Radnor Lake State Park


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Radnor Lake State Park – Nashville TN

Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.

Radnor Lake State Park Nashville TN

The park is perfect for nature enthusiasts to observe owls, herons and water fowl as well as many species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals such as mink and otter. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, ferns and other plants as well as trees, shrubs and vines add to the natural ecological diversity of the area. Several ranger-led programs are planned throughout the year including canoe floats, wildflower walks, astronomy night hikes, nature hikes, programs on snakes, off-trail land acquisition hikes and birds of prey.

First time visitors are encouraged to visit the Walter Criley Visitor Center to view interpretive exhibits on the history of the natural area, cultural/historical artifacts, wildlife displays, view a wall size map of the trail system and/or watch an 18 minute film on how the natural area was saved in the early 1970s.

In 2011, the Historic Valve House Trail opened for park visitors with recently completed interpertive panels focusing on the L & N Railroad construction of the dam in the early 1900s. Just a short 10 minute hike from the Walter Criley Visitor Center, this interpretive trail will be complete within the next 2 years with the construction of the Historic Valve-House.

Radnor Lake State Park Nashville TN

The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center opened in May 2015 and houses several birds of prey ranging from great horned owls to bald eagles. This 550 foot boardwalk and aviary complex are the epicenter of our birds of prey programming and offer park visitors a unique opportunity unparalleled in Middle Tennessee.

The Friends of Radnor Lake help protect, preserve and promote the natural integrity of the park through a variety of environmental efforts. Thanks to their generosity and support, Radnor Lake continues to be a place of natural beauty and wonder, for all to enjoy.

Park Brochure

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Green Hills Gets “Yeah! Burger “


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Green Hills Gets ” Yeah! Burger ”
Yeah! Burger Heads to Green Hills Nashville TN
Hill Center Green Hills


YEAH! BURGER creates “Food You Can LoveSM” – food without harmful chemicals and heavy processing, food from farmers we know, and food that respects the environment and the humane treatment of animals. It’s the same type of food that inspired our founder, Erik Maier, to start YEAH! BURGER.

The name “YEAH! BURGER” is meant to convey a restaurant diners can be excited about because of its sustainable values and practices. While the name came quickly from a frequently used saying between friends, the idea for the company did not come to Erik overnight. Rather, it’s a concept that was generated thanks to many years of personal experiences.

The genesis for YEAH! BURGER’s “Keep It Real” philosophy can mostly be attributed to Erik’s childhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Thanks to his parents, he developed an appreciation for fresh, locally-grown food at an early age through his family’s organic garden and weekly visits to “Root’s”, a nearby farmers market founded in 1925.

As an adult, Erik was troubled by the lack of wholesome food he encountered during his travels as an accountant. He was later encouraged by the sustainable food movements taking hold in New York and California where he worked as an entrepreneur and music executive. Inspired, he couldn’t help but think there needed to be more healthful food options for the majority of the country.

After the much-hyped entertainment start-up he was working at collapsed during the Great Recession, Erik decided it was time to create a company that truly made a difference in people’s lives. The decision was an easy one – change fast food for the better!

To improve the game, Erik knew that he’d have to do more than just serve food that was better for his customers; he’d have to serve food that was better for the environment, for the farmers and for the animals they raise.

And so here we are today. We hope the world is just a little better with us around and that you’ll join us in helping to KEEP FOOD REAL!

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Noshville Delicatessen (Green Hills)


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Noshville Delicatessen (Green Hills)

Welcome to Noshville, an authentic New York style delicatessen. Our goal is simple: to provide and serve the highest quality delicatessen food in a friendly comfortable atmosphere. The house rules are simple: check your cares at the door, order with reckless abandon and indulge your senses in the life that is Noshville. MAKE YOUR MOTHER HAPPY….. EAT AND ENJOY!! This is where the locals eat, voted Best Delicatessen Every Year since 1997!

Noshville Restaurant Page

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http://WhatsCookinNashville.com 615-673-1112

Big Kenny Lists Nashville Home and Studio


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Big Kenny Lists Nashville Home and Studio – July 7th 2016
2325 Golf Club Ln, Nashville, TN 37215 – Big Kenny – http://bigkenny.tv/
View this property video – http://chateaudiamore.com

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What I love about listing this magnificent property is that it is move in ready with such an incredible style and livability. The location along with the amenities are second to none. We are in Music City and this estate offers a studio built to the level of the finest professional studios in the world! Total private and secure, yet centrally located, there is no better home in the city for living, entertaining and recording! Please visit amyjacksonsmith.com and view the full website and video on this once in a lifetime property!

