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55 South

Taking its name from the highway that connects Memphis and New Orleans, 55 South draws a similar tangent with its menu. Eclectic Southern cuisine and New Orleans-style favorites include a range of options familiar in concept but delightfully fresh to taste.

Amber Falls Winery & Cellars

Hidden in the rolling hills of Hampshire Tennessee, Amber Falls produces fine wines of superior quality ranging from bold dry reds to novelty fruit wines.

Bacon & Caviar

Bacon & Caviar began as the competition BBQ team of Paul Johnson and Ed Smith roughly ten years ago at Memphis in May, but requests from friends and acquaintances to do small events eventually spun the venture out into a full blown business. In 2008, B&C was the first restaurant to open in the Nashville Farmers' Market as part of the market's revitalization, and they've since opened an additional location in Melrose, too. Both locations and B&C's full-service catering arm offer food that is deeply southern in origin but with an upscale modern twist.

Bang Candy Company

The Bang Candy Company is a Nashville-based sugar-peddler specializing in whimsical confections. It is a magical, indulgent place where candy lovers bear no shame. Indulge in their gourmet marshmallows half-dipped in Belgian chocolate, enliven drinks and desserts with their delicious syrups, or munch on some of their ridiculously awesome chocolate barks (we're partial to Bark in the Dark).

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery

In the late 1970's, Judge William O. Beach pioneered legislation that revived Tennessee's wine industry. His years of successful amateur winemaking sparked the desire to open a commercial winery in his home town of Clarksville, Tennessee. By the early 1980's, Judge Beach and his son-in-law Edward Cooke planted a large commercial vineyard. Judge Beach and Ed set the bar high and the Beachaven standards are still the same today. From the vineyard to the tasting room, each wine is carefully harvested, aged, and bottled so that it will have the maximum flavor, balance, and nose.


Located in Hillsboro Village, Cabana specializes in casual southern comfort cuisine. On the menu you'’ll find lump crab hush puppies, lobster brie mac and cheese, blackened local catfish, sweet tea smoked chicken, and some of the best pizza in town. The drink menu features a plethora of martinis, along with a wide variety of draft and bottled beers; the wine list accommodates all palates.

Christie Cookie Co.

While Music City sleeps through early morning hours, the folks at Christie Cookie can be found in the bakery. Spreading love across chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia, and oatmeal raisin, they understand that there’s no substitute for the classics. A Nashville original turned American favorite, all Christie Cookies are baked fresh to order using 100% real butter and only the finest ingredients with zero preservatives.

Cork & Cow

Cork & Cow, Chef Jason McConnell’s latest venue in Franklin, emphasizes both great steaks and wine. Cork & Cow features over 100 bottles of wine, an exceptional cocktail program, extensive cuts of steak and exceptional seafood. The menu changes up to eight times a year to showcase the season’s best offerings. Ingredients are sourced locally as often as possible and an attention to the exceptional can be seen in dishes like the Tomahawk.

Corsair Distillery

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 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.


Chef Deb Paquette brings a smaller, more intimate version of sister restaurant Etch to Green Hills; etc. (pronounced et cetera) opened its doors in August 2016. Etc. serves Paquette’s globally-driven dishes for lunch Monday – Friday, and dinner Monday – Saturday. Plans for Sunday brunch are in the works for the near future. 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.

First Harvest Café at Second Harvest’s Culinary Arts Center

The Second Harvest Culinary Arts Center is a state-of-the-art food preparation facility, used for food safety education, culinary demonstrations and classes, and catering for Second Harvest’s Partner Agencies, supporters and clients. It’s also home to their Culinary Arts programs, which include First Harvest Café lunches each Wednesday and Friday as well as catering services.

Frothy Monkey

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.

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky is distilled, mellowed, and aged in Cascade Hollow, Tennessee, near Tullahoma. George A. Dickel made his first bottle back in 1870, and their folks continue to provide the same attention to quality and detail today using charcoal mellowing and firing their whisky the old-fashioned way -- in the open air.

Germantown Café

Germantown Café's kitchen specializes in straightforward traditional cooking with a subtle twist — but don't worry, there's no fusion confusion on display here. Whether you choose their signature Plum Pork, a char-crusted New York strip with garlic mashers, or their plump, juicy crabcakes, you'll lick your chops with every bite.

Grinder's Switch Winery

Grinder’s Switch Winery has been growing and producing award-winning wine for nearly a decade. The winery is located in the rolling countryside of Hickman County, and in the spring of 2015, the Chessor family also opened a location in downtown Nashville in the historic Marathon Village.

H Clark Distillery

H Clark Distillery has been creating micro-batch rye whiskey and dry gin in Thompson's Station since 2014. Ask Heath Clark about the American craft of bourbon distillation, and he'll tell you: "It’s grain. It’s water. It’s wood. It’s fire. And it’s time. Its base ingredients embody the elements of the American dream." I mean... What more can we say, really?

