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Good Food For Thought

Nashvillians of all stripes are embracing alternative diets—including many in the food world—meaning there are now plenty of places to eat out, while still sticking to your commitment.

Posted on January 23, 2018 With the calorie-laden holidays behind us, many are looking toward the New Year as an opportunity for renewed wellness. Whether the goal is shedding unwanted pounds or overall healthier eating, the first step is finding a diet that best meets your needs. Nashvillians are navigating their health in a number of ways these days—but it’s those working in the food industry (chefs, food writ...

Field Guide: Oxford, Mississippi

Browsing bookstores, galleries, and historic Rowan Oak make Oxford, Mississippi a warm spot to tuck into for a winter getaway.

Posted on January 19, 2018 Field Guide: Oxford, Mississippi Oxford is the kind of town that makes you want to be smarter. Browsing bookstores, galleries, and historic Rowan Oak also make it a warm spot to tuck into for a winter getaway. Small-town charms mix with a Southern quirkiness producing scenes that feel straight out of a Eudora Welty story. Walk the square in Oxford, Mississippi, on a weekend, and y...


In the cozy confines of East Nashville’s new Peninsula, shareable plates show off out-there flavors and ingredients.

Posted on January 18, 2018 While it’s true that Nashville’s dining scene is having a “big city” moment (countless restaurants opening, interest from big-name chefs, and influx in wide-reaching chains), we also seem to be holding onto our small-town charms—which the opening of East Nashville’s new Peninsula exemplifies. What to order: Cucumber broth, celery, shrimp, $12 Tomato toast,...

Moon Taxi's Let the Record Play

Local band Moon Taxi takes flight with their latest album.

Posted on January 17, 2018 Over the past few years, Moon Taxi has literally taken off. The Nashville-based band has spent the majority of their time touring the world and building a deeply devoted fan-base, to which bassist Tommy Putnam credits their formative years in Music City. “Knowing that it’s the best of the best here, in all regards, you have to be the best, or as good as you possibly can at what you do...

Nashville’s First Saké Distillery, Proper Saké

Open in SoBro, Byron Stithem introduces Nashville's first saké distillery.

Posted on January 14, 2018 Byron Stithem of Nashville’s Proper Saké didn’t get into the saké business just because he saw an opening in the city’s burgeoning fermentation scene, as distilleries and breweries continue to pop up all over town. He has a true passion for his project, born out of years of research and experimentation. “I’ve been working on the recipes for the better p...

Musical Amenities at Hutton Hotel

Hutton Hotel’s new writers’ rooms are giving musical artists the opportunity to create from the comfort of their hotel.

Posted on January 12, 2018 Recently, Hutton Hotel opened two new writers’ rooms, designed for comfort and convenience—and created by artists for artists. The rooms, appropriately titled Gibson and Martin, reflect the different creative styles of the two artists that helped design them: country music star Dierks Bentley and One Republic front-man Ryan Tedder. Each studio room is filled with state-of-the-art eq...

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House

Two local talents have banded together to bring a beer hall to life in Germantown.

Posted on January 08, 2018 Inside Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House, the talents of restaurateur Austin Ray, who also owns M.L.Rose, and chef Jason Brumm, formerly of Strategic Hospitality, find a comfortable home together. The two long-time industry veterans have combined their collective passions, resulting in a solid addition to the Germantown dining scene. The first true beer hall concept to arrive in N...