It's been outdoor-dining weather so before a trip to the Frist, we decided to grab lunch on the patio at Whiskey Kitchen in the Gulch. I would describe the menu here as elevated bar food. The ahi tuna is particularly good, so we figured we couldn't go wrong with the Tuna Togarishi.
Can't call yourself a southern restaurant without a Fried Green Tomato BLT.
Even the brick oven pizza gets a southern makeover: Makers Mark BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Whiskey kitchen is a great lunch place. Just beware that, depending on which way the wind blows, you can get some construction dust with your lunch compliments of Nashville's ever changing landscape.
The Frist is a short walk and if you are quick you can catch a couple of interesting shows. Steve Mumford's War Journals is a compelling exhibit of drawings and watercolors from the Iraq war. In the age of digital photojournalism it seems indulgent and a little old fashioned to cover a war with a sketchbook and pencils but the result is captivating and, I found, way more interesting.
Along with that they have another artist's take on war: Goya - The Disasters of War.
To lighten things up, check out Marty Stuart's photography. For non-Nashvillians, Marty Stuart is a country music star. My favorite images are the behind the scenes shots of his peers and the last portrait taken of Johnny Cash which is pictured below.
Steve Mumford's War Journals and Goya The Disasters of War close June 8th.
Marty Stuart American Ballads closes November 2nd.
More info at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts.