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Title: Nashville
Post by: Marco Polo on October 14, 2014, 10:42:42 AM
Going to be in Nashville December time and was wondering if anyone had been and has some info to share.

TIA
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: coralsnake on October 14, 2014, 10:53:21 AM
Going to be in Nashville December time and was wondering if anyone had been and has some info to share.

TIA
Guess your gonna miss the maccabeats concert:
http://www.jewishnashville.org
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on October 14, 2014, 11:41:13 AM
For great music avoid the honkytonks and head to the Station Inn.  There's usually a $15 cover or so but it's well worth it.  Try to get there on the early side as it fills up pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Crazy tools on October 14, 2014, 12:03:00 PM
Going to be in Nashville December time and was wondering if anyone had been and has some info to share.

TIA
Definitely check out the Gaylord Opry Hotel. The massive gardens inside the hotel are stunning.
I spent a few hours just checking it out. There are a couple of different sections with different style plants. There is a cute boat ride that goes around as well.
You can park at the mall next door and walk over for free parking. It's a couple min walk, you'll just have to figure out where in the mall lot to park to be near the path that leads to the hotel.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Marco Polo on October 14, 2014, 12:04:37 PM
Definitely check out the Gaylord Opry Hotel. The massive gardens inside the hotel are stunning.
I spent a few hours just checking it out. There are a couple of different sections with different style plants. There is a cute boat ride that goes around as well.
You can park at the mall next door and walk over for free parking. It's a couple min walk, you'll just have to figure out where in the mall lot to park to be near the path that leads to the hotel.
I plan on doing that.
Thanks.
For great music avoid the honkytonks and head to the Station Inn.  There's usually a $15 cover or so but it's well worth it.  Try to get there on the early side as it fills up pretty quickly.
Noted.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: bubble347 on October 14, 2014, 12:18:35 PM
You can always go chop up some CCs at Dave Ramsey's financial peace plaza! :)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Marco Polo on October 14, 2014, 12:29:30 PM
You can always go chop up some CCs at Dave Ramsey's financial peace plaza! :)
Considering that i have consolidated my stash recently, it may be an idea :)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: A3 on October 18, 2014, 10:32:00 PM
Drive the hour to the Jack Daniels factory. Near there , there is also a small airplane mesuem.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: wonderlust on January 06, 2015, 11:41:27 PM
going to nashville the end of jan on buiz. Any suggestions for kosher food? hotels?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 12:17:19 AM
Check out the AA lounge in Bna.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: wonderlust on January 07, 2015, 11:03:34 AM
Check out the AA lounge in Bna.
Can't make out what the pic is of?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: smart brit on January 07, 2015, 08:14:56 PM
Can't make out what the pic is of?
Sorry it's not very clear.
In the lounge they have pics of all the million milers from Nashville
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: MrsZev on February 17, 2015, 10:26:37 PM
I'm headed to Nashville end of April for a conference at Music City Center. Couple specific questions for those who have been there recently...

Is a rental car a necessity? Can I make do with taxis/uber/public transportation?
Google turned up Grins Vegetarian Cafe (at Vanderbilt's Hillel), and Thyme Cafe, about 20 min drive SW of the city. Anyone know of others?
The conference is being held at Renaissance Nashville, and there are no redemption opportunities there. I'm still a relative newbie at finding worthwhile hotel redemptions, so any recommendations or advice is much welcome.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: JayR on February 18, 2015, 01:42:34 AM
Nothing like a good gun show in the south:
https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/nashville-tn/

Went to one last year in Knoxville, and had an amazing time.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ilherman on March 23, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
My father in law will be going to Nashville in May. Whats the story with Kosher food, Minyunim?

And what would be a nice hotel?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: DMYD on March 23, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
My father in law will be going to Nashville in May. Whats the story with Kosher food, Minyunim?

And what would be a nice hotel?
I actually looked up about some info in Nashville, this was the best that I found:  http://www.chabadnashville.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/509717/jewish/Kosher-Food.htm
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ilherman on March 23, 2015, 09:35:36 PM
THX. Does not look like there there is an official Minyan....
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on March 23, 2015, 11:16:12 PM
THX. Does not look like there there is an official Minyan....

