Jul 2, 2015

Noshin' in Nashville

Nashville should be on everyone's food radar at this point, but if not let us tell you why it should be...  Yeah Hot Chicken is awesome, but there is so much more coming out of this new food mecca.  
Nashville’s vibrant dining scene is one of the main reasons why it was Number 15 on The New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Visit in 2014! After enjoying the fare of these two chefs, you'll see for yourself why it's such a hot destination.
 
CITY HOUSE— Most locals regale Chef Tandy Wilson as the pioneer who brought downtown back. CITY HOUSE is the fan favorite among chefs and where many of them eat on their nights off. Reservations are recommended, but we also enjoy sitting at the bar, stuffing our faces with pastas and pizzas while watching the bartenders whip up amazing cocktails and swooning over their selection of bourbons. 
Peg Leg Porker— Carey Bringle just might be the best story teller of all time, he also makes his own bourbon which is seriously good. Don't make a trip to Nashville without a stop into his BBQ spot. Pro tip: order the Wings, Ribs, and Pulled Pork Nachos and grab a seat at the bar where they have loads of fun drinks and BUSHWACKERS on tap! 
Farm House— And while we had our plates full eating our way through over 30 spots in three days, there was one spot that was so special that we ate there twice. This. Is. Unheard. Of. But Trey Cioccia of The Farm House had us at Hot Chicken with Biscuit Puree, so before we’d even paid the bill at lunch, we had ourselves a late night dinner reservation for the next evening.
Josephine— Andrew Little's seasonal dishes bring elevated farmhouse fare to Nashville. With simple dishes focused on local ingredients and a wine list that makes us swoon, Josephine cannot be missed. We go crazy for all of the small plates, but for dinner, you can't go wrong with the Beef Cheeks, Duck Risotto, or the Scallops. 
Rolf and Daughters— We love the food at Rolf & Daughters so much it made the list of our top five favorite restaurants of 2013. Every detail is attended to, and each bite seems more delicious than the last. We recommend the Bucatini Fra Diavolo, the Squid Ink Canestri, and the Cauliflower Farrow Plate, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.