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Sunday, July 12, 2015

New York Times Article on Walking Tours in Nashville Centered on our Food Scene!

The part, at the end, that describes a quick 1.5 walk over 3 hours exemplifies one of the issues we have here in Nashville & that I hope the next mayor will correct.   

You can walk, in select neighborhoods, for short stretches.  It is the longer walk, the kind that would walk off a crab-cake corn dog,  with a sensible, well connected sidewalk grid that we are sorely missing.  

In Nashville, Mason’s crab cake corn dog. CreditWalk Eat Nashville
Nashville is famous for its country music. But its food scene is hopping, too. The companyWalk Eat Nashville offers tours of the city, with a new expansion exploring the restaurants and artisan food shops in the Midtown/Vanderbilt area, near Music Row, of Nashville. The neighborhood is known as the place where the city’s culinary roots took hold, and includes upscale dining and down-home cooking, said Karen-Lee Ryan, the Walk Eat Nashville founder. Tastings at each location include discussions with chefs, owners and managers. “I want people to connect to the food and the people who make it possible,” she said.
Don’t expect to walk away the calories, though: At only 1.5 miles over the course of three hours, the six-restaurant Saturday ramble ($49) is more lunch-on-the-go than an excuse for exercise. In between bites, tour guides will offer a diet of locals-only knowledge of the surrounding neighborhoods and landmarks.


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