24 Hours In Nashville: From A Former NFL Player Merging Creativity And Cuisine

Marcus Buggs is a Nashville native, a former NFL player, founder of Coneheads in East Nashville. Coneheads is predicted to open in early Fall.

Why is Marcus lovin’ Nashville right now?

Being from Nashville, it is important for me to be a black business owner in my city that is ever changing. I am excited to share my creativity with the public. Especially with what we’re doing with Coneheads as a new solid concept that Nashville has never seen before. Nashville is providing a great opportunity for us to get our creativity out but also provide jobs to people in the neighborhoods where I grew up.


I love to get up early and take a walk around the neighborhood. It’s always peaceful and quiet near Shelby Park in the morning. You also can’t go wrong with hitting up Garden Brunch Café in the morning for breakfast. You have to have a few minutes to spare, but it’s well worth it when you get there. I can’t name anywhere else that I would put over Garden Brunch when I wake up and ready to get started with my day.


If it’s not too hot outside, anywhere with a patio and bar to hang out with friends is ideal. Lately, we have been going to the courtyard at the Van Dyke Hotel.


Live music shows are always a good time in Nashville. Any show at Marathon Music Works or Ryman are great. I saw Anderson .Paak at the Ascend Amphitheater and that was a great show!


If you come to Nashville, you need to go to Slim & Husky’s. They have great food and I have been friends with them for a long time now. They inspire me and talk with me every week about some of the things they experienced with opening a new restaurant that I may experience with Coneheads.

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