There's a modox shul called Sherith Israel with daily minyanim.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Proisrael on March 24, 2015, 09:38:25 AM
There's a modox shul called Sherith Israel with daily minyanim.
What exactly is Modox? Are women allowed to be chazan? No mechitzah?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Marco Polo on March 24, 2015, 09:42:29 AM
What exactly is Modox? Are women allowed to be chazan? No mechitzah?
Modern Orthodox i am assuming.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on March 24, 2015, 11:12:19 AM
Modern Orthodox i am assuming.
Correct. Women can't be chazzan . Yes there is mechitza
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 11:22:30 AM
Correct. Women can't be chazzan . Yes there is mechitza
Do you know about that specific shull that it has a Kosher Mechitza?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on March 24, 2015, 11:31:15 AM
I know that a Chabad machir who was in Nashville on business for awhile davened there every day. If you have specific concerns I'd suggest you call the rabbi or have your rabbi call the rabbi. I'd quote you shulchan aruch but I can't find the siman ;)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 11:35:27 AM
Thanks. There is a Tekuneh from the Chasam Sofer not to daven in a Shul where there is no Mechitzeh.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on March 24, 2015, 11:38:54 AM
And there's a Rav Moshe that says women used to on occasion say kaddish from the back of the shul. Like I said not an issue in Nashville regardless and don't want to take the thread OT. Happy to discuss via PM
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Ergel on March 24, 2015, 01:34:51 PM
Funny that people here think that Modern Orthodox means no mechitzah
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: sky121 on March 24, 2015, 01:36:41 PM
Funny that people here think that Modern Orthodox means no mechitzah

I was thinking that as well. Then I started thinking about all the feminists movements going on at some of the local modern orthodox places and thought it may not be far behind.

No mechitzah and woman chazzans seems conservidox to me.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: JayR on March 24, 2015, 01:59:56 PM
No mechitzah and woman chazzans seems conservidox to me.

No mechitzah and woman chazzans is conservative. Let's not blur the lines :D
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: moko on March 24, 2015, 02:32:53 PM
Funny that people here think that Modern Orthodox means no mechitzah
there are still a few OU shuls around without mechitzas.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: efflpetzel on March 24, 2015, 07:51:30 PM
I officially declare this thread OT
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ilherman on March 24, 2015, 08:39:44 PM
I officially declare this thread OT
Why the angry face? On DDF that is the default.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on March 24, 2015, 09:06:35 PM
Speaking of Nashville, it's definitely worth checking out a Predators game if you're into hockey.  They've got a live country band that plays during the breaks in play (desperately trying to get the thread back on topic).
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: zow on January 26, 2016, 09:28:47 PM
I'm scheduled to fly LAS-BNA-BOS on Southwest in about 6 weeks.
I am surprised and VERY happy to learn that there is an AAdmirals Club in BNA in the same terminal/councourse as WN!
(Just sharing my happiness here...hope you all don't mind that.)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: yuneeq on January 26, 2016, 09:52:40 PM
Speaking of Nashville, it's definitely worth checking out a Predators game if you're into hockey.  They've got a live country band that plays during the breaks in play (desperately trying to get the thread back on topic).

Nhl all star game will also be in Nashville this year.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: 12HRS on January 26, 2016, 10:40:26 PM
I'm scheduled to fly LAS-BNA-BOS on Southwest in about 6 weeks.
I am surprised and VERY happy to learn that there is an AAdmirals Club in BNA in the same terminal/councourse as WN!
(Just sharing my happiness here...hope you all don't mind that.)

last time that happened to me the club @BNA was closed cause there were no AA flights late at night when there were WN flights. hopefully your stopover is earlier in the day then mine was
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: zow on January 26, 2016, 10:51:57 PM
last time that happened to me the club @BNA was closed cause there were no AA flights late at night when there were WN flights. hopefully your stopover is earlier in the day then mine was
Thanks for the dose of reality!
Published hours (on the AA website) are Sunday 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.
My layover is around 1:30-2:30 p.m.
AA's schedule looks like they should have flights from BNA to their hubs (CLT, ORD, etc.) into the early evening, so here's hoping!
(If not, I can always "call corporate" for compensation, right Dan?!)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: 12HRS on January 26, 2016, 10:59:30 PM
I'm pretty sure i was outside the regular hours of operation. wasn't so bad though since we had walked to the AA section and there were no flights so we had rows and rows of seats to ourselves.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Adam101 on January 26, 2016, 11:14:45 PM
I'm scheduled to fly LAS-BNA-BOS on Southwest in about 6 weeks.
I am surprised and VERY happy to learn that there is an AAdmirals Club in BNA in the same terminal/councourse as WN!
(Just sharing my happiness here...hope you all don't mind that.)
was there the Sunday after chanukka. Nice lounge (non comparatively, I'm not a lounge goer). Great airport, carpet throughout.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: zow on January 26, 2016, 11:29:42 PM
I'm pretty sure i was outside the regular hours of operation. wasn't so bad though since we had walked to the AA section and there were no flights so we had rows and rows of seats to ourselves.
Thanks. So there's ghetto lie-flat seats and now you have described ghetto lounges!

