East Nashville is now the cool place to live. Now older homes built in the 1920's and 1930's are being restored or replaced with new home on the same lot. Within East Nashville are the sub-hoods of five points, Lockland Springs, Greenwood and Inglewood. Cool oozes through its bars, restaurants, and music venues.
Let's start with a few festivals, like the Hot Chicken Festival. You may know this food as "Buffalo chicken." Don't go saying that around Nashville; it's enough a source of pride to throw an entire festival to the foodstuff. And playing with your food becomes a literal art form at the Tomato Art Festival -- take that, mom and dad.
Otherwise, if you ever wanted to eat inside a 1930s gas station, Margot Café and Bar is your spot. Or if restaurants named after '60s sitcoms are more your cup of tea, then head to I Dream of Weenie. Of course, you can just drink at spots like The 5 Spot Live and 3 Crow Bar -- drinking is essential to survival, after all.
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