No Country’s 2014 Best Of Nashville Picks

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It’s that time of year again to vote to for your Music City favorites in the Nashville Scene’s popular Best of Nashville annual poll.  We here at No Country are right there with you in hoping that some of our favorite people, places, and things get the recognition they deserve in 2014.  While, of course, we are partial to ourselves for Best Music Blog and Best Local Blog, there are way more catergories that contribute to making our fine city as awesome as it is.

Per usual, the poll’s host, Nashville Scene, requires that you vote for 20 of your favorites for your ballot to be complete, so a number of us have taken it upon ourselves to publish 20 or more of our personal picks for you to consider as you fill out your ballots.  Thanks, as always, to you loyal readers who keep up with us, and we appreciate your votes again this year (we’re on page 4!).

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With Love,
The No Country Team

Podcaster – Brad Wilson
Best Burrito: Chile Burrito
Best Burger: The Pharmacy
Best Coffeehouse: Crema
Best Delicatessen: Mitchell’s
Best Hot Chicken: Hattie B’s
Best Pizza (Non-Chain): Five Points
Best Sub Shop: Sub Stop
Best Non Profit: Come&Live!
Best Place To Buy/Sell Music: Grimey’s
Best Local Band: Paper Route
Best Concert Series: Communion Nashville
Best Community Role Model: Larry Kloess
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s
Best Grocery Store: Trader Joe’s
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best Place To Hear Live Music: The Basement
Best Bookstore: Rhino
Best Menu: Whisky Kitchen
Best Food Truck: Grilled Cheeserie
Best Place To Take Out Of Towners: The Belcourt

Writer – Jack Smith
Best Bagel: Star Bagel
Best Craft Beer Retailer: The Filling Station
Best Burger: Burger Up
Best Beer Selection: The Flying Saucer
Best Coffehouse: Ugly Mugs
Best Dive Bar: The Melrose
Best French Fries: The Loaded Fries at M.L. Rose
Best Food Truck: The Jamaican Jerk
Best Hot Chicken: Prince’s
Best Ice Cream: Jeni’s
Best Liquor Store: Frugal MacDoogal
Best Local Brewery: Yazoo
Best Place To Get Growler Filled: The Filling Station
Best Pizza (Non-Chain): Mafiosos
Best Bike Shop: Halycon Bike Shop
Best Local Bookstore: Bookman Bookwoman
Best Neighborhood: 12 South
Best Placed To Buy Used Music Gear: Vintage King Audio
Best Place To Buy New Music Gear: Corner Music
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: The Groove
Best Concert Series: Live on the Green
Best Food Event: 4th of July Hot Chicken Festival
Best Local Band: Space Capone (for the moment, this one’s always changing)
Best Museum: Frist
Best Place To Hear Live Music: Mercy Lounge
Best Place To Throw Darts: The Villager
Best Radio Station: MTSU College Radio
Best Place To People Watch: Broadway
Best Park: Radnor Lake
Best Thing Nashville Needs: Subway System (or other improvements of public transportation)

Writer – Jacob Ryan
Best Bar That Makes You Feel You’re Not In Nashville: Acme Feed & Seed
Best BBQ: Edley’s Bar-B-Que
Best Beer Selection: 3 Crow
Best Dive Bar: Springwater Supper Club
Best Hot Chicken: Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Best Ice Cream/FroYo/Gelato: Jeni’s Ice Cream
Best Neighborhood Bar: Neighbors of Sylvan Park
Best New Restaurant: Acme Feed & Seed
Best Sports Bar: Tavern Midtown
Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant: Two Ten Jack
Best Local Printing Company: Hatch Show Prints
Best Neighborhood: East Nashville/Inglewood
Best Concert Series: Live On The Green
Best DJ: Wells Adams
Best Karaoke: Ms. Kelli’s Karaoke
Best Local Band: Jeff The Brotherhood or Pujol or Natural Child
Best Photographer: Jake Giles Netter
Best Place To Dance: 5 Spot (on Motown Monday)
Best Place To Hear Live Music: The Ryman Auditorium
Best Visual Artist: Ryon Nishimori (of Third Man Records)
Best Scandal Of The Year: (best fake scandal perpetuated by Rolling Stone) Jack White vs. The Black Keys
Best Place To Take Out-of-Towners: Five Points
Best Local Festival: Tomato Art Festival
Best Thing You Wish Would Go Away: Taylor Swift

