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The Great Escape: For All Your Comic Book and Vinyl Record Needs

By Sean McHugh Gone are the days in which enjoying comics solidified your status as a “nerd.” With the explosion of comic book lore over the past decade, comic book culture is a general part of the national zeitgeist. Iron Man made Robert Downey Jr. a household name, […]

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Bongo Java

By Sean McHugh I have to admit, I’m a coffee fiend. There’s rarely ever a day that I find myself drinking anything other than coffee and water throughout. Lucky for me, and for all coffee fiends, Nashville is home to a bevy of exceptional coffee roasters and espresso […]

Johnny Cash Museum

I’ll be honest — I recognize Johnny Cash’s unique voice. I know ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Ring of Fire’ and ‘I Walk the Line’ (the latter being an ill-advised karaoke pick of the past). But other than the songs that are absorbed by osmosis by musicians, I frankly knew almost nothing about Johnny Cash’s life and work. So, it was time to pay a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum, nestled just off Nashville’s Broadway.

Walking Tour: Downtown Cumberland River

The Cumberland River runs some 688 miles from the Appalachians to Kentucky, and provides a scenic backdrop to downtown Nashville. Thanks to a stylish pedestrian bridge connecting the banks, you can explore both sides of the river on foot. The bustling honky-tonk strip of Lower Broadway on the west bank provides contrast to the quiet natural space of the Shelby Bottoms greenway on the east side.

Walking Tour: 12 South

By Sean McHugh The third installment of our Nashville “Walking Tour” series takes us to the close-knit neighborhood of 12 South. The 12 South neighborhood is one of Nashville’s best and brightest areas, with a wide swath of boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and general locales that make 12 […]

Barista Parlor Coffee in Golden Sound

By Sean McHugh Nashville is most famously referred to as “Music City, USA,” regardless of one’s opinion on such a title, it should be noted that Nashville has become much more than just “Music City.” Most notably, Nashville has become a much more gastromically inclined city, growing in […]

Grilled Shrimp Oreganata

By Seth Fera-Schanes Editor’s Note: This recipe was submitted by Abboccato in Manhattan and first appeared on The Refined Chef.   Another example of international cuisine found in New York City restaurants.  This dish is made at Abboccato in midtown Manhattan and pulls from influences across the different regions in Italy. […]

Walking Tour: West End

The second installment of our “Walking Tour” series is the Nashville neighborhood/area of West End. Situated along the street of the same name, the West End area is comprised of an array of private and commercial properties. There are medical hubs like Centennial hospital, institutions of education, such as Vanderbilt University, as well as a miscellany of other great spots to explore and check out.

Spend a Day in Centennial Park

What had once been 132-acres of farmland in the heart of Nashville, Centennial Park was the original site of the state of Tennessee’s state fairgrounds following the Civil War. Originally named West Side Park, the park was renamed to Centennial Park in 1897, during the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. That same year, the park saw the construction of the park’s most popular feature, a replica of The Parthenon.

Hillsboro Village Walking Tour

Nashville is a city comprised of an array of diverse neighborhoods – each one unique in and of itself. Granted, the number of neighborhoods in Nashville pales in comparison to the number of boroughs and subsequent neighborhoods in a Megalopolis such as New York City, but nevertheless, the decidedly smaller quantity can still seem daunting.