Happy Labor Day! You have worked hard this year. That means it’s time to have a little fun and indulge in Music City. Which is why we recommend you order up the Donut Burger from Piranha’s Bar and Grill over on 2nd Avenue just off Broadway. This awesome creation is exactly what you think. Two glazed donuts with a hamburger patty right in between with American cheese right on top. You could have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Doesn’t matter to us just enjoy this fine culinary invention while you relax in Nashville this Labor Day. Also, if you need a couple ideas on things to do feel free to check out: visitmusiccity.com/laborday.
Simplicity is a great policy. The people at the Grilled Cheeserie took something very simple and turned it into a master piece. We are talking about the grilled cheese. So easy, so simple, and so delicious. The Grilled Cheeserie is a local Nashville food truck and they have mastered a child favorite that both young and old can enjoy. They offer the option to make your own melt and choose from a handful of wonderful cheeses. Then they have specialty melts like their pimento grilled cheese. Melt in your mouth, just a bit of a kick, and the perfect lunch. You can track their truck down by heading to their website from the link below. Track them down, get a pimento cheese, and enjoy the masterpiece of simplicity.
What do you need for a day of tasting fine Nashville craft beer in Music City? A jumbo pretzel that is full of salt that compliments the beer and allows you to keep tasting all night long. The wonderful people at Hops + Crafts understand this and make sure to have a supply of jumbo pretzels that will never run out. Perfect for trying all the beer they have on tap including the local brews. They have Black Abbey, Jackalope, Fat Bottom, Tennessee Brew Works, Turtle Anarchy, and Yazoo. That’s six different Nashville beers you can try at one stop. That’s not all they have though. Oh no, there’s more. From coast to coast and all over the country, Hops + Crafts is a great place to try some beer with friends. Make your way towards Hops + Crafts in the Gulch order you a Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel with their spicy mustard and settle down for a long day of tasty wonderful craft beer.
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.