Nashville Recap

Last Monday I headed up to Nashville for work and had the most amazing time. I had never been to Nashville before, but it was love at first sight. First off, when I was hotel searching, everything in the city was super expensive so I ended up booking us a room at the Club-Hotel Nashville Inn & Suites, which was about a 15 minute ride into the city. The place was actually really nice for the price and offered a free full breakfast, a happy hour filled with drinks and snack, as well as a gym and pool. After checking in, we got ready for dinner and decided to do a little shopping on our way. We went to the Opry Mills outlet mall which had a great selection of stores. For dinner, we went to AMOT Eatery: A Matter of Taste. I'm not gluten free by any means but the entire menu was gluten free and their food was farm fresh, all natural, and locally sourced, which are major bonuses. I love healthy, delicious food and this was the perfect place. The restaurant was beautifully decorated with a rustic vibe. Since it was a beautiful day out, we sat on the porch and enjoyed the weather. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir and enjoyed the sunshine. For dinner, we started with a Spinach Salad and for our entree, we shared Stuffed Mushrooms that were to die for. One cool thing about AMOT is that they change their menu depending on what is available and in season so it's always fresh. I definitely will be eating here next time i'm in town and I can't wait to see what delicious food they have on the menu. After dinner, we drove around the city taking in all the scenic views. We drove down Honkey Tonk Central, through Vanderbilt, by the Blue Bird Cafe, and many others. 

The following morning, we got up early and walked the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Cumberland River into the city. It was early so not many people were out. It had the most beautiful view of the city! From there, we walked around downtown and explored a little before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, it was time to get work done so we headed to Franklin for a few appointments.

Once we were done with appointments, we headed back to the hotel. They had happy hour set up with a bartender and a lot of snacks. We got some cocktails, cheese, and crackers and enjoyed unwinding out by the pool. For the evening, we decided to take the hotel shuttle downtown and just walk around and get dinner somewhere. We luckily met a really nice guy on the bus who told us where to go. We got dropped off at Honkey Tonk Central and walked the streets listening to music and taking in the surroundings. We weren't quite hungry yet, so we went to Tootsies Orchard Lounge for a few drinks and enjoyed music out on the patio. Supposedly, sometimes Keith Urban shows up and buys out the whole bar but sadly, it didn't happen this trip. Now, this definitely wasn't a nice, clean bar but I mean what do you expect from Honkey Tonk Central? When we left, we stopped in the bathroom which was manned by a lady with beauty products everywhere. She would hand you soap and whatever else you needed. And of course, she loved any tips you were willing to give her. 

For dinner, we decided to go to Rippy's Bar & Grill. It's a BBQ place with live music in all their dinning rooms. You seat yourself and since it was so crowded, we sat at the bar. We ordered cocktails and Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. The food was great and the music was even better! Definitely check it out if you're in the area, you won't be disappointed. After dinner we headed back home to get a good nights sleep for work in the morning. It was sad leaving because I feel like I didn't get to experience much but luckily, since Tennessee is our new territory, we will be back every few months. Until next time, Nashville! 

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