Brunch So Hard: Nashville Style

Now that the weekend is here, it's time to think about the most important & "Nashvillian" meal there is, BRUNCH!   As we all know, eating really good food is my all time favorite hobby, and I go out to eat just about every meal so naturally people are always asking me for suggestions of where to eat.  This one required a little work and opinions of some of my friends, but I think you all will thoroughly enjoy this list I have put together for y'all of the best places to brunch in Nashville !!  I have also spoken to someone at each of these restaurants to ask what their most popular brunch item people order is or what they are known for.  These are not in any particular order but here we go!!

Saint Añejo 

 1120 McGavock St

Nashville, TN  37203

brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 10-3

Saint Añejo has killer bloody Mary's, margaritas and chicken and waffles !!

Photo credit: @Styleblueprintnville

Photo credit: @Styleblueprintnville

 The Southern 

 150 3rd Ave S

Unit 110

Nashville, TN  37201

http://thesouthernnashville.com/menu/

brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 9:30-3

The Southern is one of my personal favorites because I love the atmosphere.  I especially love the way it's laid out.  Their three most popular brunch items are "The Highway" , "Steak & Biscuit Benedict"  and "Hot chicken salad" 

Photo credit: @kath_fessler on Instagram  

Photo credit: @kath_fessler on Instagram  

Tavern 

1904 Broadway 

Nashville, TN 37203

brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 9:45-3

Tavern is located in Midtown and the three most requested brunch items are the "Singapore Stirfry", "Benedict Uno",  "Huevos Rancheros"  and of course their Bloody Mary.

Photo credit: Andy.elizabeth Instagram  

Photo credit: Andy.elizabeth Instagram  

 Mad Donna's 

 1313 Woodland St

Nashville, TN  37206

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brunch hours: Monday - Friday 11-3 Saturday & Sunday 9-3

Mad Donna's is known for their build your own Bloody Mary bar, mimosas "Captain's French Toast" and the burgers !!  

Photo credit: @the_southern_wave Instagram

Photo credit: @the_southern_wave Instagram

5th and Taylor 

 1411 5th Ave N

Nashville, TN  37208

 http://www.5thandtaylor.com/menu-marquee/

5th and Taylor is located in Germantown and it's most popular brunch items are the "Monkey Bread" as a starter and the "chicken sausage scramble"

Photo credit: @5thandtaylor Instagram  

Photo credit: @5thandtaylor Instagram  

 Biscuit Love Brunch 

 316 11th Ave S

Nashville, TN  37203

 http://www.biscuitlove.com/

brunch hours: Monday through Sunday from 7-3  

Biscuit Love Brunch is located in the Gulch and their 3 most popular items are the "Bo-nuts" (biscuit donuts)  "The East Nasty" and the "Southern Benny" 

Bo-nuts (photo credit: @biscuitlovebrunch on Instagram)  

Bo-nuts (photo credit: @biscuitlovebrunch on Instagram)  

Kitchen Notes

250 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

brunch hours: Sunday 9-2:30

Kitchen Notes is located in the Omni Hotel right downtown.  It's known for its large buffet as well as the carving station that features different items such as meat, poultry or seafood each week.

Photo credit: @healthfullyeverafter

Photo credit: @healthfullyeverafter

South 

1524 Demonbreun St

Nashville, TN 37203

http://south-nashville.com/provisions

brunch hours: Saturday 11-2 Sunday 11-3

South is always a good time for brunch! Located on Demonbreun and they offer bottomless mimosas & bloody Mary's for just $15.   Most people order the French toast or "South Eggs Beauregard".

Photo credit: @southnashville

Photo credit: @southnashville

 Jackson's  

 1800 21st Ave S

Nashville, TN  37212

http://jacksonsbarandbistro.com/nashville/menus/

brunch hours: all day every day

Jackson's is located in Hillsboro village and the favorite items are the chicken biscuits, the French toast and the Bloody Mary's.

Photo credit: @jacksonsnash Instagram  

Photo credit: @jacksonsnash Instagram  

 Flipside 

2403 12th Ave S

Nashville, TN  37204

 http://www.theflipside12south.com/menu/

brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11-3

Flipside is located in 12 South and known for it's drink "The Big Fix" , chicken and waffles and the "AM Tots" 

Photo credit: @theflipsidenash  

Photo credit: @theflipsidenash  

Urban Grub 

2506 12th Ave S

Nashville, TN  37204

http://urbangrub.net/the-menu/

brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday 11-3

Urban Grub is located in 12 South & the most desired items are the chicken & waffles and the "Oscar Benny" 

Photo credit: @down2eatNash instagram

Photo credit: @down2eatNash instagram

Sinema 

 2600 Franklin Pike

Unit 102

Nashville, TN  37204

brunch hours: Sunday 10:30-2

 http://places.singleplatform.com/sinema/menu?ref=integration#all-menus

Sinema seems to be a favorite of almost everyone I asked.  The most desired items are "Mazel Toast!" and the "Croque Madame".

Photo credit @sinemanashville Instagram  

Photo credit @sinemanashville Instagram  

 Marchè Artisan Foods 

1000 Main St

East Nashville, TN  37206-3626

http://www.marcheartisanfoods.com/menus/sunday-brunch

brunch hours: Friday 8-4 Saturday & Sunday 9-4 

Located in East Nashville,  two of their most popular brunch items "Crossiant French Toast with powdered sugar & Vermont maple syrup" and the house made granola.

