Our World: Rotier’s Restaurant

Betsy at Rotier’s Restaurant, Nashville, Tennessee. June 23, 2012.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

After celebrating our anniversary by walking around Centennial Park in June, Betsy and I had lunch at Rotier’s restaurant.  Rotier’s is near the park, and serves some of the most delicious burgers I’ve ever had.  It’s not a fancy place, but it is a local favorite and is often crowded.

The front dining area of Rotier’s has many autographed photos on the wall. Nashville, Tennessee, June 23, 2012.

We wanted to have lunch at Rotier’s because it’s a special place for us.  We had lunch there on our second date back in 2001.  I don’t remember what I had to eat at that time, but our visit was memorable.

On that April date Betsy and I visited the interior of the Parthenon and the art museum.  Betsy, self-sufficient woman that she is, wanted to pay for her own admission, but I pointed out that going inside was my idea and I should pay.  It took some doing, but she finally agreed to let me pay for our admission.  However, Betsy absolutely insisted on buying our lunch.  So after leaving the Parthenon we headed to Rotier’s, which had been recommended to both of us.

After a delightful lunch, Betsy pulled out her credit card and went up to the cashier to pay.  She was politely informed that Rotier’s didn’t accept credit cards.  My Sweet Date put her credit card away and pulled out her checkbook — Rotier’s didn’t accept checks.

The interior of Rotier’s Restaurant, Nashville, Tennessee. June 23, 2012.

By this time I was having trouble keeping a straight face.  But we fortunately were able to come up with enough cash to pay for lunch.

We had no problems paying for our lunch on our anniversary.  Rotier’s now accepts credit cards.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Rotier’s Restaurant”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    That sounds like my kind of place, good food and unpretentious!

  2. diane Says:

    Great memories enhance the place and the food. Glad you found the cash or you may have been washing dishes.

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Oh the memories! This sounds like my kind of restaurant,simple,yet good food.

  4. ZielonaMila Says:

    Pretty, climatic place. I am greeting

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    loved the 2nd date story. back in 93 by RE broker took 4 of us to lunch at the local French Cafe…. we ate and ate and had desserts that were 12.99 each. same thing happened, no check no cards just cash. the thing is i was the only one with cash, i had forgotten to stop and deposit by cash at the bank, at that time hubby was paid cash. we paid from my deposit and left and went to the bank for her to give it back to me.

  6. Judy Says:

    We get the same thing at work – people are astonished that we are a cash only business. I am still surprised at the number of people who do not have cash.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What delightful memories the two of you have!! I love that you share them with us!! A great second date indeed! Hope you both had a great weekend, George, and that your week is off to a good start with more fun on the horizon!! Enjoy!

  8. dayphoto Says:

    I think it has been our lucky day when Terry and I met you and Betsy!

    Happy Anniversary YOU TWO!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  9. ladyfi Says:

    What a great day – and a lovely story.

  10. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Definitely a place I need to try!

  11. Larry Says:

    The not too fancy places where the locals go is the place I always try to find.

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Nice to have places like that to revisit and enjoy the memories!!!

  13. Leovi Says:

    Yes indeed some places are inevitably linked to our feelings.

  14. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful place with such sweet memories.

  15. maryBeth Says:

    Great story about the restaurant, George. Anyway it looks like a great place to eat. MB

  16. Sartenada Says:

    You did have wonderful day. I loved Your memories.

  17. Rose Says:

    You could have just washed dishes to pay for your meal!!!

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