Friday, September 30, 2011

Reckless in Nashville

 Hello loves! This week has basically consisted of me playing catch up with the world after an amazing little trip to Nashville, Tennessee last week.  I had been trying to go visit for months now and finally the stars alined. Plus I got to be there from my dear pal Ledja's birthday which was extra nice. Before I let the week pass I thought I'd share a few photos from my trip with you and mention a couple of places I visited and loved. *I should point out that after 5 days in Nashville I am hardly an expert. I did, however, have my friends there who were wonderful tour guides.
Please note most of these are restaurants because I ate a whole lot of food…
Loveless Cafe – This was basically the first stop on my trip... aside from dropping my bags at my friends Ledja & Davids house.  Loveless is known for their delicious biscuits and despite the BBQ everywhere they had lots of friend veggie-friendly (albeit fried) side dishes. It is a bit out of the way but worth it, I think.

March√©This is a little East Nashville gem... I had one of the most delicious meals of my trip here.  I am a huge fan of breakfast and this definitely did the trick! Also, they make their own bakedgoods which pretty much sold me before I'd even had a bite.

Bongo JavaSurprisingly, there are a ton of little indie coffee shops in Nashville. I met up with one of my favorite bloggers, Quincy and her husband (post to follow!) at Bongo Java and had a delicious coffee called "the Diddy" still not sure if that is meant to be "diddy" as in little song or "diddy" as in p.diddy but I do know I enjoyed it. a lot.
Mercy Lounge I was able to see a couple of shows while in town and I liked Mercy Lounge best. It's a very cool mid-sized venue.
Pancake Pantrythis place is a Nashville institution – even on a Monday morning there was a big line of people but it moved shockingly fast.  I had the sweet potato pancakes which where delicious and I'm not the biggest pancake fan so that is saying something.
Grimey's record store – for the old school music enthusiasts that still buy records (ehem... like me). This reminds me so much of record stores I frequented while living in Seattle. I miss that!
Imogene + Willie  - this store specializes in raw denim but has a variety of other things going on - including live bands occasionally.  I saw a bunch of people around town wearing their cross t-shirts so clearly the locals are in to it as well. While its not really my style, it is such a cool space; you should definitely have a look. Plus it smells delicious inside, the owners are super nice, and this little pup lives there...
sidenote: being a Nashville dog seems like a sweet deal to me.

A few other places worth mentioning…
Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles
City House
Katy K's Ranch dressing (vintage)

Well there you have it...lots o' fun packed in to a long weekend. In a nutshell, I will most definitely be returning to Nashville!


BethJean said...

You're(we're) going back for sure...just to get me that Dolly jacket. ;) Glad you had a good time! Yee haw!

BethJean said...

PS..your Nashville friends look fun!

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