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A Guide to Nashville’s Greatest Culinary Hits

There’s a different kind of “Nashville artist” you need to know about. Some of the most creative minds in this rapidly growing Southern city are found in kitchens, not only on stages, crafting menus rather than melodies — and their hits are just as memorable. When it comes to restaurants that rock, there’s no question: Nashville is one of the country’s top destinations.

It’s easy to visit the iconic Nashville sights, sing along with a band, ride a pedal tavern through the city and call it a weekend (arguably a great one!). But beyond Broadway, you’ll experience a soulful and unique culinary community throughout Music City’s distinct neighborhoods.

Making History
In diverse Germantown, a short stroll will take you past a handful of some of the best restaurants in the South. One of the hippest is City House, though you wouldn’t guess so by its unassuming rustic exterior. Inside, watch chef Tandy Wilson and team cook up an Italian-influenced menu that has earned multiple nods from the James Beard Awards. From the cornbread gnocchi to the zesty whole trout, the sophisticated dishes all have a Southern flair. You can’t go wrong with the pizza, though; the Belly Ham is a favorite among Nashville foodies.

The new “It” stop in Germantown is 5th & Taylor, opened in the spring of 2015. Chef Daniel Lindley offers a heartfelt take on “the American family meal,” accompanied by custom wines on draft and a playlist that bounces from The Black Keys to Mama Cass. A sculpture of Francis Nash, the Revolutionary War general for whom Nashville was named, stands on horseback in the center, surrounded by rows of dripping white candles. Prioritize the sausage cheddar biscuits (served alongside savory jalapeño jelly), bacon-wrapped quail (go ahead, eat it with your hands), beef zabuton (a Japanese word for …read more

Source:: Bon Appetit