four celebrity chefs cook up something fresh for nashville

a new wave of celeb chefs are ushering in some of 2014’s most anticipated restaurants in our sweet little “it” city.   top chef alum & james beard award semifinalist dale levitski announced the name of his upcoming melrose neighborhood concept this week.  photosinema, housed in a 7,000 square foot 1940s movie theater, will feature eclectic american cuisine with a modern twist.  the space will include the main dining area downstairs as well as an upstairs lounge, bar & dining space for up to an additional 24 people.

sitting across the street from the gulch’s virago & whiskey kitchen in the former ultimate tire & car care location (1210 mcgavock), new york celebrity chef jonathan waxman’s adele will open early summer.  named after his mom, the 80-seat adeles by jonathan waxman features an almost 15-foot wood burning oven.  the space includes an additional 35-seat private dining room as well as a bar & patio.  he plans to keep the building’s original multi-pane windows, five roll-up garage doors and barrel ceilings with wooden beams.

adeles by jonathan waxman is slowly coming together
adeles by jonathan waxman is slowly coming together


chopped star maneet chauhan is working towards an august 2014 opening for chauhan ale & masala house located at 12th & porter.  she describes the restaurant recently for the nashville business journal as “a british pub with indian influences” evidenced mostly because the unique beer selections.

richard-blaisand lastly, who doesn’t love a good burger?  another one of the food network’s top chef stars (winner of top chef: all stars in 2010) richard blais brings his acclaimed upscale flip burger to the quickly-gentrifying charlotte avenue district.  located in 3,500 square feet of the former hostess bakery warehouse on 42nd & charlotte, flip burger will open this fall.  his modern-designed mini-chain is best known for its imaginative burgers & liquid nitrogen-made N2 shakes.