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As we begin 2023, our friends and readers have gently asked for details on even more upcoming events. Seriously. Thus, the Nfocus Nsider column has been rejuvenated as a fresh look at not-to-be-missed events taking place in and around Music City, the region and the world.

For Harrison Deakin, beverage manager for Harriet’s Rooftop at 1Hotel Nashville, creating craft cocktails is an art form — albeit one requiring some left-brained math skills.

On one of those “colder than it looks” winter mornings that Middle Tennessee is known for, the beekeeper and I venture up the side of a steep hill in his rugged, all-terrain golf cart during a tour of the newly opened Southall Farm & Inn, situated on 325 acres in Franklin. The sky is a p…

Working on your plans for New Year's festivities? Create cherished memories with Music City's celebrations and traditions, or with extravagant parties and luxurious amenities — whichever suits your fancy as you ring in 2023.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Simplify the celebrations this year by grabbing a dish, dessert or a full meal to enjoy at home. Or, skip both the cooking and the cleanup with a brunch or dinner out – from traditional buffets to pre-fixe, multi-course meals. Here’s where to simplify…

Chef Sean Brock has opened four restaurants in Nashville in the last two years, an amazing accomplishment made only more so because it took place during the pandemic. June, his latest and most ambitious project yet, completes a quartet that includes Joyland, The Continental and Audrey. This …

Nashville culinary landmark Midtown Café opened 35 years ago this October, and Randy Rayburn kicked off a month-long celebration by hosting a party for close friends at the local institution. It was a joyous reunion for the many longtime patrons and current and former employees who came to h…

When guests arrive for dinner at Tailor, there’s no bar where patrons might clamor to get a bartender’s attention. When seated, there are no menu choices to fret over. And the founder and chef, Vivek Surti, isn’t sequestered in the kitchen. Between courses, he’s visiting with guests, talking…

Are you ready for football season? The preseason is over and the season has officially begun, along with the time-honored tradition of the pregame. This means football fans will soon be making the pilgrimage to Nissan Stadium well before kickoff to score the perfect parking spot or the best …

Many of our readers are familiar with the usual suspects of French, Italian, California and Washington wine, but true oenophiles would be remiss to snub some of the country’s lesser-known but burgeoning wine regions, such as Missouri and Georgia.

In the August 2022 issue, we invited you to step inside Halls Chophouse, the old-school steakhouse that opened on Broadway earlier this summer. Now, it’s time to meet the man behind the menu: Executive Chef Chris Von Egger. Read on to find out which Halls dish he recommends most, his top tip…

Corn, tomatoes, zucchini, oh my! Summer produce is in full bloom, and several Nashville restaurants have begun to fill their menus with some of the best flavors the season has to offer. Here are four local favorites making the most of nature’s bounty, and for even more tasty fun, check out T…

A frequent patron of Halls Chophouse in the new Broadwest building recently texted general manager Chad Ellis, asking if he could wear shorts to dinner at the newly opened restaurant. “Of course,” Chad replied. “It’s your living room.”

In 2018, the five-star Four Seasons Hotels announced that it had chosen Nashville as the site for its next venture. On the heels of that exciting news, two more luxury brands, Conrad Hotels and 1 Hotels, shared that they were also establishing a presence in the city. In the past few weeks, t…

When you look at any list of Nashville’s best fine dining in the last two years, one name keeps popping up. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Sean Brock has opened The Continental, Audrey and, as of yesterday, June — all three to critical acclaim.

How time flies! It’s already been one incredible year since acclaimed chef Sean Brock opened The Continental, his dining concept with a nouvelle approach to classic American cuisine, in the Grand Hyatt Nashville. To celebrate this momentous event, he is offering two exceptional dining opport…

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8. If that’s news to you, do not panic! There is still time to do something special for the moms — and mom-like people — in your life. Restaurants across Nashville are hosting fancy tea parties, brunches with live music and decadent prix fixe dinners, and the…

Winter holidays aren’t the only food-filled festivities of the year. Spring holidays — Easter and Passover — come with their own spread of delicious flavors. This year, Nashville restaurants have you covered, whether you want to celebrate Easter with caviar and deviled eggs or mark Passover …

With Nashville’s robust dining scene comes an array of truly unique food and beverage experiences that are sure to reawaken your sense of culinary adventure. Whether you’re looking for a great drink, a small treat or a full dining experience, we’ve collected some of the most intriguing and e…

While Nashville is constantly expanding and replacing historical buildings with new construction, it’s nice to see that some of the city’s history is being preserved and tastefully updated. Stationairy, a new concept featuring contemporary takes on European and American favorites, now graces…