MLS Number: 1745469
List Price: $10,000,000 Get your 3 Bureau Credit Report Now
Subdivision: Green Hills
Street Address: 2325 Golf Club Lane
City: Nashville
Area: 02-Davidson (I-65 to Charlotte Pike)
Number Of Stories: 3.00
Total Bedrooms: 8
Total Full Baths: 6
Total Half Baths: 3
Year Built: 2007
Parking Capacity: 5
Acres: 1.130
Sq. Ft. Total: 18,449
Sq. Ft. Main Floor: 7,910
Sq. Ft. Second Floor: 6,959
Sq. Ft. Basement: 926
Room Dimensions
Living Room Dimensions: 25×22
Dining Room Dimensions: 19×16
Kitchen Dimensions: 38×16
Den Dimensions: 20×19
Rec Room Dimensions: 41×20
Hobby Room Dimensions: 21×15
Other Room 1 Dimensions: 21×15
Other Room 2 Dimensions: 23×22
Bedroom 1 Dimensions: 20×19
Bedroom 2 Dimensions: 17×14
Bedroom 3 Dimensions: 22×15
Bedroom 4 Dimensions: 20×16
School Information
Elementary School: Julia Green Elementary
Elementary School 2:
Junior High School: John T. Moore Middle School
High School: Hillsboro Comp High School
Listing Information
Listing Agent Full Name: Amy Jackson Smith
Listing Office Name: Worth Properties LLC
Listing Office Phone: 615-250-7880
Co-Listing Agent Full Name:
Co-Listing Office Name:
Visit http://www.chateaudiamore.com for an exclusive tour of this amazing estate. Don’t miss the video on the home page as well as the interactive brochure. This turn key estate is perfection & includes the finest music studio ever offered in a Nashville home!

The Best Estate. The Best Street. The Best Music Studio.
This incredible property offers a discerning buyer the finest of everything tucked majestically behind privacy gates on one of Nashville?s finest streets. Ten minutes from anywhere, Chateau Di Amore is an oasis that truly offers everything. From its 8 bedrooms, 5 car garages, spectacular outdoor living area that rivals any five star resort, state of the art recording facility, wine room, exercise room and comfortably elegant living areas throughout-There is NOTHING that compares to this unique property in Nashville.
Please click the media link to see a full website and video on this spectacular property! The landscaping alone creates an atmosphere unlike any other as you enter. Specimen trees and plants throughout the property that have been hand selected and matured over the past 8 years are a labor of love, time and care to reach this level. There is no way this property could be reproduced for the asking price.
This estate is for the person who wants the best property in Nashville! The 4,000 square foot studio is designed to the highest level of specifications and has been the place in which many chart topping songs have been created. For the professional musician or the music lover who wants the Ferrari of toys with a true recording facility-this is it. Move in ready, all the work, attention to every nuance and detail as been done and it is ready and waiting for the new owner to come and enjoy!
Again-view the media link or go directly to http://amyjacksonsmith.com and you will this property showcased in every aspect

Amy Jackson Smith – Realtor
Cell 615-300-1025
Office 615-250-7880
Fax 615-250-7881
Worth Properties
40 Burton Hills Boulevard Suite 230
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
Agent License #00288075
Firm License #00257893

Nashville FREEBIRDS Food Truck and Restaurant


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 Nashville FREEBIRDS Food Truck and Restaurant

Austin-based fast-casual restaurant brings fresh-made menu to Music City

 Freebirds Food Truck Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN (May 13, 2016) – Freebirds World Burrito, an Austin-based fast casual eatery, is excited to announce the opening of its first Tennessee location in Nashville at 3800 Hillsboro Road in Green Hills. The restaurant, known for its fresh, made-to-order burritos, tacos, nachos, bowls and salads and commitment to high-quality ingredients, will open its doors in Nashville late this summer. The Green Hills location will be open daily for lunch and dinner; Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A Murfreesboro location is slated for late 2016, further details to be announced.


A beloved brand with loyal followers, Freebirds opened its first restaurant in 1987, and now serves customers at nearly 100 locations in California, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Louisiana. The Nashville location will feature the brand’s recent redesign, with modern industrial farmhouse-inspired textiles, including reclaimed wood and exposed brick, perfectly juxtaposed by contemporary, cold-rolled steel finishes. The space will also contain an open kitchen concept and an updated music playlist streaming through a premium sound system, exhibiting the brand’s passion for music. Guests will have the ability to participate in the in-line payment option with the use of digital tablets.


“We are incredibly excited for our entry into the Middle Tennessee market, and look forward to introducing our food story to new guests,” said President and COO Bobby Shaw. “We have spent a great deal of time in Nashville preparing for the opening and can’t express how grateful we are for the warm welcome we have received from the community.”


