Little donuts that pack the biggest punch can be found right in the heart of Music City. Peace, Love and Little Donuts located in Nashville’s historic Arcade offers a sweet treat to start the day. Treats like their Maple Bacon donut. Soft dough baked, a touch of sweet icing and then maple bacon stuck to the top. A morning pastry made with love, to be loved, and enjoyed by all. The best news is you can order a dozen, eat the dozen, and the not feel like you ate a dozen. We love it! Get to the arcade, use your nose, and follow the sweet until you enter Peace, Love and Little Donuts.
How about a challenge for lunch? The Gladiator from Joey’s House of Pizza is pretty much a whole pizza in one slice. Just a massive piece of pizza that is thick and layered with pepperoni, sausage, and mozzarella. Eat this monstrosity and instantly enter a state of fullness your stomach will appreciate, or maybe hate you. We are still “digesting” over it.
Joey’s House of Pizza is located at 897 Elm Hill Pike and a family owned and operated N.Y. Pizzeria. They strive at providing their guests with authentic N.Y. style Italian choices. They have pastas, subs, calzones, and more that all come from their Brooklyn roots, and Italian heritage. Step inside this wonderful pizzeria and you will know. They don’t mess around when it comes to their heritage, or pizza.
For today’s meal we ask you to go exploring in Nashville Farmers’ Market where you can find the freshest produce in Music City. Walk through the South Farm Sheds and be greeted with a sea of local produce that is ripe for the picking. We snagged us some homegrown tomatoes. To take the words from Nashville resident and songwriter Guy Clark: “What would life be without homegrown tomatoes?” We couldn’t agree more. Fresh, juicy, and a perfect meal for a sunny day in Music City. The Nashville Farmers’ Market is opened 362 days of the year, and the best times to go are during the “growing season” which is May-November. Head on over anytime and enjoy some fresh Nashville produce.
Cool off with a bit of Nashville history. Elliston Place Soda Shop has been operating from the same location since 1939. That is 75 years of serving Nashville, and its guests. We love it, and we love their fountain menu. Filled with milkshakes, malts, dreamsicles, ice cream floats, and so much to enjoy on a warm Music City day. Whenever we are even near this historic location we stop by for a chocolate malt. You just have too. Try one, and you will understand. Sweet chocolate mixed with rich ice cream and milk. Mmm Hmm. This shake is so good we dream about it. No joke, it is that good. Go grab yourself one at Elliston Place Soda Shop located on 2111 Elliston Place and enjoy this dreamy chocolate malt.
Come to Nashville and get ready for party. We have a place that you never have to leave. They have food, live music, and a cot in the back. Well maybe not a cot in the back, but they have great food and live music! Honky Tonk Central is a place where the party never ends. Three stories and three stages equal three times the fun! Let’s talk about the food. They have appetizers, salads, and sandwiches including their house special the meatloaf sandwich. Northerners would like to call this a hot sandwich. Here in the South we call it open face style. That means the meatloaf is placed on top of the bread open face. Get it? If not, it’s ok. Just know that it is smothered in brown gravy and then served with fries or mashed potatoes. A delicious meal that will give you the energy you need for a night of dancing in Music City.
Enjoy a meal at Taylor Swift’s favorite place to grab a cup of coffee. We are talking about Fido over in Hillsboro Village. This spot actually used to be a pet store (hints the name) before its renovation into one of Nashville’s favorite coffee shops. As soon as you walk in you will enjoy the sight of busy college students, inspired songwriters, and more enjoying the taste and pleasures of Fido. With such an ensemble of characters you know they have a vast menu to meet the needs of their customers. Try the Sweet Potato French Toast. Unique, tasty, and awesome! We like to call it our breakfast for champions. Why? Well because you feel like a champ ready to conquer a day after eating this meal. The French toast is doused in caramel, pecans, 100% maple syrup, powered sugar, and then of course whipped cream. You could call it dessert, but we call it breakfast.
It’s Friday. I bet the beer is practically calling you by name after a long week at work. Right now you are counting the seconds away until that clock hits 5 and you can finally head to your local watering hole with friends. We feel the same way. Which is why as soon as that hour hand reaches the five we are heading to Little Harpeth Brewing to enjoy Chicken Scratch. An American pilsner with a sweetness to it that we call our Friday afternoon treat. One little sip and you will be transported to paradise where the troubles of the week are long forgotten and only happiness resides.