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Tansuo Permanently Closes Its Doors in the Gulch

Plus, Old Glory Distilling hosts a hiring fair, a Dolly Parton party in a brewery, and more

Dumplings in a circular steamer basket sitting on a table Tansuo/Facebook
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.

Maneet Chauhaun closes Tansuo in the Gulch

Another closure in the calendar for 2024: After years of sharing its contemporary Chinese cuisine with the Nashville community, Tansuo’s last day of service was Sunday, January 14. Opened in March 2017 by Morph Hospitality Group, the restaurant group decided not to renew Tansuo’s lease in 2024 after ongoing losses since the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release, the group stated that it has decided to focus on new growth and ventures.

“I’ve always loved what we’ve created at Tansuo, but unfortunately, its chapter must come to a close. While our other concepts continue to thrive, Tansuo has not seen enough demand in the last few years to be sustainable and we’ve been operating with a highly reduced staff,” says co-founder Maneet Chauhan via press release. “We’re looking forward to continuing to serve the community with Chauhan Ale & Masala and Mockingbird, and growing Morph elsewhere — such as the recent opening of our new concept, eet, in Orlando. We are also looking forward to welcoming a new Nashville neighbor when the time comes, and are confident that a fresh concept will do well here in our North Gulch neighborhood.”

Old Glory Distilling expands footprint and announces new job opportunities

Clarkville’s Old Glory Distilling has announced plans for a significant expansion, including a massive indoor-outdoor space, grain silo bar, and state-of-the-art restaurant. Set to open in early 2024, the Restaurant & Silo Park at Old Glory Distilling Co. will feature modern takes on the region’s traditional entrées using Old Glory’s signature spirits.

Prior to the renovations, the distillery used the additional space to host events, including weddings and corporate/company gatherings. The upgraded space will now focus on the guest experience at Old Glory, incorporating a patio and family-friendly green space with the new dining venue.

To support the expansion, the distillery is hiring for all non-managerial positions at its restaurant and silo park expansion from January 16 to 18. The fair will be hosted at the distillery from noon to 7 p.m. and open positions include servers, bartenders, cooks, and more. You can also apply via the website.

A Dolly Parton birthday tribute at Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works is hosting its seventh annual celebration of Dolly Parton’s birthday party with a party this Saturday, January 20 at its brewery and taproom at 809 Ewing Avenue. Expect specialty cocktails, pink cupcake and beer pairings, and live musical performances kicking off at 2 p.m. with a series of local musicians culminating with a show by Erin Hazelrig & the Dolly Parton Tribute Band at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

A steak dinner pop-up at Star Rover Sound

Star Rover Sound knows that Nashville loves a good steakhouse. Ford Fry’s live music venue and eatery in Germantown is channeling a 1970s West Texas steakhouse aesthetic on Fridays and Saturdays complete with checkered tablecloths, candlelight, and, in a unique twist, Sharpies for signing the walls. Guests are invited to choose the cut/protein and Star Rover will prepare it to their liking. Each dinner is served with house salad, Optimist rolls, A2 sauce, and bottomless fries and onion rings for the table. To close out the meal: homemade pies like coconut, chocolate chess, and banana cream, along with soft serve ice cream. The steak pop-up kicks off this weekend at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made here.

A cheese sale and Cubano sandwiches at Grey’s

Food holidays may be a touch 2010-ish, but if it means 15% off retail cheese, all-day happy hour, and 30% off bottles of wine, we’ll abide. All of which you’ll find at both locations of Grey’s Fine Cheese (Sylvan Park and the Factory at Franklin) this Saturday, January 20, for National Turophile (cheese lovers) Day. The shop will also be launching Cubano sandwiches this Wednesday through Saturday, with what can only be assumed some top-notch Swiss. (Sandwiches are available in limited quantities and may sell out.)

Old Glory Distilling Co.

451 Alfred Thun Road, , TN 37040 (931) 919-2522 Visit Website

Tennessee Brew Works

809 Ewing Avenue, , TN 37203 (615) 436-0050 Visit Website