Contributed by Nashville Originals
‘Tis the season for feasting, and there’s no better place to take your extended family and out-of-town guests than to one of our city’s great locally-loved restaurants.
The Nashville Originals, Music City’s independent restaurant association, is made up of local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining our city’s authentic dining culture and community. It’s Nashvillians supporting one another, with the common goal of helping local businesses exercise the individual creativity that we consider the hallmark of the independent restaurant in Nashville.
In the spirit of the holidays, many of the local restaurants that feed our city are extending an extra reason for foodies to celebrate this season with unique holiday offerings and an escape from Aunt What’s-Her-Face.
Whether it’s a Music City staple that’s been churning out some of Nashville’s best homemade holiday desserts for decades, a neighborhood favorite with a unique holiday tradition or a local pub opening their doors [gasp] on Christmas day, the Nashville Originals wants to encourage you to support local this holiday season.
We’ve pulled together a sneak peek of some of the holiday offerings below, and visit the Nashville Originals website at www.nashvilleoriginals.com for a full list of what’s being offered locally this season.
Fleet Street Pub // Located in the famous Printer’s Alley in the heart of downtown Nashville, Fleet Street Pub offers hungry roamers an authentic English experience. In addition to a wide selection of imported English beers, the dishes coming out of the kitchen from lunch to late night are about as British as their names (think: Queensway cock-a-leekie soup, the Baker Street burger, the Picadilly fish and chips or the Whitechapel Welsh rarebit).
Fleet Street Pub has also never closed on a holiday since its opening…because where else can a Brit get its post-holiday feast pint?? The pub will be open normal hours Christmas Eve and Christmas day serving the regular menu. For hours, menu details and more, visit www.fleetstreetpub.com.
McCabe Pub // McCabe Pub has had a spot on many Nashville families holiday tables for 34 years. The Sylvan Park staple’s annual holiday to-go menu features tea punch—a real Nashville original—soups and casseroles, not to mention a mile-long dessert list!
“My mom, my sister Elia and I are in the back making these desserts. This time of year, everyone in the family gives a hand,” says McCabe Owner and Manager Katie Dean on the array of cakes, pies and crunches they’ve dished out for decades. Make sure you get your order in by Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m., and visit www.mccabepub.com for the full menu and more info.
Saffire Restaurant & Bar // Located in the Factory at Franklin, Saffire is serving up a more worldly tradition this holiday with an authentic Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Typically served on Christmas Eve, the traditional meal originates from Southern Italy when Roman Catholic families would celebrate the wait for the birth of the baby Jesus at midnight. See the extensive menu and reserve your spot today at www.saffirerestaurant.com.
Suzy Wong’s House of Yum // Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, one of Nashville’s most eccentric Asian-fusion restaurants, annually invites Nashvillians for “A Christmas Story”-style holiday dinner this December 25th.
The downtown Nashville restaurant will be open normal hours Christmas day and serving their regular menu full of Asian favorites like sushi, rolls and noodles (all with of course a unique Arnold Myint twist). For menu details and to make your reservation, visit www.suzywongsnashville.com.