Life Is A Road Trip

The Amazing Adventures of a Zoobroker and a Sentiographer


Red Door East and 3 Crows, Nashville

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Seeking to get off the beaten path, we headed out to East Nashville to the Red Door Saloon.

No air conditioning :( But we met a lovely couple who are also deep into photography - Sarah and her hubby:

We walked about silver photography, getting it right in camera and how Photoshop is for suxx0r! Long live film, and, err digital.

Having sweated enough, we moved on the the 3 Crow Bar.

Hard to see above is some magical fan that filters out smoke (yes, smoking in bars is still legal! woo-hoo!)


The chick to guy ratio was kinda in our favor , but I couldn't have another beer and Zoo was yawning. Too bad, both places looked fairly chill.

Station Inn - Not on Bluegrass Night

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I have a very fond memory of visiting Nashville about 12 years ago. A friend of mine took me to this trashy area of Nashville to this basement of a place called the Station Inn. i heard heart-wrenchingly-beautiful bluegrass from family bands I had not listened to before, ate simple food and really just plain enjoyed the experience. I'm not dissing the Station Inn, but things have changed a bit.

Tuesday nights now belong to a hilarious country/western comedy group called Doyle and Debbie. We went without checking it out first - our cabbie let us know it was not what we were expecting, but we were in for a treat.

Ummm, and not only was it my first comedy show ever, but we were also the most junior people in the room possibly by 30 years. Nonetheless, it was pretty damn funny and they can sing their hearts out.

Hoping that next time I get to hear more bluegrass :)

Nashville - cleaned up and open for business

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In  the wake of the flood Nashville experienced in May, it's apparent that they are back on their feet and ready to move on.

Speaking of which, Zoo was looking a bit haggard and stopped into a fancy man-cleaning establishment called a barber.

It's called Red's Classic Barber Shop. If you are manly and in Nashville, stop in here to make yourself look presentable before going out. Nashville is a well-dressed town.

Cleans up good, don't he?

BBQ 7: Drifters, Nashville

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Drifters: As Zoo puts it, this was technically not BBQ since they add stock to the meat after cooking it, but it was nonethless delicious. Plus they also had some tasty BBQ sauces of their own concoction.

I had my first fried pickles. These had the bonus of being hot (spicy). D-Lish.

Pulled pork and beef combo sandwich,

..aaaand some more pulled pork.

Zoo liked the mustard sauce so much they put some in a container for him and divulged some of it's ingrediential secrets.

And 2-for-1 beers wasn't a bad deal, either :)