After a few beautifully cool days, the humidity is back. My phone was struggling to get a crisp photo through all the mugginess! And I was struggling too.
Luckily I had Katie around to keep me company! We covered about five miles together and parted ways to head home. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve run together due to schedule conflicts so I’m glad to have my buddy back. Especially on days like today, when I probably wouldn’t have gotten out of bed
Speaking of reunions, Anthony returned home from a week-long work trip on Tuesday AND it was my birthday We celebrated with a fancy dinner at 5th & Taylor. It was dark and crowded so I didn’t get a photo of the space — I’m borrowing the one below from my favorite Nashville restaurant news source, Nashville Guru! I think we actually sat at the table in the front left corner so just picture Anthony and me dining away right there
Over the past couple of years, we’ve been to a handful of over-hyped, upscale restaurants where the food didn’t quite live up to the high expectations (remember our not-so-great experiences at Rolf & Daughters and Butchertown Hall?!). Luckily, our experience at 5th & Taylor lived up to the high expectations! Very cool space, great service, and tasty food.
Creamy tomato soup and mini grilled cheese to start:
Plus some bacon-wrapped quail, per the recommendation of our server. I guess this is like a “thing” at 5th & Taylor? We liked it but it wasn’t my favorite dish of the night.
We shared a mixed grill plate and salmon for our main dishes. Both came with crisp veggies and a side of the creamiest mashed potatoes. If I could eat mashed potatoes for the rest of my life I’d be a happy girl.
We almost stuck around for dessert, but then I remembered that my pajamas and a container of pistachio Talenti were waiting at home. And that’s my kind of birthday party.
- What do you usually do for your birthday?
- Locals: Favorite fancy restaurant in town?
- How often do you oversleep and miss a morning run?