Team Lunch Review: Pinewood Social
We have so much going on in 2014. We had a great team meeting back in December to plan for the year, set our goals, and generate some new business ideas. We loved it so much that we decided to have that kind of meeting every month. And if there’s one thing we’ve noticed about Nashville, it’s that there is ALWAYS a new restaurant cropping up somewhere – so to take advantage of that we’re going to have our meetings over lunch at a restaurant we’ve been wanting to try.
In choosing our inaugural restaurant, we discovered some things about each other. For one, Michelle is a vegetarian who “won’t eat anything with a face,” but within those parameters she’s an adventurous eater. Carrie, however, loves a good cheeseburger – with no condiments or vegetables on top. She’s one of the pickiest eaters we’ve ever met. Kat is the one most likely to order the weirdest food on the menu just to try something new. And so this blog series is born: our individual reviews of the restaurant of the month. Up first: Pinewood Social.
Overall, my meal was good. It is a good thing that I am only vegetarian and not allergic to shellfish because as I sampled my “Winter Vegetable Soup”, it had seafood in it. They had given me the lobster bisque by mistake. I am sorry little lobster. My sandwich was flavorful and the bread was perfectly toasted. When I got the correct soup, it was a very nice combination of pureed vegetables with a lovely garnish. The atmosphere and presentation were both great. Mistakes happen to everyone so I thought the service was good too, just a good thing I didn’t need an epi pen!
Yes you can have a cheeseburger plain and it not be dry. My burger was cooked to order and juicy and came out on fresh bread. The fries were hot, thick, home styled and I loved the sea salt. The service was great. I liked the little extras of water jar on the table, Oil can for receipt holder, and clipboard for menu. Overall a great experience for me and will be going back, hopefully for bowling one day or to try the brunch.
KAT (the omnivore) ordered the turkey sandwich with cranberry, charred onions, and mustard with a side salad:
I hang my head to write this because I was the one who chose this restaurant, but the one who liked my food the least. The turkey and onions were chopped into tiny pieces that gave the sandwich a weird texture, and the side salad was just some mixed greens tossed in a vinaigrette – nothing special. I loved the atmosphere, though, and would go back for drinks and maybe to try brunch!
Quite a mix of reviews on January’s lunch! Where should we go for February?
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.