Husk is the Nashville spot you should make a reservation at before you even finish reading this because it’s both great and books up way in advance. Located in an old Victorian mansion in Rutledge Hill, this super popular spot serves refined Southern food and an all-time great burger. The menu is updated twice daily for lunch and dinner and reflects heavily what’s available from the on-site garden. And if you weren’t able to get a reservation, you can try winging it and head to the downstairs bar instead, which serves a huge selection of rare whiskeys and the full restaurant menu.
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Eating at Lockeland Table in East Nashville feels like you’re at someone’s house, minus the guilt from not doing the dishes and plus wood-fired pizza.
Gray & Dudley
When you want to eat a burger, have a few drinks, and look at some art, check out Gray & Dudley, the all-day spot inside the 21c Museum Hotel.
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Rolf & Daughters
Rolf & Daughters in Germantown is where to go for fantastic small and shared plates and interesting wines, along with a great garden patio.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
There are lots of hot chicken spots in Nashville, but Hattie B’s is the best. Order a two piece, some sides, and a beer. Repeat as necessary.
Kayne Prime is a steakhouse in The Gulch where you should go after getting signed by RCA or the Titans, or just when you have a per diem to blow.
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