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel's is the top-selling American whiskey in the world, and it's produced in nearby Lynchburg, Tennessee. It's dripped slowly -- drop by drop -- through ten feet of firmly packed charcoal (made from hard sugar maple) before going into new charred oak barrels for aging.

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

It all started in 1921 when Alfred Wetherington, the great grandfather of siblings Jackson and Morgan had a whiskey still in eastern North Carolina. He later decided to become a preacher and left the whiskey life behind. Almost a 100 years later, Jackson and Morgan are picking up where he left off with a new twist on the family recipe. Playful southern flavors including salted caramel, orange whip, and brown cinnamon sugar create a fun flair that has been missing from traditional whiskey creams. Can be sipped neat or shaken into a vintage cocktail.

Kickin' Coffee & Tea

Kickin' Coffee & Tea, a family owned business, has been operated by Cathy & Marion Hoormann since 1995. Kickin’ provides brewed beverage products which include: fresh roasted coffee, espresso (fair trade & organic), and Shangri-La award winning iced & hot teas.

Margot Café & Bar

Margot Café & Bar is a casual, fine dining restaurant located at Five Points in Historic East Nashville offering rustic French and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the regions of Provence and Tuscany. The menu changes daily but the foundation remains constant with six appetizer choices, seven entrees, and five desserts. The freshness, simplicity and seasonality of the food have won over diners across Nashville and the Southeast.

Martin's Bar-B-Que

Pat Martin learned the art and craft of West Tennessee-style smoke and meat 25 years ago in the tiny town of Henderson, TN before making Nashville his home. It became a consuming passion that eventually led to a business when he opened the first Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in 2006.

McConnell House

Once a month, McConnell House hosts events open to the public; from wine dinners to hands-on cooking demos with dinner included, these evenings offer something out of the ordinary and are always delicious. Otherwise, McConnell House specializes in private events in a beautiful and historic space that features exposed brick, hardwood floors, tall windows, and fireplaces.

Midtown Cafe

Nestled just off West-End, next to Music Row between Vanderbilt and Downtown, Midtown Café offers casual fine dining at its best. 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.

Mimi's Girl Artisan Bakery

Mimi's Girl Artisan Bakery creates an array of delicious treats, made to order. They even deliver their flavored marshmallows, date nut cookies, shortbreads, artisan crackers, sugar drops, and flavored sugars directly to you!

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. This is not your average convention center fare; this is fresh, authentic, memorable cuisine.

Nashville Craft

Former DNA laboratory director Bruce Boeko is putting his science background to work in a new setting -- Nashville Craft. The distillery, in operation since March 2016 in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood near downtown Nashville, focuses on local and regional ingredients and produces whiskey and other craft spirits.

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

Belle Meade Bourbon is a brand that dates back to the American pre-Prohibition era. In his day, Charles Nelson bottled and sold Belle Meade Bourbon, known for its bold character and smooth finish; now his great-great-great grandsons Andy and Charlie Nelson are doing the same. They hand-select barrels to create this unique family blend and have come up with something that would make their ancestors proud.

Nicoletto's Pasta Co.

The Nicoletto brothers, Ryan & Danny, love pasta. Fresh pasta, dried pasta, you name it. They love it so much that they founded Nicoletto's Pasta Co. These guys are obsessed with quality and their pasta is handmade in small batches -- often 30 lbs or less -- from a variety of select North American grains. Nicoletto's pasta is bronze cut, slowly dried, and packaged right here in Nashville, TN.

Noble Springs Dairy

Noble Springs Dairy is a Grade A goat dairy and artisanal goat cheese making operation just 6 miles from downtown Franklin, TN. Every drop of milk that goes into their products is derived from the natural forages that their goats enjoy on the sprawling Noble farm, which includes several valleys and natural springs. Their cheeses have distinct flavor that is due to the unlimited pasture grazing and special care the animals receive. Every animal on the farm has a name, a personality, and a place in the Noble family. Noble Springs goat cheese, goat milk yogurt, goat milk, and goat milk soap are currently available at numerous retail locations and restaurants in the Greater Nashville Area.


Nomzilla sushi et cetera, is not just a sushi restaurant or even a Japanese Fusion restaurant. That’s why “et cetera” is spelled out -- to emphasize that they do way more than just sushi. Located in the vibrant East Nashville community, Nomzilla offers an ideal setting for customers with mild to adventurous palettes.

Nucci's Gelato

Since 2007, Nucci's has been on a mission to share with others their passion and love of Gelato. They use all natural ingredients that are sourced locally from sources like Hatcher Family Dairy and Wagner Berry Farms. Nucci's Gelato is handcrafted daily in small batches so that it can be served fresh, the way it's truly meant to be enjoyed.

Pastry Babies

Pastry Babies is a family-owned, small batch, gourmet production bakery, located in East Nashville, TN. Founded in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Dale Rogers and Erica Leeds, Pastry Babies specializes in a line of gourmet pastries that are the product of years of honing Erica’s recipes. As her grandfather Charles used to say, “It’s better with butter.” All their recipes use certified organic butter, organic cage-free eggs, and only the highest quality ingredients. Their flagship product, Biscotti, is in a league of it’s own.

