trips to North Carolina, where she could reconnect with faraway relatives over cookouts. One of her fondest memories from this time is making homemade blackberry ice cream with her Grandma Ruby. Years later, CeCe would look back on these days with nostalgia; she dreamt of opening a business that would bring families together over a tasty summertime treat.
In 2008, her dream became a reality with the opening of Sweet CeCe’s. Like wig salesmen to the Constitutional Convention, families flocked to the self-serve frozen-yogurt shoppe, where they could create their own desserts from dozens of yogurt flavors and toppings. The small shoppe got so popular that CeCe franchised the business. Today, families in 11 states can create sweet memories within the sherbet-colored walls of a Sweet CeCe’s.
Corky's menu lets you bite into smokehouse wings ($7), a Delta catfish sandwich with fries ($8), a full slab of wet and dry ribs with two sides ($19.50), a barbecue-stuffed spud ($7.50), and other sure cures for the blues, as well as certain strains of the purples and lycanthropy. Corky's offers family meals that serve three to four people and include a pound of meat, two sides, and buns, rolls, or corn muffins ($16 for a barbecue pork meal, $38 for two slabs of ribs). You can also create your own combination for $16.50 by choosing two sides (fried okra, spiced apples, corn on the cob, and more) and three meats (such as fresh pulled pork shoulder, smoked sausage, barbecue chicken, beef brisket, hot tamales and chili, and Southern fried catfish). Corky's offers lunch specials starting at $6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the workweek.
Vittles' classic home-style menu is sure to satisfy even the most soulful longings of the appetite. For a lighter, more existential hunger, skip to the salad and sandwich selections and try a Vittles’ Little ($4.99) or Big ($6.99) salad—iceberg, romaine, and leaf lettuce with tomato, cucumber, red onion, boiled eggs, and shredded cheddar jack—or have a third-pound Old Fashioned burger ($6.99) on a corn-dusted bun topped with cheese and served with fries or chips and a pickle. To completely demolish hunger and leave it buried under a tide of your choice of cornbread muffins, biscuits, or rolls, order a dinner entree such as the country-fried steak ($8.49), a tenderized, battered steak fried golden brown and served with brown or pepper gravy and two sides such as mashed potatoes and fried okra. The truly famished can devour a platter of the ultimate beef pot roast ($10.99), braised to the maximum legal limit of tenderness and served with carrots, onions, and gravy alongside your choice of three sides.
Fulin's Asian Cuisine was named Best Nashville Chinese Food in Best of Citysearch and voted by reader's of the Tennessean Toast of Music City Awards’ Best Chinese title for 4 straight years thanks to its full menu of Asian cuisine including Chinese and Japanese fare. Under the paper lanterns at the sushi bar, sushi chefs craft rolls such as the Honada, a deep-fried spicy-tuna roll with the chef’s special sauce, and the Rock City roll with shrimp tempura and avocado. Glasses of wine, sake, and signature cocktails from the full bar accompany patrons dining beneath the umbrellas on the outdoor patio or hiding beneath the tables.
It was more than two decades ago that Jeff "Jefferson" Webb opened the first Jefferson's Restaurant in Jacksonville, Alabama, funding the venture with a little help from his parents and the profits he earned from selling his precious baseball cards. Since then, Jefferson's Restaurant has expanded to more than two dozen locations throughout the U.S.—each one dishing out the signature wings, burgers, and fresh gulf oysters that made the original location famous. At the Brentwood location, diners can lounge on a sprawling outdoor patio, watching football on flat screens and clinking frosty brews beneath the sun.