July 2014

Found 31 blog entries for July 2014.

The Escape Game

The Escape Game is a fun new entertainment concept in Nashville. It is a real life adventure game designed for small groups of 2-8 people. Your goal is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room. While the goal is simple, the game is challenging. Getting through the locked door will require finding clues, solving puzzles, and working together as a team or else you may never escape. Book today and see if you can keep cool under pressure and escape from the locked room in under 60 minutes. The Escape Game is the first of its kind in the South.

The Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame(R) member Barbara Mandrell,

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Looking for a great charity in Nashville to donate to? Consider one of these several below!

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is known for living up to its name, granting the wishes of young children who are known to have life-threatening diseases of medical conditions. This often enriches their lives and helps these children experience and develop joy, strength, and hope. Donations are used in great part to actually pay for wishes, not for organization expenses, and the Middle Tennessee chapter contains local volunteers which are part of a network of almost 25k caring folks dedicated to making the wishes of children come true. As Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the nation,

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Hipsters would never write about how hip they are. Most hipsters even complain about other hipsters because hipsters are so hip they can’t even stand to be classified as hipsters. But guess what, Nashville? We’re hip. Or so we hear.

Travel and Leisure recently listed Nashville among America’s Best Cities for Hipsters. We’re ranked with bike-riding, food-truck-eating, microbrew-beer-drinking havens such as Seattle; Austin, Texas; and Portland, Ore. Other factors that landed Nashville with hipster crowds are “live music, coffee bars and independent boutiques … and the most offbeat and tech-savvy locals.

According to the article, "Music City jumped up 11 spots this year, and at the intersection of showbiz and honky-tonks, you’ll find this city’s twangy

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It seems like new food and drink festivals are popping up everyday in Nashville. One of the new arrivals is the Music City Spirits and Cocktail Festival put on by PourTaste. The festival includes a variety of events around town including tastings and seminars. I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer at a couple of events including the Grand Tasting Gala. This event was a showcase for all of the vendors with lots and lots of drink samples! The entire festival celebrates the rising spirits and cocktail culture that has grasped Nashville over the past 5 years.

Over the course of five days at bars and venues throughout Nashville, PourTaste's Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival celebrates the local drinking culture. In the process, the event

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Weddings are often one of the most stressful, complex, and expensive endeavors people undertake. Are you getting married in Nashville? Consider getting all the tips, tricks, access to the best in the wedding business and TONS of free gifts and by attending the Nashville Pink Bridal Show!

The Nashville Pink Bridal Show is organized to help local brides-to-be gather all the resources, information, and ideas they need to plan their perfect dream wedding. This one day event is an invaluable resource when it comes to planning your wedding. Instead of searching & driving all across town, we bring everything you could need for your perfect day, all to one place.

From vendors to inspirational setups and cash prize giveaways, the Nashville Pink Bridal Show has

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Full Moon Zip Tour

Glide through a moon-lit sky on one of Adventureworks night time zip tours. They'll train you on what to do and you'll just soar through the night-time sky. Adventureworks also has a great, full-scale adventure park, which offers aerial trekking through zip lines and platforms during the day, with a heavy-duty safety belay system, daring leaping points, and a giant swing!
Adventureworks — 1300 Narrows Rd. Kingston Springs, TN 37082

Foggy Bottom Canoe

Wanting to beat the heat with family? Try Foggy Bottom Canoe trips, located just outside of Nashville! Around almost every bend of the sinuous Harpeth is a gravel or sand bar on which to stop and swim, sun or picnic. Fish are jumping during summer, especially smallmouth bass, and also

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The Urban Juicer

From fruit slushies to packaged snacks, The Urban Juicer is not your average juicery. The menu includes beverages like fresh juices and fruit smoothies as well as quinoa salads and curry chicken wraps. Aside from offering its customers several menu options, The Urban Juicer also invests in biodegradable packaging and has a mobile app so you can pre-pay for your order and skip the line.
2206 8th Ave. South | (615) 891-3311

Mon-Fri 7 – 8; Sat 8 – 8; Sun 9 – 5 

The Juice Bar

After bringing healthy selections to Brentwood, The Juice Bar has a Berry Hill location projected to open late July or early August and a Franklin location that should be ready for the fall. For now, Brentwood customers can order juices and smoothies with names

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Bradley's Curbside Creamery

Bradley's Curbside Creamery is one of the few local Nashville ice cream makers, as famous for their great ice cream and beautiful blue ice cream truck as their company slogan, "Eat Dessert First". Their offerings include hand-dipped cups, milkshakes, cones, and ice cream floats available from a rotating flavor board. With the addition of more traditional desserts to the menu, like crepes and cobbler, Bradley’s Curbside Creamery is the most diverse dessert truck in Nashville.

Elliston Place Soda Shop

Elliston Place Soda Shop is a Nashville staple which has been serving milkshakes often lauded as the area's best for over 70 years. Founded in 1939, Elliston Place Soda Shop still makes their milkshakes the old way, with

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Sipping cream is the American answer to Irish creams, and a Nashville-local chef (Deb Paquette) has helped local distillers Jeff and Jenny Pennington introduce one stellar example of this liquor cream to the national market! Jeff and Jenny reportedly developed the idea for Whisper Creek after their honeymoon, and the project has been so successful that in the local liquor and epicurean circles they are considered the 'Romeo and Juliet' of the industry. Deb helped to ensure that the whiskey's flavour profile remained unique and truly Southern. Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream is a Tennessee Whiskey cream liqueur that embodies all the deliciously familiar characteristics of a Charcoal Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey softened by the subtle whispers of real

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It’s been nearly one year since fans have heard from the ground-breaking alternative rock outfit INTL, the band has emerged. Teaming up with young hungry producer, Joshua Niles, INTL is proud to announce the release of their single, “Spitfire.”

After releasing their self-titled EP in 2011, INTL went on to release several singles, new material, score multiple spots on several national television shows, and successfully preserver through a name change. This past year the band teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer, Vance Powell, to promote Universal Audio’s interface, Apollo 16. The band hid away in an effort to master a new and authentic sound. “Our goal and our hope as musicians is to speak truth and enter conversation with anyone who

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