Taste some of Nashville’s best on this mouth watering, culinary walking tour
Everything about this tour is absolutely wonderful. This is a relatively new tour Nashville offers, and it’s a brilliant concept. You will travel to six different places and sample their food. You better come hungry because you’re going to sample a lot of food, sweet treats, and a few drinks too. Forget an all you can eat buffet, this tour takes the specialty of 6 different eateries and lets you sample the best they have to offer.
The food is wonderful and Kaysie, our guide, was AMAZING!!! My teenage daughter and I went on this culinary tour, and we loved her. She is so knowledgeable and interesting at the same time. I have been on several tours downtown lately and her stories were my favorite! I actually had not heard hardly anything of what she was sharing. One of my favorite stories she shared was of the ‘Batman Building’ (now AT&T, formally Bellsouth). Where the AT&T emblem is, used to be open area and before 9/11 a private plane was dared to fly through that small open area where now the AT&T emblem is, and the pilot did take the dare. He made it through, but lost his pilot license. She really cares if everybody is having a wonderful experience. I can't say enough good about her. She made an already wonderful tour, spectacular.
Our first stop was to Jack’s BBQ. It was the best BBQ I have ever ate in my life! I had a pulled pork BBQ sandwich and macaroni. The meat was so tender and moist. They also have their own special BBQ sauce. There are 3 different sauces to choose from, and they’re also wonderful. Other people in my group ordered ribs, turkey, and different sides. Everyone loved their food! One man in our group said he has traveled the U.S. and ate BBQ as good as Jack’s, but none better. It’s that good. Also at Jacks, you can see real family photo’s of Elvis Presley.
Next, we visited The Arcade, I didn’t even know this place existed. It’s basically an indoor alley housing all different shops. This is where we made our next stop to a candy store, where we sampled the sweetest, most delectable chocolate covered strawberries you have ever ate!
I’m not going to spoil the whole tour and tell you everything. I will tell you one of the stops has been featured on the Food Network, as well as in Southern Living, and one place you see used to be a brothel! Kaysie said, "It was a naughty place then, and it's a naughty place now." So, what is it now? I will give you a hint. It's rumored they have nude karaoke night! If you have looked at the slideshow pictures yet, I'm sure you spotted the right place.
This is one tour you do not want to pass up! It is so much fun and you get to taste so many good foods, hear funny stories, learn some interesting Nashville History, and see some beautiful places! Where else can you get all of that in 1 ticket? I highly recommend going on this tour. Make sure you wear good walking shoes, you walk about 10 blocks, and wear stretchy pants because you are going to be stuffed!
The tour currently runs every Friday, starting at 10:30 am, but be on the lookout for their expanding schedule! The tour lasts about 2.5 hours. Tickets are $39
If you would like to book your own tour, or would like more information, please visit Gray Line Taste of Nashville Food Tour.