Cultural Light Bites


The Goat

the goat

Last night I had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Harry Potter Ville. We went to a fairly new restaurant called The Goat. The Goat is an old-English style restaurant that looks like a pub that could be found in Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter movie. Everything about it feels like magic. What is curious about this restaurant is that it is located right inside a complex of tall brick town-homes having walkways, walking paths, and small brick streets called the LC. Once you step inside the LC it is like going back in time to old London right down to the gas lit lanterns.

The interior of the Goat includes space at the front of the restaurant for a band or event that is scheduled weekly. When I entered to the Goat, one of the waiters greeted me immediately. I had the option to either sit outside in an area close to the pool, sit at the bar, or sit at one of the regular tables. I chose to sit inside at a round wooden table near to where people were playing pool.

What I like most about the Goat is that it is a very user friendly environment for couples or singles or groups. You can either go on a date and sit outside next to the pool or sit at the inside or outside bar, and, of course, you can watch sports on one or more of the many large flat screen TVs. If you are having a business meeting or just want a more private type of setting for conversation, you may choose to sit in an area at the back of the restaurant that is more quiet. The Goat is also a place to spend time with friends and family. Children are always welcome, and they can even enjoy the swimming pool area on summer days.

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Apparently there are nine LC complexes located in the US which means there are nine Goat restaurants as well. Three complexes are located in TN: Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Mount Juliet; five in OH: Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, and New Albany; and one in Louisville, KY.

The old English styled restaurant has one of the most completed Happy Hour Menu (M-F / 3-7 PM). My Happy Hour favorite day is the Monday Special – Beer and Wings. The flavor of the food is amazing and juicy. Portions are the perfect size, not extremely large or small… Every dime you spent on a plate is worth it. Prices on the Goat’s menu are usually $12-$22 (US).

wings @ the goat

These are the Boneless wings – they come in two portion sizes w/ four sauce options.

(Happy Hour) Daily Specials

10 wings plus your choice of a local craft beer pint

Choose a side of Tots
Farmhouse Tots
or Braised Pork Tots

Your choice of the Devil on Goatback, Herbivore, Taco-Taco, Southerner, Bleu Buffalo, Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese

Toasted Auddino’s bread topped with garlic herb butter, tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, crispy basil

Select from the following:
Pork Carnitas, Jerk Chicken,
Blackened Fish


Last night I decided to try the pizza. Although the Goat is not an old time Italian restaurant, to my surprise the pizza turned out to be great! The flavor of the crust was amazing; it was thin and crunchy. The craft pizza that we ordered is called The Carnivore, which has following ingredients: Basil marinara, mozzarella, salami, capicola, pepperoni, pork belly, ham, bacon.  The price of The Carnivore was around $15. I fell in love with the caramelized bacon they used. The size of the pizza is large, enough for two people to share.

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In addition to the pizza, I ordered some appetizers called the “Ranch Nachos.” This is one of my favorite appetizers. The Ranch Nachos come warm, without an inch of dripping oil, and with a special house sauce that includes beer and cheese. The tortilla chips are ranch seasoned and cooked in olive oil and other ingredients included in this delicious appetizer are: Avocado, bacon, cilantro, and your choice of protein (chicken, pork or ground beef). As you might imagine, this is a great appetizer to share!

I you are trying to order on the light side and still have your ultimate appetizer, I would recommend ordering the Ranch Nachos (around $8) with the addition of chicken. This a delicious healthy choice!


Bar Louie

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps / Chicken Nachos / Main Squeeze Martini

I went out last night to a trendy place in Middle Tennessee called Bar Louie. Bar Louie is a Restaurant / Bar located in The Avenue, on Medical Center Parkway, and close to Interstate, I-24, a newly-developed area in Murfreesboro, TN. It is approximately 30 minutes from Nashville.

If you want to have fun with friends or go out on a date to a hip place this is the place to go. In Bar Louie you will find a modern and cool environment. Trendy music surrounds the whole place and sports are shown on surrounding flat screen TVs.

I would recommend going to Bar Louie for Happy Hour  (M-F / 4-7 PM) to get the best deals on drinks and appetizers – signature Martinis are about $5.25. cocktails bar louiesI ordered Chicken Nachos followed by delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps. The Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a good option for those wanting to eat something fun and fresh and lower in calories.










