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SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS FEATURED CHEF RESTAURANTS
THE BLACK RABBIT
American jazz and live piano music enhance the vibe and ambience, a heart-felt nod to the nightlife of Printers Alley during its heyday. A wood-fired grill and oven is the centerpiece of the open kitchen, yielding embered vegetables, roasted meats and oysters, and breads baked over live fire.
Nashville native Trey Cioccia, owner and chef of The Farm House, is at the helm, assisted by Robert Compton, general manager; and Chad Kelly, chef de cuisine.
THE FARM HOUSE
Open for dinner Monday through Saturday, and lunch Tuesday through Friday, we also serve Sunday brunch, featuring Southern classics and familiar favorites with a twist - rabbit sausage benedict, for example, with fried egg and fried green tomato. An ever-changing assortment of breads and pastries are also offered. The rhubarb and strawberry compote with sweet ricotta and cinnamon crostini is a must, and don't forget about our house-made honey buns with a vanilla and maple glaze!
HEMINGWAY'S BAR & HIDEAWAY
"Here was the thing we were looking for, I thought, the prize we’d been chasing all along. Restaurant. Bar. Haven. Hideaway.
The Honeysuckle is an elevated chef inspired Southern restaurant. Just outside of Nashville, we aim to bring the culture of the city to Cool Springs.
HAUTE IRON CO.
Rethink your relationship with food: Over. Live. Fire.
GReKo GREEK STREET FOOD
Like many European immigrants, Angelo Darsinos set his sights on America in search of a new, more prosperous future. And like many immigrants, he initially exhausted himself working in factories, socking away every penny he could in hopes of a better life. Since those early days in the 70’s, more and more Darsinos have moved to Tennessee, and now our family lays claim to more than just the one restaurant that Angelo and Spiros started decades ago. Having been in the Nashville restaurant scene for many years now, we are thrilled to introduce Nashville to this city’s first Greek restaurant owned and operated by Greeks!
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VIP FEATURED RESTAURANT
HOLLER & DASH
Nothing says comfort like a biscuit. It’s one of the most authentic Southern foods there is. But don’t let the history of this humble bread fool you. Biscuits make the perfect platform for all kinds of new flavors. And that’s what we’re all about.
Our biscuit-inspired menu pays tribute to the South in a fresh new way. With chef-driven recipes, fresh ingredients, and layers of flavors like you’ve never tasted before (plus a few you know and love).
And because we were born and raised in Tennessee, we know a thing or two about Southern hospitality. Like good food means good living. And good company means good times. All you need is a big kitchen—and the right biscuits.
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Trattoria Il Mulino
Trattoria Il Mulino, from the iconic New York-based Il Mulino restaurant brand, is the latest restaurant to open its doors in Music City – but it’s not your typical Italian restaurant. Located in the heart of Nashville, Trattoria Il Mulino brings an energizing Italian fine-dining experience to Nashville’s budding restaurant scene.
Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tánsuŏ serves as an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional street fare. Hand-picked by Chef Maneet Chauhan, Executive Chef Chris Cheung brings his acclaimed expertise and familial heritage in Asian cuisine to curate a menu filled with dishes using humble ingredients presented in an extraordinary way.
Tànsuǒ features traditional dishes like Toishan Pork Sui Mai, an open-faced dumpling with heritage pork, seasoned with preserved fish; Three Treasures Rice with char sui roast pork, Chinese sausage and bacon and an over easy egg; and Peking Duck, the classic whole roasted duck. Chinese American dishes also showcased with Chef Cheung’s take on favorites like General Tso’s Chicken and Beef & Broccoli.
Respect complexities in life and attain simplicity. Our FB existence is measured in the people business from our farming partners, our butchers, our chefs, our restaurant teams, and ultimately our community. We define success by the strength of sustained relationships
Grow with deep roots. Inspire and listen. Stay curious. Respect nature. Love hard. Remain hopeful. Promote opportunity. We are insignificant without such beliefs. This has been our mission from day 1.
The portions of Italian–American cuisine were large, reminiscent of a Sunday night visit to their grandmother’s house, or as they say in Italy, nonna’s casa! The recipes were simple, authentic classics, many of them coaxed out of Italian grandmothers, mothers, and aunts whose ideas of a recipe were a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that. With some trial and error, the chefs celebrated the birth of many of Maggiano’s signature dishes.
NOBAKED COOKIE DOUGH
Originally from Louisville, KY, Megan Beaven moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. After graduating and spending some time working in the Music Industry, Megan decided to take control of her career and start NoBaked Cookie Dough. Originally an online store with pop-up shops, NoBaked now has a storefront in Nashville. Megan and her fiancé, Jimmy, are growing the company and planning on opening in other cities and franchising.
Sinema Restaurant + Bar takes a contemporary approach to classic American cuisine. The historic Melrose Theater opened in 1942, has a storied history of delighting movie-goers and creating long lasting memories. Today, housed in the same space, Sinema aims to keep that tradition alive. The guest experience is inspired by the history of the theater: the architectural design, the patrons, and the stars who graced it's big screen.
Whether you're looking to have a mid-week dinner, celebrate a special occasion, or host a red carpet private dining experience, Sinema takes guests back in time with an opulent and nostalgia inducing atmosphere, timeless dishes, and unrivaled service.
BONGO JAVA/ BONGO BAKERY
Bongo Java is Nashville’s oldest and most celebrated coffeehouse. Located in the hip Belmont/Hillsboro Village neighborhood across the street from Belmont University, the café is a gathering place for residents, students, musicians, artists and a few employed people as well.
