New Member Spotlight: Swett’s Restaurant

Perhaps no eatery in Nashville is more deserving of the title of “Nashville Original” than Swett’s Restaurant. They’ve been “serving fine food since 1954” and have remained a top meat-n-three destination for 62 years. As soon as the clock strikes eleven and doors open, a crowd begins lining up for some authentic Southern cookin’. Construction […]

Discount Gift Certificate Sale

Extra, extra, read all about it! We have news, y’all. Our discount gift certificate sale will now take place twice per year instead of quarterly! The first of our two sales this year will start this Wednesday, March 1. Over 60 locally owned, locally loved restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals will offer 30 percent off […]

New Member Spotlight: Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar

Nestled in the heart of Nashville’s up-and-coming The Nations neighborhood, Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar places the focus on crafting an intimate and memorable dining experience for its guests. “We want people to feel comfortable and casual when they’re with us. We hope they feel like they’re visiting a friend who knows how to cook really, […]

Be Our Valentine

Roses are red Violets are blue This Valentine’s Day, Let the Nashville Originals spoil you! Love may be in the air, but let’s be honest, food is on the mind around Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking to nab a box of pastries or if you plan to go all out and treat your other half […]

Nashville Restaurant Week is Back, Back Again!

From Jan. 16 to 22, Nashville Restaurant Week is ringing in the new year with delicious food, inviting locals and visitors alike to enjoy special menus and deals around town. Our 60+  member restaurants range from barbecue joints to steakhouses to coffee shops, so there is sure to be something for everyone at every price […]

The Originals’ Guide to the New Year

Still searching for that perfect place to be when the clock strikes midnight? Ring in the New Year with the Nashville Originals! Americano: Limited spots remain for Americano’s New Year’s Eve bash! A four-course prix fixe menu will be served from 4 to 11pm. See the menu and learn more here. Make a reservation on […]

Holiday Gift Certificate Specials

What’s better than giving someone a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant? Giving them a gift certificate that can be redeemed at over SIXTY restaurants, of course! The Nashville Originals are once again holding our BOGO deal on gift certificates starting on Black Friday, Nov. 25, and continuing through December. From Black Friday to Giving […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Waste Tech Services, Inc.

Since its inception in 1993, the folks at Waste Tech Services, Inc. have made it their mission to provide businesses with transparent service. Located in Franklin, Waste Tech is a trash brokering company that has formed partnerships with waste service providers, and has proven to be an invaluable asset to its customers. Waste Tech has […]

Have an Original Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day is rapidly approaching, and we can’t wait for a day full of great meals and time with those we love most! Save yourself some stress this year and let the Originals take care of your holiday meal — from desserts to sides to turkeys to multi-course meals, several member restaurants are dishin’ up […]

Discount Gift Certificate Sale October 19

It’s that time of year again… discount gift certificate sale time! Over 60 locally owned, locally loved restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals will offer 30 percent off $25 and $50 restaurant gift certificates during our FINAL quarterly discount gift certificate sale happening next Wednesday, Aug. 19th! With Christmas being just 10 weeks away […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Pye Barker Fire & Safety, Inc.

One of the most unexpected and devastating losses that a restaurant can endure comes at the hands of fire. Pye Barker Fire & Safety, Inc. wants to make sure that restaurant owners are fully prepared in order to prevent a fire from igniting in the first place. With 15 offices in the region, Pye Barker […]

blvd: Member Spotlight

After opening its doors three years ago, local chef & restaurateur Arnold Myint has transformed blvd on Belmont Boulevard into a Nashville mainstay that strives to simply “satisfy cravings.” Following an extensive revamp over the summer, blvd’s menu now pays homage to classic and nostalgic fare like burgers, wings, fries and more. “Changing to the […]

Scout’s Pub: Member Spotlight

Walk into Scout’s Pub in Williamson County’s Westhaven community and on the back wall you’ll find a large black and white photo of Scout himself, a statuesque and adorable Rottweiler with a bandana tied around his neck, welcoming every guest into his establishment. As with everything A. Marshall Family Foods, Inc. (AMFF) creates–you may recognize them […]

