We have been fans of Tinwings for a long time. The name once referred to the art that one of the owners, Ursula Norris, made. Since the brand was already established, Ursula and business partner Lee Ann Merrick simply rehabbed the logo and added a tag line: Food for Everyday Special. Now, Tinwings has broadened into a catering service for parties or weeknight meals for busy people. Their food is healthy, with an emphasis on locally grown and produced items. It’s May, it’s crazy, summer is coming … and then fall and the holidays. It just never stops. Take back some control knowing you have a break midweek with some dinners from Tinwings!

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Tinwings is hard to miss at the corner of 51st and Illinois avenues with the bright pink awning, pink railing and pink flowers! Plus, look at that gorgeous copper angel!

Black rice salad with peppers, beans and edamame.

Black rice salad with peppers, beans and edamame

Greek chicken with lemon mint tzatziki

Greek chicken with lemon mint tzatziki

Specifics for meal delivery or pickup:

  • Tinwings offers delivery services on Wednesdays for a nominal fee, but you can also pick up in the newly hot Nations neighborhood at 816 51st Ave. N. (just down the street from The Stone Fox), or at Tinwings’ original location on Linden Avenue in 12South.
  • There is no obligation or membership. Just look at the menu and decide if you want to order or not.
  • Once you sign up for their emails, you’ll receive an email each Wednesday with the next week’s menu and instructions for how to order. Order by Sunday at 10 a.m., and your meals will be ready for pickup or delivery the following Wednesday.
  • They also have last-minute family meal offerings at their Tinwings Market open on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Some of our favorites are their simple roast salmon, chicken enchiladas and Greek chicken with lemon mint tzatziki. We drool over their salted caramel bars, too.
  • Talk about fresh, the food you pick up or have delivered on Wednesday will be good for at least five days.
If you decide to pick up your food, you will greeted by more pink inside. TinWings is a delightful, happy place.

If you decide to pick up your food, you will be greeted by more pink inside. It’s a delightful, happy place.

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Tinwings’ mixed berry salad

Food is available in their to-go refrigerator, currently just open on Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. But, look for those hours to expand soon.

Food is available in their to-go refrigerator, currently just open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., but look for those hours to extend soon.

A great food quote!

A great food quote!

BACKGROUND:

Who are these women and what are people saying about their food?

Ursula and Lee Ann

Ursula Norris and Lee Ann Merrick of Tinwings. Photo credit: Grannis Photography

Lee Ann Merrick’s first job was at the old Ruby Tuesday’s on West End Avenue, but she’s most famous for Veggies Lee Ann, an entrée she created for the recently closed Sunset Grill. From there, a head hunter asked her to open the Williams-Sonoma at The Mall of Green Hills. Simply stated, her passion for cooking and organizational skills are legendary in Nashville.

Ursula Norris is one of the most creative women we’ve ever met. She grew up standing on a stool watching her beloved grandmother mix pound cakes. Her love of baking continues, as she concocts the delicacies offered to Tinwings’ loyal patrons. At their recent grand opening, we feasted on snickerdoodle blondies, Nutella brownies, homemade marshmallows with chocolate drizzle and her inspired sour cream pound cake.

Together, Lee Ann and Ursula had a vision for people to shop the Tinwings refrigerator instead of their own. They wanted to make the food you want to cook, if only you had the time and the ability. They want you to feel the heart and soul of the kitchen, as if you stopped by your friend’s house for a bite to eat.

When they say, “Let’s just get the conversation started,” they mean it. Their goal, whether it’s a catered party or a family meal, is to get it right. So you may need boxed lunches, but they don’t have a menu. Why not? They can talk to you, listen to your needs and come up with the perfect menu for the occasion. Or perhaps you love the sound of their quinoa salad, but you don’t like cilantro. No problem. Let them know and they will make yours available without cilantro. Just talk to them, tell them what you want and they will likely accommodate. Refreshing, yes?!

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S'mores cookies ... yum!

S’mores cookies … yum!

Tinwings’ long-term goal is to be open more days to offer more convenience for their customers. As we glanced right and left, it is obvious that the neighborhood is on fire with new shops, restaurants and houses, so adding more days makes plenty of sense!

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Are you ready to get started? Just enter your email, and a menu will be sent to you on Wednesday. Then, order by Sunday and your Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday just became that much easier. Now you’ll have freshly prepared, healthy, delicious food filling your refrigerator!

Wednesday Meals, TinWings Market, Catered Events and Boxed Lunches. TinWings covers it all!

Wednesday Meals, Tinwings Market, Catered Events and Boxed Lunches … Tinwings covers it all!

This is just half of what Liza and I left with. Our families were very happy with us!

This is just half of what my business partner, Liza, and I left with. Our families were very happy with us!

Find out more about Tinwings at tinwings.com.