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The New Nashville 2016

From fantastic places to eat and drink, to exciting new shops and ways to relax, 2016 brought us so many worthy new offerings. Here, we break it down with a list of our favorite new Nashville additions.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Supplied

Here at Nashville Lifestyles, we’re constantly on the lookout for the new and noteworthy—and, right now, we’ve got more than we could ever have room on our pages to cover. From fantastic places to eat and drink, to exciting new shops and ways to relax, 2016 brought us so many worthy new offerings. Here, we break it down with a list of our favorite new Nashville additions.

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Food & Drink

Another Broken Egg Café Piled-high omelets and the famed “biscuit beignets” arrived with this breakfast café, which landed downtown earlier this year. 208 Commerce St., 615-913-3923; anotherbrokenegg.com

Bar Luca — A troop of talented East Nashvillians brought this sexy little wine bar to life, offering a selection of unique bottle, by-the-glass, and cocktail lists, plus tasty nibbles. B-1100 Stratton St., 615-750-3802; lucanashville.com

Bar Sovereign — An eclectic selection of art fills the walls of this tucked-away—and much-needed—cocktail bar in SoBro. 514 5th Ave. S., 615-244-3174; barsovereign.com

Bastion — First a bar, then a hidden restaurant, Bastion is now firing on all cylinders, offering killer nachos up front and an over-the-top, flavor-packed dinner party in the back. 434 Houston St., 615-490-8434; bastionnashville.com

Bearded Iris Brewing — This Germantown taproom boasts a bright, airy bar right inside of its brewing facility. Order a mild Biere de Garde, and toast our growing beer scene. 101 Van Buren St., 615-928-7988; beardedirisbrewing.com

Bergamot Market Martha Stamps’ long-awaited stand-alone market provides farm-fresh, take-home meals, sandwiches, and salads, plus to-go items. 336 White Bridge Pk., 615-920-5355; marthastampscatering.com

The Birdhouse — Touting super-crispy, Korean-style wings, this picnic-style joint hits the spot when you’re in need of fried goodness. 726 Mcferrin Ave., 615-928-8118; birdhousenashville.com

Blushing Berry — Now operated by husband-and-wife team Derek and Kayla May, the Nolensville chocolate shop offers addictive truffles, barks, and other well-designed confections. 305 Sheldon Valley Dr., Nolensville, 615-852-8128; blushingberry.com

Burger Up East Nashville An expansion of the 12 South space, the eastside version of Burger Up offers the same tasty burgers (go for the Woodland) and decadent desserts (Krispy Creme doughnut pudding is a must). 970 Woodland St., 615-650-9022; burger-up.com

Butcher & Bee — Find small and large plates incorporating a range of cuisines at this beautiful, East Nashville spot, which is attached to a
Charleston, South Carolina, outpost.
902 Main St., 615-226-3322; butcherandbee.com

Butchery Fresh — You can now buy the same fancy cuts of beef and pork that local chefs are getting, thanks to Creation Gardens’ new delivery service, Butchery Fresh. butcheryfresh.com

Clyde’s on Church — Catch inspired pub fare—like double-stacked cheeseburgers and mounds of nachos, along with drink specials during vinyl happy hour—at this Midtown fun house. 1700 Church St., 615-432-2928; clydesonchurch.com

Del Frisco’s Grille The steakhouse chain famed for its cheesesteak egg rolls opened a Nashville location this fall, with a Brentwood location right behind it. 1201 Demonbreun St., Ste. 1108-B, 615-742-5503; delfriscosgrille.com

The Eastern Peak — Thai and Japanese cuisines come together with stellar cocktails at this reimagined Thompson Lane spot. 536 Thompson Ln., 615-610-4888; theeasternpeak.com

Etc. — Deb Paquette’s Green Hills outpost offers a tighter menu and space, but with the chef’s signature flair for interesting ingredients. 3790 Bedford Ave., 615-988-0332; etc.restaurant

Farm Burger — Standing at the top of the heap of imported burger joints, Farm Burger offers grass-fed beef and seasonal ingredients, plus a great patio. 4013 Charlotte Ave., 615-810-9492; farmburger.net

Five Daughters Bakery What started as a pop-up inside the Factory at Franklin is now a full-blown obsession, with three locations, all of which offer the 100-layer doughnut. 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, 615-933-9332; 1110 Caruthers Ave., 615-490-6554; 1900 Eastland Ave., Ste. 101, 615-891-1293; fivedaughtersbakery.com

