Although I adore the cobb salad at Merchant’s and manhattan at Patterson House, I pledged allegiance to Benjamin & Max Goldberg’s adult playground, Pinewood Social since its opening last fall. Here is a poem I wrote about my favorite place in town where I have been fortunate enough to interview the genius siblings twice.
Place of the people and the epicenter of our hood
Where brainstorming is obligatory
And business ideas reach glory
A beautiful space serves as the baseline
To merge great ideas, plans and minds
It is my home away from home
Where I never feel alone
Inspiration comes from a random interaction or look
The library table is where I have penned most of my book.
It’s given our neighborhood a clubhouse to call our own
The streets the Ryman Loft residents no longer have to roam
Cheers to the Goldberg Brothers for offering us a spot
To connect our community through coffee, cocktails and dots.
Photography by Andrea Behrends
Photo is an excerpt from the upcoming book Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations by Lily Clayton Hansen