Thanks, Joe. I live in rural IL now and I refuse to move to another area like it, as far as cultural acceptance for the Veg*n lifestyle.
Wow, well I live in Nashville and I can vouch for the fact that it is certainly not "rural" as far as its acceptance of vegetarianism! At least 5 of my friends are veg*n, and none of them are opposed to it. I can find at least one dish at almost any restaurant I go to, and by "dish" i don't mean iceberg-lettuce-with-a-tomato-slice-on-top. Nashville is really growing these days and it's a really great place. I love it. As far as restaurants go, there's an all-vegetarian Indian place called Woodlands, as well as an all-vegetarian, kosher cafe called Grins. There are a lot of other restaurants with good veg options though, such as tin angel, fido, etc. I guess you're not considering moving here any more, but I just wanted to defend it a bit! It's my home!
Nashville is fairly veg*n UNfriendly. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 would be London, England--Nashville would be about a 2.
There are maybe 2 or 3 out of some 600 restaurants in Nashville.
If you mean restaurants offering some sort of veg*n selections, then there are maybe three or four dozen of these.
that's pretty amazing for how popular Nashville is, it seems like a busy place the last time I went and that's kind of amazing because here in Knoxville, Downtown there's at least 4 or 5 vegetarian/vegan aimed restaurants. when I say 'aimed' I do mean that the menu is at least half veg if not more.
unless you're talking about a completely vegetarian restaurant..