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a very nashville blog post

Good morning, friends! Heads up: I just realized that this post is entirely about Nashville, so I hope you don’t mind the Music City madness that is about to take place.1007150644Today I had an easy run with no real route planned. I started running with absolutely zero direction and was feeling bored. So I decided to design a course around all of my favorite East Nashville murals. Starting in Five Points:east_nashville_mural_street_art_1007150639Then onto 11th street, heading toward Shelby Ave:east_nashville_mural_street_art_1007150642Down Boscobel, to the stadium, and back up Main Street…east_nashville_mural_street_art_1007150700east_nashville_mural_street_art_1007150658and one last stop on Woodland Street to see this beauty!east_nashville_mural_street_art_1007150707
What a spirited run! This was my first solo/easy run in a while, so it was nice to have little landmarks to look forward to along the way.

On my way home, I also passed by The Silly Goose — Nashvillians, did you hear that this place suddenly closed? Sad.silly_goose_east_nashville_DSC0001
I guess it was good timing for me, though — because I randomly remembered to use a Silly Goose gift card only a week or so before the restaurant shut down! In my opinion, Silly Goose did lunch way better than they did dinner. Their sandwiches were heavenly. silly_goose_east_nashville_DSC0007And their iced green tea! If only they could have given me the recipe before stripping me of this joy. I’m going to miss that.
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For my (unkowingly) final meal at Silly Goose, I ordered the “T-Bone” sandwich, which was stuffed with honey ham, cheese, fennel, and a tomato-olive spread. The best part: rosemary-olive oil bread! silly_goose_east_nashville_DSC0009And that couscous. So herby and green. I’m getting a little teary-eyed just thinking about it.silly_goose_east_nashville_DSC0006R.I.P., Silly Goose. I’m glad we got to share a final meal together before you closed!

  • Locals: What do you think about the Silly Goose shut-down?! (Totally random, but I hope we get something good in the vacant space)
  • Favorite mural in Nashville? (I’m fond of the grey-and-white East Nashville one pictured above)
  • What city do you live in? On a scale of 1-10, how good is your city for running? (I’d give Nashville a 7)

9 thoughts on “a very nashville blog post

  1. Once again, I love seeing all these pictures of my hometown! I am currently in Memphis… We actually have a Silly Goose here, but I doubt they are the same. I was very surprised how great the Memphis running scene is. It could be a little dangerous in parts, but we have a greenline that goes all the way from downtown to the suburbs so you never run out of miles! I would probably give it a 6 or a 7.

  2. I live in Memphis and I would give it a 1 on a scale. It is a gloomy city. I love how great your photos look. I would love to live in Nashville. Have a great day
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  3. Tony said the owner did not pay his taxes and that is why it closed. Sad. Never went there for lunch but now I wish I had. That sandwhich and cous cous looked yummy!

  4. That’s a great quirky name for a restaurant. I just moved to the Twin Cities, and I’d give it a 8 for running in the summer/fall so far (ask me again in winter!). This first week here I couldn’t believe how many people were running around Lake Harriet, no matter what time of day!

  5. Music City madness! I love it. Very cool post, I never visited the Silly Goose so I guess I don’t get the same feels from it closing though…