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 […]

Turn Down For Brunch

Brunch. It seems to have taken over our weekends, and that’s fine with us. Let us count the ways we love thee. Maybe it’s the excuse for day drinking, the unique combinations of sweet and savory or the fancy coffee. But whatever the reason may be, brunch is picking up steam in Music City and […]

A Mother’s Day Memo

PSA: Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 10, and we’re asking that this year, you treat your mom like the queen she is! Instead of cooking her a big breakfast in bed, especially if she’s the one left to clean and put away the leftovers (you should know better!), take her out to […]

Fido: Member Spotlight

As Nashville’s restaurant scene is celebrated nationally, it’s important to honor some of the places that have given the city its local flavor—the ones that came first. Fido is a Hillsboro Village institution that’s been a go-to place for Nashvillians for breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1996. The restaurant was a natural second-shop evolution from a […]

A Shared Mission: Nashville Originals Affiliate Program

What makes up Nashville’s unique restaurant scene? We believe it’s local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining Nashville’s authentic dining culture and community. It’s Nashvillians supporting one another, with the common goal of helping local businesses exercise the individual creativity that we consider the hallmark of the independent restaurant. Since 2006, we’ve been comprised of […]

Foodies And Techies Rejoice: We Got An App!

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app that offers diners everything from foodie news and restaurant information to a tip calculator—available for free, right on your smartphone! In case you didn’t already know, the nearly 60 Nashville Originals members are local restaurateurs dedicated to sustaining the independent restaurant as a fixture of Nashville’s […]

Bound’ry: Member spotlight

Not many Nashville restaurants have been able to thrive in the same location for 20 years. In our culinary landscape, the latest sensation seems to open every other day and more established eateries are being pushed out of the spotlight. But that’s exactly what Bound’ry has done. The Midtown staple is celebrating 20 years this […]

Discount Gift Certificates On Sale Wednesday, Feb. 25

Get your laptops and smart phones ready: Our first quarterly discount gift certificate sale of 2015 starts around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, when you will have the chance to purchase gift certificates to more than 50 local restaurants at 30 percent off! In case you didn’t know, the Nashville Originals is the city’s non-profit independent […]

Peg Leg Porker: Member Spotlight

“Been cooking barbecue for 30 years. Cooking was a hobby.” Yes, Carey Bringle, owner and pitmaster of Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch, knows how to cook barbecue better than most, But he’s also competed in the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest for 25 years (in which he earned second place three times), has drawn […]

Eat. Drink. Ride.

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 Restaurant Week patrons. With more than 50 participating restaurants and seven days to enjoy all the offerings, we know this will […]

Restaurant Week: Impossible

Foodies in Middle Tennessee have two big events to look forward to in the New Year. The first is Nashville Restaurant Week coming up Jan. 19-25, which, as you know, is hosted by Nashville Originals and is when more than 50 of your favorite local restaurants around town offer weeklong special menu items and great deals. […]

Nashville Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 19-25

Nashville Restaurant Week is returning Jan. 19-25, with nearly 60 locally owned restaurants offering special meals and deals throughout the week! Participants are members of the Nashville Originals, the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association. Together, the Originals work to preserve the culinary identity of the community and sustain each other as restaurateurs. Twice a year, […]

Openings For Christmas Lunch And Dinner

Christmas Day for most in Nashville means a house full of family and friends and a large, home-cooked feast. Businesses are closed, the streets are quieter and a general calm comes over Music City. As you might expect, restaurants that open on Christmas are also far and few between—and you may think they’re crazy for […]

Salsa: Member Spotlight

In today’s culinary landscape, it’s not often you find an original anything, or the first of something. But sitting in the middle of SoBro—a stone’s throw away from the popular Cannery Ballroom—is Nashville’s first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant, Salsa. Before you go making assumptions about the restaurant and its menu, let’s clear the air about […]

If You Don’t Like The Heat, Then Get Outta The Kitchen!

