John Stephenson opened this casual fine-dining restaurant in West Nashville in 2018. Named in honor of his Irish grandmother, Mary Ruth Hathorn, the family-run eatery is set inside a converted fellowship hall from the 1950s. Pews are used as seating, with prayer rails, deacon’s chairs and original steel girders all being incorporated into the decor. The menu is vegetable-focused and locally sourced, featuring small plates such as golden beets with tahini and maitake mushroom toast. No need to worry about the building's history getting in the way of the fun either. Happy hour takes place Monday to Saturday between 5 to 6pm. It’s what the Methodists would have wanted.
Nashville is the Las Vegas of the South. Swap the casinos for rhinestones and multiply by x10000 and you’ve got yourself a party. It’s the land where heartbreak makes country stars, Dolly Rebecca Parton has more authority than the FBI, CIA, SCC and NFL combined and where a good time—and a slight case of tinnitus—is guaranteed. If you’re planning your next girls trip, we’ve found a few not-to-be-missed restaurants and hot pink Honky Tonks you’ll want to add to your Music City bucket list. Below, where to do, drink, party and do a Nashville girls trip right.
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