2016 Food

ITALY

A favorite on the dining scene since opening its doors, MAFIAoZA’S Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub continues to “wow” capacity crowds nightly with its authentic Italian menu, its impressive Old and New World wine list, and its comfortable, welcoming ambiance. The popular 1920s New York-style Italian restaurant – known for serving the finest stone-oven pizza in the southeast – offers dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which are locally grown and produced by Kentucky’s famed Sylvanus Farms. Executive Chef, Brett Corrieri, has earned MAFIAoZA’S a solid reputation for their commitment to presenting flavorful, memorable dining experiences for their loyal and still-growing patron base.  MAFIAoZA’S awards and honors include the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) prestigious “Restaurant Neighbor Award” as the state winner for their community involvement, The Tennessean and Nashville Lifestyles Voter’s Choice Award for Nashville’s MAFIAoZA’S #1 for “Best Pizza,” with additional nods for “Best Dining with Kids”, “Best of After-Work Bars” Award from Best of Citysearch and the 2010 Bronze “Retailer of the Year” awarded by the Alabama Retail Association (ARA) in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School (UAB) of Business.

USA

Music City, U.S.A, now where could there possibly be a better place for a Hard Rock Cafe?  The Nashville Cafe has been rockin’ Music City since 1994! Newly revamped in December 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville contends as one of the city’s premier dining and entertainment destinations. The remodeled Cafe has more than 12,920 square feet of space, including a 378-seat restaurant, open air terrace, Rock Shop and a state-of-the-art live concert venue. Jimi Hendrix said it best “That’s where I learned to play really…Nashville.
 

AUSTRALIA/ NEW ZEALAND

Featuring an innovative cocktail menu designed by international cocktail expert Gary Hayward, Embers Ski Lodge will take the expertise of the finest cocktail bars and infuse them with the warmth and approachability of the neighborhood tavern. Embers staff will be experts in recognizing their guests’ needs, and will provide a memorable experience every time whether it’s for a first-time guest or our most valued regular. Embers Ski Lodge features a from-scratch, seasonally influenced gastropub menu inspired by Lars’ travels to ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

TENNESSEE

With a grand street entrance on 5th Avenue and an indoor-outdoor neighborhood setting, Trattoria Il Mulino brings culinary excitement to downtown Nashville. The restaurant features an Abruzzese-inspired Italian menu that delivers Il Mulino New York’s celebrated cuisine, offering traditional flavors from Italy’s central Abruzzo region punctuated by modern and inventive dishes.

SOUTH AMERICA

Texas de Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-American Churrascaria (steakhouse) that combines the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.

 

California

Green Hills Grille proves that dining doesn’t have to be pretentious. Located just south of downtown Nashville in the heart of its namesake, the restaurant is both a local hangout and a destination of choice for those visiting the Green Hills neighborhood.  A beloved Nashville go-to spot for 20 years, the original Green Hills Grille closed its doors in 2008 but reopened to much fanfare in a new location in 2015. Its casual, California-revival style and classic, high-quality fare make Green Hills Grille excellent for any occasion. First dates, anniversaries, family gatherings, business lunches, weekend brunches, late-night soirees or simply a good meal are all reasons to visit Green Hills Grille.

Mexico / Caribbean

Party Fowl, the new East Gulch District restaurant, opened its doors to the public Sunday, September 28, 2014. Owners Nick Jacobson (360 Bistro) and Austin Smith’s new spot combines an amazing menu with live music, local brews and craft cocktails. Party Fowl will feature hot chicken, but offer much more to the New Nashville diner looking for great food, great drinks and great music-all under one roof.

 

Germany

Created in California back in '87, Freebirds later became a favorite in Aggieland (better known as College Station, Texas) and quickly expanded as our creators discovered they weren’t alone in their quest for a restaurant that satisfied their hunger better than the confinements of a typical burger-and-fries joint. They wanted something more appetizing but, most importantly, a lot of options.  Freebirds provides great meals and engaging service in a high-energy, music-inspired atmosphere, all with a commitment to social responsibility and operating with a conscience. Today, Freebirds has nearly 100 locations throughout seven states, including: Texas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Utah with our headquarters located in Austin.

France

In 1955 a young secretary decided to pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Grace Grissom and husband Herbert founded Mrs. Grissom’s Salads. This brief six minute video will give you an insight into the family who’s brand of sandwich spreads and dips is a household name in the Southeastern United States and demonstrate why and how Mrs. Grissom's Salad became and remains so popular.