Entertainment, On A High Note

These Food Trucks are Uniquely Nashville

The Grilled Cheeserie

The Grilled Cheeserie may arguably be the people of Nashville’s favorite food truck. This is not a ‘throw a piece of Kraft cheese on two slices of white bread’ grilled cheese. This is a grown up grilled cheese. The Grilled Cheeserie has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives as well as voted Best Food Truck in The Tennessean the past 3 years.

A grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheeserie PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKIE ZARCONE

A grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheeserie. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKIE ZARCONE

The first step in making this fancy grilled cheese is to choose your bread. Bread choices include Sourdough, Multigrain, Rosemary Garlic, and Gluten-Free. Next, choose one of the following cheeses: Cheddar Blend, Pepper Jack, Swiss/Gruyere Blend, Buttercup, or Vegan Rice Melt Cheese. Load your grilled cheese up with any combination of pulled chicken, Benton’s bacon, blue cheese aioli, avocado, pickles, smoked jalapeño relish, caramelized onions, and organic tomatoes. Or, you may prefer one of the three specialty melts. The Pimento Mac & Chee sandwich (Housemade Pimento Cheese with Local Cheddar, Macaroni, Benton’s Bacon Bits, and Sliced Tomato) is truly one of a kind.

You can find The Grilled Cheeserie in the streets of Nashville. You can locate their exact spot by texting CHEESE to 88000.

Chapman’s II

Chapman’s II was originally Chapman’s Pie Wagon. Chapman’s Pie Wagon served customers in Franklin from 1922 until 1946. When Dan and Gwen Perkins decided to sell their food truck they wanted to be sure the new owners loved Franklin as much as they did and could carry on the Chapman’s culinary tradition. Now, Scot and Becky Keliher, owners of Chapman’s II, continue the Perkins’ legacy.

Flank Steak Sliders from Chapman's II. PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL TRACZEWSKI

Flank Steak Sliders from Chapman’s II. PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL TRACZEWSKI

Chapman’s II serves guests steak, sandwiches, and more. I indulged in the Flank Steak Sliders (flank steak, onion jam, fried shallots, pretzel rolls). The steak is marinated for a whole day and then seasoned with secret spices. The pretzel rolls are a different twist to an original steak sandwich. A Havarti, Spinach & Pear sandwich (lightly grilled and served with chips) and Smoked Pimento Cheese Sandwich (freshly grated sharp cheddar and smoked gouda on toasted bread) are other popular menu items. The Jazzy Yum Bowl (layes of rice, organic beans, yumm hummus sauce, avocado, olives, tomato, salsa, cheese, and sour cream) serves as a vegetarian option.

You can find Chapman’s II on the streets of Franklin, TN.

Ellie’s Donuts

Ellie’s Donuts serves their customers unique flavors of old fashioned donuts. The smell will certainly draw you in to try one or two or even some extras for tomorrow’s breakfast. The day I stopped by the truck they were serving blueberry pancake and classic cinnamon and sugar. The donuts were fresh and hot off the fryer. The blueberry pancake surprisingly tasted exactly like a blueberry pancake! The cinnamon and sugar was somewhat crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, unlike anything you will find at Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLIE'S OLD FASHIONED DONUTS

Strawberry Donuts from Ellie’s Donuts. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLIE’S OLD FASHIONED DONUTS

You can find hot and fresh Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts at the Franklin Farmers Market and occasionally at festivals.

Bacon Nation

Bacon lovers rejoice! There has been a huge bacon uproar the past few years and this food truck is cashing in on it. Bacon Nation has a different menu each week but one item is a constant: bacon. Bacon and burgers are their forte. Their French fries are distinctively seasoned in bacon salt! One unrivaled dessert is Bacon Nation’s White Chocolate Covered Bacon. Bet you never thought to try that!

You can find Bacon Nation in the streets of Nashville or follow them on Twitter to find their exact location.

All of these great food trucks roaming around our city are Uniquely Nashville and if you haven’t tried them yet, go find them and let your taste buds go wild.