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Put a Fork in It: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants to Eat Your Way Through Nashville

The Nashville Region offers a world-class dining experience so amazing its hard to know where to begin.

By Brittany Anas on September 23, 2021

Food from Chauhan Ale & Masala House, located in Nashville and owned by Chef Maneet Chauhan
Michael D. Tedesco

The Nashville Region’s appeal to people from all over the world has helped influence its diverse and lively food scene. And if you work up a thirst, Nashville’s roster of craft brewers and distillers invites you in for a drink.

Here is a small taste of the cosmopolitan dining scene in the Nashville Region:

Chauhan Ale and Masala House

Ready to convince you that classic Southern dishes and Indian cuisine go wonderfully together are dishes like hot chicken pakoras made with a ghost pepper sauce and house spice mix.

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

Brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson revived their family’s whiskey business after their father took them on a trip to Green Brier, the home of the original Nelson Distillery that shut down during Prohibition. Take a tour of the distillery to hear the fascinating story of how the family business was revived and then sample Louisa’s Liqueur, which is named for their great-great-great-grandmother.

Peg Leg Porker

Meats are smoked fresh daily and sides are scratch-made at this award-winning barbecue joint that’s been featured on Food Network. The menu is concise with classics like barbecue sandwiches, dry-rubbed ribs and pulled pork nachos.

Rosie Food & Wine

Serving Spanish-style tapas in the suburbs, Rosie Food & Wine’s menu switches seasonally — but, for an idea, small eats include things like butternut squash burrata, grilled octopus and pork croquetas. Rosie Potatoes with garlic aioli and rosemary are a staple, though.

Tailor Nashville

Culinary creator Vivek Surti honors his heritage with a South Asian American menu in this Germantown restaurant. Cocktails have a true sense of place, like a house old-fashioned made with whiskey and cardamon. Menus change seasonally.

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