We received some very sad local news this weekend. Ms. Linda, theÂ kind-heartedÂ waitress at downtown staple all-night diner Hermitage Cafe, has recently been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. If you have not had the pleasure of spending time at Hermitage, there’s really nothing not to love about it.Â FromÂ the generous artist-budget meal of biscuits and coffee to the faded country headshotsÂ juxtaposed with hand-drawn menu items, it has held its place asÂ one of the cornerstones of Nashville’s character as a city. And probably the most memorable part of the Hermitage Cafe experience is seeing the same waitress, Linda,Â pretty much every time you stop by.
Our buddy Daniel Pujol recalls that Linda “let me order water and coffee for 7 years so I could write MEEMAW lyrics, all my college papers, and PUJOL lyrics.” Linda has helped us all out over the years. Now it’s our turn to help her. Donations will beÂ accepted here. Every little bit helps