One of our favorite establishments in East Nashville is The Family Wash. It’s a small eatery in an old laundromat.
We started with a Baked Brie appetizer. The filo dough around the baked brie is crispy and a nice contrast to the softness of the cheese. Jalepeno cranberry relish and honey tops the pastry. The honey brings a beautiful light sweetness to the dish. It is served with french toast rounds.
As a side dish, we ordered mac and cheese. The casserole consisted of Penne noodles with at least cheddar and Parmesan cheese. It was crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, in a way that reminded me of home.
For our main dish, we both ordered the traditional Shepard’s Pie. Cary chose to add garlic to his, while I opted for the original variety. The pie is a mixture of ground beef and lamb with peas and carrots topped with mashed potatoes. On the very top of that is a layer of cheddar cheese. The pies are lightly seasoned with rosemary and the flavors blended very nicely. The crispy cheddar placed under the broiler is the “icing on the cake”… or icing on the pie. It was excellent and we will definitely be back.
The Family Wash
2038 Greenwood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206