Best Places to Watch Super Bowl in Nashville

Here’s just a few:
BAILEY’S PUB AND GRILLE
A drive downtown sometimes requires a special occasion. The Super Bowl fits at this dark bar with two levels and big-screen TVs.
408 Broadway
254-5452
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
TVs: 32
Specials: 50 cents off Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, and $14.99 for a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light bottles (5 bottles a bucket).

BATTER’D AND FRIED BOSTON SEAFOOD HOUSE
It might only have two TVs, but the long bar at this restaurant makes for a good game hang. After all, the bar here has been broken in over many a Red Sox rout. Plus the fried fish and bags of fries are great game grub.
1008 Woodland St.
226-9283
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
TVs: 2
Specials: None

BIG RIVER GRILLE AND BREWING WORKS
No Party with the tourists in cowboy hats at this downtown restaurant, which offers an array of its own brews. The menu goes beyond hot wings and burgers, too, with crab tower appetizers, hummus salads, pizzas, pastas and steaks.
111 Broadway
251-4677
Hours: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
TVs: 8
Specials: None

BEYOND THE EDGE
East Nashville watering hole or find a more active spot by the pool tables and darts.
112 S. 11th St.
226-3343
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
TVs: 16
Specials: 2-for-1 on all beer

BUFFALO WILD WINGS
Wings and football go together like, well, you know. But add more than 40 TVs and you’re Super Bowl set.
6816 Charlotte Pike #110
352-9963
Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight
TVs: 39
Specials: Beer of the month special

THE CROW’S NEST
This two-level restaurant and bar has lots of nooks and crannies for parking in front of the tube — from the long downstairs bar or enclosed front patio to the more boisterous upstairs area.
2221 Bandywood Drive
783-0720
Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
TVs: 28
Specials: $14 beer buckets

Blackstone
1918 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
615-327-9969

The Athletic Club Bar & Grill
Embassy Suites Cool Springs
820 Crescent Centre Drive
Franklin, Tennessee,
615-515-5151

Sportsman’s Grille
Brentwood
1640 Westgate Cir
Brentwood, TN
615-373-1070

No. 2: Job Growth: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

Affordability + Quality of Life = Success

The No. 2-ranked place in our big metro ranking, Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn., reflects the power of economic diversity coupled with ample cultural amenities, pro-business policies and a mild climate. Nashville’s 3.8% expansion in employment last year, and 7% growth since 2008, has been propelled by business services, education and health. There’s also been a recent recovery in manufacturing, up over 9% last year, as well as retail and wholesale trade. Like the Texas cities, Nashville has registered long-term growth as well, with 112,000 jobs added since 2001, a nice 16.6% increase.

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9 Simple DIY Weekend Decorating Projects

As you look around your home, you’re probably wishing you had some extra time on your hands to make a few renovations or to handle a few extra redecorating projects. But, you already have the time – it’s called the weekend! In that short 48-hour time span, there’s a lot of work you can get done. Even if you pick one task per weekend, that’s four decorating projects completed a month!

Don’t think it can be done? Well just check out these nine simple weekend decorating projects that can each be started Friday evening and wrapped up before you go to bed Sunday night.

1. Organize and Beautify Your Bookcases

If you have a lot of books, videos and collectibles clambering for space on your bookcases, taking a Saturday afternoon to remove, sort and organize everything will instantly make the room look cleaner and tidier. Sometimes successful redecorating isn’t about changing the way things are but more about cleaning up and organizing what you already have.

This is also a good time to de-clutter your bookcase. Tossing out old magazines or storing books you no longer want in the garage can go a long way towards making the most of your bookcase’s capacity.

2. Tile the Kitchen’s Backsplash

If you really want to give your kitchen an updated look but you can’t afford a complete renovation, install ceramic tile to the backsplash for an instant update. It may take some time to get up and running, but once you find your swing, you’ll discover this job moves along at a smooth pace. Both weekend days will be required for this job, and you might have to extend the finishing touches over to next weekend, but you’ll be able to get the bulk of the heavy lifting done in one weekend.

3. Transform the Fireplace

The fireplace is the focus of the room during the cold, winter months but what do you do with it for the other eight months out of the year? Once winter’s chill has left, clean out the fireplace and decorate the hearth with a variety of low-maintenance plants and add a touch of vibrancy to the room. Succulents work nicely because they don’t require a lot of watering or sunlight. Use tiered plant pot holders for a truly beautiful look that will also cover up the unsightly cinder stains on the inside of the fireplace. Or, for a complete re-do, you can even consider painting the fireplace!

4. Install Some Molding

Crown molding makes a room feel and look larger than it really is, and it’s not really that difficult to install, especially when you use specially-made corner pieces that eliminate the need for cutting perfect mitered edges. In fact, once you get the hang of it, you might be able to install it in all of your rooms before the weekend is over.

While you’re at it, you can also install chair railing or update your baseboards with a newer, more modern style.

5. Unify Your Picture Frames

Odds are the picture frames that adorn your walls have been purchased over a long period of time, so no two probably look alike. But, if you take them all down and paint the frames all the same color, they will suddenly look as if they all belong together. In addition, this will help give your room the color accent it’s been missing.

6. Update the Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Forget about the old brushed nickel cabinet knobs. Today, hardware stores have a ton of different varieties to choose from. Pick a style that best reflects your home and replace the knobs in your kitchen for a quick and easy kitchen makeover.

7. Makeover Your Lamp Shades

Adding some fabric, beads or ribbons to your lamp shades will turn them from drab to fab. Choose a color scheme that compliments the room and your friends won’t stop asking you, “Where did you purchase those beautiful lamp shades and how much did they cost?”

8. Redecorate the Bedroom

All you need to redecorate your bedroom is some fresh paint, some new curtains and a new comforter and voila – you have a freshly redecorated bedroom. The bulk of your time will be spent re-painting the bedroom and that won’t take that long at all, so go ahead and start planning your bedroom’s new look.

9. Add Some Fresh Flooring

If you have hard surface floors, add some color and style to the room by incorporating a few area rugs and/or carpet runners. This is an especially good idea come winter time as the carpet will help keep your feet off the cold floor and help insulate the room.

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