The Avett Brothers at Bridgestone
The Avett Brothers play Brdigestone Arena.
We’re seeing a flurry of new spots opening in time for (and in spite of) the holiday crush. Germantown saw the quiet opening of Rolf & Daughters on the first floor of the Werthan Factory building in mid November, where chef Philip Krajeck (formerly of Fish Out Of Water in Santa Rosa Beach) is putting out what he calls “modern peasant food” (look for house-made sourdough, pasta and grain plates like squid ink canestri, and cocktails from Patterson House alum Matt Tocco).
Monday, December 3 saw the official opening of Feast set inside the 5th and Main Building in East Nashville (formerly the Germantown Café East space). There, owner Manny Hatz has opened up the space by tearing down a wall behind the bar so that guests get a full view of the city skyline from any point in the room. Go for local beers on tap and chef Frank Courreges “comfort food with a twist,” like mesquite-smoked chicken egg rolls and buffalo chicken flatbreads. (Speaking of beers on tap, The Filling Station opened just before Thanksgiving, bringing growler beer service to 12South – check out our December/January issue for more details.) This past week saw the opening of a new Jim ‘N Nicks in Cool Springs where the 28-year-old institution puts out a made-from-scratch menu of barbecue and Southern favorites. And, coming some time next month is the much-anticipated reincarnation of Rumours 12th & Division. Owner Christy Shuff is putting many of the former familiar elements into her new space, including the chandeliers and brooding woman portrait. Keep an eye here and on @NashLifestyles for an official opening announcement.