Landing in a new city can be challenging for students (and parents). I've focused on Vanderbilt and Belmont but the information here is useful from students at any of our other nearby universities: Lipscomb, TSU, Fisk, Meharry, Trevecca, Watkins College of Art. (Photo credit: Vanderbilt.edu) Closest for basic student items Visit family-owned Hillsboro Hardware at... Continue Reading →
If things are crowded on the so-called Honky Tonk Highway, take to the backroads. Unlike the bars on Broadway, you're likely to hit upon lower drink prices and happy hour specials. Let's take a look at the ones in the immediate area, then a few worth the drive. (Top photo: The George Jones 1st floor... Continue Reading →
Nashville hot chicken--everybody talks about it but not everyone wants to set their tastebuds on fire. If you want it and your friends don't, I've got a pair of ways to maintain the peace. Plan A: they can order fried chicken without the heat. Plan B: head for a restaurant with a broader menu. I... Continue Reading →
I visited all the honky tonks and live music venues on Broadway to provide you profiles, tips and recommendations. For starters, there's no cover charge at honky tonks but the musicians survive on tips and most take requests. Most honky tonks are open to all ages until 6pm. Staying current is tough but I try to keep... Continue Reading →
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Instead of bland, generic meals, the Nashville airport offers a dozen places offering a true taste of Nashville including hot chicken and barbecue.
Only a few years ago, Nashville held few resources if you required a special diet. Today even Publix and Kroger can meet many needs. Groceries It's not a comprehensive list but it provides a solid foundation for your special diet, starting with the local businesses. Produce Place (Sylvan Park, in business since 1988) Turnip Truck... Continue Reading →
Take home a taste of Tennessee as a souvenir with these signature whiskeys, wines and beers. Many offer tours and t-shirts as well as their sips.