The population of Nashville increased yesterday when David Poile brought some more offensive power to Nashville. We’re not going to comment on what we think about anyone until we see them at camp, but we will offer up some tips about life in this great city (and a few warnings) for Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy, as well as James Neal, the Laviolette’s, the McCarthy’s, and all of our new friends.
Life here is slower. Be sure to leave an extra half hour to do anything. If Nolensville Road or the grocery store are involved, leave an extra 45 minutes. It’s too hot to rush anywhere here, and everyone likes to talk. Slowly. Talk back! You’ll inevitably wind up with a new recipe or two.
You need jeans. And lots of them. We wear jeans everywhere.
There is music everywhere you turn – and it isn’t all country. You’ve got to go visit Third Man Records and check out Jack White’s collection! Go to Robert’s Western World for Sunday lunch and get your fill of traditional country. Be sure to see a show at the Ryman, because everything sounds better in the Mother Church. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a Hatch Show Print! Get out and sing some karaoke – it’ll remind you that not everyone here is musically talented.
Speaking of Robert’s, be sure to order the cheeseburger. It is one of the best in town! You can also find great burgers at Burger Republic if you’re hungry after practice one day. It’s close to the new Ford Ice Center, and they have been voted the Best Burger in Nashville for a couple years running.
Or you can get a hot dog at I Dream of Weenie in East Nashville. (*giggle* – weenie.)
We do have healthier food options, but they’re a little harder to find. Don’t be surprised if you order a veggie plate and everything is fried. We have a ton of international restaurants, so get adventurous and try some of those! Our favorite is Thai Papaya.
Our fanbase may be a little smaller than you’re used to, but we’re passionate and LOUD! We will love you and you’ll know it. We won’t bother you when you’re out and about though, so feel free to leave the house.
But don’t leave the house in a cowboy hat. Everyone will think you’re a tourist.