He’s Leaving Me

Living in Hermitage has many upsides. But the biggest downside is the fact that there are few “hip” eateries in this neck of the woods. If you want tacos, hot wings or cheap steak, this is the place for you. But until a few years ago, anything out of the ordinary required a 15-minute drive to Downtown or Cool Springs.

Then Vinny’s Pizza opened up. They served the best pizza in town, fantastic salads and deserts that could move a grown woman to tears. Good restaurants open in Nashville all the time. Before Vinny’s they rarely gave Hermitage a second thought.

I was going to order a sandwich and salad for dinner tonight, in celebration of the nice day, the coming payday (tomorrow) and the fact that everyone needs some Vinny’s from time to time.

They’re closed until April 1. At which point they will announce their “new location”. I’d bet money the new digs are nowhere near Villa Gorilla. The phone message says they’ll be able to serve all of Nashville. I wonder what this means for those of us here on the other side of Old Hickory East.

I’m sad.

5 Comments so far

  1. Lesley (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 8:35 am

    If you are nice to us, I will let you in on LindaDblU’s and my favorite secret place in Donelson. Okay, okay. It’s next door to the Mapco at the corner of Donelson Pike and Allen Drive. On the other side is an abandoned car wash. Yes, it looks suspicious, but it holds great things inside.

    That’s all I will say for fear of retribution from the people who already think it’s getting too crowded at lunchtime.

  2. Katherine Coble (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 8:55 am


    That’s funny. I’ve long been a devote of the delights of the magic tin building. They’re owned by the people who own my favourite restaurant across the street. But I haven’t been as often because….it’s too crowded at lunchtime.

  3. Jane (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    Ah – yes. I miss that place. When I worked out by the airport, it was frequent haunt. I still make it out every once and a while. Wish they’d open another one closer to town! *sigh*

  4. Lesley (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    Jane, it just so happens while in the midst of hating for working for the man, that I wondered if they’d let me open a location over here on the west side.

    Kat, I haven’t been to the place up the hill, but I hear it’s good. But being over here at exit 204 really discourages any trips to 216. But the BF has complained about eating the same things all the time, so maybe we’ll venture out there some weekend.

  5. Katherine Coble (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 2:37 pm

    I know I’m biased as all get-out, but the place up the hill is worth the drive, in my opinion.

    And I’d bet they would franchise out. Seriously. They just expanded the main restaurant, so I’m guessing they’re looking for capital.

    I’d encourage you all to franchise, so that the mystery lunch place won’t be an hour wait anymore! ;-p

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