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A Weekend in Nashville

  • June 26th, 2012 | Travels

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    We’ve been meaning to get back down to Nashville, so we asked Elise Joseph of Pennyweight, a born and bred local, to share some of her favorite things to do there. Her guide to a perfect weekend:

    Having been born and raised in Nashville, I am a rare (and somewhat dying) breed. It has been so much fun to watch this little city blossom over the past few years, and I am excited to see such wonderful and inspiring places popping up all around town. Music City is bustling with makers, doers, see-ers and appreciators.

    Brunch at Marché is an absolute must. This laid-back cafe and marketplace serves three meals a day in a perfectly relaxed, sunny setting. The food is gourmet yet simple, featuring the best local and seasonal cuisine.

    Hands down the best record store in the state, if not the country, Grimey’s is such a wonderful place to hang, discover music and, if you’re lucky, snatch a beer and in-store performance. I try to pop in at least once a week to see what’s new.

    For a true “Nashville” experience, get yourself to Robert’s Western World. It’s right downtown on Broadway and is by far the best honky-tonk in town. There is no cover charge, plenty of good people-watching and live music from some of the best classic country talent. If you’re feeling really ambitious, try the fried bologna sandwich and an ice-cold PBR.

    You can’t leave Nashville without treating yourself to an amazing pair of American-made blue jeans. imogene + willie will treat you right and leave you with the perfect custom fit. Drop by on the third Wednesday of each month for a magical evening in their backyard – musical guests, beer and the delicious Mas Tacos truck.

    Good times are to be had at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, where you’re immediately transported back in time with old signs and blaring doowop music. I always opt for the classic dipped cone and leave with sticky hands and a very happy belly.

    I always find a treasure (or two) at Wonders on Woodland. On this particular outing, I couldn’t leave without a beautiful vintage portrait painting. The owners Deb and Wayne are two of the kindest people, and I could just wander around and admire their collection for hours on end.

    Thanks to Elise for sharing her Nashville haunts with us! You can check out her blog here.

    - Photos by Ryan Bernal

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 12:01 am and is filed under Travels. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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3 Responses to “A Weekend in Nashville”

  1. awesome, elise! you picked all my favorite places. now i’m missing nashville and brunch at marche. x

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  3. Carolyn says:

    Perfect picks!!