Food and Drink in Brentwood, TN
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Brentwood is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Brentwood and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Tennessee.
Local barbecue fans were thrilled in July 2009 when Judge Bean's Bar-B-Que opened on East Church Street. The well-known barbecue and live music joint thrived in downtown Nashville for eight years before moving to its location in Brentwood. Famous for Texas barbecue (made with beef, not pork), Judge Bean's smokes its brisket for at least 16 hours with mesquite wood and serves it piled high on a sesame seed bun with side items such as smoked green beans, fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and spicy cowboy beans.
The Chill Spot, a laid-back cafe, is known for its fresh wrap sandwiches and a unique drink called bubble tea. "Bubble tea is a drink from Taiwan that was first created to get kids to drink tea because of its health benefits," says Zindan Berwary, who owns Chill Spot with his brother, Jerwan. "They added flavorings and tapioca pearls to the tea. The pearls are gummy and sink to the bottom of the glass, so you chew them while you're drinking through a straw. It's like chewing a Gummi Bear."
Just minutes from Brentwood, Arrington Vineyards offers award-winning wines, spectacular vineyard views, a free live music series, free wine tastings, an outdoor bistro and picnic tables, and much more. The vineyard produces 12 different kinds of wines including a riesling, merlot, chardonnay, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and a sweet raspberry. The wines are sold in fine wine shops throughout New York City, New Orleans, Oregon and Tennessee.
The Brentwood/Cool Springs food scene is lucky to have many iconic restaurants. Puffy Muffin