We’re not shocked, and nor should you be, but the new year in Nashville started off with a bang. New businesses — primarily restaurants — opening (or announcing plans to open), a closure or two, change of service options and so much more simply means there are more reasons than ever to get out and explore Music City and support our local economy in so doing. Here are some of the noteworthy events that took place and announcements that were made this month.
BRUNCH ALERT! BRUNCH ALERT!
Brunchers, listen up! There’s a new option to add to your local brunch rotation. The Sutler‘s Bluegrass Brunch is now in full swing and takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Serving up a truly Nashville brunch experience, guests can enjoy live bluegrass, $15 bottomless mimosas, a Mary from the impressive Bloody Mary bar starting at $2 (with add-ons costing additional) and a stunning brunch menu, complete with chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, hash plates and more Southern favorites. Bear in mind that there will no longer be dinner service at The Sutler on Sundays, but brunch … BRUNCH! Learn more and see the full menu here.
In other brunch news, Adele’s in The Gulch begins offering Sunday brunch tomorrow morning. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can sip on a Bloody Mary or a milk punch and nosh on anything from bagels and biscuits to fruit salad, hash and more. Adele’s is located at 1210 McGavock St.
Scout’s Barbershop is Open in Sylvan Park!
Scout’s Barbershop’s new Sylvan Park location (aka Scout’s West) is officially open for business! With a delayed opening due to the overbuild of the now-defunct Deb Paquette venture, and then again by the tremendous snow we had last week, the locally owned barbershop, with its original location in East Nashville, now offers haircuts for men, women and children on the west side of town. Oh! And if there happens to be a wait when you drop in for your new coif, kick back and enjoy a Fat Bottom beer or a cold-brewed coffee from Barista Parlor, on the house. Learn more about services offered, pricing and more on Scout’s website.
Peg Leg Porker: From The Gulch to “Guilty Pleasures”
Peg Leg Porker, located in The Gulch at 903 Gleaves St., has been busy. In addition to launching a new bourbon, they will also enjoy national fame when they’re featured on Food Network’s “Guilty Pleasures,” this Wednesday, February 3, at 9 p.m., when PLP pitmaster Carey Bringle’s BBQ nachos are highlighted on the show as the guilty pleasure of Chef Aarón Sánchez. Learn more about the show here. And congrats, Carey!
Happy Birthday to The Arts Company!
The Arts Company, a cornerstone of Nashville’s vibrant art scene, celebrates 20 years downtown this year. To commemorate this milestone event, TAC invites art fans to share images of their favorite works or artists they discovered because of TAC. So if you have a stunning piece on display in your home, snap a pic and email it to [email protected]. If, while out and about, you happen to bump into your favorite artist who has had an exhibit at TAC, grab a quick selfie and email it to TAC. There’s no limit to the number of pics you can send in; they want to spend the year celebrating the 20 years of art they’ve shared with Nashville. Learn more here.
The Juice (Bar) is Loose in Green Hills
Popular Nashville juice bar, appropriately named Juice Bar, has a new location joining the company’s Music City family of stores. All in need of a juice fix can now head to Green Hills, where the newest Juice Bar location is open at The Mall at Green Hills. Not actually inside the mall, Juice Bar can be found in the same strip as Gus Mayer, at 2120 Green Hills Village Drive. Stop in and get your juice, smoothie or other healthy snack. And keep your eyes and ears open for their next opening, which will be in SPACES in Belle Meade. Learn more about Juice Bar here.
Steadfast Evolves to Add Steadfast Commons
After a much-lauded opening in Germantown, locally owned Steadfast Coffee, located at 603 Taylor St., is taking its Nashville presence to the next level. Co-founders Nathanael Mehrens, Jamie Cunningham and Sean Stewart are opening a second local establishment, Steadfast Commons, in the heart of downtown at 299 Demonbreun St. Patrons can grab a coffee, a cocktail or a bite to eat at the new 60-seat coffee shop/restaurant/bar.
New Places to Eat in East
Not that we’re surprised, but wow! East Nashville is always on the up and up when it comes to new places to nosh, and coming soon are two new original options. First, Vinyl Tap, which is taking over the former location of The Family Wash, offers a “wax and drafts” concept, meaning patrons can sip on a local brew while perusing new and used vinyl for purchase (how Nashville is that?!). What’s more, you can bring your used vinyl with you to sell to Vinyl Tap. An estimated opening is planned for May, or as late as early summer, at the 2038 Greenwood Ave. location. Learn more on the Vinyl Tap Facebook page.
And one more to keep an eye out for on the east side is Graze, which is the latest brainchild of The Wild Cow owner. Opening in the old Silly Goose space at 1888 Eastland Ave. will be Graze, a casual dining destination offering a vegetarian menu, fresh-pressed juices and bar service. Graze will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Look for a mid-March opening.
New Places to Eat in 12South
Proper Bagel and Five Daughters Bakery both opened, to huge lines, in 12South in January. Expect a line at both places, but that’s okay as the wait is totally worth it! From Proper Bagel, expect to (finally) find scrumptious bagels and lox, and more. We’ve got our eye on their rendition of avocado toast. Five Daughters will delight with their flaky, layered donuts. Check out the article we wrote about Five Daughters, right here.
Farewell to the Fox
Announced late this week, The Stone Fox, which has spent the past three years in The Nations, is closing up shop tomorrow, January 31. Thanks for the drinks, the food, the live music and the energy you brought to the fabric of the west side. Best of luck to all involved!
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