Maloney, as you know, has a knack for writing about cool, underappreciated things — like the entire length of Nolensvile Road — and while national media have been cranking out a lot of these Nashville guides lately, Maloney's seems especially wide-ranging and useful. (We may, of course, be a little biased pro-Maloney.)
Folks who live here know that Nashville has multiple identities, from Bible Belt buckle-upper to honky-tonk haven, and Maloney — not surprisingly — keys in on the city as "an eating, drinking, hard-partying arts town." (Gotta love a travel guide that includes three local options for hangover remedies.)
The piece starts with an opening essay that touches on East Nashville's new national profile (Maloney avoids the dreaded word "hipster" but does say "Williamsburg analog"), then spins out sections titled What to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay and Where to Go Out.
It's a fun read. Check it out, and feel free to share your thoughts here in the comments.