Nashville Originals Sponsor 2016 Music City Food + Wine Festival

Ah, the most wonderful (and tasty) weekend of the year returns to Nashvegas once more. We’re talking about the Music City Food & Wine Festival, of course! Epicureans, acclaimed national and regional chefs, wine + spirits experts, locals and tourists alike will converge on Bicentennial Park for the Festival, taking place September 17 and 18. […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Chappell, Smith & Associates Insurance

Located in Franklin since 1891, Chappell, Smith & Associates Insurance knows a thing or two about what it means to be a local company. “We are a national agency, with clients from Virginia to California and even internationally, but our emphasis is on remaining local. Most of our fifty employees grew up in the Middle […]

Nashville Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday, August 22

Nashville Restaurant Week is returning to Music City August 22-28, inviting locals and visitors alike to enjoy special menus plus breakfast, lunch and dinner deals around town, all as a way to celebrate our city’s unique restaurants and give back to the diners that support them. The 60+ participating restaurants are part of the Nashville Originals, […]

Discount Gift Certificate Sale August 10

Over 60 locally owned, locally loved restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals will offer 30 percent off $25 and $50 restaurant gift certificates during our quarterly discount gift certificate sale happening this Wednesday, Aug. 10th! With new members Blvd, Scout’s Pub, and Green Hills Grille, this sale is the biggest one yet! We want […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Robins Insurance Agency

As every restaurateur knows, quality insurance is just as vital to the stability of a business as top-notch cuisine and fantastic customer service. Robins Insurance fully understands this, and has extensive expertise tailored to bars and restaurants. The property and casualty agency, which already supports several member restaurants, is a locally owned and operated, “Nashville […]

Eclectic Favorite Chago’s Cantina Celebrates Five Years of Baja on Belmont

When Chago’s Cantina threw open its doors in March 2011, chef and owner Chad Head was aiming for a funky, fun space paired with a menu that reflected his favorite culinary traditions. The smoke wafting off a whole-hog roast out front was more than enough to draw people in for the kind of carnitas that […]


Summer is officially in full (sweltering) swing — what better way to beat the heat than sipping and tasting your way through the next few months? Our member restaurants are keeping it cool and offering a number of summer-centric features that we’ve gathered for you below: Summer Beverage Special (Provence Breads & Cafe) Tease your […]


We’re excited to offer our Nashville Originals’ friends the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets (before they go on sale to the public!) for Evita, the musical classic presented by Nashville Originals that will kick off TPAC‘s 2016-2017 Broadway season! The show–which runs from September 9-18–will be produced by local theatre company, Studio Tenn in Franklin. As the official cast party sponsor for the […]

Green Hills Grille Returns to the Restaurant Scene

As any Hollywood director will tell you, remaking a classic while staying true to the spirit that made the original, well, classic isn’t easy. You’ve got to adore the audience, respect the history and stay current—or risk a flop of Wicker Man proportions. Turns out, the same goes for restaurants. Few know this better than […]

Lana’s Copper Kettle Celebrates Lana Robb

This Mother’s Day, the Copper Kettle will prepare for yet another packed house. Their magnificent brunch display will overflow with all-you-can-eat pastries, crisp Belgian waffles, plates of eggs Benedict and all the extravagant fixins one would expect from times past. But there will be one major difference felt by the staff and regulars, owner Lana […]

Nashville Originals Does Valentine’s Day

The language of love to us sounds a lot like the sizzle of butter in a hot skillet, the steak steaming on a grill top or the pop of a good bottle of wine. If you also get butterflies thinking about a great meal and are easily swept off your feet by home cooking, then […]

Discount Gift Certificate Sale Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 60 locally owned, locally loved restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals will offer 30 percent off $25 and $50 restaurant gift certificates during our quarterly discount gift certificate sale happening this Wednesday, Feb. 10th! Four times a year, the Nashville Originals offer a limited number of restaurant gift certificates […]

