Another Nashville Restaurant Week in the Books

Another Nashville Restaurant Week has come and gone, and Nashvillians and visitors alike were able to enjoy special menus, dishes and deals around town.

 From August 21 to 27, Nashville Originals member restaurants put on the event to put a spotlight on some of the best restaurants that Nashville has to offer as well as encourage diners to try something new.

 As the city’s independent restaurant association, Nashville Originals now comprises 70 member restaurants who are committed to sustaining Music City’s diverse dining culture.

Several Nashville Originals member restaurants have reached important milestones in the past year, which is particularly impressive considering the competitive and overwhelming nature of the Nashville culinary scene. Bob Bernstein’s Fido in Hillsboro Village celebrated its 20th anniversary, Randy Rayburn’s Midtown Cafe notched 30 years under its belt, and Sylvan Park’s beloved McCabe Pub, owned and operated by Jo Dean, Katie Dean and Stefanie Brown, just reached its 35th anniversary. Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse is approaching its 90th birthday.

 "Nashville Originals is proud to have new members who are striving to make their mark on Nashville working alongside members who have been operating their restaurants in Nashville for decades," said Claire Crowell, president of the Nashville Originals and COO for A. Marshall Family Foods, Inc. "We're always excited for Nashville Restaurant Week, because it gives people the chance to try something new or return to a favorite, and truly see what Nashville's independent restaurants are about."

Originals member restaurants reach from West Nashville to East Nashville to Franklin and everywhere in between. The newest participant for August’s Nashville Restaurant Week was Bricks Cafe. With options from Puerto Rican cuisine to Italian, from breakfast to dinner, from white tablecloth to picnic on the patio, Nashville Restaurant Week offers something for everyone, at every price point.

The next Nashville Restaurant Week will take place on January 15-21 of 2018. For more information, visit

Bits and BitesJay Sheridan