Live Like a Local in East Nashville -- One Day Itinerary
What an honor to be included in October's edition of Airbnb Magazine with my go-to spots in East Nashville. A huge thanks to my fabulous friend Kristin Luna, Tennessee local and travel writer extraordinaire for including me, along with The Property Brothers + Charles Esten in this wonderful roundup of all-things Nashville. Keep up with Kristin's writings, travels, and more on her website, Camels & Chocolates. You can check out Airbnb Mag online or pick up a copy on newstands nationwide!
Now, without further adieu, can check my East Nashville itinerary below.
9 a.m. “European-style eatery Marché Artisan Foods tops my list of go-to brunch spots. Breakfast is served seven days a week—don’t miss menu mainstays (and my favorite) croissant French toast, the tartine, or the crepes, savory or sweet.”
10 a.m. “Stroll up to FLWR Shop, the cutest locale for picking up gorgeous, fresh-cut arrangements
or succulents. Just a few blocks away, the Shoppes of Fatherland is a retail start-up community with shops like Project 615 for your Dolly or Willie tee, Wheat & Co. for the latest in men’s fashion and accessories, and Gift Horse for a funky print to commemorate your trip.”
Noon “Ten years in business and numerous accolades later, Mitchell Delicatessen still serves the best sandwiches in Nashville. Most of their meats are cured or smoked in-house, and the bread is delicious perfection.”
1 p.m. “Post-lunch, fuel up for your afternoon activities with a craft beer at Southern Grist Brewing Company Taproom. The menu is ever-changing, featuring options like Peach Upside Down Cake IPA and various sours. Then head to Shops at Porter East, home to my favorite store in town, Apple & Oak. Owner Allison Holley is the queen of fabulous design, and her shop features the best vintage rugs and random finds.”
3 p.m. “East Nashville is filled with century-old Craftsman, Victorian, and Queen Anne–style homes, and no tour of the east side is complete without a stroll down my favorite street, Eastland Avenue. You’ll find the neighborhood’s best and grandest examples of historic architecture, large trees, and an overall unique and gorgeous vibe.”
5 p.m. “Attaboy is a hip cocktail joint that puts an interesting twist on your typical speakeasy-esque spot. There’s no menu, so step outside of your comfort zone and they’ll introduce you to your new favorite cocktail, likely a riff on one of your normal go-tos.”
6 p.m. “Two Ten Jack, a Japanese- inspired izakaya, is where you’ll nd me at least once a week—for good reason. Pull up a seat at the bar and enjoy the best cocktails, small plates, and ramen in town (or any- where). Don’t miss the No. 1 draft cocktail, fresh nigiri, Japanese fried chicken, spicy edamame, and, of course, the star of the show: a bowl of tonkotsu ramen.”
9 p.m. “The hippest bar in Nashville, Urban Cowboy’s Public House is the perfect locale to wind up the night. In the backyard of a historic Victorian home, a bumpin’ soundtrack plays while you cozy up by fire and enjoy a craft cocktail on the expansive patio.”