Why I Love…East Nashville
By Amanda Williams, Client Care Coordinator
If you’re not familiar with my neighborhood, chances are you’ve at least seen our bumper stickers. 37206… “Over the river and through the hood.” “Where everyone knows your dog’s name.” Or, “Way better than Smyrna.” No offense to our Smyrna readers, but I have to agree.
East Nashville is easily one of Nashville’s most eclectic, vibrant, and friendly neighborhoods. Within strolling distance of my circa 1918 bungalow, I can grab an unbelievably tasty breakfast sandwich at Sweet 16th Bakery, take my pup to “Lappy Hour” at Eastland Cafe, or get my caffeine fix at Portland Brew East or Ugly Mugs, the newest addition to the Eastside’s coffeehouse roster. A few blocks in the opposite direction takes me to Italia (my fave local pizzeria), Mad Donna’s (I haven’t met Donna and I’m not sure why she’s mad, but her nachos are delish), and I Dream of Weenie, the only place in Tennessee where you may catch a glimpse of Governor Bredesen enjoying a gourmet hot dog in the cab of his truck. Even better, I’m sure to bump into a friend or three at any of the above.
So, if you’re looking for a space of your own in a place where the neighbors are still neighborly and being normal is not the norm, come on over. There’s always room for another friendly face on the east side.
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