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Headquarters

21 Nov

Oh. my. God. Besides being the most reasonable and down to earth coffee shop in Nashville, Headquarters has just blown my mind with their new ham and cheese croissants and spicy mocha.

Since I can’t take a good food picture to save my life, I’ve stolen theirs from their instagram. Usually only a slave to the power of suggestion with pizza, I was unable to resist the temptation to get anything other than what they posted several days ago.

Although they are known for their local honey latte, the spicy mocha blows it and any other coffee I’ve ever had out of the water -especially on a chilly morning.  The croissants are delicate and flaky, filled with savory ham and cheese with the perfect amount of grainy mustard.

My incredibly stressful Friday just got a little better thanks to James and Louisa at Headquarters!

Nothing Fancy – Part 3

25 Apr

My mood is entirely weather-based, and today’s gloom in Nashville started my day off worse than waking up on the wrong side of the bed.  I had to take action, and luckily, Yeast Nashville bakery is on my way into work.   They have changing daily specials that always includes some sort of amazing egg casserole, soup and baked goods, but the stars of the show are their kolaches.

Never had a kolache?  Like the mighty armadillo, kolaches have made their way up to Tennessee by way of Texas and now there’s no turning back.  Although kolaches are traditionally Czech and Polish pastries, most Americans know them from the world famous Czech Stop, in West, Texas.  They can have a savory filling or are topped with sweetened cream cheese, fruit and/nuts.

jalapeno

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to:

1. BUY ROOSTER BREAD NOW FOR LATER.  They always, always, always sell out before the end of the day.  What is rooster bread you ask?  Why, it is only the finest sriacha and cheese blend loaf of bread this side of the Cumberland.

2.  Start with the classics.  While (seriously) everything Yeast Nashville makes turns to gold, the kolaches really are the best.  Try the jalapeno/sausage/cheese kolache to spice up your morning.

Also, as if you needed more of an incentive, they have incredible coffee. They serve Drews Brews which is pretty much the only coffee shop coffee that doesn’t either taste burned or like cigarettes.  And it’s local. Boom.

 

 

Rachel Louise Martin, Ph.D.

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