Eating our way down Nolensville Road
By David Julseth
We ate our way from one end of Nolensville Road to another. It was a “three-hour tour” and, yes, references were made to Gilligan’s Island, but the Meet-up Group “What the Pho” for ethnic food was expertly led by Rose Laycox and no rough weather or shipwreck were in sight!
What we had was a delicious variety of tacos, quesadillas, grilled chicken, and far too many other Mexican delicacies – served from trucks! Rose had not only mapped out our excursion timing the stops for about 30 minutes each, but she had also checked out the Health Department Scores for each one and we were pleasantly surprised to learn that they were in the highest rankings. (Side bar- you can easily check these scores for any restaurants in the state of Tennessee.)
We started on the south end of Nolensville near Tusculum Lanes Bowling Alley at Tortas Gigantes, Spanish for “Gigantic Sandwiches”… and they were! You have your choice of “Torta Norteña” (breaded steak and white cheese from Chihuahua), “Torta Milanesa” (grilled steak, ham, and cheese), or for a breakfast sandwich, there is one with Mexican sausage, cheese, and scrambled eggs.
Any one of these would have filled me up and my first stop on the Taquería Truck Tour would have been my last had I not ordered strategically. I ate one small “taco al pastor” served on two corn tortillas but I look forward to returning for my gigantic “torta” very soon.