Nashville Originals Week
We took advantage of Nashville Originals 1st Annual Restaurant week to try a couple of restaurants, like Yellow Porch. For some of the member restaurants (all independently owned), a 3 course dinner for $20.08 is a good deal. Yellow Porch seemed to be that place to try for only $20.08. For all the years that I have lived here, I have not gone there. I have always heard how expensive this place was, but the reality is that the Yellow Porch is about at market rate as any other restaurant in its caliber.
It was a good choice because it is really close to where I live, so we did not spend more than a fraction of a gallon of gas to get here. Anyone reading this blog, for whatever it is worth, there is some strange deal going on here where there is NO gasoline at any gas stations, and the majority of gasstations are closed in Nashville right now. I have spent many days in Ohio, a state that had a lot of wind damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ike winds, and there was PLENTY of $3.65 for regular gas in and around Ohio from Cincinnati to Columbus to Cleveland. Others I know working in Kentucky, say there is plenty of gas and all the gas stations are open. What the F? Is there a conspiracy going on here for future price gouging?
The service was good during this busy week, and our waiter was working really hard for us and the other tables he was serving. The interior of this restaurant is a converted house, so it felt really homey to me. There is a nice yellow porch out side for open air dining, but we opted to eat inside. I sat against the wall seating, and there were a ton of really fluffy pillow to make the sitting experience more appealing. I liked the pillows, and I propped up one to lean on, and I could have just laid my head down and napped in this little converted house of a restaurant. That is how comfortable I felt here.
On the limited $20.08 menu for the 1st Annual Nashville Originals Restaurant Week at Yellow Porch was 1st course a simple salad. 2nd course penne pasta, paella or roasted pork loin. 3rd course was dessert. The Yellow Porch also offered select bottles of wine for $20.08 also, and that is a good deal ($5.02 per glass) of some decent wine they offer. We both opted for our main course of the roasted pork loin. The roasted pork was stuffed with house made sausage, served over poblano skillet corn, baby green beans, and Oaxacan red mole and tomatillo salsa. The pork loin was a little dried out because they had to bake the loin a long time to make sure the sausage was cooked through, but the sausage stuffing was really tasty for sure. The corn, well, I love corn, so it doesn't matter what kind of corn it is, I would eat it. Over all, I think the dish was good, but had too many components to it which made it hard to focus on any one part. The dessert I opted for was the creme brulee, and it was quite tasty with a nice little crust on it.
The Nashville Originals 1st Annual Restaurant Week did its job. I will probably go back to the Yellow Porch and try them out again with a full menu, rather than a limited $20.08 menu and see what they have to offer.
Labels: Nashville Eats