Freebirds’ recently launched food truck will be in Nashville from Monday, May 16, through the opening of their Green Hills location, serving on-the-go burritos, tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls and more. The truck is equipped with a state-of-the-art recreational kitchen and a digital menu board, and both cash and cards are accepted. During its time in Nashville, the mobile eatery will be stationed at the Green Hills location.


High-res photos are available upon request. For additional information, please visit www.freebirds.com, or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Freebirds is an award-winning, fast-casual restaurant with a personal approach to serving fresh, made-to-order burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, bowls and salads. Freebirds provides a great-tasting meal from the freshest ingredients made by its passionate employees, known as Tribe Members. Founded in 1987, the Austin-based brand is dedicated to operating with a conscience and giving back to the communities in which it serves. Freebirds is owned and operated by Tavistock Group with nearly 100 restaurant locations.



Sarah Jacober                                                       Diana Barton
SarahJ@breadandbutterpr.com                              DianaB@breadandbutterpr.com
512.382.7295                                                                 615.540.0266


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The Iroquois Steeplechase 2016 – Nashville TN



The Iroquois Steeplechase – Nashville TN
May 14, 2016 – Percy Warner Park


Iroquois Steeplechase Nashville TN

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators annually to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles and timber on a manicured turf track.

Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, this iconic sporting event is Music City’s annual celebration of time‐honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions. Guests enjoy areas for families, well‐appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger‐than‐life hats, Honey Jack Juleps and crowd‐pleasing recipes.

The Iroquois Steeplechase is run by the nonprofit, 501c3 organization The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation who manages and produces a world-class event and promotes the sport and the spirit of steeplechasing throughout the community.

Through the Iroquois Steeplechase, the foundation supports several local organizations by way of proceeds. Since being designated as a primary beneficiary, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $10 million from The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation. In addition, our organization supports Friends of Warner Parks and other deserving nonprofits and charities.

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The Iroquois Steeplechase staff works closely with The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation Trustees, as well as the Race Committee, to manage and produce an annual world-class event that supports the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and promotes the sport of steeplechasing, and the spirit of amateurism throughout the community.

The Iroquois Steeplechase has partnered with the world famous Cheltenham Racecourse in England to announce a partnership and a $500,000 bonus challenge to any horse that can win both the Ryanair Group 1 World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March AND the 75th Anniversary Grade 1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes in May (…or vice versa, within a 12‐month period).

The Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge looks to reignite the cross‐Atlantic rivalry that has been a part of steeplechase racing through history, and this challenge is a significant one.

The Iroquois Alliance was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to assist The Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation in the continued promotion of steeplechase racing and Nashville’s most iconic spring event, while helping support and raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Those interested in becoming part of a respected Nashville society and tradition can join at membership levels that range from $25/year and scale to a lifetime membership of $1,500.

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, and is Music City’s annual celebration of time‐honored traditions. Get your Steeplechase swag in our gift shop below!

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The Hook Opens on 8th Ave. South


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The Hook Opens on 8th Ave. South


The Hook is fast casual dining in a fun, relaxed space.  The fresh menu of regionally-inspired chicken and seafood is rounded out with classic sandwiches, salads & shareable sides. As the musical hook catches the ear of the listener, the food at The Hook will catch the appetite of our diners with creative food, an open dining area with comfortable seating, a bar stocked with local craft beers, batched cocktails, and frozen drinks, and a partially enclosed patio that overlooks 8th Avenue’s booming Melrose district in Nashville, Tennessee.

The building design incorporates Music City’s rich music scene, created by locally commissioned artists. The Hook is fast, affordable food with friendly, attentive service in a fun spot for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and the feel good vibes  eat, drink and repeat!

The Hook Logo

Menu subject to change based on availability of seasonal and fresh ingredients. For allergen information, please ask your server. Eating raw or undercooked meat, seafood, fish, eggs, or poultry increases your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


The Hook Nashville is owned and operated by Colin and Brenda Reed, brothers Ed and Sam Reed and Executive Chef and Culinary Director Dale Levitski. This will be the second 8th Avenue/Melrose establishment by this ownership team, and is located just blocks away from the first, Sinema Restaurant & Bar, which is named one of Nashville’s best restaurants by multiple media outlets and recognized for its exceptional food, atmosphere, and service.

Patrons of The Hook can expect the same guest-driven experience, both front and back of house.  The team has embraced both the preservation and development of one of Nashville’s most dynamic and storied neighborhoods in Nashville and is looking forward to creating a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike.


