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Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery has been making award winning wines right here for over 35 years but our family has been making wine in Tennessee with Tennessee grown fruit for over five decades across three generations.
The concept of Beachaven was fostered by William O. Beach. Born and raised in Clarksville, TN, Beach had a successful professional career as a lawyer, Judge and eventually County Executive of Montgomery County. As a wine enthusiast, however, it was only natural to try production for himself. In the late 60s Judge Beach began winemaking as a hobby, even planting his own vineyard. In 1970 Beach entered the Knoxville World’s Fair amateur wine making competition winning a gold medal for his champagne and adding fuel to the fire.
Today, Ed & Louisa’s son, Wilson is Operations Manager of the winery. Wilson grew up helping the Judge with his early vintages and working after school and summers at the winery. He worked for several years in the Michigan wine industry as well as a vintage in New Zealand expanding his wine education. He has become the third generation of the family to work in the business.https://beachavenwinery.com/
Big Machine Vodka
Welcome to the home of Big Machine Distillery’s Spiked Cooler vodka juice pouches and Double Gold Award-Winning Platinum filtered Vodka. How was this legacy brand born?
In 2015, Music mogul Scott Borchetta acquired Big Machine Distillery with the desire to venture into the business of producing and marketing high quality craft spirits. He found a quaint and picturesque micro-distillery in the beautiful countryside of Lynnville and the journey began.https://www.bigmachinevodka.com/
Burger Dandy opened in 2021 as a virtual kitchen that only offered delivery and pickup. After hearing multiple requests from our customers, we decided to give our fans what they wanted, a sit-down burger joint. Now, in addition to delivery and pickup, you can dine-in at our spot at 1st & Main in Historic Downtown Franklin. Our menu was crafted to be simple, yet nostalgic. Since the beginning our smash burgers, crinkle-cut fries and old-fashioned milkshakes were a hit with the community. With our expanded space comes an expanded menu. New classics have been added; all-beef hotdogs, a signature fried chicken sandwich, fried pies, spiked shakes, an expanded beer and wine selection, and more.https://www.burgerdandy.com/
Childhood friends Darek Bell and Andrew Webber hit a snag while working on a prototype bio-diesel plant, causing Andrew to remark that making whiskey would be much more satisfying. The idea stuck, and soon after, Corsair Distillery was founded. Corsair’s spirits have been praised in publications like Food and Wine, Saveur, Imbibe, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, the Atlantic, Time Out New York, and Maxim.com. Corsair’s innovative and adventurous spirits have won 41 medals at international spirits competitions and have been called "hand crafted small batch ultra premium booze for badasses," -- high praise that we not only love reading, but also agree with.http://www.corsairdistillery.com/
Deacon's New South
Located in the historic Life & Casualty Tower in downtown Nashville, Deacon’s New South is a modern, Southern steakhouse with a focus on dry-aged steaks, elevated seafood dishes, locally sourced sides and a robust, sommelier-led beverage program.
The restaurant features a prominent dry-aging room and an exposed kitchen setting, as well as two bars, an eclectic lounge and a private dining area that can be reserved for both small and large parties. Its sleek, industrial design with brass and copper details and bold architectural patterns harken back to the building’s art-deco influences from when it was first built in the 1950s.
The menu is built on authentic Southern favorites with global inspiration, sourcing its proteins and produce from local farms whenever possible. The restaurant also incorporates farm greens, herbs and other produce from its sister concept, Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, which boasts its own onsite organic farm and gardens.https://www.deaconsnewsouth.com
Chef Deb Paquette brings a smaller, more intimate version of sister restaurant Etch to Green Hills; etc. (pronounced et cetera) opened its doors on August 15th, 2016. Contrary to sister restaurant Etch’s minimalist design, etc. provides a swankier vibe in the bright 2400 square-foot space. The 68-seat venue with 12-seat bar is located in the Atlas Building at 3790 Bedford Ave. etc. serves Paquette’s globally-driven dishes for lunch Monday – Friday, dinner Monday – Saturday and brunch on Sundays. A mid-day menu is served Monday – Friday from 2-4pm and Happy Hour is available Monday – Saturday from 4-6:30pm at the bar.
Tucked behind the Mall at Green Hills, etc.’s interior features simply adorned tables, comfortable banquette seating, a large wine and cocktail bar and plenty of open-air seating. Funky light fixtures, striking electric blue, copper and glass accents, and warm woods fill out the intimate space. The design of the restaurant was led by Katie Vance of Powell Architecture + Building Studio and include custom design elements by Redrocks Tileworks, Holler Design and Hygge & West.
The menus at etc. incorporate all of Deb’s favorite spices, produce and global recipes. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails.
Deb and Pastry Chef Megan Williams helm the kitchen alongside General Manager Carol Johnson, Assistant General Manager Bethany Davis and Manager Andy Perry.https://etc.restaurant/
During Covid lock down, Annika Sorenstam and her husband Mike McGee started mixing drinks after being tired of all the no flavor, watered down RTD’s on the market. They wanted something with full flavor, but without all the calories and sugar in a real homemade cocktail! After months of mixing and tasting with friends, Fizzy Beez was pollinated. Annika asked her pickle ball friend and wine consultant Kathy Johanson to join the hive.
