Over the past few years, Nashville has continued to gain national attention over its copious amounts of trendy eateries and its creative food trucks. This year especially, Nashville has seen food trucks specializing in food ranging from grilled cheese to tacos to cheeseburgers. Good news for all you food truck lovers out there: Local curio shop owners of “Happy Japan” have added the new truck to their fleet in order to increase sales and hop on the food truck bandwagon. The truck is named “Happy Eating” and is easily spotted thanks to its flamboyant and bright paint job. Unlike most food trucks, “Happy Eating” accepts credit cards so you don’t have to drive around searching for the nearest ATM to purchase your food. Check out their blog to view menu items or their twitter to see if they’re at a location near you. Don’t be misled by their special “rice burgers,” which are not burgers made of rice, but instead, two beef patties garnished with pickled daikon and wasabi sauce, and set between a set of rice buns to form a sticky yet delicious concept. Regular menu items range from $2.00 to $6.00 so stop by if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive, and yummy japanese meal.
Along with the opening of a new food truck, Nashville is also gaining attention from the Food Network and Travel Channel involving our favorite eateries around town. Three food trucks will be featured on Food Networks Eat Street. Riff’s Fine Street Food, Barbie Burgers, and The Grilled Cheeserie were taped over the weekend and will be featured on the show. Food network describes the show as a “destination for those who know that some of the world’s most inventive chefs serve their creations through the window of a food truck.” The air date of the show hasn’t been released yet so stay updated on the website to find out when the showing will air.
Last but not least, as some may recall, Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food host Adam Richman spent a few days in Nashville in March hitting up some of Nashville’s classic eateries. He spent time in Rooster’s, Pancake Pantry and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Unfortunately, Richman did not tackle the food challenges all by himself, but instead he coached the LoCash Cowboys through 72-ounce steaks, baked potatoes, salads and Texas toast with a 60-minute time limit. Tune in to watch the Nashville episode of Man Vs. Food next week to find out if the Cowboys conquered the challenge. The episode airs June 8 at 8 PM CST on the Travel Channel.