UPDATE: In a release this morning, the Homegrown team has announced that chef Michael Moranski has been tapped to run the restaurant portion of the taproom and market. Moranski is currently the executive chef at Flyte World Dining and Wine, a position he's held for the last year, with his last day there set for Sept. 3. Previously, he worked at Flyte for three years before moving over to Husk Nashville and then up to Burlington, Vermont to take a sous chef position at Italian restaurant Pascolo. Also included is the announcement of general manager Jessie Norman, a Nashville native who was most recently the assistant general manager of Barlines at the Omni Nashville hotel.
One of the first restaurant and bar openings of real note in the Donelson area in quite some time, Homegrown Taproom and Marketplace announced earlier today that they plan on soft opening next week beginning Wednesday, August 19.
According to a release, the restaurant, taproom and market from owners Robin Davis and Jennifer Starks will feature 24 taps with "a special focus on local and Southeastern beers and ciders[,]" along with custom blend cold brewed nitro coffee from Eighth and Roast. And while a menu is not yet available, planned offerings for the 70-seat restaurant include bacon popcorn, cheese plates, spiced nuts and toasted sandwiches. The local and regional market is slated to open later this fall.
Initial opening hours will be 3 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, with lunch service and the release of an expanded menu set for mid-September.