was there the Sunday after chanukka. Nice lounge (non comparatively, I'm not a lounge goer). Great airport, carpet throughout.
Thanks. And btw, still waiting for this piece of your TR!
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: zow on March 15, 2016, 12:13:57 AM
Data point:  I was in the AAdmiral Club lounge last Sunday. As Adam101 said, it is a nice lounge. Nice view of the Tarmac. No kosher food.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Adam101 on May 26, 2016, 09:00:47 PM
When I was in Nashville last day of chanukah I went to the big Shul there for mincha/maariv. They did two things that were really interesting but I didn't ask as no one came over to say hi. Peculiar. I just heard that the rabbi there is a asher weiss 'talmud' (lehavdil). Of course if I would have known I wouldn't have gone. The fact is most of the community is elderly and wouldn't know exactly what's going on. They're just happy to have someone young and fresh. Anyone in the know?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Ergel on May 26, 2016, 09:08:26 PM
I was surprised to see this thread in my recent updates topics. Then I remembered... LOL
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ethana on June 08, 2016, 08:18:53 PM
highly recommend aryeh's kitchen- a kosher food truck that just opened.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Adam101 on June 08, 2016, 08:59:46 PM
highly recommend aryeh's kitchen- a kosher food truck that just opened.
Couple months too late. Interesting they didn't open in the Kroger where they have a surprisingly large kosher selection already.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ethana on June 08, 2016, 09:09:23 PM
sorry, my first foray here. think its meant for the college crowd.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Adam101 on June 08, 2016, 09:16:25 PM
sorry, my first foray here. think its meant for the college crowd.
So it's near Vanderbilt U. Stayed NY the Chabad there. Nice. Not such a large crowd... Hope they have hatzlacha.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: DP7 on November 13, 2017, 07:56:34 AM
Google turned up Grins Vegetarian Cafe (at Vanderbilt's Hillel)

Is Grins hecsher reliable?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ygygold on March 14, 2019, 05:58:49 PM
Is Grins hecsher reliable?
Bump. Anyone knows?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: David1 on August 15, 2019, 07:37:46 AM
Anyone know of kosher restaurant in Nashville? What recommendations do you for must do’s?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ethana on August 15, 2019, 11:54:06 AM
used to be a food truck and indian place
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: David1 on September 04, 2019, 09:32:30 AM
Just got back from our trip to Nashville. Really enjoyed and toured around to many sites. Regarding kosher food, We ate at Grins, Aryeh's Kitchen (Food Truck), AVO, and Woodlands Indian. We were also able to get wine at Wine Chap next to Publix Belle Meade. Grins had dairy food; sandwiches, wraps, mac and cheese, and salad. Food was good but expect a long wait to order and to receive order. Restaurant is in the Vanderbilt College campus. Aryeh's Kitchen (food truck) is also on the Vanderbilt campus. He has a couple items on the menu but food was good and the only meat place in or around Nashville. We happened to go on a day when he was extremely busy and he ran out of bread and forks :D We ordered the Shawarma and pulled beef sandwich. Portions are not very large even though we paid for double the beef. Avo is a very unique place. Its a fully vegan restaurant with a very interesting menu, unlike any I have seen before. We ordered the nachos and a different sandwich for each of us. Three out of four of us were happy with our meal. People were nice and food was good. Lastly we went to Woodlands Indian Cuisine. So to preface this, I have never been to an Indian restaurant before. The people are really nice and helpful but the food was not something we really liked. I guess I'm just not a fan of Indian food. It wasnt that the food was bad it just wasnt flavors and foods I really enjoyed.

In regards to tours, we traveled and toured everyday. On the first day we landed in BNA and checked into our hotel. After checking in and settling in we made our way to Nashville at about 4pm. We took a walk on Broadway passing all the bars and musicians playing stopping at a couple places to listen to the bands play. We then went over to the Music City Walk of Fame which is in a park near the Country Music Hall of Fame. Many stars of Country music singers, reminded me of the Hollywood walk of fame. At this point the sun began to set so we decided to take a walk over to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to catch the gorgeous sunset. With the sun reflecting off the water and Nissan stadium in the background on one side and the trees on the other side this was an awesome site to see. At this point we were hungry after a day of traveling we went on our way to Woodlands Indian.

