It’s that time of year again! The holidays have officially arrived, and there are so many ways to show your support for your favorite local shops and makers. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season: Everyone loves a beautiful flower arrangement, and no one does it better than FLWR Shop in…
Dino’s is exactly what a dive bar should be – kitschy, cheap, and fun. But that description doesn’t tell the whole story, Dino’s is so much more! Next to one of our other East Nashville haunts No. 308, you’ll find Dino’s behind frosted windows dressed up with stuffed armadillos.
With new restaurants opening every week in Nashville, Salt & Vine stands out as one of the best new spots in town. Make the trek to West Nashville for your next date night, because Salt & Vine does not disappoint! Start with the burrata. Creamy, fresh burrata and crispy bread served with fresh tomatoes and watermelon makes for a perfect way to start your meal.
The summer is nearing a close, but don’t fret! We still have another month of our favorite weekly activity – visiting the 12 South Farmer’s Market. Nashville is lucky enough to have several neighborhood markets that run all summer long, and the 12 South market is one of our favorites. From May to October, Sevier Park is always bustling full of Nashvillians on Tuesday afternoons. From produce to baked goods to fresh flowers, you’ll find everything you need for a delicious home-cooked meal, a picnic in the park, or a gift for a loved one at the 12 South Farmer’s Market. Vendors vary depending on the month, so come often for the best of what’s in season.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que has become a Nashville mainstay, now boasting three locations around town that are always packed with hungry locals and tourists alike. Try the pork sandwich, tacos, or a platter for your fill of meat smoked to perfection. If you’re able to make it in for lunch, get the brisket – it sells out quickly, so don’t wait until the end of your lunch break for a taste! If there’s any room left after your Southern feast, grab a slice of chess pie or a lemon bar for dessert. In true Southern style, the desserts are as buttery and tasty as you would imagine. Plus, Edley’s has $5 Bushwackers all Wednesday long and 2-for-1 drafts on Thursdays to wash down all of that bbq.
If you’ve been in Nashville for more than 24 hours, you have surely seen something from Bongo Java around town. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch, stop in Bongo Java on Belmont Blvd. Located next to Proper Bagel and across the way from House Of, Bongo Java has a great porch and spacious inside for a meal or afternoon of work. On the East Side, visit its counterpart in Five Points, Bongo East. Both locations serve up seriously delicious bagel bombs. You can also visit the source of all things Bongo Java coffee at their roasting facility here in town and get a tour of how their coffee is created!
Provence Breads and Cafe is another Hillsboro Village mainstay. This French-inspired bakery and cafe is the perfect spot for a quick bite, cup of coffee, or to pick up baked goods or a cake for a special occasion. On the made-to-order menu, you’ll see a variety of breakfast and lunch items. The pre-made options are also delicious. Choose from sandwiches, like chicken salad, ham, or hummus with fresh veggies, or pick up a salad with grilled chicken or tuna salad. And of course, don’t forget about the bakery!
If you’re in the market for a good cup of coffee and don’t want to wait in the Fido lines, hop on over to Revelator Coffee Company in Hillsboro Village. Revelator is first and foremost a coffee shop, so of course you have to order a coffee on your first visit! The coffee menu is seasonally sourced to give you the best every time you come in. This spot is great for a quick drink to go, a remote work day, or a coffee break with a friend.
Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood is filled with tasty finds and friendly faces, and Sam & Zoe’s fits the bill. Sam & Zoe’s is a coffee shop and eatery that is always bustling with locals. On the menu, you’ll find several different breakfast sandwiches that don’t disappoint. If you’re stopping in for lunch, we recommend the TLT deluxe. Cajun seasoned tofu, vegan pesto, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and avocado – it’s our favorite sandwich on the menu! Make the most of your breakfast or lunch break and check out Sam & Zoe’s.
Arrington Vineyards has provided the vineyard experience to Tennessee since 2007. Stop in any day of the week for tastings, a picnic, or just to restock on bottles of wine. If it’s your first time, opt for a tasting so you can pick your favorite wine to purchase by the bottle. The classic tasting is only $7 and gets you sips from 4 wines of your choice. We recommend the Red Fox Red, a dry red wine blend named for the red fox that plays in the vineyards at Arrington. With summer just beginning, it’s the perfect time to plan your next weekend excursion to Arrington Vineyards!