clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tony and Caroline Galzin Opening Nicky's Coal Fired in The Nations

The casual concept is headed for the Stocking 51 property

Tony and Caroline Galzin inside the future home of Nicky's Coal Fired.
Tony and Caroline Galzin inside the future home of Nicky's Coal Fired.
Submitted/Justin Chesney

A little less than two months after the announcement of their surprise planned departure from their first project, Fifty First Kitchen & Bar, husband and wife team Tony and Caroline Galzin are wasting no time in getting back to work, announcing plans today for their sophomore effort, Nicky's Coal Fired.

According to a release, the project, slated for the former Belle Meade Hosiery Mill in The Nations that's currently being redeveloped as the commercial mixed-use space Stocking 51, will feature chef/partner Tony's seasonal Italian cuisine, with the majority of the menu centered around the use of a four-ton, coal fired oven. A bit more casual than their previous venture, the menu will have coal-fired pizzas as the main attraction, with house-made pastas, charcuterie and antipasto dishes rounding things out. Desserts will feature dishes using house-made gelato and sorbet, such as affogato and Italian soda floats. General manager and partner Caroline will again head up the beverage program, with plans to offer European beers, a tap wine system and a cocktail program inspired by Italian classics.

The space itself will incorporate many of the elements already in place, including brick walls, plate-glass steel windows and overhead beams. It's planned to seat 100, with patio space, a full bar and a private events area all in the works.

The project is stated for a fall opening, so be sure to check back for more details.