One of our favorite shows is Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network. So on our trip to Nashville, we decided to start going where Guy went. Our inaugural diner was Arnold’s Country Kitchen.
It also was our first meat-and-three experience. If you’re a northerner like us, this common southern style of restaurant was something uncommon. Meat-and-three simply refers to the meals served for one price – a choice of meat plus three vegetables. But at Arnold’s you have a choice of meat-and-none and meat-and-two as well. Plus bread, actually corn bread.
I ended up with the meat-and-two. I wanted somthing distinctively southern, so asked the server for his recommendations. The meat special of the day was a roast beef with gravy, and for vegetables he recommended the fried green tomatoes and mustard greens. Awesome! And the corn bread came as both muffins and pancakes.
Incredible food. We got through the line right away, but by the time we left there were no tables or chairs available, and a line out the front door. We need a meat-and-three in Minnesota!