Etch. Deb Paquette, former chef/owner of Nashville favorite Zola, has partnered with Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, owners of several restaurants throughout the Southeast including Nashville Stalwart, Amerigo, to develop Etch, a new restaurant located on the ground floor of the Encore building in SoBro. The 4000 sq. ft. restaurant will seat 150, with a private dining room, full bar, and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing the guests to interact with the chef and her kitchen. Etch is currently under construction and slated for a mid-Summer opening.
Kocktails & Kouture. Sisters Blair & Baley Bodden have come together to create the female wonderland of today in a unique combination of restaurant and boutique at the Velocity in the Gulch on 11th Avenue South. A place to eat, drink and shop in one location. Is this a woman’s dream or what?
Lockeland Table. Chef Hal Holden-Bache and general manager Cara Graham are launching Lockeland Table Restaurant and Community Kitchen which they envision as a home for creative, chef-driven cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and a comfortable neighborhood vibe. Projected to be opening early fall.
Silo. I am truly excited about this one. The menu looks amazing!
Suppertime in Nashville promises to become even tastier this summer with the opening of SILO, a Southern-influenced, neighborhood bistro in historic Germantown at the corner of 5th and Madison in the new Vista Germantown apartments.
A savory collaboration between Clay Greenberg, former Executive Chef of Virago and LIME, and Paul Cercone, previous owner of Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery in Charleston, SC, SILO will serve up sophisticated farm food in a lively, welcoming setting designed by architect Greg Ibañez. The space will feature a community table, a private dining room, a large bar area, two patios, and an open kitchen.
Guests will enjoy a creative, chef-driven menu with a focus on the bounty of regional farmers and producers. Local influences will be found beyond the menu, as well, including tables and chairs constructed by Enos Hostetler, an Amish craftsman from Ethridge, Tennessee and pendant lighting from artist John Beck near Louisville, Kentucky.
Greenberg and Cercone are champions of the Slow Food and Southern Foodways Alliance communities, embracing the importance of simple preparations with distinctive, regionally grown ingredients.
Says owner Paul Cercone about the origin of the name, “Silos speak to things worth saving, like the Southern traditions of working hard, having fun, and enjoying what you’ve grown or raised around a shared table.”
Daily dinner service will begin at 6 PM, with special Sunday Brunch and Supper seatings. Bar service will begin at the happiest of hours, 5 PM.
Alegria. A new Mexican restaurant that was slated to open in the Spring, but apparently didn’t make it. Well Green Hills is past due for a quality dig that shells out fresh Mexican fare. Prayerfully it’s not your typical nacho, taco, red sauce everywhere kind of place. There is so much more to explore in the world of Mexican fare. But I guess we’ll have to wait it out. Click Alegria & follow them on Facebook. And if you get there before we do, let us know what you think.