6 picks: dining out in nashville

this city is filled with wonderful eateries.  it’s hard to narrow them down but here are 6 trendy picks of late:

bella napoli-an italian bistro set behind taco mamacita in the trendy edgehill neighborhood (and now also in cool springs).  if you blink, you’ll miss it but their brick oven pizza with prosciutto you will not forget.

pm-asian fusion dishes from ‘top chef dc’ contestant, arnold myint.  sushi, thai wraps and nashville scene’s best hamburger of 2009 are highlights.

rumours wine bar east’s patio/photo courtesy of rumours

rumours wine bar east-located at five points in east nashville with some of the best outdoor patio seating around, argentinian chef hernan borda specializes in spanish and south american-themed small plates and pizzas.

virago-this mstreet in the gulch destination strikes the right balance of ambience and fantastic cuisine.  if you like sushi, three words: fire crunch roll.  during the summer months, on the second sunday of each month, enjoy the rooftop city view patio with drink specials and guest djs.

burger up-a new anchor of the 12south bohemian neighborhood and recently named one of usa today’s 51 great burger joints in the nation, this upscale burger joint offers locally farmed and organically grown fare at a reasonable price.

monells-in germantown, southern cooking served family-style in big bowls that you pass around a huge table. everything is served with a generous portion of southern hospitality.  their fried chicken is a must.


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