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Americana Taphouse

Americana Taphouse offers traditional food with a robust selection of craft beer in a fun, relaxed, family environment that will appeal to any generation. The menu features Southern takes on American classics like burgers, sandwiches, tacos and creative entrées thoughtfully curated to pair with the 24 beers on tap.

https://americanataphouse.com/

Avery's Trail Distilling Company

Blazed through the wilderness in the late 1700s to encourage Tennessee’s development, Avery’s Trail was America’s first road to the promised land.

Inspired by the boldness of these frontier men and women, Avery’s Trail Distilling Company first began crafting top quality spirits in 2014, in Newport, Tennessee, near The Trail’s original path. With a nod to this pioneering past, and an eye towards the future, we pulled up stakes and ventured West to pursue our destiny. Today we call Nashville, the final outpost on Avery’s Trail, our home.

As we create a family of premium spirits for today’s trailblazers, we remain dedicated to the art of producing high quality artisan spirits. Batch distilled in a copper pot Vendome still, using only the finest quality ingredients, our products reflect our unwavering commitment to those who seek to enjoy our spirits.

https://www.averystrail.com/

Big Machine Distillery

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.

Scott enticed his brother Mark Borchetta to come onboard to run the operation as Executive Vice President. The two have pulled no punches working to establish Big Machine as a foundational player in the spirits industry. The brothers are no strangers to creating legacies. Scott’s abilities to spot rising talents such as Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett as well as to attract veteran artists like Tim McGraw, Lady A and Reba McEntire are what caused Billboard Magazine to call Big Machine Record Label “the world’s #1 independent record label.”

So why was Scott’s first order of business to try to disrupt the world of vodka? To create Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka., he had a proprietary Platinum Filtration system constructed – the only system of its kind in the world. Trickling vodka through the rare precious Platinum beads creates a smoothness found nowhere else, leading the duo to call the spirit “The Smoothest Tasting Vodka, Period!”

While many vodkas boast of 5-to-6 times distilled, distilling 25 times removes many more of the impurities which remain in most spirits. The result is a spirit that provides a clean and pure drinking experience. But vodka is just one of the award-winning spirits produced at Big Machine. Big Machine Distillery also produces a true craft Tennessee Whiskey, a New American Style gin, moonshine and single batch bourbons and rums.

https://www.bigmachinevodka.com/

Brown‑Forman

For more than 150 years, Brown‑Forman has enriched life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands. We are crafters and coopers; all unique individuals united by a shared passion for our quality spirits and dynamic industry. Together, we share a common dedication to demonstrate and ensure there is Nothing Better in the Market.

https://www.brown-forman.com/

Buffalo Chip Spirits

Buffalo Chip Spirits was formed in Nov. 2019. They partnered with Rod “Woody” Woodruff, the owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip (the “Best Party Anywhere”). The Sturgis bike rally is the largest biker event in the world. It is held every August in the black hills of South Dakota. In 1981, the city of Sturgis tried to end the rally, by kicking out the “riff raff”. Woody built the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on a 600-acre pasture and saved the rally

https://buffalochipspirits.com/

Burger Dandy

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/

City Winery Nashville

City Winery was founded in New York City in 2008 by Michael Dorf to deliver a unique combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. Each City Winery offers intimate concerts, food and wine seminars, private event spaces, upscale dining, and a fully functioning winery. The core target audience of City Winery - urban wine enthusiasts who desire the experience of making their own wine, but who are not going to leave their comfortable Manhattan lifestyle to decamp to a vineyard - immediately became clear. But Michael wanted to create more than just a custom crush facility. Beyond making wine, Michael also wanted to focus on the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from sharing wine with friends, and to capture the unique social bond that occurs when communities of like-minded people gather over a bottle of quality Cabernet, while dining on a freshly-prepared meal and listening to their favorite artists perform.

https://citywinery.com/nashville/Online/default.asp

Corsair Distillery

Childhood friends, Darek Bell and Andrew Webber, began homebrewing beer and wine in Darek and Amy Lee Bell’s garage. They 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 the two soon found themselves studying distilleries and spirits.

Soon after, in 2008, Corsair Distillery was founded in Bowling Green, KY. By 2010, Corsair set its marks where it all started, becoming the first craft distillery in Nashville since prohibition. 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 over 800 medals at national and international spirits competitions.

https://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

George Dickel

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. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.”

George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

https://www.georgedickel.com/

Etc.