The two “busy bees” who are always on the go, decided to create four ready-to-drink, classic cocktails sweetened with a touch of pure organic honey and a few other clean, simple ingredients. Both athletes, entrepreneurs, and former vintners; have many years of business experience between them, & both had charitable foundations with the mutual goal of continuing to give back and inspire others where possible!
Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. They feature creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. Their chef driven menu offers breakfast, brunch every day, a kids menu, and lunch and dinner with expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine, and cocktails.https://frothymonkey.com
Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region.
Thus, Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share.
Born from a belief that whisky made in the winter months produced a mellower sip, our liquids were always chilled to 40 degrees before charcoal filtering for a smooth yet complex taste.
Since the very beginning, our unique spelling of ‘whisky’ without the ‘e’ speaks to the passion from which our brand was born. A drive to rethink American whiskey and elevate the experience to rival the world’s finest scotch whiskies. To this day, we continue the tradition of bringing new perspectives to our liquid legacy.https://www.georgedickel.com/visit-us?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=40005182_DistilleryTourNASGEO_GEODI_GEODIC_SA3_GADW_USA_NU_BMC_AO_SEAH_PSEAC_TEAD_NU_ALBOS_NAT_NU_CPC_NU_KEW_A21%2B_CXD_EN_EX_BRAD&ds_k=george+dickel+distillery&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzfHOydTM_gIVZQ6zAB2o0Q7CEAAYASAAEgKPEPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#exploreourdistillery
Goat Island Brewing
On the day of April 27th, 2011, Cullman, Alabama was turned upside down by a tornado. While devastation hit hard, something was brewing in the midst of destruction. Actions related to the rebuilding after the storm set in motion a series of fortunate events. An old high school friendship was rekindled and the passion for making good beer was sparked. Our two brew masters had a solid reputation of home brewing, designing new beers, and perfecting the American and German classics. When the two began to collaborate and brew together, magic happened and the synergy took their beer recipes to a new level. You could call it a true brewmance. Behind the scenes stood the rest of the brew crew. The full crew was represented as a rocket scientist, a geologist, an insurance agent, and a cop. What started out as a dream was in the process of becoming reality. New beer was invented, dreams were fueled, and plans were made to birth something this town had not seen since the 1800s: a brewery. Goat Island Brewing was established in early 2015 on a foundation of friendship and a firm belief that it is never too late to go after your dream. So before you begin cast judgement, these old goats know good beer. And as they say, “Life is too short to drink baaad beer!”https://www.goatislandbrewing.com/
Good Citizen Coffee Co
Good Citizen Coffee Co. started in Nashville TN in 2018 - the core team came together quickly as a response to the blank space in the roasting industry in Middle Tennessee. Of course, we wanted to roast great coffee - who doesn't want that? But, we didn't see roasters offering free, ongoing, comprehensive training to their wholesale partners. We knew from the start that the prioritization of this education and continued connection would be one of the main tenants of our brand.
Our coffee business is built on transparency and quality coffee. Sourced from sustainable farms, we help keep specialty-grade coffee in your cup without sacrificing nutrient-dense farming lands.https://goodcitizencoffee.com
We're proud to be Nashville's only 100% women-owned whiskey company!
At Happenstance, we like tradition but we’re not so old fashioned. We like our manhattans with a beach, our whiskey not-so-sour and our seven & sevens don’t equal fourteen.
And although we believe many great moments happen by chance, our premium-bourbon is not one of them.
Our founder wanted a brand that pays homage to the tradition of American bourbons that have come before us, but with an unexpected punch of today’s most sought out flavors. So born was our Founder’s Edition straight bourbon whiskey. A complex combination of vanilla, hazelnut, toasted oak, honey and toffee notes.
Double-distilled. Naturally smooth. Barrel-aged to perfection.https://happenstancewhiskey.com/
Mama Yang & Daughter
Mama Yang is one of the most dedicated mothers to her children and family. Throughout her whole life, she ran her family kitchen, took care of her in-laws, and mothered her three children. As the years went on, Mama Yang expanded her cooking skills and mastered several family recipes. Whenever her children come home to visit, she makes sure that her kids are not just well-fed: she sends them off with days (if not weeks!) worth of food. And dumplings have always been the family's #1 choice.
