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The Standard is one of the finer choices for dining in downtown Nashville. It's found in The Smith House, which is the final remaining grand townhouse in Nashville. The building was created in the 1840s and provides plenty of history.

It was restored in 2005 and served as a residence before becoming a restaurant. Originally, it was just a side project for the owners, but turned into an award-winning restaurant with one of the top private clubs in the city. The Robb Report Magazine even named The Standard Club as one of the "Top 5 Private Cigar Clubs in the US." Here's what you can expect at The Standard.

The Menu

As the winner of the Diner's Choice Award from OpenTable in 2014, The Standard has plenty of fine options for dinner on the menu.

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Whether you want to enjoy time biking, on the water or even on a moped, you need to know where to go in Nashville to rent outdoor gear. Sometimes, it's better to rent than own and there are plenty of places to rent a bike and other outdoor equipment. Here are just a few of the best choices.

Bike the Greenway - 2320 Two Rivers Parkway

Providing bicycle rentals and located at Two Rivers Park Trailhead, Bike the Greenway is the perfect place to get a bike and go for a ride. They offer plenty of choices and you can bike the nearby trials throughout Two Rivers Park.

The company works from a customized trailer and reservations can be made in advance. They roll into the park area on the days they operate and are easy to find. Discover more about

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Nashville is known by many as Music City, but many residents and visitors don't know why. Of course, the music scene is booming within the city and that is part of the reason. However, there are many other reasons for the name, Music City.

The History of the Name

When the city was settled, in the lake 1700s, it was quickly celebrated with fiddle tunes and buck dancing. Davy Crocket was the first celebrity of the city and he was a fiddle player with all types of colorful stories.

The 1800s brought more reasons for the nickname of Music City. Nashville grew and became a national place for music publishing. Fisk Jubilee Singers came from Nashville's Fisk University and they were the first musical act to tour around-the-world. The Queen of

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Gaming and entertainment centers often provide plenty of fun for the entire family to enjoy. They may offer mini-golf, arcade games, ticket games, go karting and a number of other fun activities. Here's a quick look at three of the best gaming and entertainment centers found in Nashville.

Dave and Buster's - 540 Opry Mills Drive, Opry Mills Shopping Center

Dave & Buster's is a well-known place for gaming. They provide a menu full of popular food items, plenty of beverage options for both adults and children, along with so much more. This is the place for serious gaming, parties, events and more. Some of the games you will find here include:

  • Bowling
  • Billiards
  • Shuffleboard
  • Jurassic Park Arcade
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Full Tilt
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Belmont Weekday School serves children from the age of 9 months to 3 years. They provide a preschool type of atmosphere from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Programs are available for all week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday.

They also offer programs for ages three to five, which include hours from 7:30pm to 5pm or 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. The school is not a daycare facility. Instead, they provide care with a play-based curriculum for children to learn and have fun at the same time.

Children attending the Belmont Weekday School and graduating are fully prepared to enter into Kindergarten. They will gain both social and academic skills as they get used to the structure the school provides.

The curriculum is

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Known as the place to go for the best burger in Nashville, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden was voted as the "Best New Restaurant for 2012" and as the #1 Burger for both 2013 and 2014. The restaurant is known as Nashville's "Wurst-Burger" Join and provides a Biergarten, along with plenty of old-school sodas, milkshakes and more.

The Menu

The burgers on the menu consist of 100% Tennessee-raised. They also use only 100% pure cane sugar in the sodas and many other very natural ingredients. The Pharmacy even crafts their own condiments with the most natural ingredients possible.

Along with great burgers, they grind, stuff and smoke their own sausage. Some of the favorite items on the menu include:

  • Bratwurst
  • Jagerwurst
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Are you craving a freshly brewed and thirst quenching beers in Nashville? If that is the case, this is the right recommendation for you to read! There are several beer tasting tours in Nashville and the following list shows the top 3 choices you should try in Nashville.

Joyride Nashville Tours

Joyride Nashville Tours is the most famous shuttle service available in Nashville as they provide point to point transportation and tours to show you the popular spots around the city.

One of the well-known tours is the Brewing Tasting Tour which brings you to the doorstep of top 4 local breweries. It takes around 2.5 hours with 25 minutes stop at each brewery. Most importantly, drinks are included in the tour and group discount are available! 

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GJCC Early Learning Center offers a wide variety of programs and services to children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. Even though GJCC Early Learning Center nurtures connection to Jewish values and traditions, they welcome families from different background with open arms.  Teachers at GJCC Early Learning Center are trained to discover the potential of each child, boost creativity and raise the children to be independent.

What is so special about GJCC Early Learning Center?

GJCC Early Learning Center is the ONE and ONLY school in Nashville to offer Discover CATCH: Early Childhood, which is based on the nationally recognized CATCH Afterschool Program. Discover CATCH: Early Childhood program’s main intention is to promote health by encouraging

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Dining

Most famous for its biscuits, country ham, and red-eye gravy, The Loveless Cafe serves southern style cooking and has since way back in the 1950s. Loveless has received acclaim from numerous national publications with USA Today naming it America’s “Top Down-Home Dining Spot”.

Be sure to visit Loveless Café if you are on a hunt to try the “world’s greatest scratch biscuits”. This café is one you will keep coming back to, not just for the food, but for the whole dining experience.

The Menu

The menu is full of classic Southern food staples and most of the ingredients are farmed and produced in Tennessee. Fresh, delicious and healthy food is what you can expect from your visit to The Loveless Café as all menu items are made from scratch each day.

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When you buy your first home or get ready to sell your home, there are a few terms you may be intimidated by. However, there's no reason to be. Here are a few common real estate terms you should know before buying or selling a home.

Pre-Approval

This term refers to the guarantee of a lender giving you the required capital to purchase the home before you start looking. You will need to go through the full application process and the lender will pull your credit. If everything checks out, they will pre-approve you and give you a conditional approval letter.

Pre-Qualified

After you have been pre-approved for a mortgage, you will need to submit documentation backing up the income you claimed on your application. As long as everything checks

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