The first stop is the hip Lockeland Table in hip East Nashville, where dinner with Chef Hal Holden-Bache includes pork loin with greens and mac-and-cheese. Interestingly, this is what food blogger Beth Sachan ate during her first visit to the restaurant last year, so you can get a glimpse of it and read her assessment on her blog.
No visit to Nashville is complete without hot chicken. Chef Garvin visits downtown’s 400 Degrees and gets a private lesson on how to make hot chicken from owner, native Nashvillian and all-around hot chicken expert Aqui Simpson.
The last stop in Nashville kicks it old school with a visit to John A’s out in Donelson. The eponymous John A is John A. Hobbs, formerly of the Nashville Palace. Along with the fried chicken livers and prime rib sandwich, Chef Garvin gets treated to some live Nashville-style entertainment.
The episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the Cooking Channel and will repeat Wednesday and Saturday. Check the website for specific times. Also, look out for a future episode (set to premiere June 25) that will feature Franklin's Noble Springs Dairy and a lesson making goat cheese.