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Tennessean's Vienneau Says Chelsea Bistro in Whites Creek Worth the Trip; Peg Leg Porker

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The Tennessean's Nancy Vienneau visits recently opened Whites Creek French restaurant Chelsea Bistro and seems to find zero fault. Located "in the Richardson Center on Clarksville Highway, '15 minutes from wherever you are,'" she says that for her, "it clocked in just under 22 minutes, but for quality of food, ambiance and price, it was worth the drive." Owned by mother-and-son team Bascha Satin and Josh Rew, with executive chef Garrett Pittler running the kitchen, Chelsea Bistro delivers "a concise menu that highlights bistro classics such as mussels mariniere, steak-frites, duck confit and frisee aux lardons. Seasonality and the harvest of the backyard garden inform the menu as well — but the focus is traditional French in concept and preparation." After a run-through of a number of menu options, Vienneau posits that "[i]n 2013, Chelsea Bistro is still a bold, pioneering move for the area. For those living in the upper reaches of Davidson County, a visit to Chelsea for a taste of France should be an easy journey. The rest of us can consider it a petite culinary adventure." [Tennessean]

Over at the Nashville Scene, Carrington Fox hits Gulch barbecue temple Peg Leg Porker, which she sees as "an oasis of lovable low culture in a rapidly evolving district of high rises." Specifically called out are Carey Bringle's dry-rub ribs, with their "16-ingredient medley of warm red spices," the dry wings ("Bringle's not sure, but he likes to consider himself the man that invented [them]") and the tight roster of sides. [Nashville Scene]

Peg Leg Porker

904 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 615-829-6023

Chelsea Bistro

5432 Clarksville Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189