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 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 […]

The Row: New Member Spotlight

Imagine a place that encompasses Nashville, the old and the new. A place that pairs traditional Southern fare with progressive cuisine. It’d have to be a place that takes all of the goodness and grit of the city and houses it in a building rich with historical significance—one that pays homage to the country music […]

Steeplechase, Weddings, Parties And More: Cater with Nashville Originals

Garden & Gun magazine recently wrote an article naming the country’s top five prominent horse races, and in the mix is Nashville’s very own Iroquois Steeplechase. The celebrated event is held on the second Saturday of May and benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. With the 73rd Iroquois Steeplechase quickly approaching, it’s […]


Nashville’s independent restaurant association is once again offering its popular discount gift certificates on Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 7 a.m. Once each quarter, the 50-plus locally owned restaurants that make up the Nashville Originals sell a limited number of individual discount gift certificates, and $25 and $50 denominations are reduced by 30 percent. And […]

Urban Grub: New Member Spotlight

The “Fish Pit and Southern Cantina” concept means there’s something here for everyone—quite literally. In fact, the menu at Urban Grub includes arguably some of the best seafood, freshly shucked oysters and cured, smoked and grilled meats to be found anywhere in the Music City. The eclectic wine and spirits list doesn’t disappoint either, and […]

Restaurant Week (Jan. 20-26, 2014) Eateries By Neighborhood

Don’t miss out on Nashville Restaurant Week, Jan. 20-26, with more than 40 locally-owned, Middle Tennessee staples offering special menus and prices. Looking for somewhere convenient to go? Search for participating restaurants by neighborhood below, and click the restaurants’ name to view their prix-fixe menus. Rather see participants by alphabetical order? Go here.  12 South […]


Looking for Restaurant Week menus? Just click here. Remembering that many of their guests will have made fresh New Year resolutions to maintain a more healthy diet, several of the Nashville Restaurant Week participants are providing two and three-course prix fixe menus have crafted lighters options for the week. If you have a restaurant or […]

Nashville Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 20-26

Join us for Nashville Restaurant Week (January 20-26) when more than 40 locally owned fixtures of the middle Tennessee dining scene offer special menus and price points! Looking for Restaurant Week menus? You got it. Just CLICK HERE. For more Restaurant Week, head here.          

In The Kitchen With An Original: Mark & Amy Goodson

No one forgets The Bunganut Pig. It’s one of those names that just sticks. From Hendersonville to East Nashville to Brentwood, it seems like everyone in the area knows the pub and eatery with the juicy burgers on Columbia Avenue in Downtown Franklin. But it’s not just the name or the burgers that hit the […]

Nashville Originals and Christie Cookies: Two Institutions Partnered to Offer Special Desserts for 30th Anniversary

Two local culinary institutions partnered in October to offer a pretty sweet deal for Nashville diners Nashville-based Christie Cookie is celebrated its 30th anniversary with the Nashville Originals! The following Originals member restaurants offered specials including: • 55 South (Franklin) – A Snickerdoodle Christie Cookie tart shell filled with house-made caramelized apple jam and peanut […]

In The Kitchen With An Original: Roderick Bailey

  Roderick Bailey of Silly Goose Chef Roderick Bailey needed a break by the time he got to Nashville. He’d cooked in Memphis, Charleston, New York City, Portland and elsewhere by the time he arrived here five years ago. He was looking for a recharge, a fresh start. So, after a couple of months, Bailey, […]