Good morning!It was a beautiful morning for a run. Low humidity, lots of golden sun. I found my happy place.Anthony and I ran around the air park together this morning. Or at least I think we did. As you can tell we were both still asleep.Flawless run other than that moment when the train started coming and we had to sprint across the tracks.Even though we love our sweaty 6 a.m. run dates, Anthony and I have been making an effort to do more actual real-life dates, too. For the past couple months we’ve alternated planning weekly date nights.It’s a fun way to brighten up the work week!
My pick last week: a Nashville Sounds game. (You can read the baseball-related “how Anthony and I met” story here, by the way)Anthony’s pick this week: dinner at Miss Saigon, a Vietnamese gem off of Charlotte Avenue. If this restaurant doesn’t say romance, I don’t know what does.If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that we love pho. I even quit my job a couple of years ago so that I could go to Vietnam and eat as much pho as possible. We’ve been craving a good bowl of pho and Yelp said that this was the spot.
Inside, Miss Saigon is cozy and quirky. I need that pho sign fo’ our kitchen.There were only a handful of other diners last night and some strange mod/disco music was playing in the restaurant. Loved it.We shared some rolls to start! One order of fresh shrimp spring rolls…And one order of egg rolls that looked very much like cigars.Then it was time for the main event: PHO! We thought this pho was really tasty — full of cinnamon and spice! It was a little skimpy on the meat but other than that, I think it was pretty perfect. And at $8.50 per gallon-sized bowl, we can’t complain.I don’t think fortune cookies are an authentic Vietnamese thing, but I’m going to roll with it. Because look!Ha.
Any other fun date night recommendations?
Local readers: Ending this post with a few final notes from around town!
- The Brentwood and Green Hills Fleet Feet locations have a handful of upcoming events as part of their “The Power of Running” campaign. The campaign kicked off on August 1st and celebrates running together, running for good, running to inspire, and all that running for fun does in the local community.
- The InterNASHional Food Crawl is coming up on September 5th. Taste a ton of diverse restaurants along Nolensville Road, aka Nashville’s “International Corridor.” Sounds super fun!
- ZOOMA Nashville is coming up on September 8th. Use MARY15 for 10% off your registration.
- Music City Hot Wings Festival is this weekend! Anthony and I will be there and can’t wait to wing out.