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The Final Stretch

Tennessee is in its final stretches of “stay-at-home” orders.  While group activities are a little further down the road, the economy will soon be getting a needed boost with the phasing in of non-essential businesses. Today’s “In the Meantime” is all about how you can make the most of this “home stretch” of quarantine. 

Since the beginning of shelter-in-place orders, virtual “hangouts” have become more and more popular all over the world. One of the biggest apps we enjoy is Houseparty (download the iOS or Android versions). This app allows you to connect to your friends and family all over the world and play games while doing so. Side note, some of us do like Pokerface as well.  Today, the Visit WilCo Team wants to give you our two cents to host the perfect virtual game night! 

First things first, make sure you and all your friends download the Houseparty app and create accounts. You can’t have a virtual game night without the games! Once this is done, make sure you have created your game night menus! See our list below of some recommendations of restaurants who deliver! Let’s be honest here, Whatever meal planning you’ve done for the last month is all planned out.  You need and break from cooking and there are MANY great restaurants around that would appreciate your business and support.  Apologies to any of our great restaurants that might have been omitted from the list.  Full lists of all restaurants and their accommodations during this time can be found at the Mt. Juliet Chamber and Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Websites and Facebook pages (Mt. Juliet and Lebanon Wilson)! 


North Mt. Juliet   
Billy Goat Coffee  615-553-4371 
Big Bad Wolf Grill  615-773-2258 
Calabria Brickoven Pizza  615-228-8078 
Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering  615-754-7548 
Domino’s Pizza  615-754-5175 
Five Guys  615-754-4259 
IHOP  615-288-4388 
Jersey Mike’s Subs  615-754-4888 
Juice Bar Mt. Juliet  251-431-1040 
Marco’s Pizza  615-754-3200 
Panda Express  615-334-8760 
Smiley Thai and Sushi  615-553-2596 
South Mt. Juliet   
Bonfire  615-758-1228 
Cooking Around Town  615-426-0642 
Jason’s Deli  615-553-2077 
Martin’s BBQ Joint  615-686-2066 
Moe’s Southwest Grill  615-257-1624 
Olive Garden  615-758-6230 
PDK Southern Kitchen  615-235-6334 
Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill  615-758-0898 
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café  615-610-1815 
615 Pizza  615-547-4992 
Bangkok Pad Thai  615-443-4677 
Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders  615-547-1414 
Demos’  615-443-4600 
Honey Baked Ham  615-443-4267 
Jimmy Johns  615-784-4700 
Mo’cara/Two Fat Men  615-449-2088 
Panera Bread  615-994-3750 
Sake Japanese Grill  615-453-1566 
Shoney’s  615-444-2447 



Once you’ve picked out your food (don’t forget to take advantage of grocery store pick-up and delivery options for all your game night junk food, candy, popcorn, and drinks), call all your friends and pick a game! 

Houseparty offers multiple game options within the app, and they have add-ons and extra games for purchase as well. Have your own favorite game at home? Create a version that can be done virtually to add to the fun! 

Now, here is one of the most important parts of virtual game night. Amidst the fun of the games and the deliciousness of the food you didn’t have to cook, talk and plan.  Talk to your friends and family about how you miss them and how you miss places.  Plan to see the friends and family that you miss at the places you miss.  Talk about and plan a trip to Wilson County! We’re in the home stretch.  Stay strong, stay healthy, and let’s end this! We hope to see all of you soon in Wilson County!