The next morning we went on our way back to Nashville to began a full day of touring. We started with the RCA Studio B Tour and Country Music Hall of Fame ticket combo. We boarded a bus to RCA Studio B. Took a guided tour explaining the history of the studio. After the tour ended we were taken back to the Country Music Hall of Fame and spent the next couple hours going through the museum. Very interesting museum with so much to see. I am personally not a big county music fan but found this museum to be really nice and enjoyable. We then made our way over to Antique Archaeology (American Picker's Store) in the Marathon Motor Works building. Since we enjoy the tv show we figured why not check out the store. Things at the store are mostly pricey but we went to just take a look as fans. After we walked through the building stopping at a couple of stores and stumbled upon a Moonshine tasting. Tried some moonshine and continued onto our next stop the Parthenon. I visited the Parthenon in Greece but was really cool to enjoy this full size replica in Nashville. A great site to see. Made our way to AVO to eat and then went back to the Hotel for Shabbos.

After Shabbos we pre-purchased tickets to the Grand Ole Opry. If your able to go you should go. Packed house and a great experience. Singing was awesome and the place was rocking. Sunday Morning we began our trip to President Jackson's Hermitage. Huge piece of land Jackson purchased and lived on. Really enjoyable and historical. Guided tour through Jackson's Mansion and I recommend you take the Wagon tour as well through the property. We then went back to Broadway to listen to some more bands and called it a night. On Monday we started with the Nashville Zoo. Very big zoo with a lot to see. Some animals werent out because it was too hot. Overall really nice place. We then made our way to Nelson's Green Brier Distillery for a tour and tasting. Would highly recommend. Fun place, great guide, and great tasting. We then went to Aryeh's Kitchen for some food and went souvenir shopping and went back to the hotel. On Tuesday, out last day in Nashville we pre-booked a tour to Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. One of the highlights of the trip. We booked the Angel tour and had a guided tour through the distillery and ended off with a tasting in the barrel house. This was Awesome, Fun, Enjoyable and worth the drive. At the end of the tour after you tasted five Jack Daniels Products you get to keep a really nice Glass bourbon cup. We shopped at their gift shop and had a bottle engraved for us. We then made our way to Grins to eat before we went to the Airport.
Overall we really enjoyed Nashville.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 04, 2019, 12:33:17 PM
Great TR! I loved Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery and they had a groupon when I went that made it basically BOGO. There is also a groupon for the Belle Meade Plantation Segway Tour which I would highly recommend. If you want to try shooting, we had a great time at the Nashville Gun Club. When we went on a weekday afternoon, it was empty and the staff were friendly and welcoming to us Yankee Yidden.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: jewdkoff on January 01, 2020, 05:04:35 PM
This is really amazing! Thank you for the TR
Just got back from our trip to Nashville. Really enjoyed and toured around to many sites. Regarding kosher food, We ate at Grins, Aryeh's Kitchen (Food Truck), AVO, and Woodlands Indian. We were also able to get wine at Wine Chap next to Publix Belle Meade. Grins had dairy food; sandwiches, wraps, mac and cheese, and salad. Food was good but expect a long wait to order and to receive order. Restaurant is in the Vanderbilt College campus. Aryeh's Kitchen (food truck) is also on the Vanderbilt campus. He has a couple items on the menu but food was good and the only meat place in or around Nashville. We happened to go on a day when he was extremely busy and he ran out of bread and forks :D We ordered the Shawarma and pulled beef sandwich. Portions are not very large even though we paid for double the beef. Avo is a very unique place. Its a fully vegan restaurant with a very interesting menu, unlike any I have seen before. We ordered the nachos and a different sandwich for each of us. Three out of four of us were happy with our meal. People were nice and food was good. Lastly we went to Woodlands Indian Cuisine. So to preface this, I have never been to an Indian restaurant before. The people are really nice and helpful but the food was not something we really liked. I guess I'm just not a fan of Indian food. It wasnt that the food was bad it just wasnt flavors and foods I really enjoyed.

