Today’s Daily Prompt asks, “If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be?”
Choosing the place is easy, however to bring only one element back with me is doggone impossible! Well, since this is my little virtual paradise I’m going to bring back a couple of things and they’re gonna come from Nashville, TN. Ha! Its funny because one
thing person I brought back from Nashville is always with me, my husband. ❤
Something that I have not shared about my educational journey to Registered Dietitian on this blog is that this is a second career for me. My educational journey actually began in Nashville, where I went to college the first time! Therefore, its hard to pick one thing to bring back because its a nostalgic place for me. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee State University, marched in the Aristocrat of Bands (marching band), fell in love, gained life long friends, and had my first apartment in Nashville, TN. I’m at least going to follow the rules a tiny bit and post one element that is a building, a cultural institution, and a common street food. So here we go…
Photo: Josh Hunter via Flickr, Creative Commons
Photo: Jelle Drok via Flickr, Creative Commons
Few things can outshine the A T & T building, which is affectionately called the “Batman” building in Nashville, TN. I mean look at those pointy “ears”! Does that not scream Gotham City?
Photo: Ron Cogswell via Flickr, Creative Commons
Photo: Daniel Hartwig via Flickr, Creative Commons
The Ryman Auditorium is a jewel! When you go there, you have to ask yourself, “Is it a church or a concert hall?” Its funny because my then boyfriend, now husband and I went there to see Erykah Badu in concert and she stopped in the middle of the concert to say something like, “Oh S*%t! Are we in a church?!” She is an outstanding talent and funny too! 😀
Common Street Food
Photo: Dan via Flickr, Creative Commons
Photo: Adam Fagan via Flickr, Creative Commons
Finally, the Pancake Pantry! I couldn’t leave you hanging considering this is the story of an RD hopeful and occasional food blog. Its not street food, but its one of the most popular places to dine in Nashville. That line in the first picture is the t-r-u-t-h! There’s always a line wrapped around the building.
These places are nostalgic to me, but I’m not so sure I need to have them here in St. Louis on a regular basis? St. Louis has a LOT to offer in the scope of buildings, cultural institutions, and common street food! Besides, part of the fun of having a place that you consider to be your second home is missing it so you can go back to visit!
Skip the building and the cultural institution! What food item is a must-have from another city you’ve visited?