With so many new residents moving in from the New York area, there is a growing desire in Nashville for a crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, cream-cheese-smothered, perfectly-golden bagel. Although there are fewer options here than there are up north, Nashville is home to some truly delicious bagels that can satisfy your craving.
Tried and true, it’s no surprise that Proper Bagel made the list. The owners of Proper are from New York themselves and even fly smoked fish in directly from Brooklyn twice weekly. Pro tip: Try a bialy when you visit — it’s one of their specialties.
Nicky’s Coal Fired Bagel Shop
Nicky’s Coal Fired might be on your radar for pizza nights, but it also has a bagel shop open Saturday + Sunday from 9-11 a.m. If you can get out of bed in time, you won’t regret it. Check out the menu to see what's offered.
Mr. Aaron’s Goods
Mr. Aaron’s is largely wholesale — delivering to popular Nashville restaurants like Margot + Acme Feed & Seed. Lucky for us, the business sells homemade bagels to retail customers, too. You can preorder a variety of bagels and schmears on the website for pickup Tuesday-Friday out of TKO Restaurant (4202 Gallatin Pk.). Delivery is also available on Saturdays.
Even though H&S Bagels is fairly new to Nashville, it is certainly not new to the bagel scene. The shop prides itself on delivering a true New York bagel to Nashvillians using hand-rolled dough, family recipes, and NYC water. Fun fact: Owner Hector Sanchez could hand-roll 520 bagels in 45 minutes back when he made bagels in New Jersey.
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- Free BCycle Rides for Earth Day Weekend | Fri., April 22 -Sun., April 24 | All day | 20+ BCycle stations across the city | Free | This Earth Day weekend, BCycle e-bikes are free to ride with the Bosch Earth Day Pass — riders can enjoy unlimited 60-minute trips. 🚲*
Houndmouth | Fri., April 22 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $25+ | Join the band on their tour with guest Sa Filiatreau.
Earth Day Plant Swap | Fri., April 22 | 12-3 p.m. | Turnip Seed Community Garden, 1231 Martin St. | Donation | Each plant you bring earns you one ticket to swap for another plant.
- Nashville Comedy Festival | Sat., April 23 | Times vary | Locations vary | Prices vary | Choose from multiple comedy shows in venues throughout the city.
Soltour Album Release Show | Sat., April 23 | 7 p.m. | The East Room, 2412 Gallatin Ave. | $12 | The show will also feature performances by Violet Moons, Burnsie + Cody Parson and The Heavy Change. 🎶
Nashville Earth Day | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Enjoy food and goods from a variety of vendors, live performances + more to celebrate our planet.
Lily Greenberg | Mon., April 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pk. | Free | Join the author in celebrating her new book “In the Shape of a Woman” — registration is required. 📚
- Electric Relaxation | Tues., April 26 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up.
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A new venue is coming to Madison complete with a 1,000-person standing capacity concert hall, a two-story green room, and an outdoor beer garden. Timberhawk Hall — formerly known as the Roots Barn — plans to open in early 2023. (The Tennessean) 🍺
- The Grand Marshals for the 2022 Nashville Pride Parade have been announced. The leaders of the parade will be TJ Osborne, Leslie Jordan, Alberta Hardison, and Greg Cason. 🎤
Let’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The St. Jude running series kicks off this weekend and the event’s musical lineup is here. Racers and cheering fans alike can hear performances from The Struts, Chris Shrader, and Matt Jordan, among others. Check out the course map and full list of road closures to plan accordingly.
Earth Day 2022. This year’s theme is Invest in the Planet, and encourages participants to clean up in the community, promote sustainability + recycle. Get involved at today’s Earth Day Plant Swap at the Turnip Seed Community Garden or tomorrow’s Nashville Earth Day celebration at Centennial Park. Find more earthy events. 🌎
A new mixed-use building is slated for 730 Main St. in East Nashville. Richland Building Partners will transform the lot into a five-story building holding 57 residential units + ground-level retail space. (Nashville Post)
Gov. Lee’s proposed $500 million budget amendment to fund a new Titans stadium was struck down by the Tennessee Senate finance committee. However, the House finance committee approved funding plans, which may still allow state funding to go toward the project. (Nashville Business Journal)
According to a recent RE/MAX report, homes in Nashville are selling faster than in any other major city analyzed. Nashville homes were on the market for an average of 11 days compared to the national average of 31 days. 🏠 (Nashville Post)
- A 72,000-sqft retail and office complex in The Nations is almost 60% leased, with tenants including Specialty Dental Brands, Onsite Workshops, F-45 Training, and UrbanSweat. Silo Studios still has 30,000 sqft of space available for lease.
The Boyd Foundation has opened this year’s applications for the Dog Park Dash initiative — a project with the goal of building dog parks across Tennessee to make it a more pet-friendly state. Grants will be awarded to 20 communities to build a new dog park this year. (WTVF)
Vanderbilt is one of three schools to participate in the inaugural season of a name, image, and likeness platform, which links student athletes with advertisers. The NBC Sports Athlete Direct program will allow student athletes to monetize their social media followings, amongst other options. (Nashville Post)
The Nashville Predators are headed to Prague in October to play two games against the San Jose Sharks as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series. The last NHL game in Europe was in November 2019, but European games since then have been canceled due to COVID-19. ✈️ (WTVF)
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Nashville country artist Megan Moroney has released “Hair Salon,” the first single off of her debut EP “Pistol Made of Roses,” which drops in July. Some of the deepest conversations happen in the salon chair, and this song tells the story of a small town heartbreak. Itching to see the artist live? She just announced she’ll join Jamey Johnson on tour beginning in August + accompany Larry Fleet’s “One For The Road” tour, which kicks off in September.
Check out our full playlist for new tunes from Nashville-based artists Jason Aldean (“Georgia”), Anne Wilson (“My Jesus”), Brenda Cay (“Wherever You Are”), and Old Crow Medicine Show ("Paint This Town"). Enjoying this new music series? Be sure to “like” the playlist on Spotify by tapping the heart button for easy access each week.
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