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Sea Salt, Hendersonville’s Beloved Neighborhood French-Seafood Bistro, Closes

Plus, a tiki party with an open bar, a poolside banh mi pop-up, and more Nashville food news to know

A plate of grilled mahi mahi on a bed of garlic puree, a plate of mussels in broth, and a bowl of chowder
Hendersonville’s Sea Salt closed on August 4th.
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Jackie Gutierrez-Jones is the editor of Eater Nashville. She has over a decade of experience writing, editing, and leading content teams in the food, drink, travel, and tech space.

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Sea Salt announced via Instagram that its last day of service was Saturday, August 5th. Formerly located in downtown Nashville, the seafood-focused French bistro moved into a 4,000-square-foot space in Hendersonville back in 2021 and quickly became a neighborhood favorite with its inventive cocktails, oyster bar, and fresh dishes using scallops, mussels, snapper, and swordfish.

The three owners — Chris Funk, Mike Haggerty, and Keith Zusk — did not immediately cite a reason for Sea Salt’s closure, but held a series of closing dinners (including a special ticketed event with Bardstown Bourbon) leading up to its last day. Zusk and Haggerty also operated the now-defunct Pitchfork Pizza in Goodlettsville.

An all-you-can-drink tiki party on a downtown rooftop

Dust off your finest tiki attire for L.A. Jackson’s summer tiki party on Sunday, August 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The $100 ticket includes access to a Polynesian feast of whole roasted Kalua pig, Spam musubi, lumpia, tuna poke bowls, and roasted Molokai sweet potato, and an open tiki bar with piña coladas, port lights, and other classics. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased on Resy.

East Side Banh Mi is popping up poolside at White Limozeen

The crew of East Side Banh Mi is jumping into the summer rooftop action with a pool party pop-up at White Limozeen. On Monday, August 14, you can stop by for a special menu and cocktails from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., open swim from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a free glass of punch for industry folks. While an RSVP will grant you entrance to the patio, pool spots are first come, first served.

Ophelia’s kicks off brunch service

Ophelia’s Pizza + Bar officially launched brunch on August 4th with extended service available Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dishes include french toast with breakfast sausage, avocado toast on fresh-baked flatbread, and a brunch pizza with Gifford’s smoked bacon and a farm egg. The downtown cafe, which is also known for its antipasti and charcuterie, will offer a brunch board featuring a variety of house-made pastries, cured meats and cheeses, french toast, olives, croissants, and fresh fruit.

Germantown’s Spread Market & Larder launches new wine club

Husband-and-wife duo Chad and Alex Kelly announced the launch of Spread Market & Larder’s new wine club, “Spread Things Wine Club.” Three monthly subscription options are available: Pairing Pack (one wine and one pantry item for $45 per month), Try Me (two wines for $50 per month), and Try Me Double (four wines for $100 per month), and can be picked up in-store on or after the 15th of every month. You can find more information on Spread Market’s website.

Spread Market & Larder

1330 5th Avenue North, , TN 37208 Visit Website

Sea Salt

4825 Minnehaha Avenue, , MN 55417 (612) 721-8990 Visit Website

L.A. Jackson

401 11th Avenue South, , TN 37203 (615) 262-6007 Visit Website

East Side Banh Mi

1000 Gallatin Avenue, , TN 37206 (615) 953-7424 Visit Website

White Limozeen

101 20th Avenue North, , TN 37203 (615) 649-7239 Visit Website

Ophelia's Pizza + Bar - Nashville

401 Church Street, , TN 37219 (615) 505-1562 Visit Website

Pitchfork Pizza

401 Long Hollow Pike, , TN 37072 (615) 448-6559