High up on the buildings of the Tennessee State University, they have placed a weather camera so that you can get real-time information about the conditions in Nashville. Press the link above to access the camera.
Known as the “Queen of the Tennessee Plantations,” this 1853 Greek Revival mansion was world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery. Today, tours of the mansion, grounds and colossal Carriage House include guides lavishly dressed in period costume.
I LOVE the Melting Pot. So wonderful...Yes, it's expensive, and yes you generally have to have reservations, but what a wonderful dining experience. You have to be into fondue though! (And it's not just about cheese!) I get the "Night on the Town" special, which is served for two. You start out with a choice of cheese fondue. I go with the sharp cheddar. From there they bring all kinds of vegetables (like carrots) and breads for you to dip them in. There's a burner right on the table and everything is prepared there. After the cheese, you are served salads. I try yo skip these because I don't want to fill up. Then you get the entree. They bring in flavored boiling water and a plate of raw meat and you get to cook it yourself. Lobster, tiger shrimp, portabello mushrooms, teryaki chicken, beef, filet mignon...everything under the sun. To end it all, you choose your chocolate (I got for the flaming turtle) and they bring out strawberries, bananas, pound cake, cheesecake, marshmellows, brownies...
Trust me, it's heaven!
The restaurant is cool, and has windows so you can look at the brewing process. The food is ok, and when the restaurant or bar starts to get full, the service slows down, but the beer is worth it.
They also have their own parking lot! Beer:
I like the pilsner a lot; and although I am not usually a fan of dark beers, the porter and stout are pretty good!
All the Country Artists
The muscians are an excellent reason to come to Nashville. Though there are many cultural activities other than country music. I however did not have a chance to explore anything outside of the music scene.
Alan Jackson would be reason enough to travel just about anywhere. (swoon)