Wow! It seems like all I’ve done these past two months is travel – from moving across the country, to work trips, and vacation trips I’ve been home in Nashville less than I’ve been away! Yes, that’s right I can officially call Nashville home and I couldn’t be more excited!! It’s still surreal to be able to say that – but I’m definitely happy to be here and looking forward to exploring the city more!
In the little time I’ve been here I’ve already managed to eat at so many great restaurants including Rosepepper, The Silly Goose (so sad it closed!), The Pharmacy (I’m such a sucker for a great burger), Jeni’s, the new Family Wash, 5 Points Pizza, Jett’s Pizza (I’m obsessed with their square barbecue chicken pizza), and Pinewood Social (such a cool place with the bowling alley, outdoor pool and bocce ball). The food scene here might have played a slight role in my decision to move here!
Of course, I’ve also seen some live music while I’ve been here. I was able to go to the inaugural Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin which was a ton of fun! To be honest, before the festival I had only heard of a few of the main headliners but I ended up enjoying all the bands we saw that day. It was definitely a mixture of music types. It’s tough to pick a favorite from the day because they were all so diverse but I have been listening to a lot of Will Hoge since the festival. It was also really cool to see Weezer perform even though it ended up pouring rain at the end of their set. I would definitely come again next year!
In the short time I’ve been here I’ve learned that I need to invest in a good rain jacket (apparently it rains here a lot), I need to start a coozie collection (everyone uses them and girls even carry extra in their purses), and most of the Uber drivers are musicians who drive for Uber as a side gig!
Do you have any recommendations for events/activities/restaurants for a newcomer?
P.S. I have not started saying y’all yet.