15 Jan '12, 3pm

Local, Home-grown and Farm-to-Table Eateries Sprouting in Nashville

Local, Home-grown and Farm-to-Table Eateries Sprouting in Nashville

© The Hermitage Hotel -- Beets from the Glen Leven farm. On a recent trip to Nashville, I was impressed with a group of restaurants, organized as “Nashville Originals ,” that are devoted to independent dining with home-made meals, locally sourced from the Farmer’s Market , with updated takes on Southern-style cooking. Places like the Midtown Café, Bound’ry and Tayst -- which is the first and only green certified restaurant in "Music City," serving up Pumpkin Pimento Salad and Cherry Potato Breadless Pudding. With Restaurant Week coming up in a number of cities from Nashville to New York City next week, eateries are offering the opportunity to try signature specialties in full-course style with deep discounts. One four-star establishment not only taps local foods, such as grass-fed Tennessee beef and peach jam, the “chef-farmer” tends his own organic garden just five miles ...

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