KUI: Nashville

KUI: Nashville

Nashville is one of my absolute favorite places. Since the first time Ben and I visited there, it has stayed near and dear to my heart. The live music. The small town feel in a growing city. The hot chicken. It’s all unmatched. Check out my quick list of places to eat, things to see, and what to do while you’re in Music City. Make sure to use #KUINashville when you share on socials, so I can live vicariously through you.

Acme: This bar has multiple stories, a fantastic rooftop, and surprisingly great sushi.
ALL OF BROADWAY: Broadway is the main entertainment district in Nashville. It’s lined with honky tonks and bars where you’ll find artists singing covers from well known country music stars (& more). Whenever Ben and I visit Nashville, we spend most of our nights on Broadway’s strip. It never gets old.
Bare Naked Bagel (Food Truck): A food truck favorite that we discovered at CMA Fest one year. I love their California Bagel Sandwich.
Barista Parlor (Golden Sound): The aesthetic of this coffee stop was SO ON POINT.
Biscuit Love: Three words. Order the bonuts. Two more words. You’re welcome.
Blvd Nashville: I like to call this “the restaurant that Ben and I can never remember the name of”. It was there that on one of our trips we were decided to stay an extra night in Nashville because we were so hungover from the previous days. Great food, and a great spot to make important decisions like that one. I’m super into their Hummus Plate.
Cabana Nashville: Cabana was one of our dinner stops during my bachelorette weekend in Nashville! It was fantastic. If you go, make sure you rent a cabana. It comes with pillows and curtains, perfect for a group dining experience. You can even hookup your iPhone to play your own setlist while you dine.
Country Music Hall of Fame: Highly recommend, especially if you’re a first timer to Nashville. It was so interesting walking through all of the artist exhibits.
Etch Restaurant: Holy date night worthy, batman. Ben and I’s experience at Etch was incredible. The service, food, and atmosphere were something to write home about (or ya know, write about on this page). Etch’s scallops were fantastic.
Grand Ole Opry: The Opry is another Nashville must, especially for a first timer. Fun fact: it started out as a radio show and became “country’s most famous stage”. It’s truly thrilling to spend a night at The Opry watching your favorite artists (old and new) perform.
The Grilled Cheeserie (Food Truck): I’ve never been more enamored with a grilled cheese sandwich in my life. The Grilled Cheeserie’s Pimento Mac & Chee grilled cheese sandwich is life changing. I still think about it to this day.
The Gulch: Big fan of the big G. The Gulch is such a fun area with shops, places to eat, and cool murals. Make sure you spend some time there.
Juice Nashville: I knew I HAD to visit Juice when I saw it on Jana Kramer’s instagram #influenced. I so wish we had one in Tampa Bay.
Kitchen Notes inside of The Omni: Gorgeous interior, and an INCREDIBLE BRUNCH.
Pancake Pantry: These pancakes are worth the wait.
Prince’s Hot Chicken: This is my favorite hot chicken place. I’ve yet to find a restaurant (even outside of Nashville) that serves up hot chicken like Prince’s.
Taco Mamacita: We stopped at Taco Mamacita on one of our very first trips to Nashville! They have great tacos and margs.

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Nashville Recommendations: what to eat, where to go, and what to see when you visit Music City