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Nashville Favorites

November 12, 2018 Paige Barbee

Maybe I should call this post "Nashville Things I Like" because it's really hard to pick favorites!

One of my favorite things about living here is that there is always something to do; a new restaurant opening, an event, concert...you get the idea.

I used to make a list of all the new places I wanted to try but now theres SO MUCH new coming to Nashville it's hard to keep up! I'll just tell you about my go-to places when I'm looking to eat, get coffee, or do something fun. 

COFFEE

Red Bicycle - Great seasonal lattes and delicious crepes. 

Barista Parlor - Probably the most well known coffee shop in Nashville. If you enjoy coffee as an experience try a cup here. 

SWEETS

Jeni's Ice Cream - My favorite place for dessert in Nashville! Jeni is one of the coolest people I've met! I love their unique flavors, I haven't met a flavor I didn't like.

Five Daughters Bakery - Tasty pastries and seasonal doughnuts. 

Las Paletas - Delicious popsicles. 

BURGERS

ML Rose - They have a location just up the street from my store so you'll find me here at least once a week. Their burgers are tasty but the nachos are my current favorite. They have a large selection of local beers on tap. 

Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint - Definitely grab a deep fried Oreo after your burger. 

PIZZA

Five Points Pizza - Grab it by the slice or get a whole pie. 

Emmy Squared - Detroit style pizza.

Slim & Husky's - Their tagline is PREAM (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me) which basically sums me up.

Pastaria - A more upscale pizza experience. The kitchen is open so you get to see your dough thrown and pizza placed in the wood fire oven.

HOT CHICKEN

Hattie B’s - I'm not a fan of burning my mouth off so I enjoy my chicken mild.

Party Foul - Grab a boozy slushies to cool your mouth down. 

BBQ

Peg Leg Porker - The best place to get a bbq plate.

Edley's BBQ - Their BBQ nachos are my favorite. 

FOR THE VEGANS

Did you know I was vegan for a year? There are lots of non vegan places here to get vegan food but these are my favorite mostly vegan places to eat. 

AVO - Full plant based menu.

The Southern V - They have the BEST vegan comfort foods. Everything on the menu is vegan and delicious!

EiO & The Hive - Fresh locally sourced food with lots of vegan and vegetarian options. 

Jamaciaway - Jamaican food with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The employees are very knowledgeable and can tell you what sides are vegan as well.

Woodlands - Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine. They have a delicious buffet and label everything so you know what is vegan or vegetarian. 

Kokos Ice Cream - Dairy and nut free ice creams. 

DATE NIGHT

There are plenty of fancier date night places here but these are our favorites.

Chauhan - Delicious indian food with a southern twist.

Butchertown Hall - Love the cocktails and brussels sprouts.

City Winery - Enjoy a nice meal while watching a show.

LOCAL BREWS

Corsair - I'm here often, they have a location in Marathon Village right down the hall from me. You can enjoy high gravity beers or liquor at the Marathon Village location.

Diskin Cider - If you're a fan of cider check them out. 

Black Abbey - My husband's favorite.

Bearded Iris - This was where I decided to open my store so go her for inspiration on life changing events, haha.

Honky Tonk Brewing Co. - This is a hidden gem for sure!

MUSIC & ART

3rd & Lindley - I've enjoyed many concerts here! If you get there early enough you can snag a table and get dinner during the show.

Marathon Music Works - They hold concerts and fun events like Half Christmas Beer Fest here. 

Frist Art Museum - This museum is in a beautiful art deco building. They have a variety of exhibitions and even have an interactive kids art studio.

Cheekwood - Botanical garden and art museum. They have new events and exhibitions seasonally. 

First Saturday Art Crawl - If you're in town on the first Saturday of the month head downtown or Wedgewood/Houston for a neighborhood gallery hop.

Belcort Theatre - They play limited release films and documentaries as well as classic movies. 

Tennessee State Museum - This free museum will take you back in time to learn the history of Tennessee.

MISC

Nashville Farmers Market - Open year round with local shops and restaurants inside.

Pedestrian Bridge - The perfect spot for downtown city views. That's where the photo above was taken.

Centennial Park - Did you know that Tennessee has a life size replica of the Parthenon? Visit it here.

Broadway  - Now Broadway isn't for everyone but I think everyone should go at least once. It's full of Nashville music history and honky tonks.

 

I hope this helps you find some fun places to visit on your trip to Nashville! And be sure to stop by my store and say hello if you're in town.

-Paige


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