Gift Certificate Sale Goes Live Wednesday!

Nashville Originals, the city’s nonprofit independent restaurant association, is holding a special gift certificate sale to thank customers for supporting local restaurants and the organization as a whole. The sale, which serves as an important fundraiser for the Originals, launches online Wednesday, Oct. 16 around 7 a.m.  Dozens of locally owned establishments in Davidson and […]

For the Love of Food

Love may be in the air, but food is always on the brain! We’ve compiled a list of 5 excellent Valentine’s Day options for all you lovebirds out there: Brick’s Cafe: In addition to regular monthly specials, Bricks Cafe will be offering a prix fixe menu from February 11-17 to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Guests can […]

Nashville Originals Preps for Nashville Restaurant Week Festivities Jan. 21-27

Nashville Restaurant Week is quickly approaching, and from Jan. 21-27, Nashvillians and visitors are invited to support our independent restaurant community and celebrate its wide array of culinary talents. As the city’s independent restaurant association, Nashville Originals is comprised of approximately 60 member restaurants committed to sustaining Music City’s diverse dining culture. Nashville Restaurant Week […]

Gift Certificate Deals are HERE!

We are so thankful for you, Nashville! We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with loved ones (and good eats, of course). As the city’s nonprofit association of independent restaurants, we are tremendously grateful for the support you have shown our organization and our member restaurants throughout the years. To celebrate, we’re offering […]

New Member Spotlight:: Bavarian Bierhaus

Gemütlichkeit [noun] // gah·moot·lich·kite: a German-language word that describes the general feeling or state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. This is exactly the feeling that Bob Krumm and Brian Kehl experienced while spending time in the famed beer halls of Bavaria when they were stationed in Germany with the United States Army. Upon their […]

Thank You Sale Starts Septemer 12!

As a way to say THANK YOU to our community for your incredible support of our organization and Nashville’s independent restaurants, we’re holding our quarterly “Thank You Sale” Wednesday, Sept. 12 around 7 a.m.! Nashville Originals is comprised of more than 60 locally owned establishments in Davidson and Williamson Counties. Gift certificates in $25 and […]

Cheers to 25 Years of Tin Angel!

When Vicki and Rick Bolsom opened Tin Angel in 1993, their goal was to create a restaurant that they personally would enjoy eating at, in a space that felt comfortable and homey. They didn’t imagine that decades later, they’d be celebrating the restaurant’s 25th anniversary and serving their third generation of loyal customers. This West […]

New Member Spotlight:: Sopapilla’s

As a Phoenix native and Albuquerque transplant, Steve Dale developed a deep love for the flavors of Southwestern cuisine. After moving to Nashville to pursue a music career and eventually becoming a bassist for the popular group Little Big Town, Dale never imagined that his passion for food would lead to a restaurant of his […]

Fundraiser Gift Certificate Sale!

We are holding a special gift certificate sale to thank customers for helping sustain independent restaurants as part of the community’s culinary scene! The sale, which serves as an important fundraiser for our organization, launches Wednesday, April 4 around 7 a.m. Nashville Originals is comprised of more than 60 locally owned establishments in Davidson and […]

Patio Paradise

Spring has sprung and although gorgeous weather hasn’t necessarily followed suit, it’s sure to be right around the corner! That’s what we’re telling ourselves, at least. We’re dreaming of days spent outdoors around town, a cold concoction in hand, relaxing on teak benches and comfy chairs, with great eats on the table! Here’s a few […]

New Member Spotlight:: Deacon’s New South

Deacon’s New South, the latest restaurant from  A. Marshall Hospitality, invites guests to experience a fresh and modern take on the traditional steakhouse. Located in the iconic Life & Casualty Tower, downtown Nashville’s first skyscraper, the restaurant’s decor pays homage to the building’s 1950s-era art deco influences and details while maintaining a sleek, bold aesthetic. […]

Be An Original Valentine!

Forget the jewelry and the flowers and the chocolates this Valentine’s Day (on second thought, maybe keep the chocolates)! Take your special someone out on the town for a night of wining and dining at one of the Nashville Originals! Show your love in the most meaningful way possible… FOOD. Check out some amazing options […]

Your Guide to Nashville Restaurant Week!

Ready, set, EAT! From January 15-21, we’re excited to bring you another Nashville Restaurant Week, one of the most popular food celebrations in this wonderful city we call home. After the brutal winter weather that Middle Tennessee has faced recently, we think everyone deserves an excuse to get out of the house, grab some friends and […]

An Original(s) Gift Guide

Trying to jingle all the way to get your holiday shopping done but running on empty? Have no fear, because the Nashville Originals are here to spread some cheer! We’ve compiled a list of fun, unique gift options for all you last-minute shoppers out there: Fido || Coffee Club Membership Get your caffeine-crazed loved ones […]

Let’s BOGO!

