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Neighborlily, a Hybrid Coffee Bar and Floral Shop, Opens in Germantown

Plus, a hot chocolate tea service at Mason Bar, a new Pie Town Tacos, and more

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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.

It’s a floral shop, but also a cafe with gluten-free pastries

Germantown has added a new neighborhood coffee shop to its growing roster — but this one’s not your typical Nashville java joint. Neighborlily, which opened its doors last Tuesday, is part cafe, part floral shop. The brainchild of Karen Kops, founder/owner of nearby organic salon Poppy & Monroe, Neighborlilly’s white-and-blush-pink space sells pre-arranged and custom bouquets using dried flowers and seasonal blooms that you can pick up as early as the next day.

But the cafe, which boasts a few indoor bar seats and a serene patio shaded by century-old crepe myrtles, holds its own with artisanal coffee and tea drinks lattes including the Hey Neighbor latte with spiced brown sugar syrup and salted maple whipped cream; the Oaxacan Mocha with Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; and the Jade Matcha with rose syrup.

Food options include a variety of pastries (including gluten-free cookies, scones, croissants, and bread), salads, a rotating soup of the day, and a cheese board with an assortment of jams, crackers, and nuts.

The new shop and cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loews launches an afternoon tea service for hot chocolate

Mason Bar inside Loews Vanderbilt Hotel will launch its newest experience, A Hot Chocolate Affair, on Friday, February 2. The event is a twist on a traditional afternoon tea service that will be available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through February and March.

Ornate teapots will be filled with a hot chocolate of your choosing — milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate — along with a selection of gourmet toppings like marshmallows, peppermint sticks, caramels, white chocolate shavings, and ganache-dipped spoons. Instead of your typical cucumber sandwiches, expect a tiered tray filled with bite-sized cheesecakes, pastries, and macarons.

Pricing for A Hot Chocolate Affair is $65 for guests 11 years and older, $45 for children 4 to 10 years of age, and complimentary for those three and under. Reservations must be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance and can be booked by calling 615-320-1700 or visiting Resy and selecting a “lunch” timeslot between 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. for a two-hour service.

Pie Town Tacos open East Nashville location

Owners Jason and Leah Crockarell recently announced that their fast-casual taco shop, Pie Town Tacos, has opened a second location at 1106 Woodland St., Suite 1, in the Five Points Alley

Shops space in East Nashville. Their second shop is now open for lunch and dinner, serving two styles of tacos: traditional street tacos — including carne asada and al pastor on corn tortillas; and Nashville hot tacos made with a house spice blend. Taco bowls with chorizo and potato, fresh salsas, chips with queso, and house-made sopapillas round out the menu. Vegetarian options are also available, including Nashville hot cauliflower tacos, tofu chorizo bowls, and sides like black beans, cotija potatoes, and green rice. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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A. Marshall Hospitality returns with its third annual restaurant week

The Franklin-based hospitality group behind Puckett’s Restaurant, Americana Taphouse, Burger Dandy, Deacon’s New South, and Scout’s Pub will host its annual restaurant week from January 22 to 28. For the third year in a row, the group will offer food specials and giveaways across all 12 restaurants throughout Tennessee and Alabama during the week-long event, donating a portion of all proceeds to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Specials at participating A. Marshall Hospitality restaurants include:

  • Americana Taphouse (Franklin)
    Three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menu for $30 (dine-in only)
  • Burger Dandy (Franklin)
    Prix fixe lunch and dinner menu for $10 (dine-in only)
  • Deacon’s New South (Nashville)
    Four-course prix fixe dinner menu for two for $200 (dine-in only)
  • Puckett’s (Chattanooga, Columbia, Cullman, Ala., Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Pigeon Forge)
    Three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menu for $25 (dine-in only)
  • Scout’s Pub (Westhaven and Nashville)
    Three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menu for $30 (dine-in only)

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery launches new cask finish

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery will release its Nelson Brothers Maple Cask Finish, the latest addition to the Cask Series line, on Friday, January 26. The limited quantity 750 ml bottle is priced at $125 and will be exclusively available at the Music City distillery.

The distillery notes that the new Maple Cask Finish has flavors of honeysuckle, gingerbread, allspice, and most strongly, maple at 105.8 proof.