Southern Hospitality

This last weekend I jumped on an airplane and made my way to visit Alex, and my cousins in Nashville! It was all pretty spur of the moment, and I found a cheap flight so it worked out perfectly. I decided to only bring my backpack with me since Frontier charges you a month’s salary to check your bag (nice try, guys). I had the most amazing time while I was there, and Laura made sure to bring me to all the best places! Here’s a little trip re-cap and some travel tips for all you wanderers:
Thursday
We went to Germantown for dinner at Butchertown Hall and I think I died and went to heaven. It’s this super hip dining space, using wood-fired cooking techniques with some seriously large portions. Alex and I shared the chicken and ribs and we were not disappointed in the slightest. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for all my meat lovers out there in Nashville!


Photo via www.butchertownhall.com

Friday
Laura took me to Steadfast Coffee where I read, and she did some work. This was probably the best latte I’ve ever had (or at least top 5), and it was BRULEED you guys. The atmosphere was perfect for meeting friends, working on how I’m going to change the world, or to disconnect with a book.

That evening, I went with Laura as her photographer to Taste of Nashville (check out her re-cap here) and I filled my belly with tacos, cakes, chicken, the most amazing steak in my life, and some spirits! Laura was nice enough to snap a few photos of me before we left for the night, just like our good ole’ co-blogging days.

Saturday
I can’t even believe Saturday was real life still. We started the day early and headed to Lynchburg, TN for lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s. It was the cutest little home where you’re invited to sit around a dinner table with total strangers and share a family style-home cooked-southern made lunch. There was fried chicken, fried okra, meatloaf, apples cooked in Jack Daniel’s, mac and cheese, sweet tea and the most delicious chocolate pie! Our host, Emily, was the most delightful Southern Charmer who was not shy to admit her love for Jack Daniel’s.

After we were stuff to the brim with southern food, we headed to Jack Daniel’s for a tour! It was so cool to learn about the process, history, and get to sample different Tennessee Whiskey’s. They are celebrating their 150th year this year-so it was only natural that Alex got a bottle of Gentleman’s Jack and had it inscribed with the Cubbies at the World Series Champs!

The rest of the weekend we went to some bars, listened to live music and Laura even brought me to church on Sunday with her. I’m so happy I had the chance to visit Alex and my cousins!
Until my next adventure-thanks for reading!

1 thought on “Southern Hospitality”

  1. You being here was the highlight of the season! I loved having you with me for coffee dates, weekend dinners, and wine tasting. <3 It felt like the old days. I'm so glad you and Alex were able to enjoy Nashville together! Can't wait until the next time we see you. Miss you already!!

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