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Celebrity Judges Join WeWork’s Nashville Creator Awards

Watch local innovators pitch their ideas to Ashton Kutcher, Florida Georgia Line, and more on September 13.

Posted on August 21, 2018 WeWork has announced an all-star panel of celebrity judges to participate in the Nashville Creator Awards, taking place on September 13 at Marathon Music Works. Famed actor and investor Ashton Kutcher will be joined by his Sound Ventures partner, Guy Oseary, in addition to superstar duo Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, and members of the Maverick Nashville ...

Emmy Squared

A new pizza place opens in the Gulch, introducing Detroit-style pies to Music City.

Posted on August 15, 2018 We love it when a concept gets turned on its head and results in something unexpectedly better. Detroit-style pizza, which comes to Nashville via Brooklyn, served at Emmy Squared in the Gulch, is such a concept. It begins with soft, yeasty dough pressed into a rectangular shape, in Sicilian grandma fashion. Then comes the cheese, shreds spilling over the edges that will morph into crispy frico ...

Shake Shack Announces Opening Date in Nashville

ShackBurgers, crinkle-cut fries, and local collaborations await at Shake Shack in Green Hills, slated to open Thursday, August 23.

Posted on August 14, 2018 Shake Shack® will open the doors of its first Tennessee Shack on Thursday, August 23, at 11 a.m. in Nashville’s premier retail destination at the Hill Center Green Hills development. Shake Shack is a critically-acclaimed, modern-day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or...

Drink of the Month: Tennessee Tea

National Sweet Tea Day is August 21, and we have a sweet Tennessee Tea recipe from Henley’s Jon Howard to celebrate.

Posted on August 06, 2018 Tennessee Tea National Sweet Tea Day is August 21, and we have a sweet Tennessee Tea recipe from Henley’s Jon Howard to celebrate. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Coopers Craft bourbon .5 oz. Cherry Heering .5 oz. white crème de menthe 3 dashes orange bitters 3 oz. iced tea Directions: In a tall glass, add bourbon, crème de menthe, cherry heering, and bitters. Add ice...

Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies from The Mockingbird

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Saturday, August 4 with chef Brian Riggenbach’s family recipe.

Posted on August 03, 2018 Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Saturday, August 4 with this delicious variety from The Mockingbird. Partner and executive chef Brian Riggenbach’s delicious Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies are made from his mom’s own recipe. “This recipe is the epitome of nostalgia for me. It’s my mom Joan’s Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookie recipe that she has perfec...

Chef Philip Krajeck’s Folk

With Folk, chef Philip Krajeck expands his restaurant family with another flavor-focused neighborhood spot.

Posted on August 02, 2018 When you go and eat at Folk, there’s going to be a moment when you turn to your tablemate, eyes wide, and declare, “Damn, that tastes good.” Chef Phil Krajeck has a knack for infusing intense flavor into deceptively simple dishes. At his original spot, Rolf and Daughters, that intensity comes through in the bright, balanced pastas and vegetable-heavy starters. At Folk, set in...

Enter to Win a Gourmet Getaway to Alpharetta, GA

Experience awesome epicurean cuisine—and learn to cook, too!

Posted on August 01, 2018 Enter to win your very own gourmet getaway to Alpharetta, GA! Whether you’re checking out one of the 200+ restaurants, drinking brews and spirits at local hangouts, checking out a local food festival, or learning how to create mouthwatering dishes at one of Alpharetta’s distinguished cooking schools, visitors will see and taste why Alpharetta, Georgia is a foodie’s paradise. ...

Bobby Bones Wants You to Fail

The superstar radio DJ talks hits and misses—and encourages others to embrace both—in his new book.

Posted on July 31, 2018 Bobby Bones is one of the most powerful and popular radio DJs in country music—or any format, for that matter—but the syndicated radio show host, who averages about five million listeners a show, won’t tell you that. Instead, the namesake of “The Bobby Bones Show” will use his trademark style of self-deprecating humor to play down his accolades. He’ll even tell ...

Walden in East Nashville

Inside the garden-inspired Walden, affordable drinks, simple food, and business innovation merge.

Posted on July 31, 2018 Opened early this spring in the East Hill Row development on Gallatin Pike, Walden is a super-chill bar based on simplicity: a casual interior done in soothing tones of greens and hues of blues in earth, sea, and sky. There’s a dog-friendly patio out front. Craft cocktails are all under $10. You can find a respectable glass of red for $7 and a local brew for $3. There’s even a small me...

Vivek Surti’s VEA Supper Club

A beloved local chef has built his business through pop-ups.

Posted on July 30, 2018 If social media gives any indication on where to be, then Vivek Surti’s fans drop fried chicken photos on Instagram like breadcrumbs to follow on a path to bliss. Earlier this year, Surti of VEA Supper Club held a residency at The Treehouse Restaurant in East Nashville on Sundays, when the space is usually closed. Surti made an arrangement with the restaurant’s owners to swoop in, w...

30+ Ways to Beat the Heat

Yes, it’s so stinking hot. But don’t let the Middle Tennessee heat drag you down. There are plenty of fun ways (like these 30+ here) to chill out and cool off, around Nashville and beyond.

Posted on July 25, 2018


Saltine brings the dishes and flavors of the Gulf to Midtown.

Posted on July 24, 2018 It wasn’t too long ago that finding a decent seafood menu or an oyster bar in this town left diners high and dry (pun mostly intended). But a wave (sorry) of recently opened restaurants, like Henrietta Red, Fin & Pearl, and Sunda, are proving that high-quality seafood-focused menus can, and should, be a part of this city’s dining scene. Saltine wades in to the mix (okay, I’ll...