Franklin Juice Co.Chic and casual with addictive smoothies and acai bowls, Franklin Juice Co. has been a welcome and bustling addition to 12 South. 2301 12th Ave. S., 615-600-4558; franklinjuice.com

Graze NashvilleThis vegetable-driven café fills the void (and space) left behind by The Silly Goose, which shuttered last year. Thankfully, dishes like hot tempeh prove its worth. 1888 Eastland Ave., 615-6861060; grazenashville.com

The Green Hour Head to Germantown’s Tempered Café and Chocolate after hours to find this ode to the green spirit, absinthe. Proprietor Jeremiah Blake puts a green light in the window when the bar is open. 1201 5th Ave. N., 615-454-5432; temperednashville.com

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Lavish décor and impressively sized portions mark the Nashville location of this Cincinnati steakhouse, which offers multiple dining rooms, an impressive crab cake, and a 500-bottle wine cellar. 300 4th Ave. N., 615-434-4300; jeffruby.com/nashville

Leiper’s Fork Distillery — Set in the bucolic little town just outside Franklin, this family-run distillery is bringing even more white, and eventually aged, whiskeys to Middle Tennessee. 3381 Southall Rd., Franklin, 615-465-6456; leipersforkdistillery.com

Little Donkey — With one of the best patios in town, this new Southern-inspired Mexican restaurant is just the spot for fried catfish tacos and a no-fail margarita. 1120 4th Ave. N., Ste. 103, 615-567-5886; thelittledonkey.com

Mantra Artisan Ales — Chef Maneet Chauhan collaborates with brewer Derrick Morse at this south Franklin brewery, which puts out an outstanding saffron/cardamom IPA. 216 Noah Dr., Franklin, 615-628-8776; mantrabrewing.com

Marsh House — Seafood-driven with a New Orleans soul, the street-level restaurant inside the glittering new Thompson Hotel adds a refined dining experience to the Gulch. Thompson Hotel, 401 11th Ave. S., 615-262-6001; thompsonhotels.com

Nashville Craft Distillery
— Run by a former forensic scientist, this Wedgewood/Houston distillery is putting out a solid gin and a sorghum spirit called Naked Biscuit. 514 Hagan St., 615-457-3036; nashvillecraft.com

Old Glory
This eye-catching cocktail den is set inside an old boiler room and keeps things simple on their tasteful list of drinks. 1200 Villa Pl., 615-679-0509

Otaku Ramen
— The brick-and-mortar version of Sarah Gavigan’s pop-up restaurant features a fully exposed kitchen, fun, bright mod-Japanese décor, and a stellar little whiskey bar in the back. 1104 Division St., 615-942-8281; otakuramen.com

Proper Bagel — Some of the city’s best bagels (kettle-boiled and stone-lined-oven baked) are coming out of this chic and modern little shop, where the line winds out the door most days. 2011 Belmont Blvd., 615-928-7276; properbagel.com

Salt & Vine Enjoy a glass from the smart and simple wine list in this all-day restaurant and market, or swing by the neighboring bottle shop to take something home. 4001 Charlotte Ave., 615-800-8517; saltandvinenashville.com

Smith & Lentz — A pro and a home brewer came together to start this East Nashville brewery and taproom, where you’ll find a dynamic list of sippers, like an aromatic IPA or a malty German pils-style beer. 903 Main St.; smithandlentz.com

Sprouts — Full of local vegetables and grocery products, Sprouts opened a location in Franklin this year, bringing organic dairy, wild-caught seafood, and plenty of gluten-free items to nearby residents. 1010 Murfreesboro Rd., Franklin, 615-567-0191; sprouts.com

Southern Grist Brewing Co.
Inside this cozy East Nashville taproom, you can grab a pint of their outstanding Belgian blonde or coconut IPA—the selection is always changing and they offer to-go crowlers. 1201 Porter Rd., 615-727-1201; southerngristbrewing.com

Tartufo — A snug and over-the-top space welcomes guests who come for the traditional, dressed-up Italian fare, tasting menus, and solid bar program. 1808 Hayes St., 615-454-5578; tartufonashville.com

TKO — A Southern spin on your favorite Chinese dishes will get you out to Gallatin Pike for this local hangout. The space is minimalist and family friendly, and yes, they offer takeout. 4204 Gallatin Pk., 615-915-3102; tkotn.com

