This renowned venues quarter-century history includes everyone from Steve Martin to The Police.
Formerly known as Jillian's, this pool hall, video arcade and sports bar chain has been bought out by the much larger restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster's. The menu offers chicken wings, burgers and sandwiches.
The lovingly renovated purple house, a former crack den, now traffics in an inexpensive and harmless addiction: cupcakes. With 10 flavors inspired by owner Mignon Francois kids, Cupcake Collection boasts a line of preservative-free snacks--including vanilla butter cake, red velvet and carrot. Mignon says their "family affair" is about more than just cupcakes. It's about helping her children find financial independence through something they love. The kids man the cash register after school, and, if they clean up, they get to split the spoils of the tip jar (hint, hint). — Carrington Fox
Permanent exhibits include plaques honoring Hall of Fame members, over 3,000 items relating to the history of country music, plus a library & media center. Instrument demos, songwriter sessions, Appalachian clogging, line-dancing, TV tapings, live broadcasts & other events take place at various times. Hours: 9 am-5 pm daily (except closed Tuesdays through March); museum store, 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sobro Grill, 11 am-2:30 pm; Sobro2Go snack bar, 9 am-5 pm. $16.95; $14.95 sr. citizens, military personnel & students; $8.95 children ages 6-17; free for children under 6.
After a 2004 fire sent the small restaurant in temporary exile in the Bellevue Mall, Copper Kettle has reopened in the strip across from David Lipscomb, where a devout clientele lines up for a simple menu of sandwiches, wraps and salads alongside a home-cooked meat-n-three repertoire. Diners can count on fried chicken Mondays, meatloaf Tuesdays, coconut chicken Wednesdays, pot roast Thursdays and seafood Fridays, plus a different chef's choice entrée every day. The superb Sunday brunch buffet is one of Nashvilles most popularand reasonableat $15.99 per person (children 6-10 $6.99, five and under free).
The sophisticated rustication of the room, in which old brick peeks through
newly plastered walls and a wooden banquette traces the rough edges of an
exposed stone foundation, mirrors the style of food that Wilson, an alumnus of
Margot Cafe, delivers. Along a chef’s bar that divides the main dining area from the open kitchen, bowls of whole garlic, bell peppers and citrus fruits hint at the fresh flavors that weave in and out of dishes such as catfish with cornmeal crust, mint, garlic, orange and chili and sausage with lemon, red onion and parsley. Massive hunks of cheese sit unabashedly on the bar, ready to be shaved or grated across the top of soups, salads and pastas. In its decor, layout and
cuisine, City House celebrates simple, beautiful ingredients.
The 55-acre site includes an art museum, botanical gardens, a
restaurant, a gift shop, a sculpture trail, changing art exhibits &
Botanic Hall. "Saturday A.M." art activities for families, take place
10 am-noon Saturdays in the Learning Center. For current exhibits, see
Art Listings. Hours: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Tues.-Sat.; 11 am-4:30 pm Sun.;
closed Mon. except for federal holidays. Gate fee: $12 adults, $10 sr. citizens, $5 students with college ID and those aged 6-17, 5 and under free.
Local pizza restaurant and deli serving specialty pies, strombolis, wings and subs.