Photo credit : Sinclair Dotson 

Photo credit : Sinclair Dotson 

I know I missed some really great places and will be doing more lists of places to eat in Nashville for dinner , and will do one of any brunch places I come across that I fall in love with!  Please share & I hope you all enjoy !!   Happy Brunchin' XOXO- Amber 

Made in Nashville: #TwoRoast

 

I don't know about y'all, but the only thing that gets me out of the bed in the morning is the thought of freshly brewed coffee or the smell of bacon!! The smell of both together is even better.  But I absolutely love it!  It's weird because I remember being little and swearing to my mom I would never in my entire life drink coffee because back then I thought it was the nastiest thing I had ever tasted, I actually used to feel the same way about wine (can you believe that?). What was I thinking?  Growing up is mind blowing to me.  Anyways I want to tell y'all a little about this fabulous coffee + cacao mix by Two Roast!! Incase you're like me and wondering what the heck is cacao exactly, the cacao bean is the most elemental ingredient in chocolate-making and who doesn't love chocolate?  If you don't, I almost question your character, ha.  The absolute BEST part of this product, other than the taste, is the fact that it was made right here in Nashville!  I am a firm believer in supporting local businesses and especially obsessed with anything made in Nashville!  Two Roast is made by a couple, Dan and Jenny Oliver.  There are only 2 ingredients, coffee and Cacao and it's completely organic, all natural, contains no sugar, dairy, gluten or chemicals.  

I love the aroma of coffee and the smell is delightful!  I almost think the smell alone wakes me up.   I am normally a Keurig coffee user, because to be quite honest, I'm a little lazy and usually in a rush, but I love the fact that this is actually ground up to where I can see what I am putting in my coffee machine.   Now let's talk taste.  When you hear the description you would think it may taste like chocolate but it does not, it's a perfect blend of coffee and cacao. Doesnt lean more either way.  The other thing I love about this product is the resealable bag.  Most coffee brands you just fold them over and clasp them, Two Roast actually seals up completely.  I'm also big on catchy logos and theirs is great!!  If you would like to try some for yourself, you can order online at http://www.tworoast.com/  I don't know about you, but I love to shop & support local.  Hope you all enjoy.  XOXO- Amber 

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More Than Just Juice: Juice Bar

I think I told you all this before, but my life is a constant struggle of trying to lose weight and eating dessert.  I have been eating a little too much dessert lately & the proof is in my clothes not fitting anymore.  I've been feeling kind of blah lately and that my body is screaming "feed me something healthy".  That's why I decided to go to the Juice Bar the past 2 days for lunch. I am normally more of a meat and 3 type girl but I knew this would make me at least feel better about my life.

Juice Bar is overwhelmingly vegetarian, gluten-free, organic when possible, and always uses 100% whole fruits and vegetables.  They are definitely a  “I want to eat healthy and feel great” type place. They offer juices, smoothies, juice cleanses, superfood salads, soups and more.  Please see my pictures below to see more of what they have to offer.

On Tuesday for lunch (day about 27 of me feeling blah- I told you guys I am a procrastinator) I walked into the Juice Bar, took about 10 minutes to make a choice on which smoothie to get, which you would have thought I was making a major life decision, I decided on the "Green Smoothie."  I went with a smoothie because I like a little more substance.  To me it feels a little more like actual food , which y'all know I  love.  It's made with spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, lemon, apple juice and coconut milk.  It is the perfect blend of healthy and sweet tasting and absolutely DELICIOUS.   The best part was that it actually filled me up, and smoothies never fill me up.  They are always more like a drink to me.  I also enjoyed watching them actually placing all of the vegetables and fruits in and mixing it up in front of me, where I can see all of the fresh ingredients.  While I was there waiting on my made to order smoothie, I noticed a sign with a large bowl of soup.  Their featured soup of the day was black bean.  The nice man working asked me if I would like to try a sample.  I am not a big fan of black beans in general, so I politely declined.  He told me they have a different soup everyday and they had just finished making tomorrow's soup, which was his favorite, the garden veggie; so he gave me a sample of that.  It was so delicious I couldn't wait to get back there today on my lunch break.  I posted a photo of it below so you can see how absolutely packed with healthiness it is, but it has broccoli, carrots, celery, onions, kale, red beans, zucchini, quinoa, cilantro and maybe a little bit of a tomato base.  I seriously have never felt so healthy in my life after eating that many vegetables together at one time.  It was so filling and packed with enjoyable flavor.  I am very excited about Wednesdays now, thanks to this soup!  I also got to try their four most popular juices, the "Orange You Glad" and the "Sweet Greens" were my two favorites!!

Juice Bar has a different soup each day; Monday-tomato basil, Tuesday-black bean Wednesday-garden Veggie, Thursday- red lentil and Friday through Sunday butternut squash.  I went to the Franklin location located at 232 Fifth Avenue North Franklin, Tn, but they have locations all over the Middle Tennessee area.  Locations include Green Hills, Berry Hill, Hillsboro Village, The Gulch, Germantown, Belle Meade, Murfreesboro, Brentwood and of course Franklin.

Moral of this story if you pass by a Juice Bar, GO!  It will make you feel good on the inside as well as out.  I Just hope my clothes start to fit better.  I'm one of those people who feels like you can eat salad once and you should automatically lose 5 lbs.  I'm almost 30 and I have never known this to be more untrue. Baby steps though, baby steps.  XOXO- Amber

For Juice Bar's full menu click here www.ilovejuicebar.com