September 9, 2015

Wandering in Music City

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I have a love/hate relationship with Nashville. I grew up a Knoxville gal [thanks Mama B], but since 2010 the aura of Nashville called to my heart. Le Husband and I decided back in our first year of dating, we were going to pick up and move to good ol Music City. Clearly that has yet to happen. Unfortunately due to jobs and unfulfilled promise the move has been placed on the back burner multiple times and now doesn't seem to be in the cards at all. But, I am not dwelling on the situation today, trust me, that is a post for another time [one that is in the works].

Anyway, I love me some Nashvegas. Seriously, Music City has become one of THE destination cities in  recent years and for good reason in my opinion. There is so much to do, see, eat and drink in Nashville. Every time I visit I have a blast and I'm quite bummed I don't have many of my own pictures to share. You see, every time we've visited Nashville we've stayed with Le Husband's friends and therefore we are also balancing quality friend time with exploring the city time. Don't get me wrong, we've done some damage on the Nashville strip at Tootsie's, Acme Feed & Seed [SUCH a fun bar] and other bars, but we aren't in the city the entire time. I really want to take the time to explore the Grand Ol Opry, the museums and of course, hit up a Predator's game. #maybeillgettoseecarrieunderwoodtoo
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 My favorite trip to Nashville was our trip back in 2014. We had a kickball tournament in August and the team we played on was STACKED like no other. It was a great tournament and we won which made it even better. Not only did we do it right on the field, we did it right in the restaurants, too. Yelp helped us stumble upon Urban Grub and we enjoyed one of top ten meals that night. Y'all the food was out of this world and the dessert was foodgasmic. I plan on making a repeat visit the next time we're in town, my mouth is watering just thinking about our meal, yummy!
Lobster BLT flatbread, lamb chops with purred cauliflower, homemade single chocolate meringue, homemade vanilla doughnuts and chocolate covered bacon. DIVINE!
Our next visit is closely on the horizon, however it is extremely kickball heavy so I'm not sure how much of Nashville we are actually going to be able to see. But, for those of you who have been, what are your MUST DOs in Nashville? If you haven't been, is Nashville on your list?

22 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I've never been to nashville, but it's most certainly on my list of places to visit - this year we are doing New Orleans and I think next year it will be nashvill! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Elle Sees said...

i love nashville! but it's been maybe a decade since i've been.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I love Nashville! I haven't been in forever but it's such a fun/cute little city! And now that I watch Nashville... I have to go back haha!
<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Nikki said...

This is on our bucket list vacation spots. I think we're gonna try to go for a couple days sans #babybigtruck next year!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i've never been but my cousin has and she loves it there!

Courtney B said...

I've heard the BEST things about Nashville! I want to go someday! I didn't realize you guys wanted to move there! I hope that dream comes true sooner than later!!

Marie said...

I have never been to Nashville but it is on my list of places to visit. I hope you get to move their one day!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

I've never been to Nashville. When I went to TN, we stayed up in the mountains near an old town which was cute! I'd love to go though. Your food = holy amazingness! YUM!

Illegally Blonde said...

My one trip to Nashville was in passing on my way to PA with my mom for Thanksgiving several years ago.... we stayed at some hotel and that was about it. Sad times.

Emily said...

Nashville is on my short list of US cities I need to see in the near future. A good music and food scene is really all you need. Urban Grub looks amazing!

Queen In Between said...

I've only visited once and I fell in love! I so want to take my husband back and would love to take a girls trip with my oldest daughter. I have a friend from high school who lives there and she drove us out to Franklin which was such a fun little town. The drive was beautiful too.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

We're headed to Nashville later on this month and I seriously can't wait! Obviously, I know that the music is going to be great, but I've heard great things about the food too!

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

I love love love love Nashville. My hubby and I went for the first time in January for a concert and had a blast. We were only there for about 2 days... but it was great. I can't wait to go back someday. We loved ACME feed and seed too. I would love to do more of the touristy stuff when we go back, and keep exploring the food scene. Hot Chicken...yum. XO -Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Jen said...

I am so jealous, I have always wanted to visit Nashville but haven't gotten the chance yet. Maybe some day.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

That food looks amazing!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

A couple of my girlfriends and I do Nashville every summer! This summer was the first year we had to miss in like 5! LOVE IT!!!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

love this post girl! saving it for the one day we hopefully make it back. i've been twice - once for the CMA fest (tons of fun, don't remember where we ate or anything and didn't do much except for the CMA fest) and the second time things happened that cut our night out short so it was basically drive down there, get ready to go out, eat pizza, head out for 10 minutes, go back to the hotel and sleep, leave early morning lol. it's so close to us that i know we can get away for a long weekend, it's just a matter of choosing when (and also, probably a matter of not planning any other trips!) lol.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I've never been, and am hoping to get there in the next few years. Looks like such a fun city with amazing looking food! Relocating is not easy, but trust me it's so worth it ;-)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Nashville is on my bucket list! I must get there!

Nadine Lynn said...

I have been to Nashville a few times and love it!!! There are so many fun places to go. I loved walking down by the river. They had a booze cruise that they do at night that looks like SO MUCH FUN! I haven't been on it but Chris and I said next time we go we are doing it. I loved breakfast at Noshville, and I wish I could remember some of the other restaurants we ate at because they were fabulous! Burger Up and Baja Burrito (maybe??)were two of the places I for sure enjoyed. Driving by Vanderbilt was pretty.

Katie Elizabeth said...

I LOVE love love Nashville!! I've been twice so far and both times had the best experience! Acme was one of our favorite bars when we were there earlier this summer :) When you go back, you have to do the Bluebird Cafe if you haven't yet!

Brianne said...

I've never truly been to Nashville. I stayed the night there once & drove through one other time. I'm possibly going in November but that all depends on basketball season. I would so love to go!