McKay’s is a literary wonderland, on the cheap! Imagine a warehouse filled with row upon row of books, and you’d be close to imagining McKay’s. This Tennessee chain (other locations in Knoxville and Chattanooga) makes us want to read, read, and read some more. When you first walk in, you’ll notice a large desk to…
It’s Thanksgiving week, and we know that 2016 has been a tough year for many of you. And yet, we have so much to be thankful for here in Nashville, so we wanted to take some time to notice some of the good in our beautiful city as we move into the holiday season. In case you haven’t noticed, Nashville has been growing! And with growth has come a lot of new bites, sips, and things to do and see. We’re so thankful for the food on our tables each morning, noon, and night. We’re also grateful that folks in the community are working hard so that everyone can have access to nutritious meals. We’re so very thankful for this community, and we wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!
Farm Burger is all about farm to table, partnering with local farms in Nashville and their other locations. The Nashville location is in the new Hill Center development in Sylvan Heights off of Charlotte right next to Salt & Vine. The vibe inside is casual in fun, with reclaimed wood walls and fun decorations all…
The L.A. Jackson has snacks, sharing plates, and big entrees to choose from. We went for the broiled oysters covered in herbs, butter and crispy bread crumbs. The topping on these oysters was so good that we scraped the plate for any leftovers! We finished out our meal with the grilled black drum sandwich and the L.A. Jackson burger. The fish sandwich was served on a buttery toasted bun and topped with dill mayo and paired with a side of fries. The burger comes as a single or double patty tower, yum!
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.
Tucked away in the Shoppes on Fatherland is one of our favorite places to find our next good read – Her Bookshop. This cozy little bookstore is full of books that we can’t wait to get our hands on. The selection is perfectly curated to offer you a wide variety of the best finds across a number of topics – art and photography, memoirs, cookbooks, classics, coloring books, you name it. Her Bookshop owner Joelle Herr is an author herself, so you can be certain she will have a number of excellent book recommendations if you’re not sure what you want to read next.
Lazzaroli Pasta has us wanting pasta every night of the week! Their motto is “pasta is the center of our universe,” and they really mean it. This adorable shop is located in the heart of Germantown right down the street from City House, Barista Parlor, and Poppy & Monroe. Check out their many flavors of ravioli, linguine, pasta sauce, and more!
We can’t say enough good things about FLWR shop! This East Nashville gem doesn’t look anything like your grandma’s go-to florist. The FLWR shop team has updated the florist experience and environment. We highly recommend ordering your next bouquet for delivery or your own enjoyment from this team.
We’ve been wanting to sign up for a CSA for a few years now, and we’re so glad we signed up with Bloomsbury Organic Farm! If you opt for the half bushel, you’ll get to pick up one basket every other week. Full bushel, you’ll get one basket each week. So many veggies from this 200 acre farm in Smyrna, Tennessee!
Vui’s Kitchen is Berry Hill’s newest buzzed about addition, and it lives up to the hype. The menu is simple, and simply delicious! When we stopped in for a bite, we tried the Lotus Root salad – a hearty serving of lotus rootlets, shrimp, carrots, arugula, and packed with flavor. Next on our list to try: the Banh Mi and the Pho. A warm bowl of pho sounds like the perfect thing to get us ready for fall. Get a fresh, healthy meal that you won’t soon forget at Vui’s Kitchen!