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A Cab Ride And Nashville's Missing Links - 11/20/07 01:33 AM
I was driving today from my hotel in Vegas to the airport. The cabby asked me about where I lived which of course lead to my official Chamber of Commerce Nashville schpill. After I shut up, I started thinking about what I don’t like about Nashville. It made me think about starting a list of shops that I wish we had. These ARE in priority order. 1. Crate And Barrel: While we have West Elm, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware, I still miss the budget meets class of this housewares station. Closest option: Atlanta. 2. H and M: The most annoying (1 comments)
Where The Locals Eat - 11/20/07 01:30 AM
One of the things I am most interested in when visiting a new city is knowing where the "real" places to eat are. Here's my inside scoop to Nashville. Now, keep in mind, these are the best Nashville-only places. Best Meat and Three: Arnolds ($) (downtown), Sweats (Farmer's Market and TSU) ($$)Best Italian: Mamma Mia (off Harding on Trousdale in an old Waffle House) ($$)Best BBQ: Arnolds (Trinity Lane) ($$)Best Froo Froo Quick Café: Chef's Market (Goodlettsville on Conference Drive) ($$)Best Coffee Shop: Bongo Java (East Nashville at Five Points) ($)Best Urban Dining: Margot (East Nashville at Five Points) ($$$)Best Unique (2 comments)
Batter'd And Fried - 11/20/07 01:10 AM
Today, Jeremy and I had lunch at Batter’d and Fried in the Five Points area of East Nashville. I’ve, embarrassingly, been eating there three or four times a week, hiding from my trainer and the South Beach Diet. The Five Points District is the hub of East Nashville activity, located less than one mile east of downtown. I just noticed a new ice cream place that just opened up too. We’ll have to eat there soon too! Watch the Video Webblog here! (2 comments)
Germans, Octobers and Ghettoism - 11/20/07 01:09 AM
When I moved to Nashville from a small town just east, I got lost in what I considered a wretched neighborhood called Germantown. I remember driving through the streets trying to find the then I-265 and being yelled at by the residents to get out. Now over a decade later, this neighborhood has overblossomed into one of Nashville’s picture perfect communities. No joke. If I had to photograph a representative of great Nashville neighborhoods, Germantown would be near the top of the list. Recently, Jeremy and I went to Oktoberfest and waded through the crowds. It’s simply an amazing place with (0 comments)
Nashville’s Communities of Faith - 11/20/07 01:07 AM
The cliché “A Church On Every Corner” is absolutely true in Nashville. The smorgasbord of religion and non-religion varies, however, from corner to corner. I can only attest to certain pockets. If you’re looking for star sightings and amazing music, check out Christ Church on Old Hickory Boulevard. The lavish and flamboyant minister of music, Landy Gardner, puts on a great show and is well known for his visible temper tantrums on stage when sound people or musicians mess up. Seriously, the music there is world-class. Come early and get ready for the Disneyworld parking system. “You’re in Mary Magdelene Section (0 comments)
Nashville Area Education Systems - 11/20/07 01:05 AM
While Metro Nashville has top quality schools, many residents are finding the ratios and education quality of Williamson County additionally attractive. Here I take a look at the Williamson County School systems rankings, safety and area home prices. (0 comments)
Nashville Waterways - 11/20/07 01:04 AM
Life along Nashville waterways has been historically quite industrial. A new surge is being seen with residents reconnecting with the water. I take a look at the history and housing market of the river. (0 comments)
My New Favorite Meeting Spot - 11/20/07 01:03 AM
I had some fabulous buyers recently put me on to a new interactive eating place. Toni Nederfeld and Jesse Dunn (Forrest Avenue in East Nashville) introduced me to The Pfunky Griddle. Imagine the Hibachi steak house experience with the cooking surface in the middle of your table. Now, make it pancakes instead. The most popular order is the buckwheat pancakes or the white batter pancakes with your choice of countless toppings, including blueberries, bananas, peanut butter, strawberries and chocolate chips to name a few. You get unlimited batter, a spatula and a mason jar of utensils. Now beware! It's not for (2 comments)
Nashville Greenways - 11/20/07 01:02 AM
Nashville has recently been making a major push to create more connected greenways throughout the urban corridor. One of my favorite greenways starts in downtown's Bicentennial Park, weaves down the west side of the Cumberland, crosses the Shelby Street Bridge and heads into East Nashville. When the system is complete, it's going to be quite impressive. More information on the greenways can be found at http://greenwaysfornashville.org/ and at http://www.nashville.gov/greenways/. Below is a video webblog about the greenways. Watch my close encounter with an unexpected cyclist at the end!
My Camera Was Stolen - 11/20/07 01:00 AM
Three of my buyers recently snagged my brand new Panasonic DVX 100b on a trip to Florida and made this spoof on the Miss Teen South Carolina spoof. Thanks for the laughs, Scott Bryant (Davis Street buyer), Jeremy Ryan (North 2nd Buyer) and cameraman Brian O'Connor (Stockell Street buyer). I personally believe you guys suck! (0 comments)
HGTV House Hunters - 11/20/07 12:59 AM
This weekend we filmed the Nashville episode of Househunters on HGTV. It was so funny how it all came about. My buyer, Kristin, knew that I was on TLC's Flip That House and was a big fan of Househunters. She asked me if I'd ever been asked to do the show. The next week, I got the call from the producer asking me if I'd consider doing the show. Of course, Kristin was the first buyer who came to mind. After pitching them three buyers, ultimately, they chose her. This weekend we did our search. Kristin was a trouper and a true (0 comments)
Where The Locals Eat - 11/20/07 12:58 AM
One of the things I am most interested in when visiting a new city is knowing where the "real" places to eat are. Here's my inside scoop to Nashville. Now, keep in mind, these are the best Nashville-only places. Best Meat and Three: Arnolds ($) (downtown), Sweats (Farmer's Market and TSU) ($$)Best Italian: Mamma Mia (off Harding on Trousdale in an old Waffle House) ($$)Best BBQ: Arnolds (Trinity Lane) ($$)Best Froo Froo Quick Café: Chef's Market (Goodlettsville on Conference Drive) ($$)Best Coffee Shop: Bongo Java (East Nashville at Five Points) ($)Best Urban Dining: Margot (East Nashville at Five Points) ($$$)Best Unique (0 comments)
A Cab Ride And Nashville's Missing Links - 11/20/07 12:57 AM
I was driving today from my hotel in Vegas to the airport. The cabby asked me about where I lived which of course lead to my official Chamber of Commerce Nashville schpill. After I shut up, I started thinking about what I don't like about Nashville. It made me think about starting a list of shops that I wish we had. These ARE in priority order. 1. Crate And Barrel: While we have West Elm, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware, I still miss the budget meets class of this housewares station. Closest option: Atlanta. 2. H and M: The most annoying (0 comments)
My First Trip To Vegas - 11/20/07 12:55 AM
I went to the National Association of REALTORS conference in Vegas this week. My mentor and biggest cheerleader, Jackie Leavenworth, insisted I go; so, I booked late. I ended up in a seedy little hotel off the strip where dental hygiene wasn't high on the list of priorities for most of the patrons. But anyway, the conference can only be described like this. Education is everywhere. Ten to twenty sessions every 1.5 hours rotate in the catalog. You can experience up to five classes in one day. So here's my metaphor. It's like being a fat kid at a dessert buffet. (0 comments)
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