This past weekend I went to BJ’S Restaurant Brewhouse in Murfreesboro – one of the 10 top growing cities in the U.S. – which is only 25 minutes down I24E from Nashville and  is conveniently located just off Interstate 24E at Exit 76 coming from Nashville.
2455 Medical Center Pkwy / The Avenue / Murfreesboro, TN 37129

BJ’s is a good option for those wanting to experience a fun setting that accommodates the whole family and / or friends for an evening. This All-American casual-style restaurant has good service, spacious seating areas, and a cheerful and happy  atmosphere. If you like craft beer, BJ’S has over 13 varieties …  some of which have won North American Craft beer awards.

BJ’s is a great option for affordable, tasty appetizers and interesting desserts. The 24 page menu lists many appetizing dishes – starters, entrees, light bites, salads, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches … numerous gluten-free options … there is even a gluten-free Pizookie! 

Turkey club sandwhich
Happy Hour 3-7 PM  has a variety of options including:
$3 Domestic bottles and Chips & Dip
$4 BJ’S Handcrafted Beers
$5 Dark Horse wines
$1 OFF guest Draft Beer
$6 BJ’S Brewhouse Burger* and Select Appetizers
1/2 OFF Mini Dip Dish Pizza

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* From this menu, what stands out the most is the burger. BJ’S Brewhouse handcrafted burger is big and juicy. It is a good option if you want to upgrade your typical fast food burger for a reasonable price and size.

MONDAYS: Half OFF Any Large Deep Dish or Tavern-Cut Pizza
TUESDAYS: $3 Pizookies and Half-Price Wines
WEDNESDAYS: $10 Loaded Burgers
THURSDAYS: Full & Half Rack Rib Specials

salted caramelMy all-time favorites are the Brewhouse Specials, particularly the  the Pizookie’s Special on Tuesday. The Pizookies are hot and freshly baked cookies topped with two scoops of ice cream and various toppings served in its own deep dish. It is by far the best cookie I have tasted in Tennessee!

For those who are dessert lovers this is MUST TRY. There are a range of Pizookies on the menu; some are inspired by southern desserts and others by delicious ultimate toppings. This is a unique creation by BJ’s and would be a great reason to stop by BJ’s in Murfreesboro.

Note: The original Pizookie is big enough to be share by two adults. There is also a smaller- size option, and a Pizookies trio (to be shared by three adults), and there is also a gluten-free Pizookie option as well.  

Wine is also ½ price on Tuesday and goes well with the $3 Pizookie Tuesday special!

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In addition, BJ’s offers lots of other options and variations and even has an old-fashioned Handcrafted Root Beer Floatanother one of my favorites that reminds me of days gone by.

The regular size Pizookie  costs $7-$8 and is worth the price. Otherwise,  I recommend coming in on Tuesday for ½ price ($3) Pizookies.

For  chocolate lovers I would recommend the triple Chocolate Pizookies Ghirardelli; you cannot lose an opportunity to try this one …  the explosion of chocolate in your mouth in your first bite will blow your mind (and probably your caloric intake for the day)!

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Chocolate Pizookie Ghirardelli


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Southern Delight- Monkey Bread Pizookie


Originally posted June 2018.

Living Locally Eating Globally

Bella Napoli   Italian Cuisine


Bella Napoli is a charming small restaurant – serving authentic Italian Cuisine and Neapolitan brick-oven-baked pizza – that will transport you to Naples with its traditional Italian cuisine having regional and fresh flavors from Paolo Tramontano’s Italian home country. For those who are Pizza & Pasta lovers this is the perfect place to come and relax with your family and friends on a regular basis as you live locally and dine globally!

A little about the Owner…

When Paolo Tramontano visited New York on a vacation in 1999, he likely did not realize what his future had in store for him. Nearly 16 years later, he’s living in Nashville and treating the masses to Neapolitan cuisine at his popular restaurant, Bella Napoli Pizzeria. It has been an interesting ride for the immigrant, to say the least.

“I came for vacation,” he says in his broken English. “But I met some friends and I ended up staying.”

