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RE: Loveless Cafe 2014/04/04 11:59:30 (permalink)
Ort. Carlton.

Dearfolk,
Those of you not from the South may not realize that some people actually eat fried chicken for breakfast! It's in fact on the breakfast menu at the local Gateway Cafe - hot or cold!
Does anyone in Nashville know if The Ranch House is still on Gallatin Road in Inglewood? It used to be run by Porter & Harvey, two schoolteachers who quit the classroom to go into the neighborhood cafe business. That was a gooood little place about 1985-86-87, when I lived up thataway.
Greetingly (Not Grittingly!), Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.

 
You bet! There's not much better breakfast than chicken and waffles!!
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/30 18:16:46 (permalink)
After over a decade of wanting to get there, I finally did yesterday
 
I thought the food was solidly good, not great, but the biscuits were every bit worthy of my lofty expectations - the best biscuits I have ever had
 

clockwise from 9 o'clock - country ham, fried chicken thigh, sausage patties, sausage gravy, redeye gravy, a pair of over easy eggs, and hash brown casserole. Barely visible in the upper left is my youngest's french toast
 
I am sure they could have put some more food on that plate, there was still some space
 
We will absolutely be back if we are anywhere near this area
 
My recommendation as a single-visit 'veteran' - If you go, make sure you ask for extra jam with your biscuits as they are very stingy with that - cough medicine cup sized portions, barely enough for one biscuit each
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2016/07/31 15:17:42
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/30 18:22:56 (permalink)
Looks good. No, looks great.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/30 18:46:29 (permalink)
Yay TJ!!  You finally made it!  We were there for Glee Club a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Since we were a large group, the food was served family style........with plenty of jam to go with those delicious biscuits!  I loved everything but especially their hash brown casserole!!!   But I bet you didn't wear an Hawaiian shirt like we all did. 
 
post edited by lleechef - 2016/07/30 18:48:46
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/30 21:12:22 (permalink)
I'd certainly eat that plate of food! Man, I am going to have to get there one of these days. My wife made it there last year on a beer judging trip and raved about it. Even brought back some small jars of the jam. Good stuff!
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/30 21:23:44 (permalink)
Glad you made it and thanks for the photo. I finally went there after a similarly long wait last year.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/31 15:11:12 (permalink)
I should have gotten a photo of the biscuits, but the one in the Loveless RF review looks pretty much like what we got......note the tiny medicine cups of jam, you'll want a LOT more
 

 
From left to right - strawberry (my kids fave), blackberry (my fave) and peach
 
Also, as many others have said previously, the hashbrowns casserole was a standout
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2016/07/31 15:12:43
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/07/31 15:25:16 (permalink)
I haven't been back to the Loveless in a couple of years, but I ate there frequently when I was in law school in the late 1970s (before they expanded the restaurant).  The biscuits were and are the biggest draw.  They didn't used to be so stingy with the preserves, though -- you used to get a big saucer of each.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/01 12:29:11 (permalink)
Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
Those of you not from the South may not realize that some people actually eat fried chicken for breakfast! It's in fact on the breakfast menu at the local Gateway Cafe - hot or cold!
Does anyone in Nashville know if The Ranch House is still on Gallatin Road in Inglewood? It used to be run by Porter & Harvey, two schoolteachers who quit the classroom to go into the neighborhood cafe business. That was a gooood little place about 1985-86-87, when I lived up thataway.
Greetingly (Not Grittingly!), Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.

We ate fried chicken, fried eggs, grits and biscuits for breakfast on a regular basis. Growing up in Kentucky it just came natural.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 07:58:21 (permalink)
Love the atmosphere of the Loveless, it's very iconic . The food was fine too although I'll admit it's not my favorite Roadfood destination in Nashville. I'll be visiting Nashville twice over the next two years. I'll be solo next year so I won't  be stopping at the Loveless since I'll have hot chicken and hot fish on the brain. I do plan to visit though in 2018 when Sandra will be accompanying me on our cross country drive.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 11:50:43 (permalink)
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Love the atmosphere of the Loveless, it's very iconic . The food was fine too although I'll admit it's not my favorite Roadfood destination in Nashville. I'll be visiting Nashville twice over the next two years. I'll be solo next year so I won't  be stopping at the Loveless since I'll have hot chicken and hot fish on the brain. I do plan to visit though in 2018 when Sandra will be accompanying me on our cross country drive.




What time is your reservation?  
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 11:58:05 (permalink)
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wanderingjew
Love the atmosphere of the Loveless, it's very iconic . The food was fine too although I'll admit it's not my favorite Roadfood destination in Nashville. I'll be visiting Nashville twice over the next two years. I'll be solo next year so I won't  be stopping at the Loveless since I'll have hot chicken and hot fish on the brain. I do plan to visit though in 2018 when Sandra will be accompanying me on our cross country drive.




What time is your reservation?  




Would you like to join us?
 
I wish I could be like "everyone else"  and travel to Nashville every other month?
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 13:35:50 (permalink)
every other decade for me, so far
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 13:42:24 (permalink)
I loved it the only time I went. I had lunch that day at The Blue Willow Inn so you can imagine I slept like a baby.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/02 13:47:27 (permalink)
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every other decade for me, so far



it runs about every 5 years or so for me in some cases longer.
I'll be visiting Kentucky later this month for the first time in 9 years.
I haven't been to Dallas TX since 2005- my visit next year will be the first in 12 years.
And although I haven't been to Denver, Salt Lake or any of the Rocky Mountain states since 2009 there are no plans in the immediate or far future for me to do so.
Meanwhile there are others on the forum who have been to these places once, twice three or sometimes more times a year. If that were the case for me I wouldn't even think about where I was going until I got there.
post edited by wanderingjew - 2016/08/02 14:33:10
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/05 21:25:07 (permalink)
http://lovelesscafe.com/recipes/hashbrown-casserole
 
Found this after reading the posts.
 
It is very similar to a casserole i had been searching for, for a long time. So, THANKS to all who made it possible.
 
http://store.lovelesscafe.com/category/loveless-best-sellers
 
The jams are $10/lb + postage/handling. Worth it?
 
Loveless Cafe Cookbook written by Jane & Michael Stern!! Any thoughts?
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/06 11:36:01 (permalink)
Their jams are really good. My wife brought home a couple of samplers with peach and blackberry and they were great. I wouldn't hesitate to put out $10 for a 16oz jar. They have no crap in them like so many commercial jams and jellies do.
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RE: Loveless Cafe 2016/08/06 13:34:49 (permalink)
I have the cookbook "Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café" by the Sterns.  Everything is in there, even the blackberry, strawberry and peach preserves, except the biscuit recipe.  They're not giving that one away. 
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