The best of Nashville18 April 2012
Nashville always has such a welcoming feel to me. There's plenty of things to do to keep busy and more country music than you could dream. My family is from Tennessee, and I remember hearing stories about how my Grandma spent her youthful nights at Tootsies lounge on Broadway when she was about my age. If I could go back in time, I'd certainly want to enjoy an evening with Grandma Eve in downtown Nashville. And with her in spirit, we toured Broadway until our feet hurt -- just as she would do! Then, we went back and did it all again...
One of the must-do items on our list in Nashville was the Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, the shows were being held at another theatre while we were in town, but we still stopped by to take a peek!
That evening, we enjoyed a true southern supper at Monell's in the company of many other area families. Monell's offers a family-style dining experience unlike your typical date night. You're seated at a table for 12 to 15, and you just never knew who you might end up bumping elbows with. You'll pass around stewed green beans, corn pudding, bbq ribs, fried chicken, brocoli salad, hush puppies and so much more. Take my advice and don't stop until you're too full to take another bite. For just $16, you stay until you're stuffed silly. I loved it.
To top off the night, we settled on two scoops at Jeni's on Eastland. There's just something about homemade salty caramel ice cream that I can't say "no" to.