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💸 Battle of the budgets
Eating out on a budget? No problem.
Sit out on SATCO’s patio or take your tacos to-go. | Photo by NASHtoday
 
We’re taking two budgets for a spin to see which has the best bang for your buck. Ready for an adventure? Here’s how you can spend a day in Music City on $10 vs. $100.

$10 budget

Take your $10 (and some change) to Hillsboro Village. Grab a bagel and drip coffee from The Co-Op — we’re looking at $5.20 for the breakfast pairing.

Then, walk a short distance to the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S.). Admission is free, and if you have time, explore other galleries and exhibition spaces on campus.

Here’s where you can choose your own adventure. Steer your walk towards Midtown for lunch at San Antonio Taco Co. Two tacos (regular, crispy, or guacamole) will set you back $5.38. If you’d rather return to Hillsboro Village, pop into Pizza Perfect for a large slice for $4.24 (don’t forget about BOGO slices on Monday evenings).

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Window shopping is free — but we wouldn’t blame you if you flexed your budget a bit. | Photo by NASHtoday

Finish your day with a stroll through the neighborhood, including a loop around Fannie Mae Dees Park to see the mosaic tile dragons.

Total: $10.58 (if you choose tacos) or $9.44 (if you choose pizza)

$100 budget

Start your day with movement at Shakti Power Yoga. The 1-hour power flow classes are offered for a $22 drop-in price.

Then, refuel at Proper Bagel. Get a New Yorker breakfast sandwich — made with egg, applewood bacon or sage sausage, and cheese — for $8.50, and an iced latte for $5.50. Optional, but recommended: A black and white cookie for $3.50, if available.

While you’re in the neighborhood, shop around at Where the Well Things Are for local products. A bag of High Garden loose leaf tea will set you back $12.

Visit the Belcourt Theatre to catch an early afternoon screening. The arts cinema screens new independent films and monthly repertory selections for $12.50 admission.

For dinner, head to East Nashville to try Xiao Bao. Pair the popular hand-pulled noodles with a cocktail for $29.

Total: $93
 
Asked
 
It’s time to choose. Are you spending your day on a $10 or $100 budget?

A. $10 is all I need for the day.
B. I’ll take my $100 out on the town.
 
Events
 

Today, March 15
Thursday, March 16
  • Kids Craft: Paint Pour Pots | Thursday, March 16 | 3 p.m. + 4:30 p.m. | Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 1014 3rd Ave. S. | $5 | Participants will leave the workshop with a painted pot as well as soil and seeds for a new plant.
Friday, March 17
  • Straight Jokes No Chaser | Friday, March 17 | 8 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway | $66+ | See comedic performances by Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Earthquake, and D.C. Young Fly.
  • Inebriated Shakespeare: “Twelfth Night” | Friday, March 17 | 9 p.m. | Third Coast Comedy Club, 1310 Clinton St. #121 | $15+ | This unpredictable show features seven professional actors trying to get through Shakespeare’s fast-paced romantic comedy “Twelfth Night.”
Saturday, March 18
  • The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show | Saturday, March 18 | 8 p.m. | TPAC, Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St. | $30+ | Grab tickets for a groovy night of ‘70s disco hits.
  • The Listening Room Cafe 17th Anniversary Party | Saturday, March 18 | 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | The Listening Room Cafe, 618 4th Ave. S. | $5.50+ | This all-day party features live music from 10+ artists and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired specials.
Sunday, March 19
  • Spritz & Sweat | Sunday, March 19 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Hotel Fraye Nashville Midtown, 1810 Broadway | $15 | Tickets include poolside yoga and a post-class Aperol spritz.
Plan Ahead
  • Titans Youth Football Camps | Friday, June 9 + Thursday, June 15 | 8 a.m. | Venues vary based on camp dates | The Tennessee Titans are hosting two different Youth Football camps in Nashville for boys + girls from 7-14 years old on June 9 (Christian Presbyterian Academy) and June 15 (Father Ryan Academy).*

