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
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.