• Geist Nashville
    Food & Drink

    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…

  • Chattanooga
    Featured,  Travel

    Explore: Chattanooga

    If you’ve been following me on social media, you likely saw hints of my surprise trip to Chattanooga for my birthday in November or Bachelors Party weekend last month. Who knew Chattanooga would play such a pivotal role in my social milestones? My love affair with the small(ish) Tennessee town began after a nonstop night of birthday fun with my #squad in Nashville. I woke up late in the morning the next day, trying to piece together a semblance of why I felt so “tired,” to packed bags and a smirk of Joe’s face that indicated he had a surprise in store. Once semi-hydrated, our quick road trip began. Once…

  • Food & Drink

    Café Roze… All Day

    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 Café Roze opened their doors just blocks from my new home. Hidden deep on East Nashville’s Porter Road, Café Roze looked like it was the answer to my Bar Luca void. Score! Our first trip to Café Roze (pronounced like the flower, not the wine) was forgettable. The bitchy queen that greeted us at the door was unfriendly and his explanation of the wait times sent us packing up the street. I persevered though, unable to give up on the quaint new…

  • Featured,  Food & Drink

    Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria Dishes It Up

    SLIM & HUSKY PIZZA BEERIA SERVES UP MADE-TO-ORDER PIZZA FROM IT’S FIRST NASHVILLE LOCATION IN NASHVILLE’S NEW BUCHANAN ARTS DISTRICT As a former resident of Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood, I like to follow the establishments popping up in that area. Especially when I can get my eat on. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria has been on my radar for a while, but when it finally opened its doors in March I was skeptical that it was worth the long lines I’d heard were piling up down Buchanan Street. I was wrong. When I stopped by one day after work to experience the “life changing” slice of awesome, I arrived to a…

  • Health & Fitness

    Bernstein Cares: Natural, Organic, & Free-Range… Oh My!

    Hi again! This month I wanted to delve into a topic that can get really confusing, even for the most well-meaning food shoppers: food label claims. I’m a big proponent of reading the labels of everything you buy. It’s important to get familiar with ingredients, and how else will you know what you’re eating? (Note: in my personal opinion, it’s the ingredient list that is important, not the nutrition facts. If you’re eating whole, minimally processed foods, with a small number of ingredients, all of which you can at least pronounce, you won’t really have to worry so much about the calories and whatnot. Anyway, I digress…) Unfortunately, food manufacturers…

  • Food & Drink

    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,…

  • Featured,  Food & Drink

    Best Burgers: Nashville

    When you’re in search of the best burgers in Nashville, V for Vetrano comes to your rescue. As a self-appointed burger aficionado, and after many visits to the best (and worst) dining in Music City, I often get asked about where to eat. A tough question when you’re dealing with picky eaters with tons of dietary or preferential restrictions. But there is one thing that never fails: burger places. So long as the menu offers a vegetarian (typically a black bean) burger option, you can always turn to the American classic. As Nashville grows and new dining options pop up on each block corner, it might be tough to decide which ones are…