Antiquing and Eating through Clarksville

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What’s more fun than antiquing and eating? Not much!  Keith and I combined these two awesome activities antiquing and eating while on a hosted trip in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Strawberry Alley Ale Works

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Kyle (bar manager) and Emily (bartender) pose for us.

Arriving in time for a dinner on Friday night at Strawberry Alley Ale Works we loved this brewery/dining spot.  Strawberry Alley Ale Works is located along Clarksville’s historic Strawberry Alley.  Kyle Beckner, Strawberry Alley Ale Works bar manager shared they have been open since April.  He mentioned the building was used for several things.  It was a textile for the military and a former popular night spot and a German restaurant.  “We try to pay homage to them,” Kyle said.

And so they have!  Whether you are talking about using the left over grain from the brewery to feed the cows, or using the 100-year old floor joists made of poplar for the tables.  They are also using local vendors.  T-shirts are from a local fireman and the lampposts are made by a local metal worker.  The menu reflects the past with a tribute to the German history.  Keith kept that in mind when ordering.  I went with a lighter fare, but we both loved our choices and the beer as well!

Emily Vince the bartender posed with Kyle.  We even got a fun picture of our server Drake, who was a hoot.

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Drake our server was good plus entertaining.

Yada Yada Deli

Before heading out on Saturday morning antiquing, we had breakfast at the Yada Yada Bakery.  I ordered an egg and cheese wrap.  Owner Darla Knight recommended their special Devil’s brew tea and this special blend held me over most of the morning.

Keith kept it simple with a blue berry muffin and COFFEE!

This deli is a fun place where people come in for conversation as much as their morning brew.  Its a family business and it was their daughter that steered them to open the coffee house.

After a bit of chit chat, we learned that Yada Yada Deli will be moving into Clarksville’s historic Federal Building sometime in the near future. In fact, Darla and her husband gave us a tour of this building that is listed on the Federal Register.

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Darla and her daughter at the Yada Yada Del

 

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This will be the new home of the Yada Yada Deli

The building has been taken down to the studs and the Knights are making it their own.  “We want to keep the integrity of the building, and we are going to rebrand.  We are going to have a coffee shop, a full bar and table service, food mall, and pizza ovens from Italy they are wood fired,” Darla said.

She described some pretty awesome inspired food that will come out of those wood fired ovens that reach a heat of 10,000 degrees.  She had chefs in training out in California when we spoke.

Antiquing!

After dining, chatting and touring, we headed out for a bit of shopping.  One of our first stops of the morning was Warehouse Forty One.

Warehouse Forty One was a fun place with lots of furniture and fun items. The owners said the place was once an indoor sporting area and it was easy to see.  I love this area there are several stores along the way and they are very creative. The owners posed with their grandson for us, this was a wonderful family place with reasonable prices.

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The owners of Warehouse 21 posed in this awesome store.

This store is along several and we also stopped at You Never Know   which carries antiques, primitives and up-cycled and re-purposed furniture and more.  I found a very cool old cheese box with a neat rooster design on it there.

While there were other shops along the way, I wanted to be sure and take Keith to Silke’s Old World Breads.  We stopped in and shared an Apricot tart. This bakery is amazing!

We also stopped in at Out of the Past Antique and Collectibles and Madison Street Antiques which were fun little shops.  We loved hitting Christmas in July at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace where I found a cool dress at Christmas in July prices!  Merry Christmas to me!

Sunday before hitting the road we wanted a downhome pancake breakfast and Matthew and Tyson at the Riverview Inn found us G’s Pancake House.  There is service for you.  Simple fare in a downhome environment, this was just what we were looking for.

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Yum!

The pecan pancakes were AMAZING!

Food and antiques fun in Clarksville, it doesn’t get any better!

 

9 Comments


  1. //

    I think you and your husband enjoy doing the same kinds of things we do. Exploring antique stores and then trying new foods is one of our favorites. I would especially enjoy finding an antique souvenir to bring home!


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      Sounds like we are on the same page! I always find some type of jewelry to bring home with me, my box is overflowing!


  2. //

    I love antiquing, and especially in the South, even when I don’t buy anything. I’ll keep this for a trip to Tennessee.


  3. //

    Beer, an apricot tart, and antiquing! Sounds like a great way to spend some time. I’d love to explore Tennesse more. Thanks for putting this on my radar!


    1. //

      Clarksville is a great little town to spend time in and just a hop skip and jump outside of Nashville!


  4. //

    What a fun morning out! Everyone looks like they are having a good time which definitely translates when it comes to hospitality! The pecan pancakes look like heaven!


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      It was a fun morning. Those were the best pecan pancakes ever!

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