Nashville has quickly become a culinary capital of the South in recent years, with countless restaurants serving traditional and modern Southern fare with a Tennessee twist. Here are a few foods and activities that will make your taste buds sing during your stay in Music City.
Kick off your day of sightseeing and gastronomy with a hearty breakfast—in Nashville, that likely includes scratch biscuits and country ham. While fried chicken is a staple throughout the South, Nashville has put a fiery twist on it with their signature hot chicken, made with plenty of cayenne pepper. Another hearty option, popular at lunch, is what’s known locally as a meat-and-three: typically meatloaf, brisket, ham, or country-fried steak with three veggies on the side. Thirsty travelers shouldn’t miss the chance to sample some sweet tea or a craft cocktail made with Tennessee whiskey.
- Take your taste buds for a ride on a food and sightseeing bus tour of Nashville and its dining scene.
- Learn about the history of Music City while sampling tasty local specialties in the historic riverfront area.
- Indulge your love of two classics—beer and BBQ—with a local foodie guide.
- Explore Nashville’s burgeoning craft beer scene with tastings at three area breweries.
- Get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink from an in-the-know local.
- Listen to live music while sipping local whiskey at a renowned honky-tonk.