Dumplings and other delicious authentic Taiwanese foods are Mama Yang’s way of showing love to her children. We hope you enjoy Mama's love as much as her children do!https://www.eatmamayang.com/
Nestled just off West-End, next to Music Row between Vanderbilt and Downtown, Midtown Café offers affordable casual fine dining at its best. The intimate ambiance offers the perfect setting for a business lunch or romantic dinner. The menu for this locally owned, 25 year standard, features prime steaks, sustainable seafood, locally grown produce, more than 40 wines by the glass, over 150 by the bottle and some of Nashville’s finest cocktails. Award-winning chef Brian Uhl creates 3 & 5 course tasting menus and signature standards.http://www.midtowncafe.com
Music City Center
Music City Center's Executive Chef Max Knoepfel is a maestro, orchestrating dinners for thousands. With a resume that includes The Pentagon, the Washington, DC, Convention Center and the International Monetary Fund, Swiss-born and trained Chef Max stands at the helm of MCC's REAL (Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership) Verified kitchen, the first convention center kitchen in the nation with the U.S. Healthful Food Council's prestigious stamp of sustainability. Under his leadership, MCC purchases 90% of its produce from a network of local and regional farms while maintaining the capacity to serve more than 20,000 meals daily.https://www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/
Neew Heights Brewing Company
Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, New Heights Brewing is a small craft brewery that creates ales we’re passionate about and crave—from intensely hoppy IPAs to crisp, clean ales and rich imperial stouts. It all began with a brew kit—that head brewer, Jeff Fountain, received from his wife, Tracey. After lots of corporate hours in cultures highly reminiscent of the movie Office Space, Jeff quit his 9-5 to do what really made him happy—working with his hands and giving back to the community by making great beer.
From his beginnings as a microbrewery volunteer in Carlsbad, CA, to brewer at San Diego’s Mission Brewery, Jeff honed his craft and discovered his own style. Through his job at Mission and his involvement in local homebrew clubs (Mash Heads), Jeff was exposed to some of the best and brightest craftsmen in the industry.
In 2014, armed with years of experience, research, plans, and thousands of backyard brewing hours to unearth the perfect first flight, Jeff and Tracey moved to Nashville to start New Heights Brewing—an ode to their San Diego neighborhood (our logo features the University Heights’ North Park Water Tower in front of the Nashville skyline), and a salute to starting new beginnings, making bold moves, and finding “home” wherever you are.https://www.newheightsbrewing.com/
Old Hickory Bourbon
Deeply rooted in American tradition, Old Hickory bourbon whiskies deliver a refined taste and unique character reminiscent of Andrew Jackson, an acclaimed U.S. President, General and Statesmen. “Old Hickory,” a connoisseur of fine whiskey, enjoyed his own blend from a distillery on the grounds of the Hermitage, his Tennessee plantation home.https://www.oldhickorybourbon.com/
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Puckett’s roots stretch way back to the ‘50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality — and six restaurants later, that aim still rings true. Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local music and serving Southern staples — classics like meat-and-three items and our famous slow-smoked BBQ — in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere. If that sounds like you’re kind of place, then you’re our kind of person.https://puckettsgro.com/
A Restaurant that only serves Chicken Fingers? The business plan received the lowest grade in a college class because the professor said it wouldn’t work. When he tried to get loans, the banks said no, but Todd wasn’t giving up.
We serve only the most craveable chicken finger meals. It’s our ONE LOVE.https://www.raisingcanes.com/home/
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Boasting modern and inspiring features, Renaissance Nashville Hotel is a stylish haven in legendary Nashville, Tennessee. Our Music City hotel is situated in the heart of downtown, attached to Fifth + Broadway and steps from attractions such as Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium. Recharge in upscale hotel rooms and suites with plush bedding, expansive workstations, and striking views of downtown Nashville. Upgrade your stay in a deluxe suite, which boasts extra space, or book a Club-level hotel room for Lounge access and perks such as complimentary breakfast. Organize a meeting or social gathering at our hotel to make use of 50 venues and over 112,000 square feet of space. After an exhilarating day at Bridgestone Arena or visiting celebrated destinations in Nashville, delight your palate with handcrafted Southern fare at Little Fib, our signature restaurant. Designed to reflect the history and spirit of the city, our downtown Nashville hotel near Broadway invites you to discover the difference.https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bnash-renaissance-nashville-hotel/rooms/
Scout's Pub logo
In 2016, AMH started a new restaurant concept in the Westhaven community of Franklin, TN that got it's name from the Marshall family dog, Scout. This modern pub is designed to fit the community feel of Westhaven and offers a neighborly vibe. Along with a selection of regional brews, Scout's features hand crafted cocktails and a decidedly Southern take on traditional pub fare with a modern twist.
Sambuca, Nashville’s only rockin’ restaurant in the Gulch, features a well-rounded new American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Relax with a cocktail and small plate at the bar, or entertain friends with dinner and enjoy the live music; on the weekends, we kick up the energy and feature a variety of cover or danceable bands. From classic rock, southern rock, pop & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands, we have music variety to fit any listener's taste. Check out the calendar for nightly tunes.https://www.sambucanashville.com/
Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts
The Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State Community College is Tennessee's largest culinary arts program. Located at the College's Southeast Campus in Antioch, the program prepares the next wave of talented culinary professionals to support Nashville's booming hospitality industry.https://www.nscc.edu/news/2022/culinary-arts-at-nashville-state-earns-accreditation