“There wasn’t a Neapolitan pizza place in Nashville when I opened,” says Tramontano. “People had no clue you could cook pizza in under two minutes. Yes, it is authentic Neapolitan brick-oven pizza with a flame kissed crust…black spots included…


“We had people ask questions all the time. Is the pizza supposed to be wet? Is the crust burnt because there are some black spots? People here knew New York-style, and that’s good, but this is different. It was important to me to feel like I’m in Naples here. Because I spend so much time here I wanted it to feel like I was at home. That’s what I went for. And even though we were serving nothing but top quality we had to get people to understand that this pizza is different from what they were used to. But it’s okay. In Italy, they don’t know a good burger. An American chef could go there and open a great burger restaurant and make a lot of money.”

A little about the Place…

The atmosphere / ambiance is cool – the outdoor seating area at night is charming. Bella Napoli, indoor and outdoor, makes you feel like you are somewhere other than in Nashville.


  • 1200 Villa Pl / Ste 206 / Nashville, TN 37212

A little about the Pizza…

The flour used to make the dough comes directly from the Caputo Mill in Italy, a family-owned and operated business for decades. This specially formulated flour is free of enzymes and additives, and is packed with protein. Only natural ingredients – yeast, water, and salt- are added to the flour to form the dough. It’s leavened for a day or two, then forms the basis for one of our perfect pizzas.

At Bella Napoli Pizza, only fresh San Marzano tomatoes are used. Named for the region in which they are grown, these long, beautiful, bright red tomatoes taste even better than they look. They have less sugar and fewer impurities. In fact, the tomatoes are so delicious, only salt and pepper are added to create a fresh, tangy, all-natural sauce. No fillers or preservatives are anywhere to be found- just great taste.

bn1 A Bella Napoli pizza is topped with only the freshest mozzarella. The Mozzarella di Bufala (imported from Italy) is made from Bufala milk, and the Fior di Latte (sourced locally) is made from cow’s milk. Both are incredibly fresh and flavorful, not sodden and greasy like the cheese you might get on a typical pizza. These cheeses also do a great job of withstanding the 800-900 degrees of the brick pizza ovens without burning.

A little about what I sampled…

Yes, it was authentic Neapolitan brick-oven pizza with flame kissed crust … black spots included … and one in my group did ask why the pizza was “burnt.” I ordered the Margherita pizza with Italian sausage (you can add ingredients as they will customize pizzas to order). The crust was crispy and the fresh basil and tomato sauce added delicious flavors.  Also, ask for a spicy olive oil with crushed red pepper to dip your crust in if you like something with a bit of kick to it!

The pizza was excellent and the server was well-versed in details about the owner’s bn4background and brick pizza oven as well the ingredients that were imported from Italy and used in their food preparation.     

In the past, I have sampled the Sorrentino pizza (no sauce) with its delicious mozzarella, mushrooms, Italian imported pancetta and parmigiano … olive oil and garlic base. Delicioso!

If interested, they have a great Happy Hour M-Th 4-6 PM with $4.00 well drinks, $5.00 house wine, and 1/2 priced Margherita pizza (ask about the pizza prior to ordering to make sure that is still an option).


Salsa Puerto Rican & Latin Cuisine


  • 818 Palmer Place / 10th Ave. District / Nashville, TN 37203

Along with some friends I visited Salsa – serving  authentic Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine on Wednesday. Salsa Restaurant is a traditional Latin restaurant located in the heart of Nashville, TN, USA. Anyone can identify this restaurant from the distance due to its bright colors and neon light insignia at the entrance of the restaurant. Salsa restaurant brings-up a mix of Latin flavors with a little kick of the Caribbean Cuisine. Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine invites Latin bands to play every weekend and takes requests from anyone who is in the house wanting to dance to the typical Latin Rhythm, salsa.

As  we arrived at the restaurant, one of the owners greeted us. Following this we were guided to our seats by one of the waiters. The people who work at the restaurant seemed to be working with their own family members. A feeling of warmth and welcome surrounded us from the moment we entered the restaurant.

