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Suggestions for Nashville

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Michael_ Gee, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    One of my son's best friends from high school. now an upward Wall Street striver, is having his bachelor party there next weekend, God know why. My son Josh, an urban history buff, is part of the wedding party and thus a captive. He's coming in very early on Friday so as to have a full day of tourism before the finance fratboy dudebro caucus takes over.
    I haven't been in Nashville since 1976. I would appreciate suggestions on sites and restaurants of abiding local interest that are still around. Plus, if anyone has an idea of a really good book about the place, he'd love to know that too.
    Thanks for your help.
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I only got to go for a quick night when I made a hoops trip to Austin Peay last December. Downtown looked fun but I was worn out from the drive/covering the game. Did hit up a joint called Burger Up the next day for lunch before heading out on the recommendation of a co-worker. Really good, fresh stuff. Excellent gourmet burger joint. I'd give it a shot.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Was just there a couple weeks ago. This restaurant is great: http://www.husknashville.com/

    It's a 150-year-old house that's been turned into a very good restaurant where the menu changes every day and is based on ingredients from many locally operated farms. Not expensive either.

    He might want to take a look at some of these: http://www.historicnashvilleinc.org/resources/historic_neighborhoodsm
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Husk's original location is in Charleston, S.C. Great food.
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Go to Broadway and 4th and start walking around.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I have killed an hour or two in the Ernest Tubb Record Shop.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I decided to do some research for you, and the strip clubs sound shitty. There's a three foot rule, no touching.

    Why Nashville? Just curious.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Nashville's a fun town. The honky tonks on Broadway are touristy, but Robert's Western World is pretty legit. Cool little blues bar in Printers Alley. East end is an emerging hipster capital.
  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Loved my visit to Robert's. I was there at 2 in the afternoon, there was a guy in there in scrubs with a pager dancing, I wondered to myself, if he needs to wear a pager, what the hell is he doing in a bar? Also the western wear there sold in the back is fun.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    You Yankees HAVE to spend the afternoon at Belle Meade Mansion. It's an amazing, well-rounded (meaning, the life of the slave is well represented) look at mid-19th Century Southern life. The added bonus is if you are a horseracing fan, because many Kentucky Derby winners were from Belle Meade.


    Second the vote for dinner at Husk. Also need to get lunch at Arnold's, for the ultimate meat-n-3.
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Hot chicken is a must at some point. My recommendation: Pepperfire. They do this thing called an AppleFire -- chicken tenders and fried apples over waffles. But beware: Their medium is hotter than most wing places' nuclear.

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