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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Visit Nashville: Eat Loveless Cafe


I've been to Nashville many times. I mean, I am from Memphis. Who hasn't been to or through Nashville if you weren't born and bred in Tennessee? For years it was always about Opryland and The Opryland Hotel. Then the Opryland theme park closed, a mall took its place and people started coming out of the woodwork to move to this once passed through without one thought of moving to it town.

Overnight it seemed like everyone under the age of 40 was flocking to Nashville. Movie stars, bloggers, small business owners, jewelry makers, etc.... Just like Asheville and Austin once were, Nashville has become the IT city for the moment. The town has become the fastest growing city in Tennessee and has overtaken Memphis as the largest city in the state.

So why is it I have never heard of the Loveless Cafe?

I really don't know. Even my grandparents who have been coming and going to this town for years--- my mother lived here for the first couple years of her life.

Well, I've been missing out because The Loveless Cafe has some of the best biscuits and grits I've ever eaten. I didn't even have to salt the grits! What???

I have to admit, I developed a small crush on our server. He asked if this was our first visit or were we returning. We were all newbies and let him know where we were from. Well he let us in on a little secret of his--- his great, great..... grandfather was Richard Pace who settled in Surry County Virginia in 1611. WHAT? His claim to fame was he warned the Jamestown Colony of the impending Powhatan raid on the colony that pretty much saved the colony from complete destruction! I am a history lover so his story sealed the deal with how great I thought he was. He was very knowledgeable and an incredible server. Our food was delivered quickly and the biscuits and homemade preserves were to die for.

I ordered the Southern Sampler minus the Country Ham double the bacon. I know, I know--- I'm from Tennessee and don't like Country Ham. I don't! Don't sue me. My eggs were pretty perfect because it is hard to get them exactly the way I like them--- over medium well done.

The rest of the group ordered a variety of breakfast items and they were all amazing. I don't think anyone left hungry.




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