The NFL’s plans for the draft experience in Nashville were tackled for a loss when Nashvillians found out that the city planned to cut down 21 trees to make room for the draft stage at Riverfront Park. With Nashville's Cherry Blossom Festival coming up on April 13 and the cherry trees in full bloom, the mayor tried to call an audible to lessen the controversy by explaining that the trees would be replaced and more planted. While this episode may be resolved soon(?), it’s another illustration of the tension between feeding Nashville’s booming growth and uprooting Nashville’s past.
Food and Drink What
We may have reached peak celebrity alcohol line. Tanya Tucker now has her own tequila.
Gather your plant-protecting friends and head to the Fairgrounds this weekend. It’s time for the 4th Annual Nashville VegFest. Special guests include competitive powerlifter, Daniel Austin, oxymoronically also known as “The Vegan Meathead.”
Bonus WhatHere’s the origin of Nashville’s BNA airport code