There’s no need for a passport or a packed bag. The culinary spirit of Spain is as close as Sylvan Park. Lola, a Spanish tapas restaurant, is the latest eatery from Siege Hospitality, which includes Santo, Epice and Kalamatas. Owner Maher Fawaz’s longtime love of Spain was the impetus for Lo…

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Barnsley Resort in northern Georgia, you know well that it’s an unexpected little slice of paradise replete with the finest Southern charm. The quaint, yet luxurious, cottages arranged along tree-lined lanes provide a respite from the hustle and bu…

Kelsi Armijo’s culinary career began as an act of chance, but after seeing what she’s capable of in the kitchen, it seems more like destiny. While studying nursing in Las Vegas in 2007, Kelsi signed up for a plated desserts class on a whim, just to fill up her schedule — and because she’s go…

When Seema Prasad came to Nashville from Seattle in 2001, she brought a wealth of experience in food and wine. She worked at the service counter, cooked, managed and catered at Pasta & Company — think Seattle’s Dean & DeLuca — before going on to run her own restaurants and buying and…

Claire Crowell grew up in the Nashville area food scene. Her father is Andy Marshall, owner of Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork and in downtown Franklin. By the age of 12, she was making biscuits, stocking the coolers with fresh drinks and helping serve customers. After graduating with a d…

As a social worker with a master’s degree in management, Bloomsbury Farm’s Lauren Palmer doesn’t sound like your typical farmer. And she’s not. Lauren fell in love with farming during a summer internship and knew she wanted to switch careers. In 2009, she left her job and started planting or…

While getting a degree in biological anthropology from Harvard and a law degree from Vanderbilt isn’t the typical path for a brewer, it was the journey for Bailey Spaulding, founder of Jackalope Brewing Company. The inspiration to start brewing her own beer struck during a conversation with …

    Every month seems to bring a new marvel to Nashville’s dining scene, each met with a more jubilant reception than the last. And it’s not just restaurants that are getting people excited; it’s breweries, distilleries, bars, bakeries, farms and more. The local hospitality industry has exploded…

    Sean Brock has been hard at work taking Nashville’s culinary scene to new heights. Within the last six months, he has opened two new incredible and vastly different concepts: The Continental and Audrey. And in the latter part of spring of this year, he’ll be opening June, a modern concept in…

    Nashville’s newest restaurant and live entertainment venue has made its mark with its grand opening on Feb. 11. The Electric Jane offers a sophisticated and unrivaled food and beverage menu alongside live music performances molded to create an experience unlike any other. Co-founders Jason S…

    It wasn’t until a few years ago, when he was recovering from an emergency appendectomy, that acclaimed chef Sean Brock slowed down enough to conceptualize his “forever restaurant.” He put pen to paper and began to draw architectural sketches of what is now Audrey, an ambitious project that i…

    Nashville’s growth continues on, and the latest wave has brought luxury hotels and fine dining establishments in its wake. The two seem to go hand in hand, as nearly every upscale hotel that’s opened in recent years has come equipped with a world-class restaurant, often headed by a world-ren…

    Christmastime is here, and Nashville's hotels and restaurants are getting into the holiday spirit with fun and festive themed bars. From décor inspired by your favorite holiday films to immersive experiences designed to delight all your senses, there's something for everyone at these eight d…

    The much-anticipated W Nashville recently opened in the Gulch, and the result is an iconic brand infused with a serious dose of Music City. Local artwork is featured throughout the hotel, including a Jimi Hendrix mural by Bryan Deese on the outside of the building and embossed, hand-stitched…

    Sadie’s recently opened in Edgehill Village and is serving mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired American fare to excited diners. It is the latest addition to the family of restaurants owned by Red Pebbles Hospitality, which includes longtime favorites Adele’s and The 404 Kitchen and relative…

    While Sean Brock is certainly not new to the Nashville dining scene, his two new, highly anticipated concepts, The Continental and Audrey, are both dominating the conversation, and rightly so. Everyone who visits either restaurant — if they’re lucky enough to snag a seat when the reservation…

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and whether you're hosting dinner or attending as a guest, it's imperative that pie is part of the meal. Fortunately, there are an abundance of to-go options from local bakeries and restaurants that will make the perfect addition to your gathering. If…

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        If you ask a group of random strangers what their favorite season is, chances are, most of them will say fall. Their reasons may vary, but there’s a good likelihood they’ll start talking about their favorite fall foods. And as temperatures here in Nashville slowly drop to finally feel a litt…

        The Hermitage Hotel has announced an exciting partnership with Nashville native Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand, Draper James, as a part of the hotel's refresh that also includes a renovated restaurant and bar and redecorated guest rooms, lobby and common spaces. This collaboration now o…

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