Get Inspired in Gulf County, Florida

See what country music singer-songwriters like Trent Tomlinson enjoy about Florida’s Gulf County.

Posted on July 23, 2018 Country music singer-songwriters like Trent Tomlinson, co-writer of Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know,” spend most of their days either on the road performing, writing music, or in the studio. But, for Tomlinson, he knows the importance of taking time and getting away to a place that inspires him. His place is Gulf County, Florida. “I don’t know what it is...

Video: 20 Questions with Bobby Bones

He’s a radio personality, New York Times best-selling author, comedian, and all-around great human. Get to know our July cover guy, Bobby Bones.

Posted on July 10, 2018 While shooting the cover of the July issue with celebrity photographer Robby Klein, we got the spend a few minutes with our cover guy, Bobby Bones. We played 20 questions, which somehow turned into 25...     More with Bobby in the July 2018 issue of Nashville Lifestyles magazine!    

Exclusive Q&A with Ben Rector

Ben Rector talks all things Magic and announces a third night at the Ryman this fall.

Posted on July 09, 2018 Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Ben Rector talks all things Magic and announces his third night playing the Ryman—after selling out the first two!—as part of Magic: The Tour on October 19. Nashville Lifestyles (NL): Magic debuted on June 22, your first record in three years. What have you been up to? Ben Rector (BR): The funny thing is, I’m done working on new mu...

Summer Vacation: Charlotte, North Carolina

The Southeast’s best-kept secret is now emerging as one of the region’s top destinations.

Posted on July 05, 2018 To the City For the last decade, North Carolina’s biggest, most populated city has been undergoing an evolution. For years, the Queen City has sat in the shadows of its Carolina neighbors, Asheville and Charleston. But, slowly, Charlotte is transforming itself from a banking city into a serious destination. There’s much to do in this one-time quiet city, especially during the summe...

Sunda New Asian

Sunda drops into the Gulch, with a sprawling space and an equally vast menu of high-end, Asian cuisine.

Posted on July 03, 2018 The opening of Sunda, an expansive, high-ceilinged, pan-Asian restaurant in the Gulch, marks yet another transplanted concept—this one hailing from Chicago, where the original has been open since 2009. But the restaurant is not the only new arrival. After visiting Nashville on several occasions, Chicago restaurateur Billy Dec has decided he needs to live here, too. The actor, producer, an...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Nashville Christmas Parade

Here are 10 things to know ahead of the 65th Nashville Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1.

Posted on July 01, 2018 The 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade, presented by Tootsie’s, has been a favorite Music City tradition for years. Below are 10 fun facts that you may not know about this Nashville holiday staple. It’s for a great cause. Proceeds from the 65th annual Nashville Christmas Parade support the lifesaving work at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital...

Summer Vacation: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

On the East Coast of Florida, this sprawling resort offers an experience for everyone.

Posted on June 28, 2018 To the Beach The Timucua Indians lived in this corner of Florida long before Juan Ponce de Leon made his “discovery” and called it Pascua de Florida (Feast of Flowers). The mining industry discovered its minerals and renamed the area Mineral City. When Highway A1A was built in 1928, connecting the area with St. Augustine, villagers felt their town needed a flashier name: Ponte Vedr...

Goo Goo Summer Chef Series

Nashville’s favorite combination candy company announces the chef line-up for its fourth annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series.

Posted on June 27, 2018 Goo Goo Cluster is excited to announce the lineup for its upcoming 2018 Goo Goo Summer Chef Series, launching on Friday, July 6 and running through the end of September. This year’s series will feature: Aaron Clemins of Kuchnia + Keller Vui Hunt of Vui’s Kitchen Andy Little of Josephine Kyle Patterson of Sinema Kahlil Arnold of Arnold’s Country Kitchen Jessica Benefield...

Geist in Germantown

In Germantown, Geist revives a piece of Nashville’s history.

Posted on June 26, 2018 The decision of when and where to open a restaurant in Nashville right now is often centered on either opening inside a newly constructed development or seeking out a property to renovate. Lately, it’s been those restaurants that have chosen to update and preserve a previously used, historic space that have our heads swiveling. With Geist, the latest restaurant to crop up in Germantown, the ...

Summer Vacation: Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

More than a year after a devastating fire in the area, these two vacation towns are open for business with plenty of family fun to be found.

Posted on June 21, 2018 To the Mountains Framed by the majestic peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg draw families back year after year to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, coupled with family-friendly attractions for visitors of all ages. The five-mile strip that runs through Pigeon Forge is an electrified playground of go-kart tracks, arcades, mini-golf courses, restaurants, and a...

Nashville’s New Rooftop Patios

We’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco along the skyline.

Posted on June 03, 2018 A warm breeze, soft sunshine, and rosé in a glass: It’s patio season, Nashville. So, we’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco along the skyline. Downtown Nashville Underground Perched atop this rooftop patio, you’re just a smidge higher than the surrounding buildings, which means the views are unrivaled...

Nashville’s New Ground-Level Patios

We’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco at ground level.

Posted on June 02, 2018 A warm breeze, soft sunshine, and rosé in a glass: It’s patio season, Nashville. So, we’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco at ground level. Germantown Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House Set with long, communal tables, string lights, and yard games, the outdoor space at Von Elrod’s sets...

Visit Tupelo, MS

The power of possibility is yours on a weekend trip to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Posted on June 01, 2018 Tupelo, Mississippi is an upbeat, happy city where people believe they can accomplish anything. Situated in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle, no music pilgrimage is complete without a visit to the birthplace of the boy who would be king. Travelers to the city can experience the first part of Elvis’ incredible story by visiting the birthplace where he took his first breath, t...