Thursday, November 19, 2009
Chocolate Walk 2009 Part 3
The next half of this journey would involved a span of only three blocks but still a good half of Nashville's length to finish. We turned and continued on the south side of Main Street to find four more shops. Just beyond the intersecond of Van Buren and Main Street we met the greatest patience tester of the Pilgrimage: A very, very crowded restaurant with a poorly laid out plan for this walk. The Hobnob Corner Restaurant was packed, there was a line outside that we waited in for at least ten minutes while folks kept asking "Is this for the restaurant or the walk?" There in lay the problem: there was no one around to direct traffic. I got so frustrated and the area so crowded that I didn't take a picture. To be honest, once we got inside, the marble brownie samples were deeply disappointing -- dry, not evenly marbled, definitely not worth the wait on a pure dessert level.
Tomorrow I will offer Part 4 of this Pilgrimage report with seven more locations to visit as well as announce the finalists for the position of Mocha or Chocolate Coffee Acolyte. Look under "Contests" if you wish to apply for that official position in The Chocolate Cult.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.