Athens of the South

Waking up at 5:00am for a five hour car ride wasn’t bad knowing we were on our way to Nashville. Singing in our FIAT 500X and listening to podcasts on NPR helped too. We arrived just in time for the lunchtime EVOO tasting at WeWork 901 Woodland, their office location just outside downtown. By the looks of the building, I already knew I loved Nashville: old warehouse-turned modern office space with garage doors-now-windows and an outside deck? I’ll take that with a couple southern biscuits.

That evening we ate at City House, a restaurant that somehow seamlessly combines southern and Italian cuisine. The building itself was in an old modest abode, set back from the road and covered by weeping willows. The pizza margherita was delicious, as were the bruschetta layered with pork and corn, and the sliver of grilled cheese infused with zucchini and mint.