Nashville. Music City. Crazy Town. By whichever name you prefer to call it- this city is always a good time. Known for country music, streets lined with Honky Tonks and a rich history.
To many it may be just a destination for Bachelorette parties, and bar hopping– but to me Nashville’s got heart and soul shining out amidst the party.
First of all, Nashville is a place that I leave a piece of my heart every time I come and go. My sister, my brother in law and my precious niece call this city home. Visits here are always special and in addition we always get to visit a vivacious city that merits the title Music City.
The Good Eats: Gimme those Biscuits, tho!
Where should you go to get the best biscuits and jam of your life? Well, thanks to my recent visit, I would say hands down:
Loveless Cafe: opened in order to serve hot, delicious southern style food to hungry travelers winding down Highway 100. The idea was a success and soon after Loveless Cafe was hosting people overnight as a restaurant – motel.
This quaint diner takes you back into the past. The little white wooden buildings are no longer used for lodging but rather as signature gift shops and even event venues. My experience was a great one. After waking up at 3am and flying in from Milwaukee– my family and I were also hungry travelers that found ourselves under the neon sign of The Loveless Cafe. hThe portions sizes are out of this world for all dishes and are accompanied by an unlimited number of those ‘I’ll have just one more’ biscuits. By no means is it health food, but man it sure was comfort food! Their open kitchen allows you to take a glimpse of the southern style– thousands of buttery biscuits being baked and chicken being prepped for extra crispy frying. Definitely not a food to eat everyday, but a must if you’re visiting Nashville.
It’s all about balance in life right? Some days you chow down on organic veggies and some you just have to live it up with a few biscuits.
Everybody plays. Everybody sings.
Once you’re full up on biscuits, while not take a trip into the soul of country music and head downtown. If you’re up for a rowdy party by all means go out on the weekend nights. If you’re there for the music and the experience, the morning or a non-game day Sunday afternoon may be a better choice.
Where to go? There are so many things to see and so much music to be heard. For a dive into the history and exhibits about the most famous country stars take a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame or see a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Or, if you’re just looking for the fun and excitement at the Honky Tonks- brace yourself and head onto Broadway. A street lined with neon-signs, the sound of live music floating out of every opened door and people everywhere having a good time.
Real Country Music at Robert’s: If you want to hear the golden oldies of country this is the place to be. The live performers here sing the classics showcasing their voices and guitars. Robert’s has maintained some of the authenticity of a true honky tonk, avoiding the modern and the mainstream.
Acme Feed & Seed: a modern hipster twist on a honky tonk. A great spot for a Sunday brunch accompanied by live music. Or just drop in to take a listen and look in the eclectic Farm Store that displays an array of artisan products such as Acme gear, candles, spices & handmade jewelry.
And from here on, the world is your oyster.