Lindsay and I love to support local businesses and try new things in Jackson whenever we can. We have this theory that when awesome stuff is happening or when good food is being served, we need to be a part of it to help keep these types of businesses going! Last week, we had the opportunity to try out a (fairly) new barbecue place in Fondren called Pig and Pint. It was amazing! While we were there, Allie stopped by to say hello while she was running errands in the neighborhood. It was great to catch-up with her and enjoy some delicious eats at the same time!
Lindsay calls these my t-rex arms. Rude.
Also, I have a tendency to eat with both hands when I'm enjoying my food. It's a lovable quirk.
We were lucky enough to see tons of wildflowers during our visit to Tennessee. So we decided to take photos of them, sort of whenever we saw them. The gorgeous scenery is definitely one thing we love about this area!
To make up for our ridiculous obsession with Chicago popcorn, Lindsay and I agreed to let Lisa spend time in Grimey's, a locally owned record store. Lisa had been dying to flip through vinyl and take home some good music. Lindsay and I were excited that the layout allowed for great photos! After spending more time (and in Lisa's case, money) than we are proud of at Grimey's and its sister store, Grimey's Too, we headed to get gourmet ice cream from Jeni's and to peruse McKay's, (another) used bookstore on our way out of the city.
One of the main things on our to-do list in Nashville was to go to the Nashville Farmer's Market and buy Chicago 2.0 popcorn from Moosehead Kettle Corn. They have a bunch of insane flavors besides the normal kettle, caramel, and cheddar varieties. The Chicago 2.0 is caramel and cheddar popcorn mixed together, and it is amazing. After exploring the farmer's market (and being sad that we couldn't buy fresh goat cheese), we headed to get [hipster] coffee from CREMA and to look around Hatch Show Prints. Hatch is on the first floor of the County Music Hall of Fame, so we had trouble finding a parking spot. I made it up to Lindsay by choosing a super cute print for her!
Also, we saw a group of people having a fantastic time drinking from a mobile, pedal-powered bar. They didn't seem to mind at all that Lindsay grabbed her camera while at a red-light!
After our delicious pancake breakfast, we decided to explore Hillsboro Village. This is one of Nashville's small shopping districts, and its location near both Vanderbilt and Belmont make it popular for cute and unique stores and bakeries in the area. Since Lisa can't turn away a book store, we headed into BookManBookWoman to peruse their used book selection (They had books crammed into every available space in the store. I felt overwhelmed, but I think Lisa was in heaven!) before grabbing French macarons at Provence Breads and Cafe.