Rum Flights


For starters, I began the evening with one of Salsa’s most famous appetizers – their Puerto Rican version of the traditional Latin empanada / empanadita – the  empanadilla!

Empanadillas de Carne ($8), Bean Hummus ($9), and Plantain Fries($5)

empanaditas, fries and humus

The empanada – a traditional Latin appetizer can be found all over Latin America with different variations in crust and filing. In this case, Salsa sticks to the Puerto Rican and Peruvian version of a Latin empanada, which is typically made with a flour crust; however, their version is called an empanadilla. I found the empanadillas very tasty
and probably could happily eat a dozen of them without blinking an eye … sinceramente una comida muy sabrosa!

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 Rellenos de Papa (Ground beef stuffed potato puff) ($10)- and a special combination of Mahi Mahi ceviche w/shrimp.



Herb Breaded Fried Calamari with Cilantro Aioli  ($10)



Asopao de Pollo (chicken soup) ($8)



Pastelón de Amarillos con Espinacas (Sweet Plantain and Spinach Lasagna)($15)


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Ropa Vieja (Pulled Steak) ($17)



Pasta Primavera (Sautéed Vegetables on a Bed of Linguini with a Creamy Garlic Sauce) ($17)- A vegetarian option

My main dish was a signature entrée calledmonfongo Stuffed Mofongo with Garlic Shrimp.
The Mofongo ($22) (Garlic-flavored mashed plantains) is a dish created with plantains as the main ingredient. The plantains are picked green and then fried and mashed with salt, garlic, and oil. My variation of this Puerto Rican dish included shrimp rather than meat. I found the texture of the plantain a little different than what I was used to but the flavor was exquisite. The incredible homemade salsas that the chef prepares in the restaurant are amazing; most of them had a soft garlic base. These salsas intensified the flavor of the food without eliminating or overpowering its essence.

If you are interested in dessert, I would recommend
trying a dessert called Flan de Coco ($7) which is sort of like a cheesecake and custard mixture with coconut cream adding a bit of tropical sweetness. It is oven-baked, not too sweet, and needs to be sampled to do the flavors justice … I am not sure about all the ingredients … let me know what you think about the flavors if you try this tropical coconut flan.

Most  appetizers at Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine  are under $10 and its entrées under $20 … Happy Hour M-F – 3-6 PMLive Music some evenings @ 7 PM … Free Salsa Dancing Lessons Tues @ 8 PM.

Going to Salsa is a good idea for a fun evening out with friends or family, and it just might end up being a very amusing and addictive night out tradition!



Originally posted July 2018

Take a Trip through M’Boro with Your Tastebuds

Murfreesboro Ethnic Dining

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Experience Mexico


Oscar’s Taco Shop –

“Javier Ruiz immigrated to the United States in 1967 with the dream of opening a taco shop. He achieved his dream 16 years later with the help of his brother David Ruiz by opening “Cotijas Taco Shop” in El Cajon, California. Thanks to the success of this restaurant, more of the Ruiz family members were able to become more involved in the company. In 2003, the Ruiz brothers decided it’s time to expand the family business to Tennessee under the name “Oscar’s Taco Shop®“  Today, Javier Ruiz has handed the keys to his kids and even though he is retired, he reminds them to always look forward and never look back. As a result, “Oscar’s Taco shop®” is more popular than ever!  The family could not be happier and you should be too. Because now you can taste some of the Ruiz family recipes at one of their 11 Tennessee locations.”


Carmen’s Taqueria –

“Carmen’s is known for its authentic burritos, tacos, and margaritas in a casual setting that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Their menu is extensive with classic staples like Tacos Mexicanos and new favorites like a Sincronizada.”

La Siesta

La Siesta –

“La Siesta was founded by the Hernandez family in 1992 and is warmly situated in the foothills of Tennessee at 1608 NW Broad Street of Murfreesboro. Since day one, La Siesta has made it our mission to offer our clients an unforgettable atmosphere, outstanding customer service, and only the finest ingredients in our time-tested home-made recipes passed down over three generations from Dona Juanita.”


Camino Real –

“There aren’t many things that warm the heart like a hot plate of Mexican food, and Camino Real has excelled at providing just that for over 20 years! From day one, the Camino Real Restaurant Group have strived to provide high quality and large portions at a reasonable cost, even during a tough economy. You will love our unique tasteful dishes, great price, exciting atmosphere and high standard of service.”


