One of Nashville's emerging neighborhoods, 12th South is the up-and-coming place to live and socialize. With the city investing in sidewalks and street lighting, 12th South has begun to take shape over the last several years. You can grab coffee, score some new guitar strings, stock up on garden mulch, and grab a bite to eat all in the course of an afternoon on foot. Start a unique shopping adventure at Katy K's Ranch Dressing, a one-of-a-kind boutique, offering vintage Manuel suits and spangled gowns by Nudie's of Hollywood. Crammed into this tiny store, customers can look through designer cowboy boots, belt buckles, cowboy hats and Western shirts - all cleverly called "Ranch Dressing." You know you’re there when you see the shapely cowgirl cutout on the building's stone facade. Shop for eclectic housewares at Sadie B. and 12th South Mercantile, or for music and music accessories at the Corner Music Store. After walking around this charming neighborhood, pamper yourself in one of the chic salons like Trim Classic Barber or Suite 1.
Not many neighborhoods have as many standout restaurants as 12th South. Rumours Art and Wine Bar is a full-fledged wine bar with a small, but excellent menu that complements the wine. With an expansive patio and hip ambiance, Rumours has been the perfect addition to the neighborhood. Mafiaoza's Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub is located in the heart of the 12th South district, and it fits right into the bustling neighborhood. With the slogan "Welcome to the Family," you know you'll feel at home in this Godfather-themed restaurant. Be sure to take advantage of Mafiaoza’s two-for-one pizza and beer nights on Tuesdays. In an obscure, unmarked building on the south side of the district, many have found a rare treat: Las Paletas, an authentic Mexican popsicle shop, makes fruit and vegetable popsicles from old family recipes. Stripped bare of any accessories, two stand-alone freezers separate the customers from the two sisters who own the shop, and a chalkboard with the flavors of the day is the only menu in the store. Don't be afraid to try an unusual flavor like avocado.
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