A restaurant will finally open in the Bridgestone Tower in SoBro (originally promised to be the return of Watermark) in 2020 — and it’s a sister restaurant to longtime West End favorite BrickTops. No name or details yet as far as what to expect from the 210 4th Avenue South space, food-wise, so stay tuned for more information soon. West End Restaurants currently operates eight BrickTop’s restaurants, but assured the Scene that the new 7,000-square-foot spot would not share the name. [SCENE]
An All-Day Cafe and Wine Bar Is Replacing Fort Louise
The former home of Fort Louise in Inglewood will return to life later this summer as a new cafe and wine bar called Lou, according to the Nashville Scene. With a fresh coat of white paint and new signage at 1304 McGavock Pike, Lou’s chef/owner Mailea Weger (who has spent time in kitchens from Paris to Venice Beach) told the Scene the food will be a juxtaposition of Old World European style and contemporary California cuisine. [SCENE]
Brightside Bakeshop Goes West
According to social media posts, small batch bakery and popular purveyor of plump cinnamon rolls Brightside Bakeshop is heading to the west side. Owner Andrea Borchers opened her first retail shop in East Nashville’s Shops at Porter East last October, and announced on Instagram they’ve got permits to build a full-on bakery in the Nations. The East side storefront will remain open, but the West Nashville location will get the action as baking headquarters with an open kitchen — where you can enjoy cinnarolls, croissants, and danishes straight from the oven.
Fairlane Hotel’s Union Teller Expands to Fill Mile End Deli’s Closure
After Mile End Deli’s closure, the Fairlane’s coffee shop Union Teller has adapted to fill the space with a new selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items. Union Teller now offers a quick coffee and pastry from the coffee counter, a pastrami sandwiches to-go from the delicatessen, or a seat at the bar for post-work cocktails. New additions like sourdough bread and salted bagels are made in house alongside other donuts and pastries. The Union Teller delicatessen is open daily, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historic Woolworth on 5th Revamps Food Menu, Adding Whiskey-Spiked Cherry Coke Floats and a 15-Scoop Banana Split
Last week the historic Woolworth on 5th rolled out new menus, honoring the restaurant’s history in the Civil Rights movement. The city’s first five-and-dime and lunch counter, the new menu reflects those roots, with a focus on simple, Southern dishes like they would have served then. New lunch options include a tuna melt, an egg salad sandwich, a fried bologna sandwich, and a grilled cheese with tomato and bacon, plus an array of salads. Dinner sees a new turkey hot brown, plus breakfast-for-dinner options, and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Fountain shop-inspired desserts like strawberry shortcake, warm brownie, and a jumbo-15 scoop banana split hit Instagram-worthy diner notes, for a sweet finish, alongside boozy options like a whiskey-spiked cherry coke float.