Music City hums with star chefs and fantastic food
New York Post
June 17, 2013
Nashville is in the groove. And music is just part of it. And country music is just part of that. Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi and the Black Keys are just some of the musicians to record in the city, first settled in 1779 as Nashborough. President Andrew Jackson’s wife was there then. You can tour the extraordinarily preserved estate (replica slave quarters included) where the couple lived (1804-1845) and are buried: The Hermitage (thehermitage.com). Also, go to Cheekwood (cheekwood.org); the stunning 55-acre botanical garden and American art museum is host to Bruce Munro’s “Light,” installed inside and out. A night viewing of “Field of Light” (Wednesdays to Fridays until Nov. 10) will blow your mind.
A visitor’s guide (visitmusiccity.com) and a rental car (easier and ultimately cheaper than cabs) can get you to other museums (Johnny Cash!), halls of fame (Songwriters!), historical sites and live music. And Nashville is also a great place to eat. We spoke to, and ate with, some of the city’s best chefs, local musicians and the mayor to create this guide: ...
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