Writer – Jeff Moody
Best Bakery: Yeast Nashville
Best Coffeehouse: Ugly Mugs
Best Deli: Mitchells
Best Dive Bar: Brown’s
Best New Bar: Acme Feed & Seed
Best Art Gallery: Red Arrow
Best Italian: Pomodoro East
Best Brewery: Tennessee Brew Works
Best Neighborhood Bar: Village Pub
Best Pizza: Five Points
Best Business Lunch: Tenn16
Best Live Music: 3rd & Lindsley
Best Growler Fill: Hop Stop
Best Beer Event: East Nashville Beer Fest
Best Concert Series: Music City Roots
Best Country Music Artist: Elizabeth Cook
Best Honky Tonk: Robert’s
Best Local Event/Festival: Americana Music Festival
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best Museum: Musicians Hall of Fame

Writer – Jessika Malone
Best Food Truck: Biscuit Love
Best Photographer: Wesley Duffee-Braun
Best Attorney: James C. Sperring, Esq.
Best Florist: Bloom
Best Local Bookstore: Howlin’ Books
Best Printmaker/Poster Designer: Adam Baker, thinkbanker.com
Best Nonprofit: Act Like a Grrrl
Best Place To Buy a Gift: Pangea
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s
Best Vet: Belmont Animal Hospital
Best Community Role Model: Rev. Becca Stevens
Best Art Happening: It’s A Happening!
Best Cheap Date: Playhouse Nashville 10 Minute Playhouse
Best Concert Series: Musicians Corner
Best Free Fun: Wishing Chair Productions’ Puppet Truck
Best Local Event/Festival: Sideshow Fringe Festival
Best Local Theatre Company: Actors Bridge Ensemble
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Thing You Wish Would Go Away: Tom Shane’s Commercials, amirite?

Photographer – Mary Beth Blankenship
Best Bakery: Sweet 16th
Best Coffee House: Crema
Best Taco: Mas Tacos
Best Hot Chicken: Hattie B’s
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Third Man Records
Best Local Actor Or Actress: Chaley Rose
Best Place To Throw Darts: The Hop Stop
Best Yoga Studio: Hot Yoga East Nashville
Best Place To Have A Baby: Green Hills Mall
Best Cocktail: Bar No. 308
Best Service In A Restaurant: Taco Bell/ Gallatin Rd
Best Place To Buy A Gift: Welcome Home
Best Vintage Clothing Store: Savant
Best Local Band: Diarrhea Planet
Best Place To Dance: The 5 Spot
Best Singer/Songwriter: Caitlin Rose
Best Local You Would Like To See Make A Cameo On Nashville: Adrien Saporiti
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Thing You Wish Would Go Away: Titan’s Game Day Traffic
Best Thing Nashville Needs: Trader Joe’s in East Nashville

Writer – Matt Hall
Best BBQ: Edleys
Best Burrito: Baja Burrito
Best Burger: Rotiers
Best Brunch: Mad Donnas Bloody Mary Bar
Best Craft Beer Retailer: Craft Brewed
Best Cocktails: Holland House
Best Coffeehouse: Ugly Mugs
Best Delicatessen: Mitchell’s
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s
Best Dive Bar: Turn One
Best Food Truck: Biscuit Love
Best Hot Chicken: Pepperfire
Best Neighborhood Bar: The Village Pub
Best Place For A Business Lunch: Tenn16
Best Place To Refill A Growler: The Hop Stop
Best Art Gallery: Red Arrow Gallery
Best Beer Event: East Nashville Beer Festival
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best Live Event / Festival: Live On The Green
Best New Bar: Acme Feed & Seed

