All the gardens in the park are unique and lovely in their own way; however, if you're a "xeriscapist'" at heart and enjoy the weird and wonderful world of desert flora, this garden boasts over 1300 varieties. Stroll paths lined with creosote bush, yucca, beavertail cactus, agave, joshua, and countless colorful flowers and you'll marvel at nature's ability to thrive in harsh conditions. As you exit the garden on the south end, you'll be greeted by the brilliance and contrast of the Rose Garden. Enjoy the trip...just don't pick the flowers. Ouch!April 25, 2012 Like Add a Comment
If you could take just one photo: The hustle of community deliciousness
With so many regulars, it’s hard to believe that Northside Social is new to the neighborhood. Legions treat it like a second home, starting the morning with a newspaper and muffin, progressing to a midday meeting over egg salad, and toasting the happiest of hours with a plate of house-cured meats in the upstairs wine bar. Flirty twenty-somethings, chatty new moms, bible-toting churchgoers, and book-loving introverts fill the tables, and even though the food and drinks are excellent, it’s this atmosphere that is most compelling. Everyone—the popular kids and the misfits, the old and the young, the fast and the lazy—seems to understand that they are equally welcome, uniformly accepted. It’s lovely, though it may mean you have to wait a bit.April 25, 2012 Like Add a Comment
Martha Stewart called the breakfast she ate there the "best she ever had." Celebrities and dignitaries from around the world stop by to enjoy the world's greatest made from scratch biscuits and country suppers. It's the Loveless Cafe. A Nashville Landmark since 1951, when Lon and Annie Loveless began selling their delicious fried chicken and biscuits from their front door to travelers on Highway 100. While updates have been made to the original restaurant, and the beautiful grounds that surround the cafe, one thing hasn't changed: their penchant for creating the most mouth-watering Southern-style food. We ate & ate & ate some more. There was homemade creamed corn, country green beans, fluffy mashed potatoes with gravy and fried green tomatoes. There was crispy fried chicken. And last, but certainly not least, there were delicious, buttery biscuits with homemade peach, strawberry, and blackberry preserves. It was just about the best Southern meal I've ever eaten.April 25, 2012 Like Add a Comment
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