Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Cool Treats

DSC_0325 Jordan and I spent a few days visiting friends in Nashville last week. This was my third year in a row and each time I've been able to experience something different. Whether that be traditional BBQ, local coffee shops, music row, shopping the boutiques in Franklin, or even the river front and the more tourist-y parts of downtown. These all help to make Nashville a unique and fun place, but I was not aware of the abundance of cool treats and that this trip would become a tour of the top treat spots.

It all began before we landed when Lauren and Jon, knowing about Jordan's slight obsession with ice cream, had a pint of Blue Bell waiting for us in the fridge (a brand only found in the south).

After visiting a vineyard (more on that later), we went on a walk that included a visit to Las Paletas, which only sells popsicles. I suggest dipping your chosen flavor in the chocolate (I had coconut, Jordan chose pistachio). Then there was the late night run to try Ben and Jerry's Scotchy Scotch Scotch in honor of Anchorman 2. If you are curious to try this flavor, it has a limited edition run so don't wait too long!

The ice cream shop that I really wanted to try was Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. It originated in Columbus, OH and then put two locations in Nashville. Jordan and I stopped by one afternoon after he spent the morning working and boy, this place does not disappoint! I particularly like how they give you the option to choose multiple flavors. After sampling a little, I picked toasted coconut and dark chocolate, which were both delicious! I'm excited that Jeni's just opened a location in Chicago.

We met friends for lunch at Taco Mamacita before our plane home and they suggested we stop by Legato Gelato. Next time I want to try a shot of espresso over my gelato, affogato style.

And that ended our whirlwind tour of a few of Nashville's frozen treats!

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