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July 3, 2006
From journal The Nashville Parthenon--a taste of Athens in Tenn
August 3, 2005
From journal Music City, USA
September 1, 2002
Calypso Cafe seemed to have the exact salad options that could satisfy my appetite. All four of the salad choices were appealing and I spent too much time trying to decide which one to get. I finally selected the Lucayan Salad, a marinated chicken breast, Mandarin oranges, almonds topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing, all on a bed of leaf lettuce. Two Boija muffins were included. My wife ordered the Tropical Chicken salad comprised of chicken, pineapple, raisins, and a touch of curry, all on a bed of lettuce. She selected a serving of muffins and spiced sweet potatoes (topped in coconut) as her side items. We ordered two of the desserts and I wish I had purchased more. I quickly polished off my chocolate mint square (a rich brownie topped with chocolate mint) and reached over to help my wife eat her Calypso bar (which tasted like a luscious lemon square, but with lime rather than lemon).
The restaurant itself has a small eating area and a carryout counter. My preference would be to stay there and eat; however, every table was full and several large groups of people preceded us in the waiting area. As loud as my stomach was growling, the carryout option looked better and better. We watched as our salads were prepared and carefully packed in a sack with handles. We ate our desserts on the drive back to the room.
The salads were large and more food than I expected. My salad had too much plain lettuce at the bottom and not enough of the chicken. I could only eat one of the muffins. I did decide to taste my wife’s sweet potatoes and they were delicious. I’ll get my own side order next time I eat there.
In addition to salads, Calypso Café also offers sandwiches, snacks, and soups (during the colder months only). It all looked good, so I believe I’ll be eating here again.
From journal More to Nashville than the Opry