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Charter Schools: What Fosters Growth and Outcomes?
The National Center on School Choice is hosting a national conference on charter school research for academic researchers and policymakers. The conference will be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from September 28-29, 2006. More...

The National Research and Development Center on School Choice is located on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. You may check out the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau for general information about the downtown area.

Hillsboro Village and 21st Avenue Area

    Jackson’s Bar and Bistro
    Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shops & Diners
    Price: $
    Contact: 1800 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3706  
    (615) 385-9968

    Bosco’s Nashville Brewing Co.
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Pizza, Pasta
    Price: $$
    Contact: 1805 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3705  
    (615) 385-0050
    http://www.boscosbeer.com/nashville/story/index.htm

    Tayst
    Cuisines: American (New), Vegetarian
    Price: $$
    Contact: 2100 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-4318  
    (615) 383-1953
    http://tayst.info/

    Wild Boar
    Cuisines: French
    Price: $$$$
    Contact: 2014 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203  
    (615) 329-1313
    http://www.wildboarrestaurant.com/

    Panera Bread*
    Cuisines: Bakeries, Coffee Shops & Diners, Deli
    Price: $
    Contact: 406 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203  
    (615) 320-1500
    http://www.panerabread.com/Map.aspx?LocationId=625

    Sunset Grill
    Cuisines: American (New), Seafood
    Price: $$$$
    Contact: 2001 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212  
    (615) 386-3663
    http://www.sunsetgrill.com/

    The Trace
    Cuisines: American (New), Eclectic & International
    Price: $$$$
    Contact: 2000 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212  
    (615) 385-2200
    http://www.tracerestaurant.com/

    Pancake Pantry
    Cuisines: American (Traditional)
    Price: $
    Contact: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704  
    (615) 383-9333

    Bound’ry
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Eclectic & International, South American, Tapas / Small Plates, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim
    Price: $$
    Contact: 911 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212  
    (615) 321-3043
    http://pansouth.net/boundry-index.htm

Downtown

    Hard Rock Café
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Hamburgers, Family Fare
    Price: $$
    Contact: 100 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201  
    (615) 742-9900
    www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes/Cafes.aspx?Lc=NASH

    The Melting Pot
    Cuisines: French
    Price: $$
    Contact: 166 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
    (615) 742-4970
    http://www.meltingpot.com/Nashvilletn/home.html

West End Avenue

    P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
    Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Family Fare
    Price: $$
    Contact: 2525 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1738  
    (615) 329-8901
    http://www.pfchangs.com/

    J. Alexander’s
    Cuisines: American (Traditional)
    Price: $$
    Contact: 2609 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 340-9901
    http://www.jalexanders.com/

    Amerigo
    Cuisines: Italian
    Price: $$
    Contact: 1920 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203  
    (615) 320-1740
    http://www.amerigo.net/locations-nashville.htm

    Maggiano’s Little Italy
    Cuisines: Italian
    Price: $
    Contact: 3106 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-1304  
    (615) 514-0270
    http://www.maggianos.com/locations/detail.asp?unit_id=001.025.0195

    Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Steakhouse
    Price: $$$$
    Contact: 2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203  
    (615) 320-0163
    http://www.ruthschris.com/locations/nashvillesteakhouse.html

Green Hills

    Green Hills Grille
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Southwestern, Vegetarian
    Price: $$
    Contact: 2122 Hillsboro Dr, Nashville, TN 37215  
    (615) 383-6444
    http://www.greenhillsgrille.com/

    The Cheesecake Factory
    Cuisines: American (New and Traditional), Asian, Desserts, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim, Family Fare
    Price: $$$
    Contact: 2133 Green Hills Village Dr, Nashville, TN 37215  
    (615) 463-2400
    http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

    La Paz Restaurante
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Mexican, Southwestern
    Price: $$
    Contact: 3808 Cleghorn Ave
    Nashville, TN 37215-2508  
    (615) 383-5200
    www.lapaz.com

Famous Southern Cooking

    Loveless Café
    Cuisines: American (Traditional), Barbecue, Southern & Soul, Family Fare
    Price: $$
    Contact: 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221  
    (615) 646-9700
    http://www.lovelesscafe.com/

    Monelle’s
    Cuisines: Meat-and-Three, Southern & Soul
    Price: $
    Contact: 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208  
    (615) 248-4747
    http://monellsdining.citysearch.com/

Coffee Shops

    Starbucks*
    Price: $
    Contact (3 locations): 402 21st Ave S, Nashville, 37203 (615) 340-9627
    3706 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, 37215 (615) 383-0353
    2525 West End, Nashville,  Tennessee  37203 (615) 341-0093

    Provence Breads and Cafe (there is also a Provence in Peabody Library*)
    Price: $
    Contact: 1705 21st Ave S, Nashville, 37212
    (615) 386-0363

    Fido*
    Price: $
    Contact: 1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212  
    (615) 777-3436
    http://www.bongojava.com/beans.php?content=fido

    Krispy Kreme
    Price: $
    Contact: 2103 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-5203  
    (615) 329-1100

* There is wireless internet available at the locations marked with an asterisk.


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