Every once in a while, I have to post one of the better known works in town (I have some great photos of that red metal thing down by the river — “Ghost Ballet”) and today it’s one of the real landmarks in the mural scene in Nashville, the Dandgure’s mural. Prominently located at the corner of Lafayette and Sixth, the mural, in the words of Dandgure’s owner Dandgure Robinson (that’s his portrait on the left), is “reflective of who we are inside,” depicting the interior of the restaurant and many of the people who have worked and eaten there. I’ve not been able to determine the artist. The signature (below) is damaged. I think it reads “S. Donson TYJ” but that has led nowhere.
Located on the west wall facing Sixth Avenue of Dandgure’s Classic Southern Cooking Cafeteria, 538 Layfette Street. This is downtown, so parking can be problematic. There is some street parking on Lea Ave, behind the restaurant, and if you are eating, and you should, the restaurant owns the parking lot on Lea as well. Dandgure’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday.