by Steve Haruch
So...I just got off the phone with Jessica Simpson. (It's really, really weird to type those words.) In a recent interview, the singer said she liked Nashville and, specifically, that she has eaten a lot of good food here—so I asked her about that.
Sure, she's had some rather public confusion over where certain foods come from, but in our conversation she was very clear about one thing: She likes fried food. Namely, she really likes the appetizers at Mafiaoza's, so much so that she remembers them better than the pizza. Other restaurants she name-dropped: Radius 10 ("I'm a fan of the shrimp and grits") and Watermark. Both of which happen to be close—walking distance, even—to the Scene offices. Not that I mentioned that or anything.