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    The Best Nashville Bars: From Speakeasy to Honky Tonk

    Music City is known for its lively music scene, but Nashville bars are some of the best in the country. Whether you’re looking for a dive bar, a rooftop bar, honky tonks, or a speakeasy, Nashville has it all. Here we’ll explore the best Nashville bars, including what makes them unique and why you should visit them. These aren’t your typical multi-level honky-tonks that fill lower Broadway with expensive cover charge and are filled wall to wall with bachelorette parties. These bars aren’t the ones named by a country singer’s famous last name, like Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar. If you’re looking for those, you’ll find live country music…

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    29 Places to get the Best Brunch in Nashville in 2023

    As Nashville continues to grow, so too does its culinary scene. It can be tough to find to the best brunch in Nashville with so many options popping up in Music City. Especially because, with the onslaught of new visitors to our city each weekend, brunch has become a beloved and highly sought after, reservation in Music City. Thankfully there is no shortage of amazing spots to grab the best brunch in Nashville. If you’re looking for the best places to grab a Bloody Mary in Downtown Nashville or find which of the best restaurants in town is serving breakfast themed menu items, look no further than this list. Best…

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    Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid

    Music City is one of the most exciting new stops in travel and tourism, but don’t get caught up in those Nashville travel sites that urge you to throw on your cowboy boots and prepare for some down-home country fun. Want to hang out like the locals? This handy list will keep you far from the crowds, lines, and “wooo” girls of the NashVegas strip and put you right in the heart of the best Nashville travel has to offer. Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid CMA Fest I understand this typically is the reason for most travel to Nashville in the summer, but don’t expect to start hobnobbing with…

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    Eat: Geist Joins Nashville’s Food Scene

    Geist Nashville recently opened its doors in Nashville’s popular Germantown neighborhood. When I heard, I could not wait to see how the historic location had been transformed. Since it’s recent opening, I’ve frequented the beautifully rustic brick restaurant several times. For drinks, for brunch, and for dinner. But before you go calling me an aficionado, find out why you should check it out below. Whether visiting Music City or have yet to try Nashville’s newest eatery, I’ve selected the top five reasons to visit Geist Nashville. 5 Reasons To Visit Geist Nashville The vibe: The spectacular restoration of the old blacksmith shop in Germantown’s thriving neighborhood is a must-see. The…

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    Nashville Notables: CMT’s Cody Alan

    It wouldn’t be Music City without the city’s rich history in country music. And there’d be a lot less of it if not for CMT’s Cody Alan, delivering the week’s best country music and videos on his radio show, weekly video countdown series and other online platforms. A long time host on CMT and a staple in the country music genre for years, Alan shocked fans when he came out publicly early last year in People magazine. It was a monumental  step for a high profile face in country’s conservative music scene to talk about being openly gay. A step he doesn’t regret taking. I got a chance to chat…

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    Cafe Roze in East Nashville is the Best All Day Restaurant

    When Bar Luca closed in my East Nashville neighborhood, I was devastated. Mostly because the lighting was perfection for photos, but the rosé on tap didn’t hurt either. Then Cafe Roze opened their all-day cafe just blocks from my home. Hidden deep on East Nashville’s Porter Road, Cafe Roze looked like it was the answer to my Bar Luca void. Score! Our first trip to Cafe Roze (pronounced like the flower, not the wine) was forgettable. The bitchy queen that greeted us at the door for our simple breakfast was unfriendly and his explanation of the wait times sent us packing up the street. I persevered though, unable to give up…

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    Nashville Notables: Stephanie Waring, Juice Nashville

    Having just coming off my fourth 3-day juice cleanse from Juice Nashville, feeling better than ever, it’s only fitting to feature Music City’s healthiest hot spot. Stephanie Waring and her plethora of cold pressed juice blends are taking the Tennessee community by storm. As the first local juicery in town, Juice Nashville is more than just a place to grab the healthiest, most delicious cold-pressed goodness. Waring and her team of friendly faces are creating more. They’ve created a juice community that is growing by droves. Most of my trips to Juice Nashville’s location in The Gulch consist of grabbing one of my favorite cold beverage blends (Sing, Hot Stuff and Snap are…

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    Men’s Style: Trumaker Nashville

    Hey guys (no really, I’m talking to the guys out there. Sorry ladies!)! I’m thrilled to finally announce that I’ll be working with the Trumaker Nashville team to bring the latest built-to-fit style to guys everywhere. With built-to-fit shirts, blazers, pants and suits, Trumaker’s team of skilled Outfitters are the best personal style has to offer. Recently launching Trumaker Nashville from their San Francisco headquarters, Trumaker is a one of a kind shopping experience for men. The experience of having an Outfitter do the hard work allows men to get out of the malls, aways from the mirrors and back to doing what they love. Are you in need of some new Fall style tips? Tired of…

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    Nashville Notables: Avo RAWks

    When I first got wind that Jess Rice was opening Nashville’s first raw food eatery Avo, I could not wait to try some of the treats I’d seen featured on her blog My Poor Tired Liver. Following her journey from the –often times unhealthy– music industry lifestyle to a raw food chef and aficionado, Rice had seemed to master a variety of unique recipes that peaked my interest. So naturally when Avo opened its doors, I was one of the first in line to get a taste of their inventive menu. Walking into the basic, upscale cafeteria-styled space, I was intrigued at the items on the debut menu. My group ordered a salad,…

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    Nashville Notables: Arnold Myint

    Last night, the nation tuned in to see Nashville chef Arnold Myint “cook for his life” as one of the final three finalists in Food Network‘s search for the Next Food Network Star series. A twist in the competition, which brought back previous contender Dom, ultimately left Arnold out of the mix for the final challenge of creating a pilot for his series. Though his time on the show has ended, he’s a clear talent and season frontrunner, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Arnold’s phone started ringing to share his “hint of Miynt” with us again very soon. Already a Nashville treasure, Myint is the brains and talent behind three Nashville staples:…

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    Nashville Notables: Cary Barlowe

    There’s a large group of unsung heroes in Nashville. A grouping of talented people who often get ignored by mainstream press and get lost behind blinding paparazzi flash bulbs. Those people? Songwriters. Songwriters are one of the most charming and interesting parts of Music City. After all, they built this city and are likely responsible for the city’s nickname. So, in an effort to bring those talented storytellers to the forefront –maybe even for the first time– Listen! It’s Vetrano introduces the Songwriter Spotlight, an interview feature with some of the biggest names you may not know… but absolutely should. I kick off the series with one of the nicest and most fun…