Ah, Thanksgiving: a time when families gather into a designated home to feast for hours upon a meal that likely took hours and tons of money to prepare. But Thanksgiving traditions are relaxing these days, with more and more people working insane hours at work and simply not feeling up to preparing a huge feast. Especially for people who can’t afford to fly home to see their families this holiday season and also perhaps can’t afford to cook a traditional Thanksgiving feast, missing out on the festivities is a looming fear.
Everyone loves a good sweet, and if you don’t, well, the cuisine of the South might not be for you. But if you are a fan of everything Southern, you know our penchant for creating sinfully delicious desserts. No social gathering is complete without a pecan pie, a chess pie, a red velvet cake or banana pudding on the table, and those are just a few of our favorite treats. It’s safe to say that visitors to Nashville can enjoy a good dessert, no matter whether it's a special occasion or just a Monday. If you’re planning a special day or night out in Nashville soon, you might be wondering where to find the best place for your sweet treat. While the first step to orchestrating a perfect night out is to book car service and not worry about navigating or parking, the second step is to read up on our list of the best dessert destinations in Music City.
Nashville’s food scene keeps getting better. With experienced, worldly chefs making their way to our streets and ethnic cuisine becoming a more prominent trend, there’s no lack of excellent and unusual restaurants to try on any given night. To give you a taste of some of the newest additions to Nashville’s dining options, here’s a list of five places that deserve a spot on your to-do list.
Every spring, the Music City Marathon invites runners to course through the city, experiencing its historic sites with a 13.1 mile run, or a much more difficult 26.2 miles. Both start downtown at the Ryman Auditorium and take runners past the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Frist Center for Visual Arts and LP Field.
Nashville is famous for a lot of things: country music, cowboy boots, honky tonks, the Grand Ole Opry and a growing culture of superb underground artists and musicians. The city is also famous for a few its culinary prowess, from meat-and-threes like Arnold’s on 8th Avenue to amazing local restaurants that use only the freshest ingredients and specialize in great customer service. In addition to the number of Southern and fresh cuisine restaurants in Nashville, there are a number of restaurants that specialize in a local dish known as either “hot chicken” or “Nashville chicken.” The dish is a delicious concoction of our favorite (cooked) feathered friend, prepared to perfection with breading and cayenne pepper, pan-fried and then slapped between two pieces of fresh bread and topped with pickle chips.
Whether you’re looking to entertain clients in Nashville, or host a large group event, you’ll need a location with enough space to accommodate your group. If you are hosting a group lunch or dinner, you should have multiple options of different types of restaurants, but all should have ample seating and/or special rooms for groups. In Nashville there are plenty of restaurants that are perfect for large gatherings. Below, we have compiled some of the best places in Nashville to take your clients or company out to eat.
Nashville, Tennessee is known for a lot of things, and chief among them might be the booming music business. From mega stars like Jack White and the Black Keys to Keith Urban and Kings of Leon, plenty of musical heavyweights call Nashville home and frequent the local businesses regularly. One thing that stars and common folks alike can agree on the importance of? A delicious cup of coffee, of course. Nashville hosts plenty of fantastic coffee stops that are favorites of our dense population of music business stars. The next time you’re in town, stop in at one of the coffee shops on our list and see if you can spot a famous musician chilling in the corner with a latte foam moustache.
Nashville, Tennessee has quickly established itself as a haven for cuisine in the South; from its signature menu items like hot chicken and barbecue, to the local joints that have carved out a name for themselves on some of the nation’s “best” lists, Music City has plenty to offer the foodie in all of us. If you’re planning a visit to the Nashville area soon, it’s no doubt that experiencing the culinary side of the city should occupy a large space on your itinerary; after all, it wasn’t named one of the top cities in the U.S. for foodies for no reason. If you’re a fan of “locavore” type dining—that is, you enjoy local restaurants that pride themselves on being one-of-a-kind, you’ll find more than enough to satisfy you in Music City, including iconic destinations for everybody’s weekend (or weekday) food activity: the delectable brunch. Brunch in Nashville is quite the experience, with plenty of amazing restaurants throwing their hat in the ring for the best brunch in the city. Our two personal favorite brunch destinations are the Loveless Café on Tennessee Highway and the Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village. Both offer amazing food, coffee, and atmosphere. But which one is the best? You decide.
With wedding season just around the corner, and corporate outings about to start up after the first quarter wraps up, it’s time to start planning your next event for either your friends or family, or perhaps the company you work for. We’ve got just the places for you. In a city as rich with food choices as Nashville, there are several options to keep your guests happy, but we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best. Booking with any of these restaurants will ensure you have an outstanding night, and make your Nashville event planning a breeze.
It’s no surprise that Nashville is on its way up in the culinary world—way, way, way up, in fact. So much so that many culinary enthusiasts predict that Nashville could very well usurp from Charleston, South Carolina the title of “America’s Food City.” It isn’t just Nashville’s vibrant cultural and music scenes that are attracting tourists and migrants alike—it’s the burgeoning foodie culture that has people flocking. Nashville’s new Music City Center is sure to attract a litany of tourists and visitors to the heart of Nashville, tourists and visitors who will inevitably get hungry at some point during their stay in Music City. Lucky for them, Nashville is full of little pieces of culinary heaven. Here are some of our favorites.