An after-work drink with friends doesn’t have to break the bank. Several local bars and restaurants offer weekday happy hours, with food and drink specials that fit nearly every budget. You can wait out downtown traffic at The Mockingbird in The Gulch with $5 cocktails or hit up Von Elrod’s …

Oded Brenner, founder of Blue Stripes Cacao, has been heralded as a modern-day Willy Wonka, bringing cacao — the cornerstone ingredient of chocolate — to mainstream meals and markets. His Blue Stripes Cacao shops, first opened in Manhattan’s East Village before expanding to Nashville in Febr…

Sandwiches might be the world’s most perfect food. A good sandwich is a meal in and of itself — a customizable creation that can be built to cater to every flavorful fancy — and this summer, Nashville’s sandwich slingers are getting more creative than ever. Long-beloved spots, like Mitchell …

It’s no secret that summer is a great time to up your fruit and vegetable intake; local markets are bursting with a veritable rainbow of locally grown strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, eggplant and leafy greens. But gone are the days of steamed broccoli and bland carrot sticks. …

Fifteen flat-screen TVs? Check. Wings and fries? Check. Plenty of drinks on tap and happy hour specials? Check, check. But this is no ordinary sports bar. And these are no ordinary wings and fries. Acclaimed Nashville chef Deb Paquette is at the helm of Jasper’s, which opened in October at 1…

    There’s nothing quite like summer in the city, and as the heat keeps turning up, you’re likely looking for some ways to cool down. If you’re searching for bright flavors and light bites to get you through the warm days ahead, look no further. We rounded up six of the most refreshing dishes, …

    The skies are clearing and the weather is warming up, making it the perfect time to enjoy a cocktail outside. And what better to pair with your favorite libation than a phenomenal view? There’s a plethora of rooftop bars in Nashville, with more added each year, so there’s no shortage of spac…

    During a recent tour of the residences at Fifth + Broadway, downtown’s highly anticipated mixed-use development, general manager Tom Miller peers over a balcony at the crowds milling about on Broadway below. The beauty, Tom says, is that “you’re at the party; you’re not in the party.”

      Nashville’s reputation as a culinary destination grows brighter with each passing year, but it’s not just chefs and restaurants making the city more delicious. There’s a host of locally based brands and businesses offering epicurean delights in every pocket of the city. From CBD-infused ice …

      Nashville has enjoyed many benefits from the city’s growth over the years, and one of the greatest boons has been welcoming more people from around the world to join our community. Along with the increasing diversity of the people and the enrichment of our collective culture, our culinary sc…

      Nina Singto is dedicated to keeping her menu authentic at Thai Esane, a name which refers to Lao-speaking people in northeastern Thailand, and every dish is a delicious experience that honors Southeastern Asian cuisine. You can find Nina at the restaurant's two locations on Music Row and jus…

      Ragab Rashawn opened King Tut’s food truck to share his family’s recipes with the Nashville community. The tagline, “Mediterranean fare with New York flair,” honors the two places where he honed his craft. Like most food trucks, the menu is kept short and simple, with omnivorous and vegetari…

      At Korea BBQ & Sushi, they like to say, “Everyone is a chef!” You can choose to sit at a regular table and order from an extensive menu of prepared Korean and Japanese dishes and sushi, but for the full Korean BBQ experience, you’ll want to choose a BBQ table. These tables have a small, …

      Jay Jenratha started Deg Thai Street Food in a food truck, and as such, it has a small menu of delicious, well-crafted American-Thai fusion dishes, with their own takes on the usual pad thai, curries and stir-fries. They have recently found a permanent brick-and-mortar home on Nolensville Pi…

      Whoever came up with the old saying "Opportunity seldom knocks twice" hadn’t met Aaron Distler. The owner of the much-buzzed-about Mr. Aaron’s Goods, along with his wife, Callie Bradley, makes fresh pasta and bagels daily, delivering them to retail and private customers throughout the Nashvi…

      In 2015, chef Julia Jaksic, who was living in New York City at the time, visited Nashville and went to the Iroquois Steeplechase. It made a lasting impression. So much so that it influenced the design — and name — of her newly opened Roze Pony in The Belle Meade Galleria, the sister restaura…

      Arnold Myint grew up surrounded by food, literally. His parents, Patti and Win Myint, owned and operated International Market & Restaurant, Nashville’s first authentic Asian market and Thai restaurant, for more than 40 years. He went from sleeping in a baby carrier next to the cash regis…

      Nek “Tony” Singh opened Sindoore in 2017 to offer Nashville a taste of authentic North Indian cuisine. With an extensive menu made from scratch and using the freshest ingredients, Sindoore brings home-cooked Indian favorites to Donelson Pike. Although they offer delicious chicken, lamb, goat…

      Hot cross buns. Deviled eggs. Matzo ball soup. Passover and Easter are two holidays filled with delicious food, and this year, several local restaurants are offering special meals, whether you want to go out or stay home. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites. It’s worth noting that…

      The tornado and the subsequent pandemic has taken a lot from Nashville’s culinary scene, and one of the most noticeable closures in East Nashville was Margot McCormack’s Marché. The Five Points building that was once home to the beloved brunch spot has reopened its doors as Shep’s Delicatess…