Love Peace & Pho: Member Spotlight

Say it with us: “Fuh.” Now that that’s out of the way, we’re excited to welcome our newest member to the Nashville Originals, Love Peace & Pho. The ‘70s-themed Vietnamese restaurant has brought authentic Vietnamese food to the Southeast and, more importantly, brought it outside of West Nashville. Now Nashvillians can conveniently get their fill […]

Nashville Restaurant Week EXTENDED

  January 2016 #NashvilleRestaurantWeek rocketed off to a great start with full restaurants and diners raving about the week’s special menus. Then, in rare form, the weather forecasts rang true for the weekend and our stomachs rumbled as we watched snow blanket our city and the roads freeze over. But Snowmageddon 2016 can’t stop us! Due to […]

Eat. Drink. Ride. {January 2016 Nashville Restaurant Week }

In case you haven’t heard, next week is #NashvilleRestaurantWeek, and in the spirit of all things decadent, we’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with UBER to offer safe and convenient rides for all Nashville Restaurant Week patrons. With nearly 60 participating restaurants and seven days to enjoy all the offerings, we know this will be […]

Nashville Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday, January 18

Nashville Restaurant Week is returning to Music City January 18-24, inviting locals and visitors alike to enjoy special menus plus breakfast, lunch and dinner deals around town, all as a way to celebrate our city’s unique restaurants and give back to the diners that support them. The nearly 60 participating restaurants are part of the […]

OrderUp: Affiliate Spotlight

  Picture this: it’s 6 p.m. and no one in your family can agree on what they want to eat for dinner. It’s raining and cold, and the last thing you want to do is leave the house. The grocery store is out of the question and deciding on a place to eat seems like […]

‘Tis The Season For Feasting: An Originals Holiday

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through Nashville, No cars were bustling, but what was the deal? Instead of slaving over Christmas Day feasts Families relaxed, awaiting their treats. Whether heading to pubs or heating up pans, The Nashville Originals eased all of their plans. Copper Kettle // At Copper Kettle, they believe in […]

2015 Holiday Gift Certificate Bonus

Give the gift every foodie will celebrate this holiday season: a Nashville Originals gift certificate (redeemable at any member restaurant)! And it just so happens we’re offering up a special BOGO Nashville Originals gift certificate sale this year beginning Black Friday and running throughout the month of December. Starting on Black Friday, November 27, and running […]

Thanksgiving Made Easy

It’s that time again, folks… Turkey day is right around the corner, and we know you’ve got a lot to be thankful for. And we’re about to give you something else to be grateful for—Nashville Originals restaurants that are preparing special holidays to-go meals and eat-in options, so you don’t have to lift a finger […]

Discount Gift Certificate Sale Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Looking for a gift for the person that has everything? Well, look no further! We are offering gift certificates to our nearly 60 member restaurants for 30 percent off in $25 and $50 denominations. This is our final sale of the year, and it’s here just in time for the holidays! The sale begins at […]

Embers Ski Lodge: Member Spotlight

The colder weather is working its way into Nashville’s forecast, which means it’s time to pack up your winter gear, strap on your snowshoes, buy your lift ticket and head out to….Embers Ski Lodge in the 12th South Neighborhood. Think about it: the concept of a ski lodge originated around the idea of a communal […]

A Look Back: Music City Food & Wine Festival

This year we were proud sponsors of the Music City Food & Wine Festival! The September event proved to be a beautiful weekend of eating, drinking and talking to festival goers about the mission of the Nashville Originals. From delicious demos and fun panel discussions to the wide array of sips and samples in the Grand Taste, festival […]

SoundHarvest And The Nashville Originals Bringing You The Ultimate Saturday

We’re partnering with the Nashville CVC and Nashville’s new SoundHarvest Music Festival to give one lucky winner + a friend the ultimate Saturday: a $50 Nashville Originals gift certificate for a local’s brunch followed by two tickets to the festival for a full day of live music, libations and more! The SoundHarvest Music Festival—taking place on Saturday, […]

