Showcasing pieces from his new collection, fashion designer Zac Posen made his first trip to Nashville for the Symphony Fashion Show — eager for a chance to experience the music and culture of Music City.
It is not requisite to label these chefs as female, because their “Chef” titles have been earned through blood, sweat and burns, not the presence of two X chromosomes — that was just luck. But here at StyleBlueprint, we enjoy celebrating women. So today, we recognize 11 female chefs and restaurateurs, yes, for being female, but also for their abiding impact on Nashville’s culinary scene. We posed one question to each, and everyone indulged with honest, intelligent answers.
With the immense boom of new restaurants and bars in Nashville comes an expanded list of revelrous happy hours. But not all happy hours are created equal, and you surely don’t want to waste those precious few hours of booze-filled joy at the wrong place. Fear not! We’ve come to the rescue to help you find the best happy hours in 12 of Nashville’s greatest neighborhoods.
Essentials: Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Etch, The Farm House, Peg Leg Porker
You might think of Nashville as your go-to destination for up-and-coming country stars — and it is — but there’s so much more than music in this lively Southern city. While it’s great to visit any time of year, Tennessee’s capital has plenty to offer when the weather turns cold. Here’s why you should go now.
Before Nashville was filled with cocktail bars, award-winning restaurants and hipster-friendly coffee shops, Deb Paquette was on the culinary scene as the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a certified executive chef. Three decades later, she’s still there, helming the kitchen at her restaurants, Etch and etc., and mentoring a cadre of chefs along the way.