LOCAL EATERIES GEAR UP FOR NASHVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK AUG. 18-24
Biannual Event Celebrates Locally Owned Restaurants With Special Menus And Prices
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More than 50 locally owned restaurants are making preparations for Nashville Restaurant Week, returning Aug. 18-24, where diners can enjoy weeklong special menus and prices.
Participating restaurants are members of the Nashville Originals, the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association. Together, the Originals work to preserve the culinary identity of the community and sustain each other as restaurateurs.
“Restaurant Week has become a very popular way to celebrate the home-grown culinary landmarks that add so much to our vibrant city,” says Tom Loventhal, president of the Nashville Originals and an owner in the Noshville Delicatessens and Blue Moon Waterfront Grille at Rock Harbor Marina. “As Nashville continues to gain national attention, it’s important that we support our own. For customers, it’s a great time to try a new restaurant or take advantage of a special menu deal at an old favorite.”
Participating restaurants’ prix fixe menus are typically set at $2.14, $15.14, $20.14, and $30.14, respectively. Many Originals members are offering three-course lunches or dinners featuring an appetizer or salad, entrée and dessert. And with new members including Two Ten Jack, Sole Mio, Martin’s BBQ Joint and more, diners have even more great options to choose from.
Restaurant Week also encourages chefs to be creative when putting together their special menu items—preparing dishes the restaurants wouldn’t necessarily serve otherwise. At Saffire in Franklin, you can choose a signature Ribbon or New South Caesar salad and an entrée like creole shrimp and grits or blackened fish tacos for just $20.14. And at Midtown Café, dinner guests will enjoy a two-course meal with wine pairings, including specialty dishes like grilled mahi mahi with lobster mac & cheese, marinated Memphis-style roasted pork tenderloin or a roasted duck breast.
Established in 2006 as the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association, the Nashville Originals are locally owned and loved culinary institutions, ranging from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. Together, the Originals support each other as fixtures of the growing culinary community that continues to enjoy national acclaim.
For more information, including menu details, visit www.nashvilleoriginals.com.