The Valentine With four stories and a rooftop patio, The Valentine has taken over the top spot on lower Broadway’s dance-party circuit. 312 Broadway, 629-202-6979; thevalentinenashville.com

Uncle Julio’s An upscale Mexican eatery, Uncle Julio’s satisfies the craving for fresh guacamole, mesquite-grilled fajitas, and a signature frozen margarita. 209 Franklin Rd., Brentwood; unclejulios.com

Vui’s Kitchen From her native Vietnam, chef and owner Vui Hunt pulls inspiration for the fast-casual menu of summer rolls, salads, and noodle bowls. 2832 Bransford Ave., 615-241-8847; vuiskitchen.com

Wild Eggs The cheerful atmosphere and dishes like the “Hoosier Benny” are delighting downtown diners at this breakfast and lunch café. 333 Union St., 615-248-3400; wildeggs.com


Alton Lane Men who are on the hunt for premium tailored pieces will find those, plus a host of style experts who can find your perfect fit with a 3-D body-measurement system, inside the appointment-only showroom. 1200 Villa Pl., Ste. 405, 888-800-8616

American Threads Find trendy, bohemian-driven, colorful clothes at this new Villa Place outpost of the Southeastern chainlet. 1200 Villa Pl., Ste. 108, 615-649-8853; shopamericanthreads.com

Apple & Oak This charming slip of a store sells vintage pieces that have been updated, plus plenty of must-have home goods and accessories. 717 Porter Rd.; appleandoaknash.com

Ceri Hoover
The accessories designer has a new, minimalist retail space, where she’s just launched a clothing line, as well. 2905 12th Ave. S., Ste. 105, 615-200-0991; cerihoover.com

e.Allen — The third in Elizabeth Allen’s arsenal of boutiques is set up on McEwan Drive and features the same lovely aesthetic as the Nashville and Murfreesboro locations. 1556 McEwan Dr., Ste. 110, Franklin, 615-721-5130; eallenboutique.com

ExVoto Vintage The Green Hills offshoot of this Alabama-based line puts out designer Elizabeth Adams’ necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, as well as custom pieces that can only be found at the Nashville location. 2209 Bandywood Dr., Ste. G., 615-454-6473; exvotovintage.com

Florim USA A large tile outlet, Florim provides pieces that are made here in Tennessee, plus an extensive showroom where you can see the tile in realistic settings. 514 Fontana Dr., 615-712-9100; outlettile.com

Freebird by Steven — Filled with Americana-inspired footwear, this branch of the Steven Madden brand carries craftsman built kicks for men and women. The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd.; stevemadden.com

The Frye Company — One of just a few stand-alone Frye stores in the country, it’s packed with the iconic brand’s leather boots and accessories, plus a stage for those who want to rock out while shopping. 401 11th Ave. S., 615-238-6170; thefryecompany.com

Grogan Jewelers by LonWith stunning bridal and high-end jewelry, as well as fine-watch brands, this new, Cool Springs jeweler has been a welcome addition to Williamson County.1800 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1300, Franklin, 615-716-8626

Harper Knits — Volunteer Traditions released this cute and sturdy line of athletic gear with a new store on 8th Avenue, where you can also find items to help sport your state pride. 1004 8th Ave. S., 615-852-8723; harperknit.com

Her Bookshop — Opened in Lockeland Springs by publishing vet Joelle Herr, this tightly curated shop features art, photography, and travel books. The Shoppes on Fatherland, 1006 Fatherland St., Ste. 103A; herbookshop.com

J.Crew Men’s Shop — Edgehill Village shopping has gotten a lot of upgrades of late, including the addition of this chain’s male-focused retail space. 1201 Villa Pl., Ste. 100, 615-320-3721; jcrew.com

Mednikow An esteemed family-run jewelry business, Mednikow actually returns to Nashville, having once owned a store on West End Avenue. Look for diamonds, watches, and other fine jewelry here. 2160 Bandywood Dr., 615-933-7000; mednikow.com/nashville

Minxx Leggings — These ideal, wear-anywhere—yet tailored—pants come with a variety of embellishments, like faux leather, lace, and mesh paneling. minxx.us

Oak Hall — Longtime Memphis retailer Oak Hall opened the doors on a Green Hills location this year, bringing lofty brands, like Ermenegildo Zegna and Eton, with it. 4017 Hillsboro Pk., 615-454-6497; oakhall.com

Rich Hippies — With its unique mix of brands and one-of-a-kind kids’ pieces, Rich Hippies is a well-known go-to for local moms. 1204 4th Ave. N.; 725 Porter Rd., 615-212-2823; richhippies.co

