3st of the Month in Nashville

5 Things I’m Loving in Nashville Right Now

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It seems like every week a new restaurant/bar/concept debuts in Nashville to wide acclaim. There’s so much going on here, I can barely keep up!

Since so many of you write to me frequently about planning trips to Music City for milestone birthdays/bachelorette parties/weekend getaways, I figured I’d throw you a bone and piece together an occasional round-up of new stuff I’m digging. This fall, that would be:

1) 3st of the Month

My friend Jesse came up with this brilliant concept for an invite-only cocktail club (with food pairings), where the 3rd of each month features a different spirit—so far, there’s been: whiskey vs. bourbon, rum, beer and shots—in varying locales. So far, it’s been a smash hit, mainly because booze is delicious and Jesse is a genius. Wednesday’s 3st is “bubbles” at City Winery. Because, the holidays. (And because, the 3st creators certainly know how to nail a theme.) If you need an invite, let me know; I have a couple to spare!

3st of the Month in Nashville

2) Walk Eat Nashville

The week before Thanksgiving, I had the chance to go out on a food walking tour of East Nashville and explore the culinary scene a way I never have before. I assumed this was more of an attraction geared to out-of-towners, but I learned more about the city in three hours than I have in years! So informative, so tasty, so fun. A full review to come, but if you’re heading to Nashville soon—or even if you’re a local—do yourself a favor and BOOK. A. TOUR. (They also make great Christmas gifts!)

Walk Eat Nashville

3) CMA Country Christmas

I went to my first ever taping of CMA Country Christmas, which airs tonight, last month, and it was a blast—far better than I was expecting and featuring a number of my favorite country artists like Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and many more (plus! Steven Tyler!). Bonus: Idina Menzel came out and sang a “Let It Go” duet with Jennifer Nettles! As if I thought Christmas couldn’t get any better, then that happened. If you didn’t make it to this year’s live show, I highly suggest you attend next year’s taping at Bridgestone Arena.

“Let It Go” duet – Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles from Kristin @ CamelsAndChocolate.com on Vimeo.

4) The Dunks at the Sutler

YOU GUYS. OMG. Grilled cheese swimming in a pool of raspberry tomato soup? FOODGASM. That’s all I have to say about that.

Dunks at the Sutler

5) The Opening of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

It’s no big surprise that I love me some bourbon. It’s also no secret that Belle Meade Bourbon is among my favorite. So no one was happier than me—well, OK, except maybe those adorable Nelson brothers—when Nelson’s Green Brier finally debuted its 30,000-square-foot distillery in Marathon Village last week. Magic, y’all; pure magic.

Nelson'ss Green Brier Distillery Nelson's Green Brier in NashvilleIf you live in Tennessee, what are the latest Nashville happenings that you’re loving?

  • December 1, 2014

    Love your gold top/tunic in the last photo! Mind sharing where you got it?

  • December 1, 2014

    Great article! 3st sounds like fun!! How does one get an invite??

    • December 2, 2014

      Though I’ve already invited you, I’ll explain it here in case anyone else has the same question:

      Each attendee is locked in as a “member” after attending a 3st event and then gets an email where they can invite three friends for the next event (and all subsequent events after that). Sort of like a pyramid scheme, only in a positive way 😉

  • December 1, 2014

    This is making me really excited to move back home. I love keeping informed through your posts. The Walk Eat Nashville… doing it. I looked at my husband and told him it will be happening. Fun post. Thanks for the helpful info for those of us that need someone to explore ahead of time for us. 😉

    • December 2, 2014

      I’m excited FOR you. Will you be living in Nashville or Tullahoma?

  • December 5, 2014

    I love to see the Christmas light at the Gaylord Opryland The first time I spent all the time inside the hotel and completely missed the lights at the hotel entrance.I was a tad disappointed because there was no caroling and the only Christmas music was in the rest room! The 2nd time I had gone to see the Dickens Festival in Franklin (excellent!), and stopped by the Gaylord hotel to see the lights outside. It was quite impressive, but be prepared for the horrendous traffic and parking fee of 10 bucks.

  • January 1, 2015

    First time visitor weekend of jan 10. 2015
    One thing not to miss would be??? Food or shop
    Or entertainment wise?

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