I am promised reasonably prices and the best bar-b-que that downtown Nashville has to offer.
The sweet smell of bar-b-que is lingering in the air as we approach Jacks. Chairs are turned upside down and tables pushed aside as I peer through the big front window. The aroma emanating from Jacks turns out to be just a big tease. On this Monday night at 10pm, Jacks is already closed for the evening. Right now life is so unfair, I feel like someone just done shot my dog.
“Life is a gamble”, and so is finding good bar-b-que on a Monday night in downtown Nashville.
“Don't put it all on the line for just one roll”, like waiting to eat dinner at 10pm.
Serving some traditional southern food like fried bologna sandwich, chips, PBR and Goo Goo Clusters which comes as “Recession Special” for just $5.00.
A $5 “Stimulus Package” offers a beef hot dog, Ken Lay's potato chips, A President Busch beer and a Moon pie.
Add a side of fried sweet pickles or low fat fried lard and you have got a southern cooking culinary experience. I enjoy an ice cold Coors Light while I wait for my order from the grill then it is time to come down from the Rocky Mountains and show my manly side. With a juicy Angus burger, cold Busch beer and Lay’s classic potato chips.
For a Monday night Roberts Western World has a decent crowd and by my measure a great band. Members of the Western Swingers have performed with many of country music's great legends. From Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline to Merle Haggard and Vince Gill.
To experience a bit of honky-tonk in Nashville, they are worth seeing.