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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Work Up an Appetite in Nashville


3. What to Do

Rumours Wine and Art Bar  

For an only-in-Nashville experience, head over to the south part of Twelfth Avenue, where you can ogle an acoustic Rickenbacker guitar at Corner Music or pound on an African djembe at Fork’s Drum Closet, all while sucking on a chile-spiked chocolate popsicle. That’s just one of the exotic sweets at Las Paletas, an Art Deco–style popsicle shop that hawks Mexican-style iced goodies made from fresh ingredients like rose petals, hibiscus, and tamarind.

Farther up the street, stop in for a house-roasted coffee at Portland Brew and hang out with Vanderbilt students on the outdoor patio. Finish the day’s wanderings at Rumours Wine and Art Bar where you can grab a glass of Four Graces Pinot Gris and a bowl of fragrant bouillabaisse crammed with rock shrimp, lobster, and bacon.

Published on Feb 28, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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