Writer – Meredith Galyon
Best Barbecue: Edley’s
Best Beer Selection: The Flying Saucer
Best Burrito: Baja Burrito
Best Burger: M.L. Rose
Best Coffeehouse: Sam & Zoe’s
Best Deli: Mitchell’s
Best Hot Chicken: Hattie B’s
Best Hot Dog: Hot Diggity Dog
Best Tattoo Studio: Black 13
Best Vintage Clothing Store: Old Made Good
Best Karaoke Bar: Miss Kelli’s
Best Place To Hear Live Music: Mercy Lounge
Best Local Band: Moon Taxi
Best Style Blog: Happily Grey
Best Radio Station: WBUZ
Best Place To People Watch: Lower Broadway
Best Massage: Practical Massage
Best Concert Series: Live on the Green
Best Art Happening: Art Crawl
Best Place To Buy/Sell Music: Grimey’s

Writer – Philip Obenschain
Best Bakery: Sweet 16th
Best Burrito: Taqueria San Luis
Best Coffeehouse: Crema
Best Ice Cream/FroYo/Gelato: Jeni’s
Best Local Brewery: Yazoo
Best New Restaurant: Hattie B’s (Charlotte Pike)
Best Pizza (Non-Chain): Manny’s House of Pizza
Best Taco: Mas Tacos
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s
Best Concert Series: Live On The Green
Best Country Music Artist: Caitlin Rose
Best Honky Tonk: Robert’s Western World
Best Local Band: Diarrhea Planet
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt
Best New Bar: The Hop Stop
Best Photographer: Mary-Beth Blankenship
Best Place To Hear Live Music: The Ryman Auditorium
Best Local Twitter Account: @NashSevereWX
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Place To Take Out-Of-Towners: Pinewood Social Club
Best Hair Salon: Parlour & Juke
Best Hair Stylist: Savannah Young

Photographer / Writer – Shawn Jackson
Best Bagel: Star Bagel
Best Barbecue: Edley’s
Best Burrito: Chile Burrito
Best Burger: Burger Republic
Best Chinese Restaurant: Chinatown
Best Cocktails: Holland House
Best Italian Restaurant: Mamma Mia’s
Best Indian Restaurant: Woodland’s
Best Korean Restaurant: Korea House
Best Mexican Restaurant: Las Cazuela’s
Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Phooket
Best Vegetarian Menu: Woodlands
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cafe Siam
Best Place to Buy/Sell Music: Blue Goose Music
Best Place to Buy Vinyl: Blue Goose Music
Best Beer Event: Music City Brewer’s Festival
Best Honky Tonk: Robert’s Western World
Best Local Event: Americana Music Festival
Best Museum: Frist
Best Place to Hear Live Music: The Ryman Auditorium

Writer – Wes Davenport
Best Art Happening: Wedgewood/Houston Art Crawl
Best Beer Event: East Nashville Beerfest
Best Concert Series: Live on the Green
Best Country Music Artist: Caitlin Rose
Best Honky Tonk: Robert’s
Best Local Event/Festival: Tomato Arts Fest
Best Local You Would Like To See Make a Cameo On Nashville: DCXV’s Adrien Saporiti
Best Place To Hear Live Music: Mercy Lounge
Best Place to Throw Darts: The Villager
Best Singer-Songwriter: Cory Branan
Best Writers’/Open Mic Night: Douglas Corner
Best Local Columnist: Abby White
Best Local Twitter Account: @IamShaneMorris
Best Radio Station: WRLT
Best Community Role Model: Brandon Jazz
Best Place To Take Out-of-Towners: Acme Feed & Seed
Best Thing Nashville Needs: Public Transport
Best Thing You Wish Would Go Away: Rising rent prices
Best Music Writer: Emily King
Best LASIK Docor: Stewart Shofner (20/20 bitch!)

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