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East Nashville, located just across the Cumberland River, is an up and coming hipster haven (I mean that in the best possible way.
I am not sneering. )
This area is bursting with character and promise, all at once offering a small-town feel and a progressive ambience.
We already had plans to eat lunch somewhere else, but how could I pass up an opportunity to go to “I Dream of Weenie?” By now you’ve probably figured out that I only peruse highly rated eateries, and this little food trailer is no exception.
After I took their photo they sang me a little song and we said our goodbyes.
How many times have I walked in somewhere to get strings or picks, and ended up in the middle of some musical pissing contest?)
When I walked up the sidewalk there were a couple of kids exiting the store and riding off on their scooters.
Fanny’s offers a plethora of music classes and private lessons for children, including group ukelele lessons and “Kids Rock,” a program that not only includes instruction, but also helps kids form rock bands!
Being a music store founded by women for women, they have plenty of rock chick memoribilia.
Gillian Welch also stops by from time to time, as her recording studio (pictured below) is only a couple of blocks away.
Just before lunch I wandered around and happened upon Kustom Thrills.
Seriously, you could eat off the counters and floors.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Being from Austin, I was prejudiced before I walked into this place.
We are home to Amy’s Ice Creams, and I am pretty loyal to my hometown girl.
How could Jeni’s possibly measure up?
Even if I hadn’t loved the ice creams, I would’ve wanted to love Jeni’s because I liked Jessica so much.
I know - awesome, right?
The sun was setting and I was on my way to the airport, but I managed to grab a couple of shots of some of East Nashville’s charming neighborhood sights and bungalows.