East Nashville is among the 10 best neighborhoods to visit that tourists have not yet discovered, USA Today reports. They compiled the list of 10 neighborhoods for travelers who want to “live like a local” when visiting major metro areas throughout the U.S.
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East Nashville: Great eats, vintage finds
East Nashville is a breath of fresh alternative air to the crowds of downtown and upscale shopping district Green Hills. East Nashville is where urban pioneers are headed now, and its abundance of quirky shops and excellent restaurants, along with a few nightlife venues, make it well worth investigating.
The 5 Points District – Woodland St. at N 11th St. – is ‘vintage central.’ Alegria, Moss, Hello Boys, and Goodbuy Girls (major cowboy boots alert!) will have you making tough decisions or blowing through wads of cash. If Music City has you dreaming up your own stage name, pop in to Fanny’s House of Music for vintage instruments and dressing room garb.
Foodies eat dessert first at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, where modern décor is as cool as the cones. Silly Goose (creative sandwiches), Wild Cow (vegetarian), Mas Tacos Por Favor and The Eastland Café are all worth consideration. Marché Artisan Foods and Lockeland Table (a James Beard Foundation nominee) are two of the reasons The New York Times says Nashville is giving Atlanta a run for ‘food capital of the south.’ Head upstairs at Marché to network at community tables.
Live music venues channel local talent, and East Nashville doesn’t disappoint. The 5 Spot keeps it going all week long, while 3 Crow Bar also offers darts, TV, trivia and a beer garden.
We love all that East Nashville has to offer! In fact, you can read more about things to do, restaurant reviews, homes for sale, and videos of East Nashville here.