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Borough by borough, day after day, seeking the little details that make NYC great.

Dani Felt: Being Creative at a Whole Other Level

By Nick Christophers Dani Felt, a multi-talented mover and shaker and CEO of Creative Spotlights, realized that to expose art in NYC you need to do it out in the open. She first used her talent by featuring artists via a blog but it did not seem to […]

Bartaco 12 South

Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself after finally venturing to 12 South’s hotspot, bartaco. Only open since October, the restaurant has already made a name for itself with its fresh drinks and tasty food. Though it has multiple locations across the South and Northeast, our very own Nashville location somehow feels one of a kind.

Now that we have finally welcomed the warmer weather, the restaurant has opened its massive garage-style doors in celebration. You can take advantage of the lounge seating under the warm spring sun or simply enjoy the occasional breeze from the indoor tables.

Nashville’s Hot Chicken

Hot chicken is a must-try Nashville specialty. Today, there are over two dozen restaurants in the city that serve the dish, and chefs throughout Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Australia have created their own “Nashville-style” chicken. KFC has even jumped on the hot chicken train. This January, the fast food chain began selling “Nashville Hot Chicken” and “Nashville Hot Tenders” in its U.S. locations. Although many natives refuse the quick substitute, it is said by the company to be highly successful. While restaurants have their own spin on the local favorite, hot chicken is essentially fried chicken with a cayenne pepper paste served with pickle chips on top and white bread on the bottom.

Cauliflower: Nashville’s Favorite Veggie

Until I moved to Nashville, I didn’t consider myself a big cauliflower fan. To me, it was broccoli’s less flavorful, less palatable cousin and nothing more. It turns out that in the past few years, Nashville restaurants have become a bit obsessed with their cauliflower appetizers and side dishes, and thanks to their creative takes on the veggie, I’ve finally come to understand what the hype is all about.

Café Lula at the Ryman Auditorium

For 124 years, the Ryman Auditorium has undoubtedly been one of the best venues to experience music in Nashville. Originally opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, the Ryman began leasing its facilities to non-religious events to pay off debts. Under the leadership of Lula C. Naff, the “first lady” of theater management, the Ryman booked world-renown entertainers, and became home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.

Caught in the Atlanta City Lights!

A night through the city can bring wanderlust adventures! From the best Broadway shows, to top-notch restaurants. Who wouldn’t love an experience through the bright Atlanta city. If you’re in the mood for some high volume music, or cultural plays, Fox Theater is always packed with the best crowds to witness the best bands, or hosting tourist-friendly events! When it comes to fulfilling your taste buds, Atlanta doesn’t steer you wrong with its Southern, downtown way of flavor, packed foods. Be prepared to appreciate Atlanta’s ever-lasting roar, where the city is always loud, and humming with trains, and car engines. You’ll find yourself beginning to fall in love, and starstruck with Atlanta city beauty.

Jay Gunning: Photographer Offers a View into the World in a New Way

Jay is a traditionalist who prefers to shoot on film (even in the current market where digital is the dominant source for producing photos.)  For him, film offers a timelessness that cannot be duplicated by digital. A similar argument is true in the music industry when it comes to comparing digital with the quality of a vinyl record.

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