Egyptian Food in Nashville
I'll be going to Egypt in January 2011 and would like to preview the food, such as ful Many Egyptian Copts live in Nashville (and Muslim too), but there are no Egyptian restaurant listings per se. Nothing turns up in a board search either. Does anyone know of a place in Nashville, possibly listed as Middle Eastern? Many thanks for your help.
Check out "...Memories" near 821 Murfreesboro Pk off the I-24/40 interchange . Adjacent to a mobile phone shop and the Days Inn Motel, this modest coffee shop and restaurant is run by Egyptians and provides a super entrée to their culture while never leaving Nashville. Sit back, smoke a hookah pipe, munch on yummy middle eastern treats, sip on Arabic coffee all while watching Egyptian music videos, belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights and older men play cards.
3720 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303
If you ever get over to Knoxville there is a quirky little place called King Tut Grill. The family that runs it is Egyptian and they have many Egyptian items on the menu. Just google the restaurant and you will see from everybody's comments what truley unique and unusual yet really fabulous place this is.
King Tut Grill
4132 Martin Mill Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920-3031
At the Celbration of Cultures in Centennial Park this weekend a couple of vendors will be offering what they say is Egyptian food:
Brothers (which I've never heard of) has
Falafel and Drink
Falafel Plate and Drink
Pasta and Beef and Drink
St. Mina's Coptic Church has
Guava & Mango Juice
Chicken Sandwich Kabobs
Plates: Beef or Chicken & Rice & Salad
The website for the festival is <http://www.celebrationofcultures.com/>
I've never heard of one. There are many "middle eastern" restaurants but they tend to be Lebanese, Iranian, etc. From what I remember from my trip to Egypt 15 years ago, the food is very similar -- I know you can get ful (fool) in restaurants here, and things like falafel are pretty common throughout N Africa / Middle East.
You could try writing to one of the food writers in town, such as those at the Nashville Scene to see if they know of any Egyptian-masquerading-as-middle-eastern places.