{Eat} Nashville

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably discovered I like to eat. Being hungry is one of my favorite things, because that means I get to eat again. And eating is definitely one of the best things about traveling.

So when we visited Nashville a few weeks ago, we hit up all our old regular spots, but were also introduced to some amazing new places. If you’re ever in the area, add these to your list!

More than just a burger joint in a trendy neighborhood.
They source as much of the menu as possible from local farms, that treat their animals well.
They say knowing where your food comes from makes it taste better.
They must be right.

The trendy interior is full of cool touches, like reclaimed wood that belonged to the owner’s grandfather, and vintage bar towels used as napkins.
And kid’s menus taped to the inside of Dr. Seuss books.


 But the food is what won me over.
I dare say this was the best burger I’ve ever had.
The fact that it was covered with fried jalapenos and homemade pimento cheese probably had something to do with it.
Not to mention the truffle fries.
Mr. Sugarplum went the healthy route and had a Kale Citrus Salad.
He said it was amazing.
I took his word for it.


This is another wildly popular place that focuses on local food sources.
In another trendy part of town.
Be prepared to wait for a table. A long time. 
But know it will be worth it.

Menus on clipboards.
Bandanas as napkins.
The most amazing drinks like Pomegranate Pineapple Red Tea and Basil Lemonade served in mismatched mason jars. 

Basically, this place is a blogger’s dream.

I remembered to take a pic about 2 minutes after our food arrived.
By then it was too late because it was gone.
Babygirl loved the vintage marquee since it’s her initials.
She’s also a Silly Goose.
(she gets it from her dad)


(Next door to Burger Up)
This little jewel isn’t new, but it’s a must when in town.
You’ll come back everyday to figure out which is your favorite gourmet popsicle flavor.


They are made fresh daily, using fruits (and sometimes vegetables) from the local farmer’s market.
Some are cream based, and others are purely fruit.
The chalkboard wall of flavors is always different.

Good luck choosing one.

Over the years, I think we’ve tried them all, and have yet to discover one we don’t love.
My favorite this trip was strawberry-lime.

When my friend said we had to go to Jeni’s, I was a bit skeptical.
After all, ice cream is ice cream. They are all good, right?


 Of course this is a super cute place, in a super trendy area.
Nashville is just trendy. Without trying.
Every single flavor is unique and intriguing. 
Good thing they encourage you to try them all before making your choice.


I couldn’t choose just one (typical), so I had a double scoop.
On a homemade waffle cone.
Some of the amazing flavors:
Buckeye State – salty peanut butter with crunchy dark chocolate
Whiskey and Pecan
Wildberry Lavendar
Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk

See? She’s a silly goose.

And if you find yourself in Nashville on a Tuesday, stop by the 12 South Farmers Market. I’d chase The Peach Truck if I had to.


Are you foaming at the mouth yet? Who’s ready for lunch already?! Have you ever been to Nashville? The town has our stomach heart, that’s for sure.

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  1. Yum! That burger looks amazing. I had similar a black bean burger with fried okra and pimento cheese in Asheville, NC recently. It was sooooo good.

    Posted 7.25.13 Reply
  2. Amy McCown wrote:

    Love Nashville! One of my college friends lives right by Burger Up and Las Paletas. My favorite Paleta was the Chocolate Chili. We loved a place called Urban Flatbreads as well. I have been wishing we had something similar in Dallas.

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  3. Emily wrote:

    Oh yummmmmm We visited Nashville a little while ago. I loved the whole feel of it. The Popsicle looks so good. The ice cream sounds wonderful!

    I want to visit again soon!


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  4. YUMMMM!!! We're headed to Nashville to visit my sister and her family at the end of August. I want to go to every single one of these spots!

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  5. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Yum! I will have to share these with my girlfriend. Her daughter will be attending Vandy in the fall and I am sure they will make a few trips up that way!

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  6. We did Jeni's and the peach truck too! I heard Silly Goose was amazing. It smelled delicious when we walked by it after Jeni's. The whiskey pecan and salty carmel were just incredible. I feel like I can't brag about Blue Bell anymore. Gosh I love Nashville especially East Nashville that place gets more amazing every time we go.

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  7. Alisha wrote:

    Burger up and Las Paletas are two of my favorite places to go in Nashville, every time I go to visit my bestie we go there! Yum! I miss it already!

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  8. Such a cute round up. Love seeing the family. Why don't you get hungry when you hang out with me. Urrrr!

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  9. Oh my goodness! That all sounds so delicious! I think my all time favorite thing about traveling is eating at new places. It's all about the food!

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  10. Sarah wrote:

    Did you just die when you had Jeni's?! We have to travel to Columbus to get it but it's SO worth it. Brambleberry has my heart.

    Posted 7.25.13 Reply
    Okay…so we have to go eat at Snug on the Square in downtown McKinney. They have a homemade pimento cheese sandwich on dark molasses bread with bacon and candied jalepenos. TO DIE FOR I tell ya. TO DIE FOR.
    Do we have a date?

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  12. omg I'm drooling and I want to book a trip to Nashville asap!!!

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  13. Julianne wrote:

    Some of my favorites Cassie! Definitely try The Pharmacy (an East Nashville burger joint) next time you're in town. I'd say it gives Burger Up a run for it's money and that's hard to do!

    Posted 8.1.13 Reply