Once a quaint motel restaurant known locally for its melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, country ham, and fried chicken, the Loveless Café, nearly 20 miles from downtown Nashville, has become so well known that it's now the centerpiece of a mini-complex and draws busloads of tourists. The motel rooms out back now house retail stores instead of road-weary travelers, and a barn, built for the purpose, is used for live music and for hosting Music City Roots, a weekly radio show. Despite all the changes, the down-home cooking, good enough to earn the chefs an invitation to serve dinner on Valentine's Day 2013 at the James Beard House in New York City, remains true to the recipes that Annie Loveless began using back in 1951. Expect a wait if you arrive during peak hours. And don't forget to do the touristy thing and take your picture with the fabulous neon sign in the background.