Satisfying both wine connoisseurs and fledging fermenters alike, Tayst recommends a palate-complementing beverage for each item on Executive Chef Jeremy Barlow's environmentally friendly menu. Barlow, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, won Nashville Scene's 2009 Iron Fork competition and was featured in Fortune for his sustainable dining efforts. Begin by sipping on a glass of cherry-and-berry scented Morgan Pinot Noir ($13.75), or order the PB&J lamb, served with peanut spatzle and a berry compote ($27), paired with the blackberry-hinting Jean Bousquet Reserva Malbec ($15.75). Vegetarians can nosh the veggie entree, a herbaceous amalgamation of grilled yard beans, purple rice, zucchini, and a butter-bean puree ($17), and partner it with the nuanced notes of plum and oak in a glass of Gunn Estate Pinot Noir ($13.75).
For $10, you get $25 worth of southern fare and adult beverages at Cabana. Specializing in dinner and late-night tomfoolery, this Hillsboro Village/West End hotspot keeps the energetic atmosphere and southerly cuisine cranked to 11 on a scale of one to three. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Selecting an engagement ring can be very stressful, especially when you have a salesman badgering you or equally as bad, ignoring you. Village Jewelers attempts to take some of the pressure off by keeping its engagement rings, bridal sets, and diamond earrings in wide-open cases that allow you to reach inside and shop at your leisure. It takes even more of the pressure off by offering free ring sizings, engravings, cleanings, and inspections for life. And if you ever want to upgrade your diamond ring, Village Jewelers let's you apply your original purchase price toward the purchase of a more valuable diamond.
A family owned business inspired by a centuries-old love story, Village Jewelers also offers free prong replacement or re-tipping, free rhodium plating for white gold, and free watch batteries for select customers. Plus, an experienced gemologist is on-site to answer any of your questions about the diamonds.
Recognized by Maxim as one of the best bars in the country to watch a big game, Sam’s All American Sports Grill consistently climbs to the tops of rankings. In fact, Zagat featured the grill on its Sports Bar Food Tour, and Bleacher Report affirms that Sam’s will “certainly enhance any game-day experience.” Inside, 16 beers on tap fill glasses, while friendly staffers serve burgers and handcrafted pizzas, pirouetting between tables with the finesse of a running back on roller skates. As diners kick back beneath the glow of mounted high-definition TVs, Sam’s team of chefs work hard behind the scenes, making soups, sauces, and dressings from scratch daily.
Belcourt Taps celebrates the charms and flavors of the South with regular live music, and gourmet twists on comfort classics. The festivities begin before diners even step through the door. Outside, a sprawling patio surrounds the restaurant, lit up at night with warm sconce lighting and candlelight. There, guests can dig into gourmet stuffed burgers and tacos with pulled pork, shrimp, or chicken. Diners can also explore tapas and shareable plates of fried green tomatoes and nachos or dive solo into a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
Inside, regular live music showcases the talents of singers and songwriters who carry on the Nashville sound. Golden yellow walls brighten the room, adding the feel of a southwestern cantina or a southwestern cantina owned by a pyromaniac, and soft overhead lighting creates the ideal atmosphere for a draft beer.