We asked Jim James for a Friday Fives because we love his new solo album and are extremely fired up to see him at Heartbreaker Banquet, and also because Jim James is quite the food enthusiast. Not only did he give us a solid list of Perfect For picks from around the country, but the guy started a blog about crème brûlée with M. Ward. Seriously. It's called The Crème-Brû-Log. Seriously.
Here are Jim's favorite restaurants around the country.
Jim's "Perfect For" Picks
Jack Fry's (1007 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY) - "It is 1930 and you have just died and gone to dining heaven where they are playing live jazz, serving stiff drinks, and, if you eat meat, offering beyond any doubt the greatest filet in all of time and space."
Nam Nam (318 Wallace Avenue, Louisville, KY) - "The greatest pho on the planet...friendly folks."
Choshi Sushi (77 Irving Pl.) - "The fish here is quality and I mean quality and the place is low key and beautiful. Authentic working man's sushi."
Meat (1076 East Washington St., Louisville, KY) - " The year is 1930-and it may take a minute to get your drink here, but it is worth it as each drink is lovingly handcrafted from some of the most fucked up ingredients."
Eastland Cafe (97 Chapel Ave Nashville, TN) - "Many a memorable meal enjoyed here. The lights are low, staff is cool, and the food is out of this world."