review: the silly goose

by Amy on 20 January 2011

before i start with my review, massive thanks + appreciation go to tim duggan, an amazing knoxville/nashville photographer who took these gorgeous pictures + so graciously allowed me to use them here. if any locals are looking for an fantastic photographer, make sure to check out his portfolio!

now, onto the food! silly goose is a couscous, salads, wraps + sandwiches restaurant in east nashville (conveniently in walking distance for us). when it first opened, it took us a little while to visit because we kept thinking, how good can couscous + sandwiches really be? once we finally went, we were floored by how amazing it was. everything is packed full of fresh, local ingredients + wonderful flavor combinations.

pictured above is the king kong couscous, which features sesame couscous with curried shrimp, mint, ginger, cashews, coriander + avocado ($10.50). yeah, sounds insanely good, doesn’t it?

in addition to their couscous plates, they make delicious sandwiches. my two favorites so far are the bird (grilled chicken breast, sun-dried tomato, avocado, bacon, peppered goat cheese on organic flax seed bread -$9) + lyle’s surprise (hot cappicola, thommé, arugula pesto, basil, shaved fennel, balsamic syrup on rosemary foccacia – $9), both which are served with salad, couscous, or a little of each.

finally, i have to give a shoutout to my personal favorite – the mexico city couscous (pictured below). it boasts red chili couscous, grilled chicken, poblano peppers, cilantro, goat cheese, mango, + lime juice ($9.50) + is simply perfect.

next time you’re in my ‘hood, try the silly goose! i know you’ll leave impressed, full, healthy + happy.

silly goose
1888 eastland avenue
nashville, tn 37206

silly goose credo: we make delicious, nourishing, wholesome food with love and care from the purest and highest quality ingredients available to us.

we search for and buy local, organic, sustainably produced, minimally manipulated food.

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1 amy b. January 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

I approve of any establishment that uses goat cheese – yum!

2 amy January 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

that actually reminds me – i should ask them where they get their goat cheese from so i can get some for myself (probably from a local source, i imagine). it is sooo good!

3 lauren January 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

Thank you for sharing this! I live in east nashville as well and have not made it to silly goose yet but I will definitely be heading for a visit soon! The food looks wonderful!

4 amy January 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

lauren, i’m so glad another east nashvillian stumbled across my blog. you gotta check this place out! i just popped over to your blog + saw your post on eating / shopping / living locally, so this should be right up your alley. let me know what you think of it once you go – i think you’re going to love it!

5 ErinsFoodFiles January 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

YUM! I’ve only had Silly Goose once, but it was SOOOO good! I can’t remember the name of my sandwich, but it had a name with an sexual innuendo. HA!

6 amy January 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

HA! that’s the best kind of sandwich, though, isn’t it? you’ll have to make another trek over to silly goose soon, + let me know when you do – we could all hop over to 5 points for a drink. =)

7 Nashville Nosher January 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

The Bird sounds amazing & I love cous cous. How have I not been there yet??

8 amy January 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

the bird is honey’s favorite sandwich (+ one of my friend’s favorites, too.) you have to try it — i think you are really going to love Silly Goose! + of course, once you’re done eating, stroll over to our house + hang out! =)

9 Lauren January 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog and I will for sure report back, I scooted over to silly goose’s website and I am sure we are going to love it! I think the hardest part is going to be deciding what to eat…everything looks delicious!

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