This up-and-coming eclectic neighborhood has a character and charm I love. Duke and I took a drive out there, taking in the cozy Craftsmans and locally owned businesses. There's a huge list of restaurants I want to eat at in East Nashville, and I love the quirky shops.
It seems a bit hipster, definitely an eco-conscious area with a lot of people who value clean, green lifestyles, eating like a locavore, and shunning big business for a more pedestrian lifestyle vs. commuter. It's like a mini East Village in New York, or Portland, or Seattle.
Today, being amateur burger connoisseurs, we decided to check out The Pharmacy.
|My Farm Burger|
Afterwards, we headed over to The Green Wagon, where I found a gloriously-scented candle and lip balm. It definitely reminded me of the little shops in my hometown, with tons of eco-friendly fare.
We also stopped at Porter Road Butcher, an old-fashioned butcher shop nearby. I was in love. So much delicious, local meat! Farm fresh eggs! Homemade jams and breads and cheese! Milk! Jerky!
We picked up some eggs and steak, but we will definitely be back for some special meat purchases; it's well worth the trip, and the guys are experts. I had my eye on some Italian sausage and chorizo for next time.