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/

Heroes Vodka

Heroes Vodka is a Veteran-owned premium American vodka. It was first bottled on Veterans Day –11.11.11 – a date that occurs only once in a century and epitomizes the rarity of this event. As the “Official Spirit of a Grateful Nation,” Heroes Vodka is made from 100% American grain; each hand-crafted batch is distilled 4 times to create an ultra-pure, world-class spirit. The mission of Heroes Vodka is to deliver exceptional taste and superior value to consumers, while honoring Veterans and other American service organizations through charitable contributions

https://heroesvodka.com/

Ingram Whiskey

The Mississippi River has long served as inspiration to those who know it. O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey was born from this love – coupling an affinity for the river with the innovation and entrepreneurship needed to bring our whiskey to life. Five generations ago, O.H. Ingram began his own American success story with two things — oak trees and a rushing river. Now, more than 150 years later, Hank Ingram, is carrying on the spirit by mastering the combination of wood, whiskey, and the magic of the river to create O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey.

https://ingramwhiskey.com/

Love and Exile Wines

With time running out until he was deported back to Canada, Tyler Alkins had to start a new business or be forced to leave the place he called home in Nashville, TN. So he decided to do what he always dreamed; make wine.

And though Tennessee is better known for whiskey, Tyler saw an opportunity to create a wine that was approachable in its taste, price, and presentation. So he recruited some of the most well-known winemakers from Italy and California to teach him processes perfected over centuries to create a wine that’s expertly crafted and perfectly chuggable.

The wine they create together is brought back to Nashville where it is finished and bottled or canned locally in a winery that Tyler and the small team built in an abandoned car garage less than a mile from downtown called Nashville Urban Winery. NUW now serves as the home for L&E and is a high end event space for events, concerts, tastings, and has an on-site Wine Shop that sells the full line of Love and Exile wines.

https://www.loveandexile.com/

Mama Yang & Daughter

This mother-daughter duo has come together to share our family recipes with the Nashville community. Our recipes not only took Mama Yang a lifetime to develop, they were also comfort food for all her children! Mama Yang & Daughter strives to give back to the community, broaden and expand Nashville's views on food culture, and most importantly, share their love of dumplings with their local community.

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/

Merridee's Breadbasket

Jim Kreider and an exceptional team of dedicated bakers, cooks and customer service staff, continue to provide local patrons and visitors from far and wide a truly unique and delightful experience. Everything is still made from scratch, the old-fashioned way – you won’t find any premade mixes in this bakery – just bags of flour, whole grains and sugar, flats of eggs and cases of real creamery butter. It takes a lot of loving care to transform these staples into the delicious pies, brownies, cookies and breads you will find on the shelves every day. Merridee’s also features a daily variety of homemade soups, quiches and fresh salads.

Merridee’s Breadbasket has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, on the Food Network’s “Best of Baker’s Show” on Nashville Public Television’s “Tennessee Crossroads” and has received the Sizzle Award from Southern Exposure Magazine for being voted Best Bakery in Williamson County… three years in a row! Come and see why Merridee’s continues to be a favorite place for local folks and visitors to gather and share good food, good conversation and good coffee.

“It is a privilege to carry on the traditions and the heart of Merridee’s Breadbasket. We take great pleasure in the way people enjoy their experience in this little hometown bakery. Stop by, take a moment to sit, meet the friendly staff and discover the simple pleasure of Merridee’s.” – Jim Kreider, owner

https://www.merridees.com/

Midtown Cafe

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/

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.

https://www.nicolettos.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.

http://www.oldhickorybourbon.com/

Puckett's

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/

Savarino's Bakery

We are a small family business located in downtown Columbia, Tennessee. Our father Corrado Savarino started baking when he was 15 years old. He opened his own bakery in Brooklyn, New York before moving his family to Nashville and opening a bakery/restaurant there that was open for 15 years. He has passed the family recipes and secrets to myself, Carmelo, and my brother Corrado Jr.

https://savarinosbakery.com/

Scout's Pub

Located in the Westhaven community of Franklin, TN, Scout's Pub is a modern, Southern bar featuring hand crafted cocktails and crave-worthy food in a neighborhood atmosphere perfect for meeting friends, spending time with family or just hanging out with the gang.

https://scoutspub.com/

Stillhouse

Good times go where glass can't follow. That's why our spirits are clad in shinning armor. This is not an introduction, but an invitation.

https://www.stillhouse.com/us/en/

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.

https://www.nscc.edu/academics/degrees-certificates/culinary-arts-a-a-s

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