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In the past 50 years, the popularity of Japanese cuisine has exploded across the United States. Today, there are nearly 4,000 sushi restaurants in the country, making it one of our most beloved international cuisines. 

As the oppressive, humid summer heat settles over Middle Tennessee, many of us want to avoid standing over a hot stove, so we turn to takeout, fast food, and restaurant dining. If you’re seeking a healthy—but still delectable—alternative to many of these options, look no further! Whether you enjoy your sushi with sake, wine, or a virgin cocktail, you’ll fall in love with the outstanding offerings from the following list of the best sushi places in Middle Tennessee. 

Virago
Nashville, TN

Virago opened in 2000, making it one of

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce July's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are July's gifts to you!

Midtown Cafe

Davidson County

Since 1987, many have considered Midtown Cafe THE place for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. They pour 40 wines by the glass and 150 by the

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In Middle Tennessee, there is a growing consumer desire to patronize environmentally friendly businesses. As a result, local entrepreneurs are establishing eco-friendly businesses, while existing businesses have invested in converting their operations to comply with “green” guidelines.

Today, we’re sharing Middle Tennessee shops, companies, services, a hotel, and one entire shopping center that will enable you to live more sustainably in your daily life. Given the impact our individual shopping dollars have on our local environment (take the Tennessee River as an example), it’s clear that we can improve our beloved region by making conscious choices about which businesses to support.

"The chemicals you find in the river is a mirror of our

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Middle Tennessee offers a bounty of independent boutiques for the discerning shopper. Whether you’re shopping for home goods, clothing, items for baby, birthday gifts, jewelry, or just a delicious bar of small-batch chocolate, there’s a boutique near you that has just what you’re looking for. 

Today, the team at Parks is sharing our top picks for Middle Tennessee’s best local boutiques. Each shop mentioned below is locally-owned, independent, and beloved by locals and visitors alike. Grab your bags and your wallet, and let’s go shopping!

Apple & Oak
Nashville, TN
appleandoaknash.com

In addition to their generous philanthropic efforts in Tennessee, Apple & Oak is known for being Nashville’s destination for impeccable, vintage Turkish rugs.

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce June's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are June's gifts to you!

Chaatable

Davidson County

When stepping through the doors of Chaatable, you'll feel like you’re experiencing an Indian bazaar at its finest. A complete sensory overload full

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During this past year, we’ve all been a bit more aware of how our shopping affects our community. We’ve seen local restaurants and independently-owned businesses close, and still more struggle to remain afloat.

One of the simplest ways to support local business owners, essential workers, and connect with others in your community is making the switch from large chain grocery stores to independent, locally-owned markets. We all have to eat, and most of us frequent grocery stores, which makes this switch one of the best places to start.

Today, we’re sharing our top local grocery alternatives to big box stores. We hope you’ll stop by at least one of the following excellent grocers or the farmers market in the coming weeks! 

Many of these grocery

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Tennessee’s intricate waterways are some of the most beautiful in the whole of the United States. If you’re looking for a kayaking adventure this summer or fall, Tennessee offers a wide range of scenery and required skill levels. 

Choose any type of trip, from wide, slow river floats to sheer cliffs hugging narrow ribbons of river, and at least one of our rivers are sure to be perfect for your goals. 

If you’re a seasoned kayaker, any destination listed here is great. If you’re a beginner, we recommend taking safety courses before you head out on the more challenging river routes.

Here are our top picks for the best places to kayak in Middle Tennessee. We have included launch spots and highly-rated kayak rental companies for your convenience.

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce May's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are May's gifts to you!

Redheaded Stranger

Davidson County

The Redheaded Stranger is a neighborhood taco shop located in East Nashville! If you like fresh and delicious tacos, brisket, hatch green

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In 2020, health and immunity were in the international spotlight like never before. Unfortunately, especially at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, serenity and tranquility weren’t easy for many of us to achieve, and our physical fitness took a proverbial back seat.

Now, with yoga studios across Middle Tennessee open for classes, you can pursue improved personal wellness—both inside and out—in a community of like-minded students. Today, we’re bringing you our list of the best local yoga studios in Middle Tennessee. While things may be a bit different than they were pre-pandemic, classes are in full swing; the only thing missing is you!

Sanctuary for Yoga
Nashville, TN
sanctuaryforyoga.com

Sanctuary Yoga was founded by Daphne and Tom

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce April's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are April's gifts to you!

Honest Coffee Roasters

Williamson & Davidson County

Honest Coffee Roasters is a local favorite! They are a specialty coffee roasting company located in Franklin,

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