Hernandez Mexican Deli –

“At Hernandez Mexican Deli, you’ll find our food full of flavor and our service fast and friendly. Stop in and enjoy our welcoming environment or carry out for a convenient breakfast or lunch. We are so happy to serve you!”

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Experience Korea


Seoul Pepper –

“Seoul Pepper is one of the places bringing Korean cuisine to Murfreesboro. Their extensive menu offers anything from a Korean BBQ plate with spicy chicken, pork or Bulgogi with beef, calamari or pork belly to spicy pork noodles or rice bowls. Their menu is very helpful and explains what each item is.”


Cup Pop –

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Experience Japan


Samurai’s –

“Samurai’s Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Murfreesboro community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Sushi restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. We also have fried rice and noodle dishes in addition to our Sushi. Order online for delivery or carryout! We are just south of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and west of the Stones River Mall.”


Koji Express –

“For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come to Koji Express for your desires with our ever changing internationally inspired small plates. We love food, lots of different food, just like you.”


Xiao’s Hibachi & Sushi –

“Located at 149 Wendelwood Dr #B5, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, our restaurant offers a wide array of authentic Japanese Food, such as Shrimp Tempura, Hibachi Steak, Maki Combo, Peanut Avocado Roll, Rainbow Roll. Try our delicious food and service today. Come in for a Japanese Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious dinner.”


Ichiban –  

Ichiban offers fresh Japanese food including hibachi and sushi. Their menu has options for anyone including raw and cooked seafood, sushi, hibachi, combination platters, as well as 7, 9, and 11, course menu options. They also offer lunch rolls and options.”


Fin fusion –

“Fin fusion offers a variety of sushi for any sushi lover. They have anything from a California rolls to Spicy Yellowtail as well as an Eel library of options. Their menu is easy to navigate with salmon, tuna, veggie, and shellfish sections.”


Sushin –

“Sushin is a Murfreesboro classic when it comes to sushi. They offer a variety of rolls as well as nigiri and combination platters. Their sushi is fresh and rolled in house. the atmosphere is comfortable and you are greeted by friendly staff.”


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Experience Thailand



Ginger Thai Bistro –

“Ginger Thai Restaurant is family owned and operated. Before Ginger Thai, Lao Lane Xang Oriental Market was where it all started. After almost 30 years in the business, we decided to add a new venture in October 2010 and named it Ginger Thai (Nashville), due to the love delicious, tasteful, and truly authentic meals. In July of 2018, we added our second location in Murfreesboro, Ginger Thai Bistro. Our fresh ingredients, generous portions, and our home made sauces are sure to please any food critic. We have been featured in Her Magazine, Nashville Scene, The Tennessean and many more. If your looking for authentic, flavorful Thai dishes, come out and visit us today!”

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Thai Spice –

“We cook authentic Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients for you and we know how to make it healthy and delicious…..”

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Taste of Thai –

“Taste of Thai offers an array of items from salads, noodles, and seafood to curry, fried rice, and pho. Their menu has something for adventurous Thai food lovers as well as first timers and the staff is very helpful in explaining the menu items.”

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Pad Thai Café –

“Pad Thai Cafe offers a unique and contemporary Thai cuisine. They offer fresh, healthy meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs. Their menu has soups, pho, Thai entrees, noodles, stir-fry, and Thai fried rice.”

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Experience Vietnam


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Pho Viet –

“Pho Viet is a traditional Vietnamese restaurant that uses recipes passed down from generations. they offer several variations of pho with rice noodles and house-made broth and as well as banh mi, a sandwich with pickled vegetable and pork and much more.”

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Experience America


Demos’ –

“Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demoses knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.”

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Five Senses –

“Five Senses Restaurant & Bar opened on November 18th, 2004 by the brother and sister team of Mitchell & Mollie Murphree. The goal of Five Senses is to bring a FRESH, HEALTHY & LOCAL APPROACH to dining. Murfreesboro, TN was selected because of its population and industry boom of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The goal was to be THE UNIQUE DINING DESTINATION FOR THE AREA. Georgetown Park was chosen as the location so that diners had to find the restaurant and really want to have something different!”

