Interview with Reece Elliott

Reece ElliottInstant support group, Dynamic Edge Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY in 2006. I left the military and pursued employment in Nashville. Q: What surprised you to learn about Nashville?A: That Forbes ranked it the No. 5 best city for business and careers. Q: What makes Nashville a good …

Best Karaoke Bars

Sometimes you just need to grab a few friends and belt out some Def Leppard to a room full of total strangers. If that sounds like your cup of tea, read on for our recommendations of the best karaoke bars in town. Remember, even if you’re not planning to get up and sing, the best thing about karaoke in Nashville …

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Before restaurants like Husk, the Catbird Seat and City House put Nashville on the map as a foodie paradise, locals were flocking to restaurants around the city for the tastebud-titillating meal known as hot chicken. This signature dish, typically served with white bread and pickles to ease the burn, has been lauded by TIME magazine, Bon App’tit and HuffingtonPost.com, among …

Interview with Ryan Kettrey

Ryan KettreySoftware architect, Trinisys Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I moved to Nashville as a teenager when my father was relocated to Middle Tennessee for the newly built Saturn plant. I have been here so long, at this point I consider myself a Nashville native. Q: What’s your favorite Nashville technology story?A: Near the beginning of …

Nashville’s Performing Arts Scene

With a thriving art scene and roots in music, it makes perfect sense that Nashville has a talented performing arts scene as well. While our Broadway may look a little different than New York’s, our talent and shows are one-of-a-kind. So dress up to the nines and experience an upscale night with these nightlife recommendations: Nashville Symphony With 140 performances …

Interview with Tim Roach

Tim RoachCreative director, cicayda Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I came to Nashville in 2007 from San Francisco. I literally picked Nashville on a map. During a weekend trip to Nashville, my first time ever in the South, I bought the house I am currently living in. On the plane back to San Francisco, I thought …

Interview with Jena Lawing

Jena Lawing Director of Jenafits, Rustici Software Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: I moved to Nashville in January of 2010. I was dating a guy who is now my fianc’ and he had a family business here, so it was either move or do long distance. I couldn’t find anything about Nashville that I DIDN’T …

Veggie-friendly eateries

Nashville is known for its meat & threes, BBQ and hot chicken, but what if you want to sink your teeth into something that’s a little bit better for your health ‘ and the environment? Even the most artery-hardened carnivores can find something to love at these veggie-friendly eateries. The Wild Cow With an entirely meat-free menu, East Nashville’s The …

Neighborhood Overview: The Gulch

Nashville is fortunate to have many diverse neighborhoods, and one of our favorites is The Gulch. Located between downtown Nashville and Music Row, this former railroad gulch is a true urban revitalization success story. Not only is it one of the trendiest areas of town, it’s also the first LEED-certified neighborhood in the South! Here are just a few things …

Stargazing and Cosmos

We all know Nashville’s a great place to see stars of the celebrity variety. But what about seeing stars of the luminous, celestial variety? We’ve got you covered there, too. Here’s how you can experience the cosmos in Nashville. Dyer Observatory Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory has been operational since 1953 and is situated on one of the highest hilltops in …