Who doesn’t love learning more about Music City? And who doesn’t love trying new delicious Nashville-based restaurants?
Practically no one, that’s who!
Enter Walk Eat Nashville, a dynamite combination tour experience that is set to take Music City by storm!
Recently I was invited to tag along with a Walk Eat Nashville tour. I brought my camera along to capture all the fun and excitement. I have taken quite a few Nashville tours and, fun fact, used to deliver them when I was a young college student! But this one is truly different. Whether you’re a long-time resident of Nashville or a first-time visitor, Walk Eat Nashville offers a slice of heaven and serves it up on a platter. (Warning — bring your appetite!)
The Revival of Walk Eat Nashville
Shannon Largen is the new CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of Walk Eat Nashville. In this new role, she’s excited to bring her years of experience in Music City tourism and her love of great dining together. The tour has been around for many years, but like many local businesses, it took a hit when the pandemic ground tourism to a screeching halt. Eventually it went on a full hiatus.
Now, in 2022, Walk Eat Nashville is back. Largen, formerly with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., is ready to move forward and show Nashville visitors one of her favorite sides of the city.
“I love Nashville, love hospitality and telling people about my favorite city,” Largen told the Nashville Business Journal in a recent interview.
When I joined the group in late January, not even a nip in the air could dull everyone’s enthusiasm. Very quickly it was easy to see why these unique tours are such a hit. Largen’s infectious enthusiasm for Nashville and her in-depth knowledge of dining trends makes this tour a home run.
How it works
Each three-hour walking tour features five highlighted restaurant stops along the way. Two types of tours are offered: downtown dining or in Nashville’s trendy East Nashville. At each dining stop, the chef greets the group and shares the information about the restaurant and the preparation of the menu. Then, it’s time to dig in.
Between delicious stops, each guide entertains the groups with little-known Nashville facts, humorous stories, and unique Music City tidbits. By the end of the day, both bellies and minds are filled to the brim.