Hitting y’all with 2 solid slices of Monday advice for you today: 📝 1. Come for the fried chicken, stay for the peach pie. Mondays are my jam at Arnold’s. 🍴 2. Find someone to look at you everyday the way I looked at this @arnoldscountrykitchen peach pie today. Never settle for anything less. ;) #datingwithdeliajo
Nashville life looks absolutely nothing like I thought it would when I moved back here 21 months ago. If anyone had told me the last 21 months would unfold the way they have, I would have never believed it. Some days I feel like I’m in a movie - it can’t all be real. This time around was my “second chance” on Nashville, and I want my story here to have a happy ending, somehow. With that in mind — I know I talk a lot about the tough times here so I want to be sure I also shine a light on the things I’m grateful for in this season. 💕 I’m grateful to have a job I love with @eater.nashville and for the people that the opportunity has allowed me to meet. Every co-worker I have met is so talented and I’m so inspired to work alongside these folks. I’ll grateful for the local Nashville restaurant community and Instagram — through which nearly all my Nashville friends have been made. I’m grateful for my new place and the views I wake up to every day, and the opportunity to create a new space that is just for me and Jasper 🐈. What three things are you grateful for today? #practicegratitude #gratitude
Throwing something green onto my Instagram feed today to throw y’all off. 😂 🥂Joined @jaxiscool for second brunch today — celebrating Bastille Day in style at the stunning @libertycommon. Caricatures and accordion music welcomed people to the patio this afternoon, and live music and prix fixe menu awaits diners tonight. In true @eater.nashville fashion, we sampled a few things family style — from pickled duck eggs and beef tartare to a beet salad and macaroni and cheese (because 👸🏼🧀). #eater #eaternashville #bastilleday #duckegg #beeftartare #france🇫🇷 #nashville
If a peanut butter milkshake can’t make you happy idk if we can be friends. Today’s #fridayfind is this nutter butter milkshake from @thestockandbarrel in #thegulch. Thank you milkshake and my friend @tracingthesurface for being here for me. 😘
I’m doing that thing again where I start counting down to dates I’m dreading. And staying too busy to try and pass the time. This time it’s my birthday I’m dreading — one month from today. That’s the last time I ever got to go shopping with my Mom, last year. She was in her wheelchair and coughing and so out of breath — but absolutely insisted on taking me to a little store in Fayetteville, Tennessee to buy me some clothes and shoes. Besides dining together, shopping was always our thing — we were the ultimate mom/daughter shopping squad. 💗 To be honest, I was scared to be alone with her or in charge of her sometimes. Afraid that the inevitable bad thing would happen, I liked always having someone else around because I didn’t know how I would handle it, physically or emotionally when Mom got choked from the lung cancer or debilitated by sharp hip pain from where it had spread to her bones. 💗 I called a few people sobbing for moral support, all of them said “let her take you shopping”. Mom cried - she said she didn’t have anything for me and really wanted us to have this day. We probably both knew it was the last time we would share that date and that experience. I’m so glad I went, braved the anxiety and fear, and have that last outing memory with her. 💗 To make things even more difficult this year — I also shared a birthday with my ex. So for the first time I find myself without the person who I shared life and this date with for 10 years, and without the one who gave me life on that date. It’s 31 days away, and I feel absolutely sick with dread, fear, and anxiety. So I’ve decided that over the next month — I’m going to do a little re-branding at my personal blog’s website. Over the last months, I’ve been told so many times I should write a book. So I’m going to begin blogging again with more personal notes, family anecdotes and recipes. Sort of what you’ve been seeing here on my personal posts. I hope you’ll follow along there as I get a lot more in depth than just Dining With Delia Jo. There’s a reason we experience things, and while I’ll never understand why I did so many at once, this is my attempt to try and figure it out. Happy Thursday, friends.
Those who know, know. 🍕 I don’t venture down to the @nashville_arcade often enough, but now that it’s walkable for me I’m gonna make it a thing. 📍@mannyshouseofpizza