In regards to tours, we traveled and toured everyday. On the first day we landed in BNA and checked into our hotel. After checking in and settling in we made our way to Nashville at about 4pm. We took a walk on Broadway passing all the bars and musicians playing stopping at a couple places to listen to the bands play. We then went over to the Music City Walk of Fame which is in a park near the Country Music Hall of Fame. Many stars of Country music singers, reminded me of the Hollywood walk of fame. At this point the sun began to set so we decided to take a walk over to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to catch the gorgeous sunset. With the sun reflecting off the water and Nissan stadium in the background on one side and the trees on the other side this was an awesome site to see. At this point we were hungry after a day of traveling we went on our way to Woodlands Indian.

The next morning we went on our way back to Nashville to began a full day of touring. We started with the RCA Studio B Tour and Country Music Hall of Fame ticket combo. We boarded a bus to RCA Studio B. Took a guided tour explaining the history of the studio. After the tour ended we were taken back to the Country Music Hall of Fame and spent the next couple hours going through the museum. Very interesting museum with so much to see. I am personally not a big county music fan but found this museum to be really nice and enjoyable. We then made our way over to Antique Archaeology (American Picker's Store) in the Marathon Motor Works building. Since we enjoy the tv show we figured why not check out the store. Things at the store are mostly pricey but we went to just take a look as fans. After we walked through the building stopping at a couple of stores and stumbled upon a Moonshine tasting. Tried some moonshine and continued onto our next stop the Parthenon. I visited the Parthenon in Greece but was really cool to enjoy this full size replica in Nashville. A great site to see. Made our way to AVO to eat and then went back to the Hotel for Shabbos.

After Shabbos we pre-purchased tickets to the Grand Ole Opry. If your able to go you should go. Packed house and a great experience. Singing was awesome and the place was rocking. Sunday Morning we began our trip to President Jackson's Hermitage. Huge piece of land Jackson purchased and lived on. Really enjoyable and historical. Guided tour through Jackson's Mansion and I recommend you take the Wagon tour as well through the property. We then went back to Broadway to listen to some more bands and called it a night. On Monday we started with the Nashville Zoo. Very big zoo with a lot to see. Some animals werent out because it was too hot. Overall really nice place. We then made our way to Nelson's Green Brier Distillery for a tour and tasting. Would highly recommend. Fun place, great guide, and great tasting. We then went to Aryeh's Kitchen for some food and went souvenir shopping and went back to the hotel. On Tuesday, out last day in Nashville we pre-booked a tour to Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. One of the highlights of the trip. We booked the Angel tour and had a guided tour through the distillery and ended off with a tasting in the barrel house. This was Awesome, Fun, Enjoyable and worth the drive. At the end of the tour after you tasted five Jack Daniels Products you get to keep a really nice Glass bourbon cup. We shopped at their gift shop and had a bottle engraved for us. We then made our way to Grins to eat before we went to the Airport.
Overall we really enjoyed Nashville.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: sky121 on February 05, 2020, 05:07:06 PM
What's not to miss in Nashville?
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on February 06, 2020, 01:02:16 PM
What's not to miss in Nashville?
The Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium are big draws. Check the schedule for performers/tickets and to be aware of potential kol isha. Honky tonking down Broadway going into different bars with live music is everyone's favorite pastime in Nashville. If you want to hear great country music without all the noise on Broadway, check out the Station Inn which is a little bit off the main drag but still walkable to downtown. If you like history, Belle Meade Plantation and Fontanel Mansion provide insight into the Antebellum South. Country Music Hall of Fame is a big attraction but tickets are pricey and frankly, unless you're a big fan you will probably have more fun going to hear the music in bars than learning about it.
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ltttc on February 06, 2020, 04:34:11 PM
What's not to miss in Nashville?
I wouldn't miss the tour of Andrew Jackson's house. Also we stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Marriott) and loved every minute of it
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: tmendy226 on February 06, 2020, 09:34:25 PM
Bump. Anyone knows?

It’s not.

Chovevei Torah...

Only reliable is Aryeh’s kitchen food truck
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: ltttc on February 06, 2020, 09:49:18 PM
I met the guy who runs the food truck. Nice, young, helpful Chabad guy. IMHO the food is simple and overpriced. We bought pom frozen food and it worked out great. (Actually the Chabad guy helped us reheat it in the shul's kitchen and we ate it in their huge dining room)
Title: Re: Nashville
Post by: Kobe Bryant on July 08, 2020, 06:37:03 PM


Only reliable is Aryeh’s kitchen food truck
Who is the Rav Hamcashir?