I had the day to myself and decided to go exploring in Franklin district of Nashville. I followed the suggestions from an article in "Flea Market Style" by Ki Nassauer. She had outlined a day in Franklin of antiquing and places to eat. I had high hopes for antiquing but was very disappointed by the antique malls. I was looking for smalls for my jewelry making and didn't find a thing. The most interesting of the antiquing was a place called Scarlett Scales Antiques. Lots of eye candy with cool collections of objects. I was ready for lunch and was hoping the eating suggestions would be more exciting.Dotson's Restaurant is a local landmark...this place has probably been around since the 40's or 50's. The interior decor was from that time period. I sat down and was immediately greet by the waitress asking, "What will you have to drink baby girl?" Oh so Southern!
I ordered up some old fashion meatloaf with mashed potatoes, turnip greens and cornbread with a little brown gravy for the potatoes. The meatloaf was very delicious, moist and juicy with that simple tomato sauce taste. I have never has turnip greens before...Brea kept telling me they were alot like lau lau (taro) leaves. Turnip greens weren't as soft and had a slightly more bitter taste. I did like them and perhaps if cooked more they would be just like my beloved taro leaves of Hawaii. The cornbread was quite yummy.
I had read reviews about the homemade buttermilk biscuits...oh wow...some of the best I've ever had. As we say in Hawaii, "broke da mouth good!" All the jams were to die for...the peach was my favorite! You can order the jams and biscuit mix online!
I arrived too late for the daily Chicken Fried Chicken Special so I opted for the Country Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes. What can I say but simply the best! Wished I lived closer...I would eat here at least once a week.