Chef V - The Hook Nashville

Vasisht Ramasubramanian (Chef V)

Chef V comes to The Hook from Chauhan Ale & Masala House, where he served as chef de cuisine.  He was part of the original team, planning and executing the menu, kitchen, and internal procedures. Prior to moving to Nashville, Chef V spent four years in working at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina by Jean Georges Vongerichten, ultimately acting as sous chef.  He is a high honors graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.


Chef Dale Levitski - The Hook - Sinema

Dale Levitski
Executive Chef & Culinary Director

Though Dale Levitski became a household name through Bravo’s Top Chef, where he was a runner up on the third season, his culinary accolades reach beyond his time on television.  Over the course of 15 years, Levitski has received numerous honors for his cooking, including being tied to three different best new restaurant awards by Chicago Magazine.  He has received four Jean Banchet Award nominations, including rising star chef, celebrity chef, and twice for best neighborhood restaurant.  He has cooked three times at the James Beard House by invitation, most recently representing Sinema Nashville with a “Nashville Buzz”-themed dinner.

Levitski came to Nashville as Executive Chef for Sinema, and has achieved many accolades since the restaurant opened its doors in 2014. Along with the Reed Family, Chef Levitski brings his culinary expertise and flair to The Hook to provide a true regionally-inspired neighborhood hangout.

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Nashville Home and Garden Show 2016



Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
March 3 – March 6, 2016 | The Fairgrounds Nashville

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is produced by the Horticultural Association of Tennessee (HAT), a not-for-profit educational corporation for the promotion of horticulture, gardening and plant science in Tennessee.   HAT uses the proceeds from the Show to fund horticultural projects; since 1997, it has awarded more than $100,000 in grant money to organizations across Tennessee.

Lawn and Garden Show

The 2016 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will be Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6, at The Fairgrounds Nashville (previously called the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.)

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Join us and 18,000 of our closest friends as we celebrate the (unofficial) beginning of spring at the Fairgrounds Nashville (previously known as Tennessee State Fairgrounds)!

Find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions below:

 Q:  What can I expect at the Show?

A:  The Show features all things green and growing!  An acre of live gardens designed by some of middle Tennessee’s top landscape and garden companies greets you at the main entrance.  More than 20 of the region’s top floral designers showcase their talents in the floral design gallery.  A series of free lecture presentations across all four days offer hints, tips, and practical advice on a variety of horticultural topics.  And, more than 150 vendors in 250 exhibit booths fill the Marketplace with a variety of plants, seeds, home décor, gardening equipment, books, and free advice to help you succeed in your gardening adventures!   

 Q:  What are the Show hours?

A:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Show opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m.  On Sunday, the Show opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. 

Q:  How much does the show cost?

A:  Ticket prices for 2016 are as follows:  $12 for adults; $11 for seniors age 65 or older, $2 for children 12 and under.  A 4-day show pass is available for $20.

 Q:  I want to bring my church group to the Show.  Do you offer any special pricing for a large group?

A:  Yes!  A discount is available to groups of 15 or more adults when tickets are purchased at the box office.

 Q:  Can I order advance tickets online?

A:  Yes!  Tickets are sold online in the weeks leading up to, and during, the Show. Click the “Buy Tickets” button on the left side of this page to purchase.

 Q:  Are tickets available at the door?

A:  Yes, tickets are available to purchase at the box office, day-of-show.

 Q:  Is there food available?

A:  Yes, the Skyliner Café near the main exhibit hall will be open during the show.  Beverages and other items are also available at concession stands throughout the Marketplace. 

 Q:   Where is the Tennessee State Fairgrounds?

A:  The Fairgrounds are conveniently located just south of downtown Nashville off of I-65.  Visit our directions page for a map and driving directions.

 Q:  What happens if it rains?

A:  Rain (or other weather) does not impact the show – ALL activities are indoors. 

 Q:  Where do I park?

A:  There are several well-marked parking lots at the Fairgrounds near the Show entrance.  The Fairgrounds Nashville charges a $5 fee.  A free shuttle service is provided from parking lots to the front entrance.

 Q:  I am in a wheelchair.  Am I able to enjoy all the show activities?

A:  YES!  The show is entirely handicapped accessible.  Free handicapped parking (with placard or tags) is available near the front entrance.

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Eventbrite expanding Nashville presence


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Nathan Morgan | Nashville Business Journal

When Eventbrite first came to Nashville, the San Francisco-based ticketing and registration company planned to house a customer support team here. Soon after, it added an engineering team.

Now yet another group will be based in Nashville: a sales team targeting small- and medium-sized events.