      It’s been more than three years since Fifth + Broadway developers announced they were including a two-story food hall in their massive mixed-use Downtown Nashville campus. Rumors have been swirling for nearly as long, too, as locals wondered which eateries would ultimately earn a coveted spo…

      The Hermitage Hotel is partnering with internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and innovator Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the biggest names in the dining industry, to oversee the direction of all culinary operations. Just as with his Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, h…

        Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and whether you plan on spending the day with a loved one or treating yourself, one thing is a must: a memorable meal. Dining out can still feel a little iffy with the ongoing pandemic, but don't fret. Some of the city's best spots for date-night dinin…

        Gone are the days when Provence Breads & Cafe filled the air of Hillsboro Village with the scent of fresh-baked pastries, macarons and pies. The bakery closed abruptly in 2018, and the storefront at 1705 21st Ave. S. has been empty ever since.

        When the pandemic hit, many restaurants of all kinds were forced to rethink how they did things. Otaku Ramen has taken their innovation to a whole new level by offering ramen kits for pickup.

        Walking into Elliston Place Soda Shop is like stepping back in time — if the past were remarkably well preserved, the equipment state-of-the-art and everything just a little shinier than you might remember it.

          When the days are short and the weather is cold, we'll take a little comfort wherever we can find it — especially after the year we've all just had. Fortunately, comfort is often served warm in a sea of aromatic broth or accompanied by a freshly baked cookie or topped with some melted cheese…

            Whether you’re hosting a more intimate Thanksgiving dinner this year or packing the house with neighborhood strays who have nowhere else to go, you could likely use a hand preparing the meal. With so many restaurants struggling to stay afloat after the lockdown, you can help your favorite ne…

            Patio dining certainly experienced a boost as restaurants cautiously reopened following the shutdown due to the pandemic. But who really enjoys sitting outside during a sweltering summer in Nashville? The arrival of crisper days and cooler evenings make this time of year perfect for gatherin…

            If there were ever a time for some optimism, surely this season of social distancing is it. And what better example of a glass half-full than emerging from quiet quarantine to find new restaurants on the scene, prepared for the idiosyncrasy of pandemic dining. Acclaimed restaurateur Ford Fry…

            Cortney Lacorte has been making cheese boards since she was 15 years old, so it’s a bit of an understatement to say that she’s earned the moniker Cheese Gal. And in 2019, she started a cheese and charcuterie catering company by the same name out of a small kitchen here in Nashville. But this…

            Stepping inside this book-lined dwelling, with its low-lit Edison bulbs and wallpaper from another era, is like stepping into a fairy tale, as if there, on the fringe of Centennial Park, mystery and adventure are just waiting for cocktail hour to roll around. The brainchild of The Cheesecake…

            How do you like your burgers? Straightforward and simple or fancifully flourished? Regardless of your taste, there's a burger for every craving in Nashville. From classic staples to fine-dining options, we've compiled a list of seven of the tastiest burgers in town for you to try. Bon appétit!

            Like a relaxing walk on the beach, the recently opened Anzie Blue coffee shop and CBD purveyor in Stanford Square, with its blue and white coastal-inspired Serena & Lily furnishings, offers a little escape from it all.

            There are so many options for celebrating Dad this Father’s Day. Although the city is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, many restaurants are sticking to their curbside pickup and delivery routines and have ready-to-grill packages and fully prepared meals. Others have reopened for dining in w…

            With restaurants slowly beginning to reopen, we know that eating out might not be available or feel like the safest option right now. And after months of cooking at home, eating at home might feel more like business as usual than an opportunity for a romantic evening in. But now is a fantast…

            This Mother’s Day, mom deserves an extra-special celebration. She wears lots of hats — parent, employee, caregiver, teacher — but for the past few weeks, she’s been wearing them at the same time, all day, every day. While we may not be able to take our loved ones to brunch or dinner, we can …

            You probably make a decent cup of coffee at home. Maybe you even fancy yourself somewhat of an expert and think your home brew is great. But unless you’ve attended one of Crema’s coffee classes, chances are your cuppa joe isn’t quite perfect.

            After spending 40 years in professional kitchens, Deb Paquette is calling her series of cooking classes the only possible name that would fit: “Learning from a Legend.” And a legend, she is. She’s been a mentor to many and a community advocate, but she’s best known for the adventurous, globa…

            After several weeks of not being able to go out, craft cocktails have never sounded better. Fortunately, the folks at Liquor Lab are teaching Nashvillians how to become master mixologists and prepare their own specialty drinks at home.

            If the dramatic mural of a strolling cow skeleton on the front and side of the building at 51st Avenue in The Nations isn’t enough to make your head turn, then the menu of local grass-fed, grain-finished, dry-aged beef and heritage pork at this whole-animal butcher will most certainly get yo…

            In our April issue, we took you inside Chef Maneet Chauhan's cooking class at Tánsuŏ. In her classes, participants learn how to make a variety of dishes, like these savory pork jujube dumplings. Many of the ingredients can be found at an Asian market, in the international section of the groc…

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