Every week the Loveless Barn features a live radio broadcast called Music City Roots
I’m so excited! My husband and I and our best friends are headed out to the Loveless Café tonight to enjoy a great dinner and some amazing country music at the Loveless Barn. Every week the Loveless Barn features a live radio broadcast called Music City Roots. I’ve wanted to go for a while now, but trying to work something like this around our busy schedules in the middle of the week has been a challenge. But we finally figured out a night that would work for all of us and arranged to share a babysitter at our house, and we’re going.
The Loveless was originally a café and a hotel. It’s located just west of Nashville on Highway 100 right before the Natchez Trace Bridge. Originally a hotel and a café, The Loveless started serving its famous fried chicken and biscuits to travelers along Highway 100 in 1951. The Loveless still has its legendary café with all the authentic country cooking anyone could ask for, but the hotel is now home to a great eclectic bunch of shops. We’re going to save the shops for another visit since we’re really excited about the music show after our dinner. I bought the tickets online and they were pretty reasonable for the four of us.
One of the main reasons I want to eat at the Loveless is for their famous biscuits. I’ve read stories about The Biscuit Lady, Carol Fay Ellison, the keeper of the prized biscuit recipe. I got a chance to see Carol Fay on TV a few times before she passed, and learning to make biscuits like she did would be my own rite of passage as a Southern woman.
Since my mother and grandmother were also native southerners, biscuit making is an art in my family. Even though we don’t eat them often (I only attempt them on holidays and special occasions), it’s something I’d really like to get right! So, I’m hoping that getting a taste of those Loveless biscuits will help me figure out what’s missing in mine and inspire me to keep on trying. After all, I want to make my strong southern lady ancestors proud. Even though my friends and I would rather grab a cup of coffee and a pedicure than spend a day in the kitchen, being able to create something from scratch that’s really memorable is something I want to be good at. So I’m hoping I’ll get a little inspiration from the best of best—in biscuits that is.
We’ve heard so many great things about the Loveless that I’m sure we won’t be disappointed. And the next time I pull out grandmother’s biscuit recipe, and add a little of the Loveless magic, I hope my family will be proud.
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