Kristen Shoates

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Kristen Shoates a writer and marketing strategist specializing in nonprofits, artists, and small businesses. She is passionate about telling stories and helping entrepreneurs and world changers turn their visions into reality. Kristen co-owns Sky Studios, a Nashville music lessons and recording studio, with her husband, and in her free time, loves travel, music, books, being outdoors, and any chance for a new adventure.

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NSH Review

L.A. Jackson

L.A. Jackson atop the Thompson Hotel in The Gulch is where you go with your friends to start your night, check out the view, and have good cocktails.

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NSH Guide

12 Nashville Restaurants Where You’ll Want To Become A Regular

The neighborhood spots you aspire to go to on a bi-monthly basis.

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NSH Review

Pancake Pantry

One of the longest lines in Nashville is for Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village - but it’s worth the wait for the 23 varieties of pancakes.

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NSH Review

Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Woodlands is a vegetarian and mostly vegan Indian restaurant where you should definitely eat, regardless of what your views on meat are.

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NSH Review

Peter’s Sushi & Thai

Peter’s Sushi is a small, casual spot in a suburban strip mall, where you’ll have the best sushi in town and probably see a celebrity or two.

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NSH Review


Adele’s is a neighborhood restaurant in the Gulch that serves upscale but approachable dishes from the chef’s family kitchen.

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NSH Review

Cafe Roze

Cafe Roze is a stylish all-day cafe with fresh food and great cocktails in a bright, welcoming space.