Let me just say, this was all Dan’s fault (the guy in the middle). He’s a great guy otherwise, and runs a cool company for bloggers called Blogging Concentrated.
A great guy yes, but when the three of us decided to get together for lunch, his idea to meet & eat at Phatbites in Nashville, TN… not such a great pick. 😛
That’s me on the right, and Sherry of Cub Scout Ideas on the left. They’re both really good friends, and we all blog for a living, so we had a great time – regardless of the WEIRD location. 😉
It was PhatBites in Nashville, TN. Let me zoom out and give you a better look at what I saw when we pulled up. This place is in the back of an Ace Hardware store, and in what used to be some kind of lube shop or garage:
Nice, hey? lol. The inside was slightly better. It had a very retro setup, complete with records and VERY loud music. This is their second location, so apparently it’s an upgrade from their original location. Hmm. It does get great reviews, but I definitely would not recommend it – and we all agreed it was a “one and done” experience…
The menu was an overwhelming chalkboard style list. In usual form, I looked up the menu before we ever arrived (always recommended – be prepared!!). Fortunately their website is much cleaner and nicer than the actual restaurant. 🙂
They offer mostly sandwiches and wraps. All of their veggie and meat salads are full of dried fruit, apples or grapes too. They had a BEAUTIFUL kale salad I think I would have really enjoyed, but it was full of fruit too – and I was hesitant to just eat around it, given they didn’t have any kind of nutrition facts available.
I settled on the “Julie’s Caesar Salad” (no onions, please) topped with Pesto Chicken. What they failed to mention when I ordered… was that they were OUT OF pesto. 😐 That made the chicken on top of my salad VERY dry. Fortunately they had mayonnaise packets, so I used those to make it edible. Here’s a picture of my salad:
I managed to survive what I consider the WORST restaurant with the WORST food choices (lol) that I’ve ever encountered… and STILL eat low carb. 😀 Yay me! haha.
Wowsa. Fortunately it was a beautiful day, and I had great company to enjoy, so we sat outside (where it felt a LITTLE less dirty, and A LOT less loud) and enjoyed some time together chatting about the blogging world.
No matter where you find yourself, make your health a priority. Wash your hands frequently (lol), be careful where you decide to eat (lol), and always make healthy low carb food choices! *cheers*
Lynn Terry aka @LowCarbTraveler