The Latest Restaurant Buzz

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A lot of changes are happening in Nashville, especially in the restaurant biz. From new places to recent closings, it’s hard to keep track of everything. Here are the top things you need to know about Nashville’s restaurant scene right now.

UPDATED: August 15, 2018


It’s The Goat’s Grand Opening Weekend in Germantown

Photo Credit: The Goat 

The Goat’s grand opening weekend is from Thursday through Saturday, August 16-18, 2018. The restaurant and bar concept, which has nine other locations, focuses on a chef-inspired menu, a wide selection of bourbons, and live music. The Goat Germantown is located at 1220 2nd Avenue North.

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Bagels Coming to Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Village is getting a new bagel shop soon. Bare Naked Bagel, a popular food truck specializing in hand-made bagels, is slated to open their first stationary location next week at 2123 Belcourt Avenue. See photos and learn more here.

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Donuts Coming Next Week to East Nashville

Photo Credit: East Park Donut & Coffee

Old-fashioned cake donuts and handcrafted espresso are headed for East Nashville. East Park Donuts & Coffee is having their soft opening week from Wednesday to Sunday, August 22-26, 2018. Temporary hours will be 6:30am to 1:00pm.

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Shack Shack Opening August 23

Shake Shack, the highly-acclaimed burger joint with over 180 locations, will open its first Tennessee outpost in Nashville on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 11:00am. Shake Shack is located in the Hill Center of Green Hills. The first 100 people in line on opening day will receive a make-your-own flower bouquet from Amelia’s Flower Truck, courtesy of Shake Shack.

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Mop / Broom Mess Hall Opening in Germantown Very Soon

Photo Credit: Mop / Broom Mess Hall

City House’s renowned chef and founder Tandy Wilson is bringing another concept to Germantown: Mop / Broom Mess Hall. The casual Americana restaurant is slated to open in late August 2018. The restaurant is located in the former Southern Broom & Mop Co warehouse and will feature a bright and open dining room, chef’s counter, bar, and outdoor patio. Some menu offerings include hush puppy battered catfish, barbecue chicken, chili cheese chickpea fries, marinated summer squash, and lemon bars. Reservations won’t be accepted.

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12 South’s New Coffee Shop Now Open

White Bison Coffee is the newest addition to 12 South. The neighborhood is now home to four coffeehouse options: Frothy Monkey, Portland Brew (located next door), Box (located on 10th), and White Bison, which officially opened on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The coffee shop, which also offers a variety of pastries and on-the-go food options, is owned and operated by Twice Daily, a Middle Tennessee-based convenience store brand. White Bison currently has eight locations, including one in The Nations.

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NoBaked Cookie Dough Announces Second Nashville Location

Photo Credit: NoBaked Cookie Dough

NoBaked Cookie Dough, an edible cookie dough company, is opening its second Nashville storefront in Germantown. The first location opened off West End back in October 2017. NoBaked Germantown is expected to open in September at 1120 4th Avenue North. NoBaked also has an outpost in Louisville.

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See Photos of Pearl Diver!

See photos of the new exotic cocktail bar and lounge, Pearl Diver, now open in East Nashville. Pearl Diver’s first day open to the public was Sunday, July 29, 2018.

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Neighbors Germantown Now Open

Neighbors opened their second location on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 11:00am in Germantown. It took over the space previously occupied by Lulu near the Nashville Sounds stadium.

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Luke Bryan’s New Broadway Bar is Now Open

Luke’s 32 Bridge, a bar and restaurant concept created by Luke Bryan and TC Restaurant Group, started their soft opening on July 27, 2018. It’s the latest celebrity bar to open on Broadway. Current hours are 4:00pm to 3:00am. Starting Thursday, August 2, 2018, Luke’s will open at 11:00am Monday through Friday and 10:00am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Rambler, a New Underground Concept Below The Sutler

The Sutler Cellar, soon to be Rambler

The Sutler’s cellar is getting a makeover and a new name: Rambler. It’s the latest concept from A.Ray Hospitality (M.L.Rose, The Sutler, Melrose Billiards, Von Elrod’s), which will be a “bar within a bar” and a destination for cocktails. A completion date for the revamp hasn’t been announced yet.

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Juice Nashville Going Mobile, Closing Gulch Location

Juice Nashville’s Gulch storefront is closing by the end of July to focus on their new mobile delivery. The cold-pressed juicery will operate as a same-day delivery service. Visit their website for information on getting your fresh juices!

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Kuchnia + Keller’s Last Brunch

Kuchnia + Keller, an Eastern European-inspired restaurant in Germantown, announced their last service would be Sunday brunch on July 29, 2018. The space took nearly two years to create and was only open for eight months.

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Paradise Park Officially Closed for Good

The hotspot’s last night of business was Saturday, July 28, 2018. Strategic Hospitality, the company behind Paradise Park, plans to remodel the entire building and open one cohesive concept across all three floors and the rooftop. Big Bang, which also occupied the same building, is seeking a new location Downtown and currently operating on the weekends at Dick’s Last Resort.

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Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill Now Open

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill located on the fourth floor of the new Fairlane Hotel opened to the public on Friday, July 27, 2018. The restaurant serves American fare and cocktails and is open daily for lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch.

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Fresh AF Fridays at Butchertown Hall

Butchertown Hall launched a new weekly patio party called Fresh AF Fridays starting Friday, July 27, 2018. There will be an oyster bake, music, $3 Aperol spritzers, boozy sno-cones and bro-cones, cold canned beer, corn hole, and giant Jenga. The parties will take place every Friday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm through October.

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Legendairy Milkshake Bar Now Open Downtown

Photo Credit: Legendairy Milkshake Bar

Legendairy Milkshake Bar is now open in downtown Nashville. They welcomed their first customers on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The dessert bar focuses on elaborate milkshakes and ice cream scoops. Standard 16-ounce shakes are $12.99 and eight-ounce kids’ shakes are $9.99. Check out the menu here for all the options.

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