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random post: Thai food & a Tesh concert

I’ve been saving this random post for dinnertime because I want you to be hungry when you read it :)

The other night we visited a little Thai spot called The Smiling Elephant, and man… it was good!pad_thai_smiling_elephant_nashville_0023The Smiling Elephant is this tiny hut tucked in 12 South (Nashville, not DC!).smiling_elephant_nashville_0010There are only a handful of tables inside, which makes it even more charming.smiling_elephant_nashville_0013Anthony and I thought we’d had enough Asian food after our Vietnam and Singapore adventures, but we were ready for more as soon as we saw these rice paper rolls…smiling_elephant_nashville_0015As all the five-star reviews hinted, each spoonful of coconut soup was blissful.smiling_elephant_nashville_0019I got the pad kra pao, a spicy pork stir fry complete with a runny egg. Looks kinda gross, tastes completely good.smiling_elephant_nashville_0021Two thumbs up for The Smiling Elephant (with one wavering slightly because they don’t serve alcohol.) YUM.

Anyways, after our Thai-tastic meal, we headed to War Memorial Plaza to see a throwback concert: John Tesh. This reporter/musician/performer hit his prime in the 1980s (when I was learning to walk), but is still kicking it on stage.2-_DSC0034My parents were around during his big Entertainment Tonight days and had a blast seeing him rock out 20+ years later.1-_DSC0027They also were great double date company!

And that’s a wrap.

  • What was the last concert you saw?
  • Favorite Thai dish?
  • If you opened a restaurant, what type of restaurant would it be?


Smiling Elephant on Urbanspoon…
The Smiling Elephant on Urbanspoon

3 thoughts on “random post: Thai food & a Tesh concert

  1. That food looks deeeelissh. I wish I was able to hang out with Kath and Frank but I guess I’ll have to settle for my own family! There will probably be less partying than at the Doman household. Isn’t John Tesh still on the radio? Why have I heard “the john tesh radio hour?”

  2. That coconut soup looks amazing! I visited Thailand this year and my favorite dish was by far the chicken peanut satay. Although I have to say the mango sticky rice was incredible!!!
    If i opened up a restaurant it would probably be some kind of coffee and tea shop that served pastries and pie because I love baking those things!