The cafe opened Sunday, March 28, 1993 at 4pm and became world famous in December 1996 for the discovery of The Nun Bun, a cinnamon bun that many believe looks remarkably like Mother Teresa. This café or its sister store, Fido, have been named “Best Coffeehouse” by the Nashville Scene every year from 1994 to 2012
Nada, a reimagining of Mexican cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Mix-and-match tacos, salads and more with a menu designed for sharing with friends or sampling different flavors on your own. Snag some guac and salsa for the table, or dig into caramelized cauliflower tacos, Maine lobster (roll) bolsas, or grilled shrimp and sweet corn salad. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and local craft brews keep the party going.
Located at the intersection of 21st Avenue South, Broadway and Division Street in the Aertson Midtown, Nada serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch."
MELLOW MUSHROOM- MIDTOWN
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. The franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
We opened our first restaurant In Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.
We are the FIRST OF OUR KIND and we’re all about FRESH Locally sourced. Chef inspired. Gluten free. Sugar free unless indicated. And did we mention fresh? BOWLS start with a base that you add to in YOUR OWN WAY. Nourish your body for the way you live. Vegan, vegetarian or carnivore. IT’S ALL GOOD. And it’s anything but bland. Plus try our Cold Pressed Juices or Fresca of the day. Eat more healthy. Be happy. Eat Kitchen Fresh!
OOH WEE SWEET TEA
Oooh Wee Sweet Tea has a honey & tea based no added sugars and no preservatives, we combined the most exciting fruits to create the perfect ice tea.
Together with seven friends who also loved their Bavarian experiences, in 2016 Bob Krumm, Brien Kehl and their friends began building the Bavarian Bierhause, and authentic Bavarian experience. With over five hundred seats inside, and another 120 in the biergarten outside, the restaurant has the look of a large Munich bierhall. What happens when 2 former Army Soldiers discover they each love Bavaria? They open a restaurant together.
Vee-GO VEGAN ON THE GO is a mobile meal prep and catering service delivering delicious vegan dishes in Nashville and surrounding areas. As a family living on a plant-based diet, we understand how difficult it can be transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Our meal prep programs can give you the advantage you need to get the ball rolling. You control the pace of your stride to a fully plant-based diet with a custom meal prep designed for you.
We give our un-fried chips a dash of the good high oleic oils. then we massage them with our favorite spices and seasonings - voila! a chip that has all the flavor, and half the fat. We believe in the freedom to snack. that’s why we created a new chip. one that’s deeply satisfying but never deep fried. so you can feel free to eat one, two, three handfuls, or even a whole bag. and why not? it’s okay, they’re popchips!
FIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILL
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located at the Shops at Seven Springs in front of the Life Point building. We offer authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4PM – 7PM and Saturday & Sunday 11AM – 5PM in the FIREBAR ® and on the Patio. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.
THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET
NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY
Noble Springs Dairy is a Grade A Goat Dairy and Artisanal Goat Cheese making operation that was licensed in 2009. The dairy farm is just 6 miles from downtown Franklin, TN
Every drop of milk that goes into our products is derived from the natural forages that our goats enjoy on the farm. Our cheeses have distinct flavor that is due to the unlimited pasture grazing and special care our animals receive.
Noble Springs goat cheese, goat milk yogurt, goat milk and goat milk soap is currently available at numerous retail locations and restaurants in the Greater Nashville Area. To find the location nearest you check out FIND US.
TN ARTISAN HONEY
Carol Hagen is the proprietor of Queen Bee Pollinators, purveyor of Artisan Creamed Honey and the Nashville area distributor for Strange Honey Farm. We are pleased to deliver pure raw honey and pollen from naturally managed mountain bee hives. We harvest three distinct types of honey; our honey is lightly filtered so the the naturally occurring pollen remains a significant feature of this Tennessee Artisan Honey.
Here at Reggie's Farm Produce we are here to provide excellent naturally grown produce to everyone.
Trazo Meadery is family owned and operated by David, Becky, and Travis Powell. We are proud to be the first Meadery in Tennessee. The origins of our mead run deep in our family, dating back to Travis’s beekeeping adventure. Our yeast strain has been in the family for decades. It’s a sourdough bread yeast that David’s mother, Zola, fed and nurtured throughout the years. Tuesday was bread-making day in Zola’s kitchen and one of Travis’ favorite days to hang out with his grandmother. Once diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, Zola entrusted Travis with her bread recipe, passing on the responsibility to keep the yeast alive (yes, it lives!). Every bottle we produce draws from our family heritage, and we are proud to be able to share it with you.
WEDGE OAK FARM
In 1904, land was purchased and a farm created. Karen's great grandmother, Ida New Turner named it Wedge Oak Farm. The Wilson County farm has been worked ever since by members of the family. Our goal is a small, diverse, sustainable family farm where we can gently and humanely raise food for our local region. All of our products are USDA inspected for safety, quality and freshness. With our prized Mangalitsa charcuterie hogs we carry a specialty sausage line made right here in Tennessee. All animals are raised on our farm and processed as close to home as possible. We raise food you can feel good about eating!
FOOD TRUCK ROW
Ugly Burgers is a food truck serving the Nashville area. We only use the freshest ingredients in our burgers. Locally sourced beef that is never frozen.
At Kudzu Cafe, we specialize in a selection of gourmet sandwiches where traditional meets gourmet! From our signature Chicken Salad on Croissant to our Pimento Cheese or our Avocado Edd Salad Sandwich, the varied selections offer great food paired with a wonderful dining experience! We look forward to serving you where friends, family, and great food meet....we’ll save you a seat!