Monday, July 9, 2012

Beer, Roller Derby, and Fondue... WINNING.

My man Duke Silver is in town!  Woohoo!

We have had so much fun spending time in both Franklin and Nashville, helping him get to know my new digs.  We saw Pixar's latest movie, Brave (we both LOVE Pixar!) and spent all day Saturday in Nashville.

I drove Duke through The Gulch, 12South, Music Row, and down Broadway to give him a little overview of the city.  I think he liked it!  I love the neon on Broadway.  We had a great, light lunch in the Gulch at Urban Flats, then shopped around a little bit before a visit to Yazoo Brewery.

Duke loves beer, but especially loves the art of brewing.  We've done home brews before, so I wanted something beer-related on the agenda for his visit.  Yazoo does brewery tours on Saturdays, and they do a great sampler in the taproom to get to know the beers.  I loved the Hefeweizen!  I'm not even a beer enthusiast, but I could drink that regularly.  They even stock Yazoo at my local Publix, which is great.  (Currently you can get Yazoo in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.)

Yazoo Brewing Co. on Urbanspoon

Then we headed to catch some roller derby bouts by the Nashville Rollergirls!  Yup, I knocked another item off my Before I'm 30 list.  It was less flashy than I imagined (darn movies and books) but still excited.  Lots of falls and pushing, and I figured out the rules pretty quickly.  Woohoo!

We ended the night with a fantastic fondue dinner at The Melting Pot.  I mean, amazing!!!  I love their blackberry sage lemonade, anything with cheddar cheese, and the flaming turtle chocolate dessert fondue.  I'd found a coupon in a recent circular, and we both loved the meal.  They even take a free photo of you!  Cheesy, but a great way to cap off the night.

Melting Pot on Urbanspoon

Can't wait to have more adventures with Duke while he's here.

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