M STREET ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
‘SAINT ANEJO’ TO OPEN SOON
‘Cantina-chic’ Mexican restaurant under construction on M Street in the Gulch
NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 1, 2013 – Chris Hyndman, Founder and President of M Street Entertainment Group that owns and operates Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Tavern, Kayne Prime, and The Rosewall, is opening his newest restaurant concept named ‘SAINT ANEJO’ on M Street in the Gulch. Saint Anejo is located at 1120 McGavock Street next to Virago and across from Whiskey Kitchen and Kayne Prime. Saint Anejo is located directly in front of ‘The Rosewall’ Venue and Event Space that is also currently under construction.
Saint Anejo is a full-service, cantina-style restaurant featuring inspired Mexican cuisine, Latin mixology, and a premium tequila and mezcal menu of over 120 labels. “Although its cuisine is very chef-driven, with superior ingredients, conscious sourcing, and inspired creativity, Saint Anejo is casual, fun, and relatively inexpensive,” states Hyndman. “You won’t see the overused term gourmet or upscale Mexican thrown around here – its ‘comfortably cool’ and highly accessible”.
The atmosphere vibe is “Rock n’ Roll, Cantina-Chic” with enormous focus placed on its architecture and design. “Saint Anejo is an exciting place where people will want to dine, drink, and hang out to socialize,” adds Hyndman. The space will seat over 200, and includes a ‘Tequila Library Lounge’ in a private mezzanine that overlooks the first level. A series of enormous convertible windows open the entire space out to M Street. An elevated large patio shares an indoor/outdoor bar with the interior. Multiple TVs feature sports early and music videos late.
Saint Anejo’s cuisine menu showcases an extensive list of creative tacos, a variety of house-made guacamoles, regionally influenced chef specialties, and several healthy options not usually found in a Mexican restaurant. Saint Anejo’s cocktail list features over a dozen craft margaritas and another dozen Latin mixology classics (many revived from Hyndman’s award-winning Lime drink list). The concoctions are constructed with premium spirits, fresh, exotic produce and botanicals, and unique combinations of nectars and spices.
The unparalleled premium tequila and mezcal list is showcased with frequently scheduled tequila tastings, tequila flights, and private tequila parties in the ‘Tequila Library Lounge’. “Tequila has gained recognition as one of the truly great luxury spirits of the world, and it will be a big feature here.” Saint Anejo will have a ‘tequila sommelier’ on site and a tequila list with in-depth description and education on iPads for the guests.
Saint Anejo is open seven days a week – lunch, dinner, and late night, with food available late. Brunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10am.