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
 

Weather
  • 57º | Mostly sunny | 10% chance of rain
Opening
  • Velvet Taco is bringing its globally-inspired tacos to 301 Gallatin Ave. in East Nashville. The taco chain, which also has locations in Midtown and inside Assembly Food Hall, opens on Monday, March 20. Peep the restaurant’s Dolly Parton-inspired mural by artist Kim Radford.
Coming Soon
  • Great Big Game Show, a new concept from the creators of The Escape Game, is coming to Opry Mills. The live-action experience will offer groups the “thrill of a televised game show” (think: lights, music, questions, and games) without the pressure of an audience. Stay tuned for the opening.
  • Dolce & Gabbana is headed to Music City. The luxury Italian fashion brand tapped the Mall at Green Hills for its first Tennessee location. Work is underway on the upper level. (Nashville Post)
Announced
  • The Nashville Symphony’s 2023-2024 season includes full orchestral performances as well as a pop series featuring Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, and more. Other performances to note include Yo-Yo Ma, a movie series, and a 100th anniversary celebration of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The season opens on Sept. 9. (Nashville Scene)
Transit
  • Mind if we scoot past ya? Lime is piloting new seated scooters in Nashville. The fleet rolled out this week and features storage under the seat — a feature the company says will allow for “longer and more comfortable trips.” (The Tennessean)
Concert
  • What do Charlie Sheen and the casts of “Cobra Kai” and “ET” have in common? They will be a part of singer-songwriter Tommy Howell’s upcoming residency at City Winery. It opens Saturday, May 13 and runs weekly through Nov. 18. Tickets go on sale Friday. (The Tennessean)
Biz
  • Couture Technologies founder Deanna Meador secured $1.5 million in seed funding last week. The Nashville-based startup specializes in virtual try-on technology for apparel brands. According to Couture Technologies, this is the largest seed round raised by a female tech founder in eight hours.
Eat
  • Bringle’s Smoking Oasis will host an all-you-can-eat Crawfish Boil on Sunday, March 19. Pitmaster Carey Bringle is bringing back crawfish farmer and boil expert Billy Link for the event, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40. (Nashville Scene)
Plan Ahead
  • Attention, Vols fans. Tickets are now on sale for the Tennessee vs. Virginia football game coming to Nissan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2. The game will mark the season opener for both teams. Stay tuned for the kickoff time.
Wellness
  • AG1 by Athletic Greens is so much more than “greens.” With one scoop, AG1 empowers the gut for whole-body health. (And, ICYMI, we can’t achieve a healthier everything else without a healthy gut.) Try it and receive a free one year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs.*
Travel
  • Looking for a vibrant place with scenic outdoors and an expansive culinary scene? Explore Greenville, SC where eclectic dining, outdoor adventures + natural beauty awaits. Check out travel inspo so you can start planning your trip.*
Finance
  • This Princeton grad’s startup raised $161 million to help people plan for retirement — and its free tool can match you with up to three vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help you work towards a more comfortable retirement. Try it out for yourself.*
DYK
  • Did you know our online store Six & Main features Sourhouse, a company that creates simple tools for sourdough bakers to care for their starters? The Goldie by Sourhouse + Cooling Puck is one of the most popular items. Let’s start baking. 🍞
Watch
  • It’s time for biscuits with the boss. Season three of “Ted Lasso” premieres today only on Apple TV+, which means AFC Richmond is hitting the pitch and Jason Sudeikis will surely have some feel-good life advice for us. Bonus: Get your first week free when you sign up to stream.
 
 
TRAVEL
 
Stress less at the airport
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Cut down your travel time with TSA PreCheck. | Photo via Pexels
 
Planning a spring getaway? Don’t forget to add TSA PreCheck enrollment to your pre-vacay to-do list.

The government program provides an expedited security lane at 200+ airports for travelers that pass a security screening — which includes a short application and a 10-minute in-person enrollment appointment — and are given a Known Traveler Number. Bonus: The screening is good for five years and costs $78.

The main benefit of enrolling? Save time when traveling. Recent data found that 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers spent less than five minutes at airport security checkpoints.

To apply, find out if you are eligible, then fill out an application and schedule an appointment at a nearby enrollment center. Most people will know if their application has been approved within three to five days.

Psst — don’t forget to read our airport guide before heading to BNA, and grab these airport essentials: a memory foam travel pillow, this smart luggage carry-on set, and an AirFly wireless headphones transmitter.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Dylan Today’s Edition By:
Dylan Aycock
From the Editor
Say hello to Anne, the Nashville Zoo’s new 7-year-old female Sumatran tiger. Anne arrived from San Diego Zoo Safari Park, joining other Sumatran tigers Felix and Frances. Because tigers are solitary animals in the wild, the trio will rotate into Tiger Crossroads. Get tickets to take advantage of the zoo’s extended spring and summer hours.
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