Nashville: Corn-fed and Cornbread City

2016 SFA summer Symposium

Nashville City Guide


404 Kitchen

404 12th Avenue South

Matt Bolus cooks in a renovated shipping container.

Dinner only, closed Sunday and Monday.

1808 Grille at Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Avenue

Tennessee twist on classic plates.

Open daily.

Capitol Grille

231 Sixth Avenue North

Set in the grand Hermitage Hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days.


The Catbird Seat

1711 Division Street

Twenty seat dinner theater.

Wednesday through Saturday for dinner.


City House

1222 Fourth Avenue North

Tandy Wilson cooks Southern-Med.

Open seven nights.



2902 12th Avenue South

Neighborhood bistro serving elegant Lebanese cuisine.

Closed Monday night.



37 Rutledge Street

“If it doesn’t come from the South, it isn’t coming through the door.”

Lunch, brunch, and dinner seven days.



2316 12th Avenue South

Andrew Little plots a Pennsylvania Dutch renaissance.

Lunch, brunch, and dinner seven days.


Lockeland Table Community Kitchen & Bar

1520 Woodland St.

Local fare in an East Nashville reconstructed storefront.

Closed Sunday.


Margot Café & Bar

1017 Woodland St.

Five Points French and Italian cuisine.

Closed Monday.


Miel Restaurant

343 53rd Avenue North

Sylvan Park French outpost.

Closed for Monday dinner.


Rolf & Daughters

700 Taylor Street

Philip Krajeck crafts modern peasant food and handmade pastas.

Seven nights for dinner.


The Southern Steak & Oyster

150 3rd Ave. South

So-bro Southern adventure with a twist.

Open seven days.


Everyday Dining


400 Degrees Hot Chicken

319 Peabody Street

Aqui Hines knows her fire.

Closed Sunday and Monday.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

605 8th Avenue South

The meat-n-three standard-bearer.

Lunch weekdays.


Biscuit Love Brunch

316 11th Avenue South

It began as a truck; now it’s a phenomenon.

Breakfast and lunch, seven days.


Burger Up

2901 12th Avenue South

More than just a burger joint.

All day, seven days.


Butcher & Bee

902 Main St.

Pulled squash with smoked slaw.

Seven days, lunch, dinner, and late.


House of Kabob

216 Thompson lane

Get skewered.

Lunch and dinner seven days.


Chauhan Ale and Masala House

123 12th Ave. N.

Chicken pakora po-boys.

Lunch weekdays, brunch Sunday, dinner seven nights.


I Dream of Weenie

113 South 11th Street

East Nashville’s iconic Volkswagen bus hotdog stand.

Seven days of fun and mustard.


Jack of Hearts BBQ

5343 Main Street (Spring Hill)

Get jacked up, south of town.

Closed Sunday.


Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q

7004 Charlotte Pike

Pig on a bun.

Open everyday.

Las Paletas

2907 12th Avenue South

Mexican popsicles by sisters Irma Paz-Bernstein and Norma Paz-Curtis.

Seven days of icy treats.


Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

3108 Belmont Blvd.

Pat Martin makes a mean hoecake bbq sandwich.

4 local joints, open seven days.


Más Tacos, Por Favor

732 McFerrin Street

Made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, sold from a Winnebago.

Closed on Sunday.


Peg Leg Porker

903 Gleaves St.

Carey Bringle on the pits.

Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.


Pinewood Social

33 Peabody Street

Eat, drink, caffeinate…swim, bowl, play bocce.

Lunch and dinner and late night, closed Sunday.


Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

123 Ewing Drive

André Prince Jeffries is the ur fryer.

Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday and Monday.


Silver Sands

937 Locklayer St.

Sophia Vaughn fries the best hot water cornbread in the city.

Breakfast and lunch, closed Saturday, open Sunday.


The Sutler Saloon

2600 Franklin Pike

Drinks, food & live music—including bluegrass brunch.

Open daily into the wee hours.


Music Venues

(Note: Bring $1 and $5 bills. Bands often play for tips)

Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike

90 seat venue for the established and the up-and-coming.

Two shows nightly.


Layla’s Bluegrass Inn

418 Broadway

Live music nightly.

Seven days.


Robert’s Western World

416 Broadway

Hillbilly, rockabilly, and country music.

Daily from 11 in the morn.


Second Fiddle

420 Broadway

Antique radios and music memorabilia line the walls.

Seven days through late night.


The Springwater Supper Club & Lounge

115 27th Avenue North

A rock and roll bar with cheap longnecks.

Daily noon til late.


The Stage

412 Broadway

“A little bit Texas and a whole lotta Nashville.”

Seven days of drinks and frolics.



Azadi International Food Market & Bakery

391 Elysian Fields Court

Try the lahmacun, a Kurdish flatbread, with lamb or goat.

Seven days.


Billy Reid

4015 Hillsboro Pike #104

Best service and clothes in the biz. Plus SFA gear.

Open til 7 six nights, til 6 on Sunday.


Fanny’s House of Music

1101 Holly Street

Music store and vintage clothing shop.

Seven days.


Hatch Show Print

224 Fifth Avenue South

Letterpress heaven with vintage posters.

Seven days.


Lazzaroli Pasta Shop & Italian Market

1314 5th Avenue North

Handmade, fresh-cut pastas and more.

Closed Sunday.


Olive & Sinclair Factory & Chocolate Shop

1628 Fatherland Street

Bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

Tours Tuesday through Saturday.


Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Road, between Vanderbilt and Belmont

Four blocks of boutiques, coffee shops, and jewelry troves.


12South Neighborhood

12th Avenue South/Granny White Pike

Boutiques and restaurants and such.