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A Nashville Native is the New Chef at Fort Louise

Plus, expanded brunch options from Hemingway’s and Chauhan

Shrimp roll at Fort Louise
Fort Louise

A Nashville Native is the New Chef at Fort Louise

East Nashville’s Fort Louise has a new chef de cuisine in Brody Kimbro, a unicorn Nashville native. Under the direction of Fort Louise executive chef and co-owner Greg Biggers, Kimbro is bringing his Southern roots plus some Asian influence to the new menu. Kimbro last worked in the kitchen opening Nectar: Urban Cantina in Donelson.

Owner Sarah Gavigan is leading the kitchen team at Little Octopus

After last year’s departure of Daniel Herget to Noelle (then Florida), and more recently the loss of Andrew Rodriguez to Holston House, Owner/Chef Sarah Gavigan has taken the helm in the kitchen of her Gulch restaurant.

Chauhan adds Saturday brunch to the weekly lineup

Beginning Saturday, August 4, Chauhan doubles down on brunch by adding a Saturday service to the weekly rotation, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features sweet treats like a naan French toast or “Elvis’ Favorite”: bacon pancakes with banana pudding, peanut brittle, candied bacon, with whipped peanut butter paneer and maple. Members of team savory can try the vindaloo chilaquiles or “Amritsar comes to the South”— a quintessential North Indian brunch with chole kulche, spicy chickpea saute, spicy onion stuffed bread, and a desi salad.

Brunch at Hemingway’s every single day of the week

If Saturday and Sunday crowds don’t beckon, Hemingway’s gives options by offering their brunch menu every day of the week. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, diners can choose from brunch or lunch dishes at their leisure. Standouts include the spicy avocado toast, brown butter pancakes, a donut sandwich, and Chef Carlile’s rendition of shrimp and grits. Bottomless mimosas flow for $20.

Hemingway's Bar and Hideaway

438 Houston Street, , TN 37203 (615) 915-1715 Visit Website

Lou, The French On The Block

4007 West Riverside Drive, , CA 91505 (747) 241-8205 Visit Website

Bar Otaku

505 12th Avenue South, , TN 37203 (615) 454-3946 Visit Website

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Avenue North, , TN 37203 (615) 242-8426 Visit Website