Weekend trips are always fun when you get to see one of your best friends and your favorite city. I came to Nashville a few years ago for the Country Music Festival and fell in love. The festival was one of my favorite country concert memories; nothing like being submerged in the country culture 24/7.

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Nashville is a trendy city. When you drive away from the main strip, you’ll find yourself in little cute neighborhoods with casual restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. Every place you visit has this welcoming – you know you want a mimosa or cocktail – type of vibe. Good eats can be found everywhere. They also really get the “gluten free” and “healthier lifestyle” around these parts. Most restaurants source their ingredients and meats from local farms, and make everything in house.

Cafes and restaurants offer a spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a quiet but entertaining place to grab a cup of coffee or spend sometime catching up with family and friends.

TOP EATS THANKS TO MY GIRL T

  • Tavern – MStreet Nasvhille: Highlights include the 1920 (I had mine made with vodka instead of gin), nachos with short ribs, and lamb tacos on corn tortillas.
  • Frothy Monkey: T told me that they make homemade gluten free bread – do you know that  did to my gluten free heart? I’M IN LOVE. Everything sounded great on the menu but I decided to go with PMP with prosciutto, mozzarella, provolone, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and basil mayo.IMG_7086
  • Fido: This place was also very GF friendly. I decided to go with the Steak Scramble which was amazing.IMG_7111
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  • Rosepepper Cantina: In addition to posting funny quotes on Twitter, this spot is home to the best house margarita or so their wall of awards explain.

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While the heathy lifestyle is important to me, it wouldn’t be a trip to Nashville without enjoying some cocktail and visiting a “few” bars. Drinks on drinks on drinks.

Nashville is home to country music, and when we heard Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley were going to play, we had to get tickets. Dierks Bentley held his 10th annual Miles & Music for Kids. We couldn’t control ourselves when the FGL boys hit the stage: out of control. I personally appreciate Dierks’ song “Riser” from his latest album.

I made unforgettable memories with my dear friends. We definitely ain’t #basic.

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