HUSK: If you want to have a real serious culinary experience just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville, then you will need to check out the newest outpost of the Neighborhood Dining Group and James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock's renowned restaurant, Husk. Led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Morgan McGlone, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville. You’ll definitely need to plan ahead and get a reservation but it’s so worth it with dishes like Country Fried Steak with black pepper gravy and roasted potatoes not to mention, their famous Husk Cheeseburger.
MAS TACOS: This Snug, no-frills Mexican restaurant serving up an array of tacos & other standards is currently #8 out of 1,697 restaurants on TripAdvisor. With dishes like Fried Avocado tacos, elote, horchata, tilapia tacos, pulled pork tacos, chicken tortilla soup and tamales, it will satisfy all your mexican food cravings. This is a chill, order at the counter kind of place that is absolutely perfect for lunch in Nashville.
THE WILD COW: Just because you’re in the south doesn’t mean that you can’t have a healthy and delicious meal. This tiny, casual restaurant with a hippie feel has all of your meaty favorites without the guilt like vegan queso, nachos, tacos, burritos, reuben sandwich, portobello burger and of course a variety of salads and smoothies.
THE 404 HOTEL: This boutique style Hotel is a welcome change from the typical chain hotels. Lots of unique touches in an urban style, eclectic setting. There is no reception/ front desk, but secure keypad code & excellent communication makes that irrelevant. With features like cement floors, woven natural fiber rugs and the barn door for the bathroom, this hotel is hip and chic. There are only 5 rooms in the entire hotel, giving it a very warm and intimate feeling but you need to check the availability in advance.
DREAMY COTTAGE: If you’re rather go the Airbnb route, then this quaint cottage is for you. Comfy, cozy, romantic and less than 3 miles from Downtown. The Cleveland Cottage provides a private oasis within city limits that includes full kitchen, Wifi, parking, electric fireplace & entrance through a private courtyard with fire pit. Perfect for a peaceful getaway to Nashville.
HUTTON HOTEL: If you are looking for an adult feeling hotel a great view of downtown, this is the place. The surrounding West End neighborhood is hip and full of nightspots and lively cafes. This hotel is committed to their green ethic with bamboo floors and furniture. And they not only welcome pets, they spoil them with pet bed, scratching posts and treats.
ROBERT'S WESTERN WORLD: This longstanding outpost on the always happening Broad Street features live country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches. There will be drinking and there will be two-stepping at this prototypical honky-tonk. You cannot go to Nashville without stopping by and dancing with a real live cowboy. Don’t worry if you don’t know how, they’ll teach you.
PINEWOOD SOCIAL: From the classic to the young and hip. The Pinewood Social is great place to have a great time. They serve yummy food and drinks while providing lots of fun activities like bowling, bocce ball and pools to cool off in the hot summer heat.
THE FAMILY WASH: There is no shortage of places to see and hear music in Nashville. It’s actually harder to find a place where there is no music but this is an absolute fav of ours. It’s a low key venue that also serves great food. So you could also put this in the food category but I love it for good local music. They host a variety of acts so you are always guaranteed a good time here.
JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM: If you have any love for classic country music and the man in black then this is a must see.
THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY: A 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway. Stop by The Loveless Cafe while you’re there for some good old fashioned home cooking.
WHITE'S MERCANTILE: Inspired by an old general store but with a modern twist, this shop was named an essential stop in Nashville by The New York Times and we agree. You can find our Tennessee Cutting Board at all of their locations!