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Music City, USA

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Nashville is a city fueled by music, steered by history, and revved up with a dynamic food and drink scene. This city has much to offer you, from celebrating your way down Broadway to toe-tapping at Robert's Western World. This culturally dense town does not lack in the food department, so listen up to where you need to visit. If you are looking for some classic southern comfort food, the opportunities are endless: there is Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Margot Cafe and Bar, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Looking for something a little more upscale? You can always try The Continental for high-class service and ambiance, Bourbon Steak for sky-high steakhouse fare, or Henrietta Red for perfectly prepared seafood and oysters. Make sure to stop by Goo Goo Chocolate Co for the best mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts, and real milk chocolate you have ever eaten. This city will definitely be worth the trip.

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Dining Out: Ode to Appalachia

Audrey, the flagship restaurant from Sean Brock, is a two-story temple to the Appalachian-style Southern food the acclaimed chef grew up with in rural Virginia.

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A Locals’ Guide to Nashville Restaurants

Chad Newton and Gracie Nguyen of East Side Banh Mi share their ultimate guide to Nashville, with a special consideration for anyone with their dogs in tow.

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The Essential Nashville

From meat-and-threes to ticketed tasting menus, these are our Music City musts

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New Restaurants in Tennessee

In the Local Palate’s New Restaurants Issue, editor-in-chief and Nashville resident Erin Byers Murray gives an overview of the new restaurants open in Tennessee.

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An Apple Orchard Grows at Southall

Years in the making, Southall will open as an agriculturally minded luxury farm and inn next summer—and introduce the wider world to its many varieties of apples.

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Make this broccoli salad with bacon recipe from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. It is a great side for picnics, tailgating, and as a refreshing snack. This recipe is one of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint most famous and popular side items because[...]


Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Every year, Nashville-based cookie powerhouse Christie Cookie debuts the seasonal flavor: chocolate espresso cookies. Offered during a limited window around the holiday season, these cookies were created in collaboration with local coffee shop 8th & Roast Coffee. Baker and[...]


Kohlrabi Salad

This winter salad combines raw and crunchy elements as well as soft, roasted ones. Vivek Surti of Tailor  in Nashville happily shares popular salad dish for all to make this at home. Finished with a ginger dressing that is[...]


Prawn Rissóis

These fried shrimp turnovers, or prawn rissóis, come from Maneet Chauhan, a former Chopped  judge and author of Chaat: The Best Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India. Chaat, or the flavorful snacks and small meals that combine[...]


Sidecar à la Grecque Cocktail

Mix up the traditional sidecar recipe with the Sidecar à la Grecque from Sadie's bar in Nashville. The cocktail was inspired by Mediterranean flavors and colors of the seaside sun.


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Boutique Hotels to Enjoy when Traveling to Tennessee

From five-star dining at a picturesque farm in the Smokies to downtown retro digs with global cuisine, the boutique hotels in Tennessee are just as diverse as the state itself.

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Have a Memorable Meal in Music City

Nashville is known as Music City, and although a lot of artists do come to the city to get discovered, there are a plethora of talented, world-class chefs who contribute to Nashville’s ongoing culinary boom.

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