John Cerasuolo is President and CEO of ADS Security.
ADS Security is thrilled to extend a big welcome to all of the guests coming to Nashville for ESX 2013! As the host company, we are proud to show off the city we love so much. We will also be hosting a visit to our office on Tuesday, June 18 from 4pm to 6pm. While there, you will get a behind the scenes look at our monitoring center which features many new products by Honeywell, our tour sponsor.
If you have watched any of the TV series Nashville, you will be a little familiar with some of our best known landmarks. Hopefully you will have some time before or after the trade show to spend checking out the sights and sounds of Nashville. Here are some recommendations that are favorites of the home town crowd.
The Loveless Café
No visit to Nashville is complete without a stop at the world famous Loveless Café; fried chicken, country ham, and biscuits — what more is there to say. For 60 years this landmark has been a favorite for locals and visitors. Be sure to check out the Wall of Fame and see all the stars that have dined here. About 15 miles from downtown but worth the trip!
This is a treasure generally unknown to out-of-town visitors, and where the locals go for the best in bluegrass music. Don’t be surprised if you find a well known personality in the audience or even up on stage. Not far from Broadway, this location is in the Gulch, the up and coming hot spot in Nashville.
The best Italian food in Nashville is at Sole Mio, and with a name like Cerasuolo you know that is coming from someone who knows good Italian food! For 18 years GianCarlo and Debra have prepared the freshest Northern Italian food just a short walk from Broadway. Be sure to save room for the Tiramisu!
A little off the beaten path, in Green Hills, is the Bluebird Café. It has long been know by insiders as the best place to hear songwriters perform their own songs. If you watch Nashville, you have a good idea of why this is on the short list of places to see when in town. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
This world renowned ice cream parlor is tucked in East Nashville, one of the hippest areas of town. Heralded by many publications as America’s Best Ice Cream, you’ll find flavors there that you won’t find anywhere else – as well as some old favorites.
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then Edley’s is the ultimate vixen. With the original location in Nashville’s 12 South District and a new location in East Nashville, Edley’s has done just what they set out to do “unite the Nashville tradition of meat and three with the best Bar-B-Que this side of the Mississippi.” But don’t take our word for it – go find out for yourself!
Just as Nashville has a diverse music scene, we have a contrasting bar scene as well. Want a change from the Broadway honky-tonks? Swing on over to Patterson House, Nashville’s very own speakeasy. You won’t need a password, but the sooner you get there the less time you’ll have to wait to get a seat in this Gatsby-like hangout. How hush-hush is this place? Check the website for details.