‘Tis the season… the season for good eating! The holidays are upon us, which means spending time with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table to appreciate each other, share what we’re most thankful for and enjoy the season’s bounty. It’s also the time of year to dust off your favorite pair of stretch pants—because […]

Finezza Italian Bistro: Member Spotlight

Aside from a handful of new businesses popping up over the years, the small commercial district on Harding Road between the Belle Meade Plantation and the Highway 100-Highway 70 split has largely remained the same for as long as anyone can remember. Finezza Italian Bistro is no exception: its fare as constant as the Northern […]

The Votes Are In… Best Of Nashville 2014

This past month, the Nashville Scene released the 25th Annual “Best of Nashville” awards, voted on by readers and ranging in topics from politicians to pet grooming. The yearly poll is a reflection of our city’s growth and a celebration of Music City’s riches. Whether the winner is the newest hotspot everyone’s buzzing about or […]

Nonna’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar: Member Spotlight

On Nashville’s west side, Italian comfort food stands out on the roster of restaurants lining Murphy Road in the Sylvan Park Neighborhood. New York expat Chef Daniel Maggipinto—Danny, as he calls himself—opened Caffé Nonna in 1999 with business partner Bob Sillers, introducing the up-and-coming neighborhood to homemade, authentic Italian pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. A more […]

Eat Out With The Family—The Whole Family

Over are the dog days of summer. Those long, let-your-tongue-hang-out kinds of days and hot summer nights. The weather’s cooling off, the tree line’s changing hues and there’s something in the air that makes you want to sit on a patio and enjoy a great meal with the family—the whole family—right? Right? We say goodbye […]

Hot Off The Press

Want to eat like a local? Here’s how: Sign up for our newly established monthly newsletter! Stay plugged in on current news from your favorite locally owned restaurants. Impress your friends by being the first to know about the coolest, tastiest events around town. Learn about your next favorite restaurant through our monthly new member spotlights. You can check […]

Fleet Street Pub: New Member Spotlight

In the middle of downtown Nashville and a world away, Fleet Street Pub offers Nashvillians an alternative to the buzz-driven culinary hot spots popping up on every street corner: an English pub*. “You have to be wanting to go to an English pub to go to an English pub,” explains co-owner Glenn Henderson. “Tourists visiting […]

Nashville Restaurant Week Returns August 18-24

More than 50 locally owned restaurants are making preparations for Nashville Restaurant Week, returning August 18-24, where diners can enjoy weeklong special menus and prices. SEE MENUS HERE. Participating restaurants are members of the Nashville Originals, the city’s not-for-profit independent restaurant association. Together, the Originals work to preserve the culinary identity of the community and […]

Bread & Company: New Member Spotlight

More than 20 years ago, three friends became business partners when they decided to open an artisan café on Highway 100, on the outskirts of Belle Meade. Anne Clay spearheaded the business, which the trio called Bread & Company. They only placed 15 seats in the dining room to start, and sold freshly made breads, […]

Nashville Originals Introduces Web-Based Job Board For Local Industry

Independent Restaurant Association’s Free Online Tool Links Restaurants, Job Seekers Nashville’s independent restaurant association has launched an online job board connecting prospective employees with members offering a range of open positions. The free resource, which includes front-of-house and back-of-house listings, is open to the public at www.nashvilleoriginals.com. Available positions are grouped by restaurant, and include […]

Nashville Originals’ Quarterly Discount Gift Certificates On Sale June 18

Nashville foodies, set your alarm clocks: Music City’s non-profit independent restaurant association is once again offering its popular discount gift certificates on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The sale will launch here and opens around 7 a.m. (Central). Once each quarter, the locally owned eateries that comprise our organization sell a limited number of these individual […]

Elliston Place Soda Shop: New Member Spotlight

Any place that can call itself Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in the same location is bound to have a tale or two up its sleeves. Elliston Place Soda Shop’s story began more than 75 years ago, before it was serving homespun milkshakes, house-made pies and hearty helpings of the day’s meat & three selection […]