Where to Eat When in Nashville

One of the best ways to enjoy a new place is by experiencing its local cuisine. An adventure is never complete without getting a taste of what locals eat and enjoy. When visiting the Music City, you can start your gastronomic adventure by visiting some of the most treasured restaurants in the area. The following is a list of places you can eat when navigating through Nashville, Tennessee.

Loveless Café

Loveless Café is something of an institution in Nashville. In fact, people who have never been to Tennessee are likely to have heard of the homegrown Southern cooking featured in this diner. Loveless Café is famous for its brunch meals, particularly its world famous biscuits. However, it also offers a wide variety of Southern delicacies like pork chop, country ham, fried chicken, catfish, and a delectable pie for dessert. Loveless Café is on Highway 100.

Prince’s Hot Chicken

The hot chicken is a Nashville specialty and the best place to enjoy it is a hole in the wall that has been serving hungry patrons for over 70 years. Prince’s Hot Chicken offers chicken that has been seasoned with a special cayenne-based paste that packs intense heat and flavors. You can find it along Ewing Drive.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

Arnold’s Country Kitchen might not be the most glamorous dining choice, but it is another Nashville culinary institution that visitors should not miss. The cafeteria-style meat and three boasts food offerings made from local ingredients. You can expect to be served the best of Southern cooking at 8th Avenue South.

Margot

Margot is a casual fine dining restaurant in East Nashville. It is owned by one of the most notable local chefs in the area, Margot McCormack. The menu, which is switched up every day, features country delicacies with French and Italian inspirations like braised rabbit, bruschetta with caramelized onion and goat cheese, and steak and eggs.

Capitol Grille

Capitol Grille is another fine dining option for visitors looking to sink their teeth into classic Southern delicacies. Found in the historic Hermitage Hotel, the restaurant is currently run by executive chef Tyler Brown who makes sure that his kitchen produces dishes made from the freshest local ingredients.

Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products

Most pharmaceutical products have side effects, some of them quite dangerous, but the common wisdom is the health benefits outweigh the risks they pose. Under careful professional supervision, this trade-off usually pays dividends for the patients. Sometimes, though, drug companies go too far, or not far enough, and these lead to dangerous pharmaceutical products.

Take the case of Depakote, a medication designed to control seizures. It is a prescriptive drug with serious side effects, but it is efficacious in epileptic patients. However, Abbot Labs, the manufacturer of Depakote, began marketing the product for off-label use; that is, uses that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is often done, but in the case of Depakote, which was also being prescribed for off-label treatment of migraines and bipolar disorder, the results have been disastrous for children of women taking the drug. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, a statistically significant number of these children were afflicted with birth defects such as spina bifida or malformation of the face or skull, and the causative factor has been identified as the use of Depakote.

In the case of dialysis product Granuflo, on the other hand, manufacturer Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) failed to adequately warn physicians about the potential fatal effects of overdosage when used with patients already weakened by renal failure. Dialysis is a process in which the blood of a renally-challenged patient is artificially cleaned of waste products using a machine, and Granuflo is supposed to make the process more efficient. But it is fatally easy to use too much of the product, and according to the Williams Kherkher website, at least 941 cases of cardiac arrest resulted in 2010 which pointed to a Granuflo overdose. FMC had known about the risk but failed to disseminate the information to non-FMC run dialysis centers. With the 2012 FDA recall of Granuflo, patients adversely affected by this failure to warn brought FMC to the attention of civil courts across the US by filing Granuflo lawsuits.

Drug companies have a standard duty of care towards the end-users, and this includes the duty to stick to FDA approved uses and to adequately warn them about the potential risks. The failure to do either or both renders these drug companies liable for at least civil litigation. If you or someone in your family has been prescribed for off-label use of Depakote or received an overdose of Granuflo, or exposed to similar dangerous pharmaceutical products without being made aware of the risks, you may have a personal injury case in the making. Consult with a products liability lawyer familiar with dangerous pharmaceutical products litigation in your area to get advice on how to proceed with a claim.