Pickers Vodka

Pickers Vodka is Tennessee's first craft vodka, made in a state-of-the-art column still. The column still used to produce Pickers Vodka is one of only four like it in the country - and the only in Tennessee. Distilled to perfection from non-GMO corn, Pickers Vodka is then filtered four times before it is blended with premium Tennessee limestone water.

Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts at Nashville State Community College

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.

Red Pony

Chef owned and operated, Red Pony changes its menu about six times a year with the intention of keeping ingredients the season’s freshest and the variety of dishes dynamic. While a great deal of the menu pays homage to the sophisticated Southern foods Chef Jason McConnell grew up on, you will also see a reflection of his travels that drive his creativity.

Prichard's Distillery

Five generations ago in 1822, Grandaddy Benjamin Prichard of Davidson County, TN left his still, tubs, utensils and techniques of the craft to his son Enoch. Suffice it to say that long before they became a “legal” distiller, the Prichard family was known to make the best whiskey in the area. When descendent Phil Prichard opened Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN, he restored a lost art form and produces some of the finest tasting rums and Tennessee whiskey in America. All of Prichard’s unique spirits are expressly handcrafted, with most being awarded gold medals and high ratings in national competitions. Most notably are Prichard’s rums, which have all won awards throughout the world as well as receiving praise by noted experts for their exceptional quality. Prichard’s Lincoln County Lightning is named in Southern Living’s list of the Best Legal Moonshine.

Salted Table Co.

Charles Hunter III is a Personal Chef and author of The Salted Table, an online journal about food, life, and local, where he shares his kitchen musings and family recipes. He started Salted Table Co, an in-home catering company, as a means to share his culinary creativity, and also hosts supper clubs around the Nashville area by the name Salted Table Gathering. Supper club guests can enjoy 5-course meals inspired by seasonal produce in intimate settings like Bloomsbury Farm & Trot Home of Green Hills.

Springer Mountain Farms

Nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Springer Mountain Farms' chickens are 100% all natural with no antibiotics, no steroids, no growth stimulants or hormones, and are never fed animal by-products; SMF chickens only receive a vegetarian diet of American-grown, pesticide-free grains with natural vitamins and minerals and fresh mountain water. The folks at Springer Mountain Farms not only care about what goes into their chickens, but also how they are raised. SMF was the first poultry company in the world to be American Humane Certified by the American Humane Association, the longest running child and animal welfare organization in the nation.

Stonehaus Winery

Stonehaus Winery, a family owned winery located high atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, produces a generous variety of wines from the dryer sparkling Seval Blanc to the sweeter and much beloved Muscadine, otherwise known as “God’s gift to the sunny south.”

Tenn South Distillery

At Tenn South Distillery in Lynnville, TN, the small batch moonshine process starts with grinding local Giles County white corn. Mashing, fermenting, distilling, barrel aging, and bottling are all performed in their facility. Their blackberry, apple pie, and peach pie flavored moonshines combine real fruit juices with their signature small batch All Purpose Shine for an authentic moonshine experience.

Thunder Road Distillery

The classic film Thunder Road is a story of moonshine, family, and brotherhood. The legend lives on at Thunder Road Distillery in Kodak, Tennessee where they craft corn whiskey, rum, gin and moonshine.

Trattoria Il Mulino

Trattoria Il Mulino features an Abruzzese-inspired Italian menu that delivers celebrated cuisine, offering traditional flavors from Italy’s central Abruzzo region punctuated by modern and inventive dishes.

Union Common

Located in Midtown, Union Common is a social concept steakhouse featuring shared plates and an extensive wine and whiskey selection. An art deco interior paired with cool jazz create the perfect ambiance and backdrop for a creative menu designed for sharing large format steaks, served pre-sliced for easy distribution around the table.

Urban Grub

In a city known for putting up platinum food as well as platinum records, Urban Grub has created a space for unique, exciting, and diverse dining experiences. As they say: "Stuffy upscale is out... Ethnic, healthy, casual is in." Urban Grub's menu is a combination of southern traditions with a flavored-up tweak -- fresh fish and seafood, fresh shucked oysters, smoked and grilled meats and vegetables, and cantina style hand-helds.

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream is a Tennessee Whiskey Cream that embodies all the deliciously-familiar characteristics of a charcoal-mellowed Tennessee whiskey softened by the subtle flavors of real caramel, red apple, fig, pecan and all-natural secret ingredients.

Wise Butter

Wise Butter is small-batch, blended butter made lovingly by hand in Nashville, TN. We're not lying when we say that their butter allows you to have a spiritual experience with toast or make a sad little recipe sing. Their available flavors change with the seasons (and their whims) and the folks at Wise Butter have worked meticulously to highlight local produce and other regional specialties.

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