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Monthly Archives: August 2016

    See Cuba through the eyes of talented Nashville photographers

    By Ashley Dugger | August 30, 2016

    It’s gotten much easier for Americans to plot a path to visit Cuba, since the realm of permissible visits was expanded by the President last year. But it’s still not exactly “easy.” To legally trek there, your trip has to fall under the umbrella of one of 12 authorized categories. Among them: educational activities, religious activities, professional... Read More

    The most walkable places to live in Nashville

    By Ashley Dugger | August 30, 2016

      A recent piece in Realtor Mag shouted out the desirability (and resale benefits) of homes situated in walkable neighborhoods — “56 percent of millennials and 46 percent of baby boomers say they prefer walkable communities that mix housing, local businesses, and public services,” the story says. We’ve seen that play out plenty, even here... Read More

    Explore a world of food in Nashville at InterNASHional Food Crawl

    By Ashley Dugger | August 23, 2016

    We live in a wonderfully diverse community here in Nashville — according to the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, the number of foreign-born Music City residents more than doubled in the past decade, and in 2012, our city’s immigrant population was growing faster than any other city in the U.S. That diversity is reflected in... Read More

    To celebrate the new Prince’s location, our favorite twists on Nashville Hot Chicken

    By Ashley Dugger | August 22, 2016

      Late last week, the Nashville Scene’s Chris Chamberlain made a lot of Nashvillians very, very happy by dropping news that Prince’s Hot Chicken — the place that started the hot chicken craze that’s come to define Nashville’s culinary personality — is finally expanding, with a new restaurant on Nolensville Pike and a new food... Read More

    From weird to wild to wow, Nashville homes for sale that are anything but ordinary

    By Ashley Dugger | August 16, 2016

      If you work in real estate or home design, chances are you get drawn in any time a news-of-the-weird type of home hits the market. Like, say, this real-life Flintstones house for sale, south of San Francisco. These Bedrock-style concrete shapes are a page right out of history, for sure. A lot of towns... Read More

    Fashion for a Fraction lets you shop Nashville boutiques and save

    By Ashley Dugger | August 15, 2016

      Back in the spring, we gushed a little about the annual Nashville Fashion Week, and how it underlined Nashville’s vibrant and creative fashion scene. From where we stand, that scene’s grown as consistently and impressively as it has because of the efforts of a range of style-forward locals — the designers creating cool work,... Read More

    Inspiration for your Best of Nashville 2016 ballot

    By Ashley Dugger | August 10, 2016

      The subject of voting can feel a little… intense, right about now. But let’s focus on an opportunity to cast a ballot that doesn’t carry much baggage. Voting is under way now for this year’s installment of the Nashville Scene’s annual Best of Nashville honors, so we’re all invited to dig in and choose... Read More

    Do the meal-kit thing locally with these Nashville businesses

    By Ashley Dugger | August 9, 2016

    Meal kits are a legitimate craze at this point — from Blue Apron to Plated to Hello Fresh, gourmet dinner-to-be boxes are turning households around the country away from take-out, and toward the kitchen. That includes Nashville, naturally. On the personal front, members of our (Nashville) team have tried a bunch of kits, and we’re... Read More

    What’s new at East Nashville’s Tomato Art Fest for 2016

    By Ashley Dugger | August 2, 2016

      Last year leading up to the Tomato Art Fest, we shared our personal pro tips for the long-running East Nashville celebration of creativity and community and… vegetable-y fruitness. Those thoughts came together over years and years of pulling on our loudest and reddest clothes, slathering on sunscreen and hitting the streets to shop, eat,... Read More

    East Nashville’s craft beer scene is cool as can be

    By Ashley Dugger | August 1, 2016

      Late last week, East Nashville Beer Works invited local drinkers and diners by its new taproom for a soft opening, officially rounding out the trio of much-anticipated new craft breweries in the neighborhood. Nashville on the whole has grown prodigiously over the past handful of years as a destination for delicious local beers. But... Read More