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Saturday Morning Fire Severely Damages Rosemary & Beauty Queen

The East Nashville nightlife staple is still investigating the cause of the blaze

A fire damanged woooden deck and charred walls of a small bungalow Rosemary & Beauty Queen/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.

A fire destroyed a beloved East Nashville bar in Five Points on January 27. Rosemary & Beauty Queen took to its Instagram account this weekend to share that the property had been devastated by a fire early Saturday morning. The Tennessean reports that crews responded to the bar after being called at 6:45 a.m. and left the scene at 7:34 a.m.

Reached on Saturday afternoon, Rosemary & Beauty Queen’s owners — Andrew Mischke, Jim O’Shea, and Matt Bell — say they’re unsure how long they will be closed and are waiting for more information before determining next steps. “We are still investigating how it happened, but luckily no one was there or got injured,” says a representative via the Instagram account. “We’ve created a GoFundMe specifically for our team and their families since we don’t know yet how long we will be closed.”

The GoFundMe, organized by Mischke, can be found here.

Managing partners O’Shea and Mischke, along with 16 other investors, opened Rosemary & Beauty Queen in 2017, positioning it as a low-key hang “where it feels like you’re at a nice dinner party at your friends’ cool old house in East Nashville.”

New speakeasy, Jar, officially opens in Hillsboro Village this week

Jar, a speakeasy-style cocktail club in Hillsboro Village, is slated to open its doors on Friday, February 2. Located at 1990 Wedgewood Avenue, the cocktail club is located inside Bungalow10, but can be accessed through a separate entrance, designated by a yellow brick road pathway. The 3,600-square-foot space can accommodate up to 250 guests with a variety of seating options, from VIP lounge booths to cabanas.

In addition to Jar’s beverage menu of signature and shareable cocktails, American tapas will be offered with dishes like salmon tenders and small sliders curated by Culinary Director Brandon Truesdale.

Guests are encouraged to reserve their spots for Jar’s guest list on the website in advance, but walk-ups are also welcome. Expect a cover after 10 p.m., but that will be waived if you sign up for the list in advance.

This will be the third concept in Nashville from Make a Play Hospitality group, who opened the neighboring dining concept Supper Club on Belcourt in October 2023. The original location, Supper Club on 2nd, was recently recognized as a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef, Southeast.

Building exterior with  a wall of windows and a neon pink sign that says “Jar” Jar
Overhead shot of the interior of a bar with teal and pink couches and a black and white striped floor Jar

Donelson gets two new openings courtesy of Salento’s and Hattie Jane’s

Over in the Donelson ‘burbs: Salento Italia, a neighborhood Italian restaurant from Nashville restaurateurs Bill and Sam Darsinos (Darfons, SweetMilk, Southside Grill), opens today at 329 Donelson Pike. The two-floor dining room features white oak woodwork, 25-foot ceilings, leather-wrapped banquettes, and a heated and covered outdoor patio that will be open year-round. The menu includes starters like arancini, meatballs, and an antipasto platter, along with larger plates such as bucatini lamb ragout, pistachio-crusted salmon, and various 12-inch pizzas. Salento’s will be open seven days a week for dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. but will introduce a weekday lunch in mid-February.

After downing some antipasti and pies, bop on over to the newest location of Hattie Jane’s Creamery. The women-founded, women-led creamery and scoop shop officially opened a spot in Donelson at 2418 Lebanon Pike on January 25. The shop — which has locations in Columbia, Murfreesboro, and Nashville — brought its small-batch craft ice cream, parfaits, and milkshakes to Nashville’s eastern suburb with Southern-inspired flavors like Nana Puddin’, Brown Butter Pecan, Goo Goo & Jack, and the dairy-free Strawberry Jam.

It’s that time of the year again: Dine Nashville

Dine Nashville is back for a third year in a row, kicking off a month-long celebration filled with restaurant/chef collaborations and dining discounts starting tomorrow, January 29. The month starts with Nashville Scene’s Hot Chicken Week (January 29 through February 4) and ends with Restaurant Week, with establishments around the city offering special menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner from February 26 through March 3.

Special restaurant mash-ups and collaborative chef dinners pop up throughout the month. Here are a few on the roster:

  • Chef Maneet Chauhan (Morph Hospitality) x The Loveless Cafe
    Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. at Chauhan Ale & Masala House ($115 per person).
  • Chef Arnold Myint (International Market) x Chef Nick Rooney (Black Dynasty) x Chef Chris Biard (S.S. Gai)
    Sunday, February 5, 5 p.m. at International Market ($110 per person)
  • Chef Tony Mantuano (Yolan) x Chef Julia Jaksic (Cafe Roze)
    Thursday, February 22, 5 p.m. at Yolan ($125 per person or $205 per person with wine pairing)
  • Chef Junior Vo (Noko) x Chefs Chris and Emma Biard (S.S. Gai)
    Monday, February 26, 6 p.m. at Noko ($65 per person)
  • Chef Jamie Lynch (Church & Union/The 5th Street Group) x Chef Alex Belew (Hell’s Kitchen champion)
    Thursday, February 29, 6 p.m. at Church and Union ($125 per person)

iggy’s housemade pastas and sauces are now available to-go for home chefs

Wedgewood-Houston’s iggy’s announced the launch of its new to-go market last week. The idea for the market came from Chef Ryan Poli’s pandemic pivot in 2020, when he started making raw pasta and sauces for his friends in Chicago to enjoy. The venture turned into a successful side hustle.

The market will feature handcrafted items to go, such as raw pasta of various shapes and sizes and several different sauces to start. You can see what items are available each day on iggy’s Instagram page, as well as when they’re sold out. Items — such as spaghetti, lumache, rigatoni, spicy tomato arrabbiata, and alfredo sauce — can be purchased at the restaurant during normal operating hours. Prices range from $10-$12.

Rosemary & Beauty Queen

1102 Forest Avenue, , TN 37206 (615) 730-7700 Visit Website

iggy’s

609 Merritt Avenue, , TN 37203 (615) 645-9949 Visit Website

Hattie Jane's Creamery

5055 Broadway Place, , TN 37203 Visit Website