Bon Appétit Returns to Nashville for an Epic Culinary Crawl Mixing Two Pure Passions – Music and Food – on June 4
BAgrubcrawl.com Goes Live With Ticket Sales Today, April 20
There is only one place to be in Music City on June 4 and that is on the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl. With 15 hot restaurants, bars and venues, awesome music throughout the event and Bon Appétit’s editors, this roving, high energy event returns to a Bon Appétit favorite city.
The Grub Crawl, in its fifth year and second time in Nashville, is responsible for evolving the classic festival experience with a crawl that moves out from under the tent and into the restaurants. Join Nashville’s famous chefs in the kitchen and friends at the table for a day of great food, drink, music, and entertainment.
“Bon Appétit has been a huge advocate and ambassador for Nashville’s exploding culinary scene,” said Ken Levitan, board chair of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The previous Grub Crawl was an instant hit and sellout. Doing it again and highlighting two of Nashville’s dynamic neighborhoods validate Music City as a dining destination.”
Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. today at bagrubcrawl.com and typically sell out quickly. There are separate tickets for the Day Crawl and Night Crawl. Ticket holders have access to the closing party, and this year there is also a separate ticket for the closing party for purchase. Grub Crawl tickets are $149 each (four stops, plus Closing Party). Closing Party tickets only are $40.
In 2014, the Nashville Grub Crawl featured restaurants downtown and in the Gulch. The event was a sell-out.
DAY CRAWL: 12SOUTH
Indulge in the cool, curated stops on the 12South Crawl and also enjoy access to the night’s closing party at The Bell Tower.
Kick-off Party: Urban Grub
Opened in 2012, Urban Grub is an indoor-outdoor casual fine dining spot located in a renovated carwash. With dishes including homemade charcuterie, fresh fish and dry aged steaks—Urban Grub has something for everyone.
Epice is a neighborhood bistro serving moderately priced, simple and authentic Lebanese foods that are reflective of Lebanon’s flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. Derived from the French word for spice, Epice is inspired by the ambrosial spices and herbs ubiquitous in this healthful cuisine.
Husband and wife, Jason and Libby Sheer, opened The Flipside. The menu features Jason’s grandmother’s amazing pan sautéed chicken recipe, topped 21 different ways—and the crowds haven’t stopped coming. The clean, 1950s, Palm Springs, retro feel makes Flipside popular with Instagrammers.
Opened in 2013, Josephine is a contemporary restaurant featuring American farmhouse cuisine. Chef Andrew Little focuses on simple, classically composed recipes accompanied by a small but carefully selected wine list, in a soft industrial space that emphasizes a sense of home.
NIGHT CRAWL: GERMANTOWN
Enjoy all the eateries in this historic neighborhood, as well as access to the night’s closing party at The Bell Tower.
Kick-off: Rolf and Daughters
This former Bon Appétit Best New Restaurant winner is the brainchild of acclaimed Chef Philip Krajeck. The menu features Northern Italian and Mediterranean influences with southern undertones. Aside from the incredible pasta dishes, the menu highlights local and seasonal ingredients from nearby farms.
5th & Taylor
5th & Taylor is Chef Daniel Lindley’s homage to the American family meal. Inspired by Sunday dinners from his childhood, the menu features familiar expressions of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests.
Cochon Butcher is an award-winning butcher shop, a sandwich counter and a wine bar. Inspired by old-world meat markets, Cochon Butcher specializes in house made meats, terrines and sausages, and fresh cuts that are handpicked and ready-to-cook items available daily.
Barista Parlor creates an experience of well-crafted coffee, food, and genuine southern hospitality. They source the highest quality coffee from the most environmentally responsible farms in the world—focusing on clarity and roast with an emphasis on each coffee’s inherent sweetness.
CLOSING PARTY: THE BELL TOWER
Ticketholders to the 12 South and Germantown Crawls have access to the Closing Party, featuring food from even more of Nashville’s creative eateries and flavorful cocktails. Nashville singer-songwriter Gabe Dixon will perform.
The Bell Tower
With a strong history, The Bell Tower is the ultimate event venue, showcasing an epic, raw space to house the night’s closing event. An old church, the space was constructed with planks, boards and stones from homes destroyed during the Civil War. Now, it hosts some of the city’s coolest events and parties.
Founded as a food truck by husband and wife team Karl and Sarah Worley in 2012, Biscuit Love is a Nashville breakfast staple. Last year, the Worley’s found a brick and mortar home in the Gulch neighborhood, where they offer a wide range of options, including Bon Appétit’s Best Sandwich of 2015 – the East Nasty.
Butcher & Bee
Butcher & Bee opened in Nashville in late 2015. Featuring carefully sourced ingredients and an ever changing menu, the industrial space showcases work from local artisans, along with a diverse menu of mezze, entrees, sandwiches and vegetables.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Owner and executive chef Maneet Chauhan’s Indian roots, zest for travel, and affection for Southern traditions collides to offer a menu featuring globally influenced cuisine that perfectly combines Indian fare with traditional Southern dishes.
Little Octopus is a modern neighborhood restaurant, with options for everyone. Chef Herget’s inspired by the cultural cuisines of Miami, and his menu celebrates fresh, clean, seasonally driven, organic ingredients.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
West Tennessee’s legendary whole-hog Bar-B-Que tradition is the cornerstone of this hot spot for some of the country’s best pit masters, including owner Pat Martin. He learned the art and craft of West Tennessee-style smoke and meat 25 years ago.
The Southern Steak & Oyster
The Southern Steak & Oyster is a unique and animated eatery that offers an authentically southern adventure with a twist, combining indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients. It features a shuck-to-order oyster bar, hickory wood-fired grill, locally-grown produce, delectable tender meats and direct-sourced seafood.
For those traveling in for the Grub Crawl, go to http://www.visitmusiccity.com/grubcrawl to book exclusive hotel and Grub Crawl ticket packages.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
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