for all of you foodies, there are two new restaurants slated to open this month. first off, m. the newest venture from the creators of mack & kates in franklin and mackes in green hills, opens this weekend. helmed by chef toby willis (formerly of mackes fame), they will offer lunch, dinner and sunday brunch. click here for m’s complete menu.
also taking shape to open this month is rolf & daughters in germantown. housed in the former boiler building for the werthan factory on taylor street, the restaurant will serve what chef phillip krajeck calls “modern peasant food”. phillip, whose resume credits include fish out of water, watercolor inn’s swanky restaurant in santa rosa, florida, was nominated then by the james beard foundation for best chef in the south.
phillip’s desire is to be the local haunt. all of the pastas and breads will be made in-house. r&d will be as affordable as possible, non-frilly, fresh, and simply prepared.
all of tables were being installed the day i was there, handmade locally by matt alexander of holler designs. phillip continues to hold the menu close to chest but look for rolf & daughters to open later this month.