NASHVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS AUGUST 19th THROUGH 25TH
Semi-Annual Event Offers Special Menus, Prices at More Than 30 Nashville Originals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 30 locally owned fixtures of the middle Tennessee dining scene are offering special menus and price points as part of Nashville Restaurant Week, August 19th through the 25th.
Participating restaurants are members of the Nashville Originals, the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association, ranging from casual eateries to acclaimed fine dining establishments.
“Restaurant Week is a celebration of Nashville’s incredible dining scene, and the importance of supporting locally owned restaurants,” said Tom Loventhal, president of Nashville Originals. “What we eat matters, and where we eat becomes a part of our culture. These restaurants are supporting each other, employing local people and buying from local suppliers. That’s what community is all about.”
Established in 2006, the Nashville Originals are local restaurateurs dedicated to sustaining the independent restaurant as a fixture of Nashville's culture and community. Together, the Originals support local initiatives and charities, as well as the growing culinary community that has recently received accolades from around the nation and beyond—causing the likes of the UK Guardian to praise Music City for a food and drink scene with “soul and rock ’n’ roll swagger.”
Many participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners featuring an appetizer or salad, entrée and dessert for $20.13. At other member restaurants, three-course dinners for $30.13 are on the menu. Nero’s Grill and Noshville locations are giving diners even bigger incentives: Nero’s two-course lunch menu is only $12.13, while at Noshville Delicatessen two diners eat for $20.13 at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Examples of individual dish offerings at the $30.13 price point range from a pan-seared black drum with royal red shrimp at Watermark and eggplant katsu with edamame stir-fry at Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, to pork shoulder with Goo Goo Cluster BBQ sauce at F. Scott’s and fried panko ginger-crusted chicken at Bound’ry.
At the $20.13 price point, options include a tofu & Thai basil vegetable pasta at PM and a char-crusted strip steak at Germantown Café, as well as fried local catfish with jalapeno corn cream at CABANA and more.
And those in Williamson County need not be discouraged: locals don’t have to head north on I-65 to enjoy 55 South’s shrimp ‘n’ grits or a slow-smoked pork belly BLT with avocado sauce from Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin.
Restaurants taking part include: 55 South, 417 Union, Bound’ry, CABANA, Caffe Nonna, Cross Corner Bar & Grill, Crow’s Nest, F. Scott’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Germantown Café, Holland House Bar & Refuge, Jackson’s, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, McCabe Pub, Mere Bulles, Midtown Café, Nero’s Grill, Noshville Delicatessen, The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood, PM, Provence Breads & Café, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Puckett’s Boat House, Red Pony, Saffire, Silly Goose, Sunset Grill, Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, Table 3, Tin Angel, Valentino’s Ristorante, Watermark Restaurant, Wild Iris and The Yellow Porch.
For more details, visit nashvilleoriginals.com.