Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 58
City to Go
Clockwise from left: Cavanagh Baker in her boutique, Peter Nappi
home goods, goat curry and jerk-spiced clams at Little Octopus, and
Bastion's Manzanarita cocktail.
Its imported Italian oven is affectionately known as Enrico,
but Nicky's Coal Fired (5026
Centennial Boulevard) perfects
more than thin-crust pizzas in
The Nations neighborhood's
former Belle Meade Hosiery
Mill. Don't miss chef Tony
Galzin's house-made charcuterie and pastas, and specialties
such as roasted quail.
DRINK Perk up at Steadfast
Coffee in Germantown (603
Taylor Street), a micro roaster
where coffee roams the beverage
range from espresso to soda.
restaurant Bastion (434 Houston
Street) only seats 24, but its bar
is twice as big and just as creative
as the prix fixe-focused kitchen.
Pair the Manzanarita (tequila,
V I RT U O S O L I F E
lime, apple) or the Checkpoint
(Becherovka amaro, honey, black
pepper) with house nachos, the
bar menu's sole food item.
Nearby, order a flight of three
mini cocktails - choices include
a Sazerac, a gin mule, and an
old fashioned - to sample the
house-made hooch at Corsair
Distillery (601 Merritt Avenue).
The reigning World Distiller of
the Year per the Whisky Tasting
Club opened its latest location in
SHOP The fashion industry in
Nashville lags behind only New
York and Los Angeles in the U.S.
In a former filling station, Imogene + Willie (2601 12th Avenue
S.), from husband-and-wife
team Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, translates rock-star insou-
ciance into denim, designed and
sewn in the U.S.
The collectibles-stuffed showroom of Peter Nappi (1308
Adams Street), dealing in refined
Italian-made shoes, furnishings,
and accessories, frequently doubles as a set for TV's Nashville.
Emil Erwin (904 Buchanan
Street) produces sleek bags,
belts, bins, and even chairs from
fine leather, a fitting neighbor to
Nisolo (1803 Ninth Avenue N.),
which designs classic leather
shoes produced at fair-trade
factories in Peru and Kenya.
Up-and-coming musicians turn
to 25-year-old Cavanagh Baker
(209 10th Avenue S., Suite
229C) for sequined trench coats
and floral maxi dresses.
"My first tip for visiting
Nashville is to book accommodations early - the city sells
out quickly. Also, make sure
to spend time in the 12 South
area, a one-stop destination
for food and local flavor. A
few suggestions: Browse the
incredible Vinnie Louise boutique and grab a doughnut at
Five Daughters Bakery, craft
beer at 12 South Taproom, or
delicious barbecue at Edley's."
- Courtney Keller, Virtuoso
travel advisor, Nashville
STAY The historic 122-room
Hermitage Hotel celebrates
the region by raising its own
cattle on a 250-acre farm and
stocking its boutique with locally made goods. Doubles from
$299, including breakfast daily
and a $100 dining credit.
By year's end, the Hutton Hotel
will emerge from a renovation
with 247 renewed guest rooms,
a larger bar, and a restaurant
with Southern flair. Doubles from
$249, including breakfast daily
and lunch once during stay.