Smokin Thighs: Member Spotlight

If you asked us where WeHo was in Nashville a few years ago, you would’ve gotten crickets. But the Wedgewood-Houston Neighborhood on the fringe of downtown Nashville has received its fair share of attention recently, attracting musicians, artists and new homeowners. Also new to the neighborhood is Smokin Thighs, the popular food truck-turned restaurant and […]

Nashville Originals Sponsors Music City Food & Wine Festival 2015

If you haven’t heard, THIS weekend is the Music City Food & Wine Festival. On September 19 and 20, the Festival will bring together Nashville’s local culinary scene with acclaimed national and regional chefs, wine and spirits experts. As a sponsor of this year’s Festival, Nashville Originals will showcase TWO Nashville Original member restaurants in an […]

Discount Gift Certificates On Sale Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Cafes and grilles and pubs! Oh, my! It is time again for another quarterly discount gift certificate sale. Beginning Wednesday, September 16, gift certificates to our nearly 60 member restaurants will be discounted by 30 percent in $25 and $50 increments. Gift certificates will go on sale around 7:00 a.m. and usually sell out quickly—so be sure to […]

Harvest At Homestead: Member Spotlight

If walls could talk, the ones at Harvest at Homestead would have quite the story to tell. Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station is situated on 50 acres and is home to a multi-purpose event barn, a ca. 1819 plantation-style manor listed on the National Register of Historic Places—which houses the site’s Tuscan-inspired restaurant, Harvest at […]

Come For The Show, Stay For The Food

Live on the Green has been the talk of the town as anticipation builds for six free nights of celebration in honor of Nashville’s musical roots. The annual music festival will feature local favorites like Smooth Hound Smith and Elliot Root, as well as headliners like Passion Pit, Lord Huron, Ben Folds, Cold War Kids and […]

Eat Like A Local During Nashville Restaurant Week

Nashville Restaurant Week is back! From August 24-30, the nearly 60 local restaurants in Davidson and Williamson counties that make up the Nashville Originals will offer diners special menus and deals throughout the week. As an organization, the Originals support local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining Nashville’s unique dining culture through the belief that the […]

Americano: Member Spotlight

In a culinary landscape brimming with Americana-inspired food joints serving farm-to-table fare and the latest foodie trends, Americano—which recently replaced West End Cafe at 1720 West End Avenue in May—is a breath of fresh air for many locals. Nashville’s newest (and quite possibly only) freestyle tapas bar offers diners a range of Latin-style tapas along […]

Fourth Meal In The City

Nashville is well known for its late-night honky-tonks and starry serenades along lower Broadway. The singing never stops and the sidewalks are filled with night owls on a mission to the next spot. If you’ve yet to find your favorite late-night hang out, we’re here to help you get your night squared away with some early a.m.-friendly restaurants. […]

A Night Out In Music City

The Nashville CVC has put together a special night in the city featuring the Nashville Originals and TPAC that will delight those foodie aficionados who crave the exotic! First, dinner is on the house with a Nashville Originals gift certificate, valid at all Nashville Originals member restaurants. Next, dig in deep with stories of lantern-lit kitchens in all […]

Tin Angel: Member Spotlight

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Not just a bit of sage advice given to young adventurers traveling abroad for the first time, it’s an unspoken rule we beseech visitors of Nashville to follow who don’t want to stand out like a sore thumb traipsing down Broadway in a pair of studded cowboy […]

A Foodie Father’s Day

You know what they say: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! If you’re still trying to find that perfect gift to get your dad for Father’s Day this year (coming up on which is June 21!), have no fear. We’ve got you covered—check out our list of gift ideas from local Nashville […]

The Nashville Originals’ Guide To CMA Fest

CMA Fest is here. In less than 24 hours, the streets of downtown Nashville will make way for towering stages and thousands of country music fans flocking from all over the world to country music’s capital for the four-day music festival event. If you’re one of the thousands getting ready to strap on your cowboy […]

Noelle Restaurant: Member Spotlight

Aside from a few scattered restaurants that have stood the test of time, the city of Belle Meade in West Nashville has, for the most part, lacked the range of dining options to entice Nashvillians to cross neighborhood limits for a meal out. That is until Noelle Restaurant opened at 106 Harding Place one year […]