Southern Fried Fab In Franklin

Pictures from Jo-Lynne (Musings of a Housewife)

One of our favorite places to venture out for date night is quaint Franklin, Tennessee. We’ll forego the interstate and drive the scenic Natchez Trace, watching as busy urban sprawl and subdivisions disappear in the rear view mirror and rolling Tennessee hills unfold before us. We typically go out to dinner at one of the many unique restaurants just off the town square and just soak up the scenery.

I like to think of Franklin as country chic. I love the beautiful old Southern homes and the eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants, and shops. If we ever win the lottery or hubby ever sells his business for a bazillion dollars, I’d love to buy a renovated home in downtown, historic Franklin.

I had the chance to play tour guide and took three awesome fashion bloggers in town for Blissdom recently to downtown Franklin to browse all the cute shops and enjoy a little down time and delicious lunch at 55 South. I’ve been to Chef Jacon McConnell’s Sol (best homemade guac ever) and the equally fabulous Red Pony, but not 55 South, which features a fun Southern fried menu with a bit of a cajun twist.

We also enjoyed browsing all the great fashion and accessories in Philanthrophy, which pledges 10 percent of all sales to their designated charitable causes. Right now they are helping fun the building of water wells for a village in Sudan. This is fashion with compassion ya’ll!

I got my Franklin fix…for the month any way. Hubby and I are way overdue for a date night. Watching the Science channel Valentine’s Day may have been a sign that we need an intervention.

p.s. Speaking of fashion, check out my Fashion Friday post on my review and shopping blog!


  1. Magnolia Mom says:

    How cool! Just recently found out we’re heading to Franklin for a soccer tourney in a month or two. I’m bookmarkin’ this for future reference. 🙂

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