A very cool city to visit! So much to do and see, it is definitely a destination I will visit again. Chefs are coming to Nashville to open new restaurants all the time. Hot restaurants are Bar Luca, bartaco 12 South, and Butcher & Bee, but let’s not forget the sweets! Five Daughter’s Bakery is supposed to be amazing with long lines but they have installed a doughnut cam for your convenience to get a look at the wait from afar.
2018 Bucket List:
Bastion, 434 Houston Street, (615) 490-8434. A casual joint from Josh Habiger of The Catbird Seat. I hear the nachos are to die for.
etc. restaurant, 3790 Bedford Avenue, (615) 988-0332. Located in the Green Hills section, Chef Deb Paquette runs this restaurant.
Fin & Pearl, 211 12th Ave South, (615) 577-6688. A seafood restaurant committed to working with purveyors who believe in the sustainability and the traceability of their products.
Marsh House, 401 11th Ave South, (615) 262-6001. Located in the Gulch neighborhood, take a look at the menu and try to decide what to order.
Salt & Vine, 4001 Charlotte Avenue, (615) 800-8517. A wine bar in spacious digs.
Arnold's Country Kitchen, 605 8th Ave S, (615) 256-4455. Famous for their "Meat & 3".
Little Donkey Mexican Restaurant, 1120 4th Ave N #103, (615) 567-5886. Casual Mexican eatery based in Germantown.
Sun Diner, 105 3rd Ave South, (615) 742-9099. A 24-hour diner that is the place to go.
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., 1628 Fatherland Street, (615) 262-3007. "Tennessee's bean-to-bar chocolate maker" opened their factory in 2014 and offers tours on Saturdays for $5/person. Book online to ensure a spot.
The Pharmacy, 731 Mcferrin Avenue, (615) 712-9517. Voted the #1 burger in Nashville, if you visit The Pharmacy biergarten, you may not want to leave!
The Catbird Seat, 711 Division Street, (615) 810-8200. A difficult reservation to get even with the multi-course tasting menu starting at $115 without drinks, this restaurant is a hot ticket now.
404 Kitchen, 404 12th Ave S.,(615) 251-1404. Housed in a retrofitted shipping container, 404 Kitchen has been recognized by Travel & Leisure for their whiskey bar and they were a semi-finalist for the James Beard Best New Restaurant award in 2014. The burrata cheese appetizer comes highly recommended and after dessert, cheese is the next best thing in my book.
City House, 404 12th Ave S, (615) 251-1404. Situated in historic Germantown, Chef Tandy Wilson finally won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in May 2016 after being nominated almost 10 years in a row.
Pinewood Social, 33 Peabody Street, (615) 751-8111. Pinewood Social is all about providing a place for people to meet whether it is for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. I can't wait to check it out during my next visit to Nashville.
Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, (615) 395-0102. A friend of mine who relocated to Nashville just visited the vineyard for a picnic lunch with her young family. They had a wonderful afternoon listening to jazz and bluegrass while tasting wines.
Biscuit Love, 316 11th Ave S, (615) 490-9584. No longer a food truck but a brick and mortar restaurant in The Gulch.
Mas Tacos Por Favor, 732 Mcferrin Avenue, (615) 543-6271. Mexican food with a twist.
Marathon Village is located in a national historic landmark in a very hip neighborhood. Check out Island Cowgirl Jewelry, Brown Dog Market, Garage Coffee Company, Corsair Distillery, or The Bang Candy Company. Corsair Distillery was partnering with Hot Yoga Plus studio to offer a Yoga & Whiskey class. Not a bad combo!
Music City Open Water Swim. Sign up for the 1.5k swim to benefit the local swim team, Nashville Dolphins.
Nashville Farmers' Market is not your ordinary market. It is open year round and offers restaurants, shops, culinary classes and a craft and flea shed.