East Nashville: Five Points
Tonight, a co-worker and I made the trek to East Nashville. To be honest, there is little special about East Nashville yet; it, like much of the rest of the city, is in the process of gentrification. But regardless it’s worth checking out, if only for the shopping and dining scene. Unfortunately, most of the key locations here seem to have been thrown into very rough surrounding areas, leaving you with little to do besides eat and clutch your handbag on the way back to the car.
But: sometimes you get lucky. And on those occasions, you’ll get to where you’re going, look up, and see a small cultural hub surrounding you. Five Points Pizza is one of those lucky spots, with a small environment of neighboring shops, bars, and restaurants. When you open the door, a strong wave of delicious garlic hits your nose immediately. There’s a lofty New York style to the decór, but under the surface it manages to maintain the small-town charm that is so generously spread among the nicer parts of Nashville.
Most importantly, when you bite into the Stromboli (my friend and I ordered two and split them down the middle), you forget about the rough locale and enjoy the moment. Tonight was a good night.