The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar, Solomons, Maryland

You could hardly ask for a lovelier setting. The Lighthouse is on the narrow neck of land that comprises Solomons, a major pleasure boating center down in Calvert County. The restaurant has an extensive tiered back deck that overlooks the marinas. It’s a beautiful place to sit on a nice day. We went recently. Here’s the view from Nancy’s seat. Here’s the view from my … Continue reading The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar, Solomons, Maryland

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville, Tennessee

Martin’s was our last stop in Nashville before heading to the airport and back home to Washington. I’d been to the branch of Martin’s in Cahaba Heights, outside Birmingham, and I’d thoroughly enjoyed the whole hog barbecue. It was right up there with B.E. Scott’s, and within shouting distance of Ramey’s among Tennessee whole hog places. I was eager to try it at its home … Continue reading Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville, Tennessee

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Who is she? Do you recognize her? What’s her name? Nancy and I saw her perform at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on our last morning in Nashville, back on April 25, and she was terrific. I got her name when she came around passing the hat, and I stored it away in my memory. If I’d only put it somewhere safe! I really want to … Continue reading Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Nashville, Tennessee

The Local, Nashville, Tennessee

After dinner at Jack Cawthon’s, Nancy remembered that she’d seen another live music venue when we were trying to get to the Parthenon from the wrong side — that’s the full size replica of the Parthenon in Nashville. It was The Local, and its location put it safely beyond the bachelorette/party boat crowd, so we decided to go for some music before turning in. Nancy … Continue reading The Local, Nashville, Tennessee

Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, Tennessee

Oh, we have a good place here! After a breakfast of leftover country ham and biscuits from the Loveless Cafe, an early lunch at Edley’s, and a couple of great hours listening to music at the Listening Room, we were still unable even to get near lower Broadway due to the tsunami of bachelorette parties and party buses that had flooded the area. We again … Continue reading Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, Tennessee

The Listening Room, Nashville, Tennessee

After our early lunch with Speedy of the Barbecue Bros at Edley’s, Nancy and I made another run at Lower Broadway to listen to some music in the honky tonks. By then it was around 1:00 pm and getting near Lower Broadway was just about impossible. The area was packed to the gills with bachelorettes and party buses, and we couldn’t get anywhere near Broadway. … Continue reading The Listening Room, Nashville, Tennessee

The Tavern, Nashville, Tennessee

I went to Nashville to eat barbecue and listen to country music, and I ended up the first day at The Tavern, a place a food site describes as “Nashville’s cool-casual gastro-pub.” How did that happen? After breakfast at the Loveless Cafe, and lunch at Ramey’s BBQ in Parsons, Tennessee, my dinner plan was to head downtown to check out the honky tonks on Lower … Continue reading The Tavern, Nashville, Tennessee