Thanks to its full menu of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai fare, Fulin's Asian Cuisine was named Best Nashville Chinese Food in Best of Citysearch, and the fine-dining establishment was voted Best Chinese by readers of the Tennessean Toast of Music City Awards for five straight years. 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. Thai dishes are also available, like the curry seafood thai-style casserole with shrimp, scallops, and crab. Glasses of wine, sake, and signature cocktails from the full bar accompany dishes.
As one of the world's most populous countries, India is home to nearly as many culinary traditions as it is people. Fortunately, the chef behind Zyka Indian Cuisine knows his way around a map. In the kitchen of this brand-new restaurant, he conjures flavors from around the subcontinent, from the clay-fired tandoori dishes of the north to the spicy vindaloos of the nation's western coast. After working at Indian restaurants across the United States, he's also developed a fondness for dishes such as the chicken tikka masala, which pairs the fire-kissed tastes of the tandoor with a creamy tomato sauce.
The folks at Simply Living Life really, really love food—and everything that goes into it. So they've made it their goal to share the best of it with others. At their quaint gourmet shop, the staff is ready to pack up food prepared in house with locally sourced ingredients for customers in need of full meals for their kitchen table. A handful of café tables also invite diners to sit down to enjoy the simply prepared yet flavorful meals. Menus change daily based on what's in season; offerings sometimes include classic chicken salad, peppered pork loin, and fresh-baked chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies.
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.
Each of the Monkey Joe's bounce houses and fun parks located in 17 states draws its inspiration from its eponymous mascot. Legend has it that the furry purple monkey discovered bouncing by accidentally falling out of a coconut tree, and he decided then and there to spread the fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacles, slides, and jungle gyms.
Kids aged 12 and younger can split their time among the inflatable play center, and toddlers aged 3 and younger seek binky-laden treasure chests in special play areas. With an eye toward sanitation, the staffers oversee regular wipe-downs with Swisher Hygiene formulas. They also host parties, where video monitoring and identity bracelets keep track of guests to ensure safety.
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.