"Nashville" recently shot a scene outside Legato Gelato, an Edgehill gelato shop that serves unexpected flavors like pineapple basil. Remember a gelato-licking Gunnar breaking up with jealous girlfriend Hailey (Chloe Bennet) after she tried to persuade his songwriting partner to abandon songwriting and join a band? Next, head to East Nashville, a recently gentrified neighborhood with a fun, funky vibe. It's home to edgy hipsters like Scarlett and her former boyfriend Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson). Among its cool clubs is The 5 Spot, where ambitious Avery used to rock out with his band mates before he threw them under the bus to go solo.
It's impossible to know what's going to happen next on "Nashville," and the same could be said for the city itself. While Nashville is steeped in tradition, it's also on the cutting edge - a fascinating paradox that gives Music City its magic.
IF YOU GO:
WHERE TO STAY: Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., 1-615-340-9333, http://www.huttonhotel.com
WHERE TO EAT:
The 1808 Grill is a white tablecloth restaurant inside the Hutton Hotel. Dinner entrees include steak and seafood served in an elegant atmosphere. The wine list is impressive. 1-615-340-0012, http://www.1808grille.com
Legato Gelato, 1200 Villa Place, No. 13, Nashville, 1-615-530-3190, http://www.legatogelato.com
Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. North, Nashville, 1-615-889-3060, http://www.ryman.com. Tickets for self-guided tour are $14 adults, $9 children 4-11.
Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, 1-615-383-1461, http://www.bluebirdcafe.com. There is no cover for early shows, but there is a $7 minimum order per person. Cover charge for late shows varies. ($8-$20)
The Five Spot, 1006 Forest Ave., Nashville, 1-615-650-9333. Cover charge varies, but is minimal.