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Dallas & Jane –

“Pairing a contemporary and upscale décor along with fresh, local ingredients and dishes prepared with unique flair, Dallas & Jane is an incredible culinary execution  focused on the complete dining experience. Dallas & Jane is an homage to Chef Alex Belew’s grandparents who helped shape his view on food, business and his care for customers as if they were family.”

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Experience Italy



Marina’s –

“Traditional Italian dishes as well as some creations of our own. We also offer the best pizzas and calzones in Murfreesboro.”

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Milano II –

“Located in downtown Murfreesboro, Milano II is ready to delight your taste buds with delectable Northern Italian cuisine.  We take reservations or feel free to come on in.”


Gondolier –

“Gondolier serves fresh Italian and Greek food. They offer a selection of salads, subs, Greek specialties, Italian entrees, calzones, strombolis, and pizza in a casual dining atmosphere.”

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Experience Greece



The Parthenon –

“The Parthenon has been a family run restaurant for more than 32 years. Owners Angelo and Kathy Laris left Greece & moved to Murfreesboro in 1994, adopting the Parthenon Restaurant from Kathy’s parents, George and Toula. Together Angelo & Kathy bring a blend of experience, knowledge & history that encompasses three generations of restaurateurs.”

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Gyro Tabouli –

“At Gyro Tabouli, we strive to bring the best gyro and Greek food here in Murfreesboro! Grab a bite of our Gyro Hummus Plate or order a delicious Gyro Sandwich. Order online for carryout today! We are located on Old Fort Pkwy and Agripark Dr, just a few minutes from Market at Victory Village and Old Fort Golf Course.”


Opah Greek Grill –

“Opah is a wonderful option for Greek food at competitive prices. They offer favorites like tabbouleh and Greek salads, gyros and sandwiches as well as desserts.”

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Greek Café Grill –

“Greek Cafe Grill is an authentic Greek grill known for its gyros. They also offer souvlaki, falafel, as well as chicken and Philly steak platters.”

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Experience the South

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Kleer-Vu Lunchroom –

“Kleer-Vu has been the perfect place to get true Southern cooking for over 40 years. The cafeteria style lunchroom serves up made-from-scratch vegetables like green beans, turnip greens, and cream potatoes as well as fried okra, black eyed peas, and cole slaw.”


Jeff’s Family Restaurant –

“Jeff’s is a wonderful place for true Southern comfort food. The menu is influenced from generation of Southern soul food cooking. They offer meats straight off the pit as well as a daily meat and two or three.”


Miller’s Grocery –

“Miller’s Grocery was in continuous operation as a country store for over 75 years in the once bustling whistle-stop community of Christiana, TN that included a 3-story hotel, a bank, a telephone office and some 15 other businesses. In 1995, the building was restored as an antique filled, country cafe featuring home-style Southern cooking and award winning “from scratch” desserts. The name “Miller’s Grocery” remains in memory of long-time proprietor Mr. Stanley Miller and as a tribute to a by-gone era.”

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Experience Germany

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The Green Dragon –

“The Green Dragon is a family brewpub that specializes in craft beer and hearty sandwiches and soups. The Green Dragon is always kid-friendly and is a wonderful place to slow-down and unwind after a long day.”

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Experience India


Tandoor Fine Indian Restaurant –

“Tandoor Indian Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Murfreesboro community and has been recognized for its outstanding Seafood cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.”

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The Clay Pit –

“We first opened our restaurant more than 25 years ago in Los Angeles, CA, on the beach front.  We moved to Murfreesboro, TN about 10 years ago and since then serving customers not only in the middle-Tennessee region but also catering in the neighboring States.”

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Experience the Middle East

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Al Rayan Market and Restaurant –

“Fresh ingredients, family recipes and a love of creating wonderful dishes adds up to a passion for Mediterranean cuisine here at Al Rayan Restaurant & Market. We are the one and only Mediterranean restaurant serving 100% homemade dishes. Chef Hamad Alhamad creates your favorite Mediterranean dishes as well as Chef’s Specials every day.”