Although still known and loved for Southern traditions such as meat-and-threes, Nashville has come into its culinary prime. With chefs and restaurants earning national acclaim, the dining scene is more sophisticated and diverse than ever before. Chain restaurants abound, but know this: Everywhere there’s a chain, there’s also a nearby locally owned eatery serving much, much better food. Nashville’s culinary range means you can start your day with biscuits and gravy, slurp ramen noodles for lunch, hit a killer coffee shop or brewery in the afternoon, and feast on elevated Italian fare with a craft cocktail for dinner. On that front, drinking in Nashville is practically a sport (though people who choose not to imbibe have plentiful options, too). The city boasts tons of dive bars, breweries, trendy cocktail spots, and gourmet restaurants with extensive wine lists. The hard stuff is also a point of pride with Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel whisky distilleries nearby, and distilleries such as Corsair and Greenbrier within the city limits. 

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