Tenure Ceramics
Besides making visual art, sculptor John Donovan has been quietly producing pottery and dishware for places like City House. Now, his limited-release series of tableware is available for home cooks, too. tenureceramics.com

Two SonFind basic tees and denim in this stark-white space, owned by four fashion-loving Nashvillians. 918 Main St., 615-678-4953; twoson.co

Wheat + Co. — Carrying quality items, like denim, boots, hats, and accessories for men (and women, too), Wheat + Co. fits right into its new East Nashville digs. 904 Main St.; wheatandco.com


Apothecary — More than a full-service pharmacy, Apothecary is a one-stop shop for beauty items, medication, and health needs—plus, they offer membership programs and delivery. 226 11th Ave. S., 615-645-9680; apothecarynashville.com

Broadstone Germantown — Setting itself apart from the multitude of residential buildings that have opened recently, Broadstone offers amenities like a rooftop lounge and a songwriters’ room, and it kicked off its opening with a concert by Jason Isbell. 1100 3rd Ave. N., 615-329-6673; broadstonegermantown.com

FLWR Shop Find artfully crafted floral arrangements and succulents inside this house-turned-retail space from florist-owners Alex Vaughan and Quinn Kiesow. 123 11th St., 615-401-9124; flwrshop.com

The Farmer’s Florist Christen Craig gathered experience at flower shops in New York and Green Hills before venturing out on her own with this bright and airy new Germantown shop. 1411 Buchanan St., 845-598-1856; thefarmersflorist.com

King’s Bowl — Yes, there’s bowling at this group-friendly fun space, but there are also stellar appetizers, great music, and delicious cocktails, too. 1910 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 844-683-4500; kingsbowlamerica.com

One10 Beauty — Once known for their on-call wedding-day services, One10 now has a permanent location offering cuts, colors, and up-dos, plus aesthetic services. 703 Craighead St., 615-927-8940; one10beauty.com

Poppy & Monroe — Set in a renovated 150-year-old home, this stylish and super comfy salon uses nontoxic products for their waterless manis and pedis. They also offer aesthetic services and sell organic products in their well-curated market. 604 Monroe St., 615-640-0604; poppyandmonroe.com

SoBro Guest House — This sleek boutique hotel is built for the well-heeled traveler—so, there’s no check-in desk and each suite has its own full kitchen. 310 Peabody St.; sobroguest.com

The SoBro — Not to be confused with the hotel of the same name, this high-rise residential building is set in the heart of downtown and offers rental apartments, an outdoor pool, and fire pits for its residents. 205 Demonbreun St., 844-492-0205; rentsobro.com

Thompson Hotel — The staff sports Imogene + Willie apparel, they play records from Third Man in the lobby, and the rooftop bar is one of the best in the city. Oh, and there’s a James Beard award-winning chef conceptualized restaurant on the first floor. Meet Nashville’s hippest new hotel. 401 11th Ave., 615-262-6000; thompsonhotels.com

Urban Cowboy B&B
Made for Instagram, this stylish bed and breakfast is the ultimate hipster hangout set in a beautiful East Nashville Victorian. 1603 Woodland St., 347-840-0525; urbancowboybnb.com

The Well Coiffed Closet — Stylist Megan Evans has worked in New York and Los Angeles but now resides here in Nashville, where she’s now offering wardrobe styling services, including closet edits and personal look books. wellcoiffedcloset.com

The Westin This distinguished high-rise Starwood property sits at the nexus of the city, offering 27 stories, a breathtaking view from its rooftop lounge and pool (called L27), and the in-house Rhapsody Spa. 807 Clark Pl., 615-248-2800; starwoodhotels.com


Acme Radio From a studio at the base of Acme Feed & Seed, radio programmer Justin Hammel delivers music and lifestyle programming, with a long list of local acts on regular rotation. acmeradiolive.com

Basement East — This extension of the Melrose music haunt has more space and the added bonus of The Pub, which only adds to the rowdy listening experience. 917 Woodland Ave., 615-645-9174; thebasementnashville.com

Third Coast Comedy Club
— An intimate comedy stop inside Marathon Village, Third Coast was opened by two local comedic alums. 1310 Clinton St., Ste. 121, 615-745-1009; thirdcoastcomedy.club

WXNA — Tune into 101.5 FM for the now eclectic mix of DJ-driven programming of this freeform format station. wxnafm.org

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