14 Jul Where to Eat in Nashville for NACUFS 2017
Where to eat in Nashville.
So you’re in Nashville for NACUFS and are surrounded by delicious food options.
How do you sift through the recommendations to some truly tasty finds?
We’ve got some unique suggestions for your foodservice tradeshow refueling and after hours down time.
1. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria
“Our aim is to bring a fun atmosphere to the neighborhood pizza scene. The tractor in our company logo represents our locally sourced ingredients and locally brewed beer. It also signifies the redevelopment of historic North Nashville, something our three founders take great pride in as Nashville natives. Slim & Husky’s first location at 911 Buchanan St. was chosen as an effort to assist in the rebuilding of that special area.” (Slim & Husky’s)
2. Urban Cowboy Public House
“At Urban Cowboy, we’re guided by one fundamental principle: Have a good time.
3. Henrietta Red
“Nestled in a bustling stretch of Germantown, Henrietta Red is an American restaurant offering seasonal contemporary cooking and an oyster bar. The dream of Nashville-native chef Julia Sullivan and her business partner, general manager and sommelier, Allie Poindexter, Henrietta Red boasts a convivial barroom offering a variety of natural wines, craft cocktails, and daily happy hour specials. The bar also offers a menu of shareable plates and the full raw bar selection.
The restaurant at Henrietta Red focuses on simple, fresh ingredients. A wood burning oven, wide variety of oysters and shellfish, as well as crudos and many vegetable-forward dishes, drive the menu.” (Henrietta Red)
4. Greko Greek Street Food
“Our meats are cooked over live wood fire, our pita is baked fresh daily, and our wine and olive oil come from the villages of our homeland. We let the quality of ingredients shine through the authentic Greek street food. These simple ingredients and honest cooking techniques are what make the food of our memories unique, and they are what make GReKo special today.” (Greko)
5. Gray & Dudley
“Market driven dishes are fresh, bright, honest and playful, with some showcasing traditional hearth cooking methods. Paying homage to the building’s past life as the Gray & Dudley Hardware Company, the reimagined restaurant and lounge space embraces and celebrates high and low, new and old. Adjacent museum galleries exhibiting contemporary art foster exploration over cocktails or following a meal filled with heartfelt hospitality.”
6 Nicky’s Coal Fired
“The coal fire focused menu features dishes cooked in the four-ton oven, the first of its kind in Nashville. Coal fired pizzas are the focal point of Nicky’s menu, complemented by house-made pastas, charcuterie, and seasonally-driven antipasto selections.
The pizzas and shareable small plates will highlight locally sourced ingredients from community purveyors. Housed in the Stocking 51 Building (formerly the Belle Meade Hosiery Mill), Nicky’s will be a lively destination in the burgeoning Nations neighborhood of West Nashville.” (Nicky’s)
7. Oak Steakhouse
“Under the direction of executive chef Eric Zizka, Oak’s menu highlights the restaurant’s relationship with local farmers and purveyors. To complement the menu, Oak’s expansive wine list features California Cabernet and Old World reds including a selection of Italian and Spanish wines, as well as an array of artisan domestic wines. The beverage program boasts classic, seasonal cocktails alongside local Nashville brews and both domestic and international beers.” (Oak Steakhouse)
“Rooted in the traditions of regional cooking, Henley celebrates quality products made by American hands. That starts with the ribbons of local ham that come off the classic Berkel slicer behind the bar and extends to design details sourced from Nashville artisans and the walnut bitters splashed into the Henley Old Fashioned. The atmosphere evolves as you move through the space: bright and breezy on patio, hushed and moody in Snooker. As for the inner sanctum–RJ Cooper’s coveted Chef’s Table–well, you’ll just have to experience that for yourself.” (Henley)
At the Restaurant
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