Directly across the Cumberland River from Downtown Nashville is a relaxed enclave of local bars, fresh restaurants, coffeehouses and funky boutiques. This is East Nashville, our Little Brookyln, where there's immediate access to Interstate 24, Ellington Parkway and Briley Parkway. Locals take special delight in a highly rendered walkability strip known as Five Points. Neighborhood parks are all over and tasty eateries align Eastland Avenue. Many properties, dating back to the early 1900s, are being preserved and renovated by young families attracted to the area. It's a community notoriously known as being culturally diverse and socially involved, notably for minority groups, regional merchants and environmental projects.
And for an active, creative and ecologically-minded group of people, something unique was bound to spring up: The Tomato Arts Festival. It's an annual event during August when the majority of Tennessee tomatoes are reaching the peak of their harvest. Here's just a snapsnot of what you might see there...
Now I'm craving salsa.
Written by Stephanie Brake