Certified Jetset: Nashville, TN

The Music City is making a comeback in a big way. With recent features in The New York Times Travel section, Travel & Leisure &   mentioned at every respectable dinner party, Nashville, is one of the hottest travel destinations and it just might be cool enough to add to your fall getaway list. I had the luck to explore this exploding cuisine scene last week with Nashville foodie insider Instagram NashvilleFoodFan. In ode to this weekend’s Music City Food & Wine Festival created by Kings of Leon (yes, NashVegas is THAT cool!) here are a few of my culinary hotspots!

Barista Palor:

A revamped auto repair garage where motorcycle grease, science experiments and superior coffee grounds meet. Hipsters, artists, tourists and soccer moms all congregate within it sterile space. Reclaimed wood interiors, practical Glass decanters and baristas in butchers’ aprons bring these glorious coffee beans to life. Perfect spot to edit your Instagram feed over a Sausage & buttermilk biscuit topped with peach marmalade.

Barista Palor

Pinewood Social:

This is where Soho House meets the South. The ultimate spot to dine, wine & play all day long! Brothers Ben & Max Goldberg are the dining darlings of Nashville with 5 restaurants in their collective with a combined revenue of $10 million. While The Catbird Seat is an award winning chef tasting room, the kitschy honky tonk Paradise Park pays homage to cheap & cheerful Trailer Park inspired grab & go, Pinewood Social is in a league of its own. Grab a coffee in the living room, crafted bourbon cocktail at the bar or invite your nearest & dearest to throw down pins over a pitcher at the bowling alley. One destination where you can strut inside for Roasted Peaches & Burrata for breakfast and stumble into an Uber at 2am. Don’t mind the tipsy bachelorette parties, it comes with the territory.

Pinewood Social

Santa’s Pub:

No James Beard chef in sight at this double wide trailer dive bar. The beer is cold, the atmosphere warm & the karaoke is phenomenal! Throw your name in the hat to sing alongside some of Nashville’s musically gifted and challenged. Named one of the best dive bars in America, this hole in the wall will not disappoint. You might even get to meet the real Santa Clause! Trucker hats optional.


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