It’s BOGO time, Nashville! Valid at over 65 member restaurants, our gift certificates are sure to be a hit with anyone on your list this holiday season. The Nashville Originals are holding our BOGO deal on gift certificates starting on Thanksgiving Day and continuing through the month of December.  From Thanksgiving to Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, purchase a $100 […]

New Logo, Same Originals

You may have noticed that we’ve gotten a new ‘do, if you will. But don’t fret! We updated our logo & our tagline, but we’re the same organization with the same mission and values that we’ve had for years. Nashville Originals, the association of independent restaurants, has grown and changed considerably in the past few […]

New Member Spotlight: Bricks Cafe

Bricks Cafe has been a Brentwood classic for years, serving up delicious meals with a personal touch. Purchased earlier this year by Susan Reynolds Stewart, Bricks has an upscale vibe with a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a  business lunch or a casual family dinner. “From an age where […]

Last Discount Gift Certificate Sale of 2017!

Mark your calendars & be ready to snag great deals! Our last discount gift certificate sale of the year will go live Wednesday, October 11. Over 60 locally owned, locally loved restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals will offer 30 percent off $25 and $50 restaurant gift certificates, including new members Bricks Cafe in Brentwood, […]

It’s Back, Baby: Music City Food + Wine Festival

  Tonight marks the start of one of the best weekends of the year & our foodie hearts are rejoicing! The MUSIC CITY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL gets underway from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, with its first-ever Friday start date, and continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Bicentennial Park. For the […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Toast

Toast was created nearly four years ago by three MIT graduates who saw an opportunity to retool outdated restaurant operations technology that directly affects the customer experience. For more information regarding restaurant operations, you may want to follow this link: The result was an all-in-one, integrated restaurant point of sale system, offering online ordering, […]

Deli-cious:: Noshville Celebrates New York Deli Month

August has been a whirlwind of celebrations fit for Nashville foodies, and we couldn’t be more tickled about it! Noshville Delicatessen continues those celebrations by participating  New York Deli Month through the end of of the month, and the beloved eatery is offering highlights to commemorate the occasion. New York Deli Month, which runs August […]

Celebrate Nashville Restaurant Week With Good Eats + Specials!

What’s better than supporting local businesses, eating fantastic food, or making time to sit down and catch up with someone near and dear to you? Next week is the perfect opportunity to partake in all of those simple pleasures at once! The final Nashville Restaurant Week of 2017 kicks off next Monday, August 21st (with […]

New Member Spotlight: BOX

As the newest member of Nashville’s beloved Bongo family, BOX, short for Bongo + Bakery On 10th, has received a warm welcome from the community since opening on Valentine’s Day of 2017. Bongo got its start in 1993 when local restaurateur Bob Bernstein opened Bongo Java, Nashville’s first coffeehouse, and over the years the company […]

Father’s Day Favorites

Father’s Day is right around the bend, and there’s nothing like waiting last minute to snag dad the perfect gift (we’re right there with ya)! Some of us may have planned ahead a bit and gotten something custom made for our dads, like a custom photo wallet with memories of dining out printed across, but […]

New Member Spotlight: The Old School Farm to Table

Located just ten minutes from the heart of Nashville, The Old School Farm to Table is much more than a restaurant — it’s a hub for the community, a gathering place, and an opportunity for many. Susan Richardson and Rowan Millar started their company, MillarRich, in 2008, which provides residential, day, nursing and employment supports […]

Affiliate Spotlight :: Poached Jobs

With a turnover rate of over 70%, employers in the hospitality industry are all too  familiar with the major challenges associated with staffing their restaurants, hotels and bars. Poached Jobs, a job board specifically for the restaurant industry, streamlines the entire hiring process for both restaurateurs and job applicants. Starting in 2012 in Portland and […]

Mother’s Day the Originals’ Way

Still deciding what to get mom this Mother’s Day? Give her the gift of a delicious, local (and most importantly, stress-free) meal! Several Originals are offering special dishes, brunches and desserts to celebrate mom on May 14th! Check them out here: 1808 Grille, located in the Hutton Hotel, will be dishing out cornmeal pancakes, grits […]

New Member Spotlight: Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville’s 21st Avenue, Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale offers diners a unique menu blended from Persian and Southern cultures. Amir Arab, who also owns Pizza Perfect in Hillsboro Village and Bellevue, first opened Kay Bob’s in late 2011. Arab was born in Tehran, Iran, but has spent […]

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 they progress into the modern age, there are ways that even more people can enjoy their lovely food, using a […]

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. With there being so many places to enjoy the […]

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 […]