And the undergrads are back

It’s that season once again. That magical time of year when college students flock back to their campuses in search of enlightenment, knowledge and, in Nashville’s case, the perfect Prada backback to complete their ensemble.

Ok, perhaps before I go any further I should introduce myself. My name is Jared and along with being the newest Nashville MetroBlogger, I am also a first year graduate business student over at Vanderbilt University.

I just moved here a couple of months ago from Washington, D.C., expecting to see a lot of what I grew up with in Atlanta; southern hospitality, sweet tea and pickup trucks blasting the latest country hits. Apparently, I didn’t get the Vandy memo.

Don’t get me wrong; I have been blown away by Nashville’s vibrance and personality. The last four weeks I been from The Stage to Cheeckwood and from downtown to Murfreesboro. Everywhere I go, I have seen some of the friendliest faces and fun-loving characters I have ever seen.

This morning however, I was jolted back into reality when a throng of well-meaning, yet clumsy co-eds decided to inundate Pannera for lunch. This reminded me all to well that though you can change cities, the undergrads will seemingly stay the same.

Stay tuned for more from the Vandy front as well as my search to find the best Jazz lounge and martini bar in town!

5 Comments so far

  1. Holly (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 8:58 am

    As far as Jazz lounges, you might check out F. Scott’s. They have a live band most nights, no cover, and really friendly bartenders and waitstaff.


  2. Jay (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    Is Level88 any good? I have been meaning to check it out myself.


  3. Kate O' (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    Welcome aboard!


  4. Holly (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:12 am

    From what I have heard you may want to steer clear of Level88. I haven’t been, but I’ve been told it’s cheesy and that there is no actual jazz played there. Weird.

    It’s far from where you probably live, but you may like Ellendale’s out in Donelson. They have live jazz on certain nights, and the dinner menu is good (lunch is so-so, but there isn’t music then anyway).


  5. Chris Wage (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    I’ve been to Level 88 and it was great.. I don’t know that it’s a jazz bar, though.. The houseband is more R&B type stuff.. I can’t remember their name, but they used to play out and about a lot..



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