Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekend Recap: Nashville

I can't tell you how happy I am that it is already Thursday. Can't we have 4 day weeks every week? I spent this past weekend in Nashville, TN with 4 of my college roommates. It was the first time I have gotten to spend more than a night with them and it was an amazing weekend. We ate, drank, and listened to live music for 3 days. It was also 100 degrees the whole time so I'm pretty sure I had a constant "glow" going.

Dinner out at Virago.

Brought some chasers to the bar with us.Totally necessary.

Country Music Hall of Fame

Line Dancing!

Danielle & Me

Vintage shopping. Loved this gold bust.

The birthday girls.

Our last night with Elvis.


Virago- Great for both people that like sushi and those that do not. Modern atmosphere and pretty reasonably priced (a little more than your average sushi joint). I tried the lobster fried rice, edamame, chicken & filet mignon skewers, and the Aloha roll (pineapple, bacon, coconut, and tempura shrimp). For cocktails I'd recommend the kiwi-cucumber cocktail & the strawberry elderflower sparkle. 

Merchants- Probably my favorite place of the trip. The restaurant has a cool eclectic feel to it and the wait staff was amazing. Each table starts off with seasoned homemade popcorn. We had the baked cheese as an appetizer and I had the chicken salad salad for my dinner. It was delicious. I also would recommend the soup & sammy- a spin on a classic grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The Pharmacy- It's a cab ride away from downtown near East Nashville but it is so worth the drive. Although be warned for those that do not like beer or milkshakes (which is a little sad) you may not find it as appealing as I did. It's a burger bar with a large menu of locally brewed beers and a wonderful beer garden. I had the chicken sandwich with garlic aoili and homemade fries. It was delicious. And two of my friends are vegetarians and loved their meal, too. A really fun place to try. 

East Nashville - We did a lot of great vintage shopping in this area and there are some really cute sections of local shopping and dining. I would highly recommend a trip out of downtown to go there. 


  1. Looks like a fabulous weekend with friends!

  2. aw, looks like you had a lovely weekend, lots of fun! And yes, I often also ask myself why we can't always have four day weeks! I've had one this week too, how great are they?!! :)

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

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  3. Oh you girls look so cute! I have been dying to go to "Nash-Vegas" for quite sometime...I will keep these recs in my pocket for when the time comes!

  4. How fun! I've been to many cities in TN but yet to go to Nashville. It's definitely on my list though... I'd love to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame! Looks like you had a blast!

  5. Looks so fun! I love the chasers in the clutch -- too funny!

  6. pretzels are clearly necessary. haha. I want to go to nashville SO bad! Ill take your recommendations when I get there!

  7. What a fun weekend! The chasers in your purse are too funny haha!!

  8. bahahahahha OMG ashley. i laughed out loud for a good minute with the pretzels. awesome.

  9. Jealous! I lived in Nashville for 12 years and consider it my hometown. Glad you had a good trip! It's a fantastic place:)