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November 11, 2007

the best meal in nashville

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Rachel @ 12:24 pm
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The Black Bean Salad from Calypso Cafe. Thick, lightly seasoned black beans, wild rice, fresh diced tomatoes and red onions, all on top of bright green leaf lettuce with tortilla chips to garnish. What makes it totally lush is the warm, spicy, drool-inducing (literally) BBQ sauce on the side. It’s probably not the kind of BBQ sauce that you would expect: it’s not thick or smoky. Rather, it’s this really tangy, citrusy tomato based sauce with lots of spice (probably red pepper) and a little bit of rosemary. The photo above does not accurately depict all its gloriousness. I have had this salad many times over the past couple of years (I went weekly during my last year of high school), but I can’t ever bring myself to order something else at Calypso. And, in case you can’t tell from the pic, it’s ginormous, but I almost always clean my plate. It’s healthy, but so filling. There are about four different locations in Nashville, so if you’re ever in town, please please look them up.


1 Comment »

  1. I lived in Nashville a couple of years ago, and I miss Calypso like crazy!
    It’s good to see another vegan who enjoys being there.

    Oh, nostalgia.

    Comment by diana — April 17, 2008 @ 9:10 pm |Reply

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