A Day of Local Nashville Hangouts
Breakfast: Frothy Monkey
Frothy Monkey bills itself as “A neighborhood coffeehouse and so much more.” Their breakfast menu consists of organic foods and local ingredients prepared fresh daily. It’s tempting to order based only on the names of the plates: The Bill, The Bob, The Plain Jane, The Fancy Jane, or Tennessee French (Toast That Is).
The Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse
2509 12th Ave S
Activity: Percy Priest Lake
Take a walk through the woods or stay in the car – there are plenty of trails for either preference with amazing scenic views. Expect to see horses walking through the trails, locals getting away from city life to sunbathe or enjoy a picnic, dogs chasing Frisbees and kids playing.
Percy Priest Lake
3737 Bell Rd
Lunch: Local Taco
“The Local Taco stands as an eclectic and unique restaurant that embraces the simple pleasures of Tex-Mex cuisine, the traditions and character of Southern food culture, and distinct flavors of the communities in which it resides.” Nashvillians in-the-know line up out the door and crowd in shoulder-to-shoulder waiting for tables to open up at this Tex-Mex hotspot. The margaritas are some of the best in town, especially at their price point, and owner John Ko uses his family recipe for the infamous Korean BBQ tacos.
The Local Taco
4501 Murphy Road
Activity: Nashville Farmer’s Market area/Market House
NFM is not your average farmer’s market. It is open 7 days a week selling everything from local produce to fresh meats, hand-crafted bread to jams and honey, and flowers and plants and even dog treats! Walk through all the mouthwatering stands in the Farm Sheds and come inside the Market House for a food-court atmosphere featuring delicious restaurants and specialty food shops.
Nashville Farmer’s Market
900 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Located in the funky Belmont area, PM is a favorite for locally inspired sushi, innovative desserts, fun cocktails, and a burger that gets a nod from the MetroMix Best of Nashville contest every year. Executive chef Arnold Myint comes from a family of culinary geniuses and was honored recently with a spot as a contestant in Bravo’s Top Chef D.C.
2017 Belmont Blvd
Activity: Station Inn/Broadway Brewhouse
Tonight, come to the locals’ favorite bluegrass joint, The Station Inn. This is an event the whole family can enjoy, as you’ll see multiple generations come to enjoy the music. The venue is located in the trendy Gulch area, but can be easily overlooked with its unassuming exterior.
402 12th Ave South
With over 72 kinds of beer in bottles and on draft, this is the place for bar food and local atmosphere. The owner has opened four locations around Nashville, including Midtown, Bellevue, East Nashville, and downtown. Come to Broadway Brewhouse to play darts, eat quality bar food, or just get together with friends.