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Limo Peruvian Eatery Opens in East Nashville

Plus: Tailor’s chai goes retail, Galentine’s events around town, and more

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.

Nashville’s just added one more Peruvian joint to its roster: Limo Peruvian Eatery launched its soft opening on Friday, January 26 at 1008 Fatherland Street in East Nashville. Located in the former Far East space, Limo comes to the neighborhood courtesy of chef Marcio Florez (the Inka Trailer) and Mauricio Sulay.

While the duo is still working on obtaining a liquor license for the restaurant’s soon-to-be full bar, they’re currently churning out a full menu that includes several traditional Peruvian dishes including anticuchos (veal hearts marinated in anticuchera sauce); ceviches (like “the Devil” served with Nashville hot leche de tigre, rocoto sauce, sweet potatoes, fish, and choclo); and lomo saltado (beef served with potatoes and rice).

For lunch, you’ll find several Peruvian-style sandwiches like choripan (a grilled brat with mayo and chimichurri) and pan con chicharon (crispy pork belly and fried sweet potatoes served in a roll). Breakfast, which is served on Sundays at 9 a.m., features the Peruvian Lurin, a platter of French bread, Peruvian chicharron, sweet potato with criolla sauce, and a tamal.

Limo is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can make Tailor’s famous chai at home now

Tailor, Vivek Surti’s South Asian American dinner party-style restaurant in Germantown, has launched the sale of Tikmo chai, the same signature chai served at the end of every meal at the restaurant. The blend is a true masala chai made with single-origin spices like ginger, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, green cardamon, mace, star anise, and coriander. The name is a nod to Surti’s father, Tarun Surti, who’s nickname is “Tikmo.”

Tailor’s Tikmo chai is packaged for purchase in partnership with local spice shop, Suraj Spices and Tea. Each package, which contains 12 servings, is $35 and can be purchased at the restaurant during its normal business hours — Thursday through Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Taco Bamba previews its menu at Bastion tonight

In preparation for opening its new location in Green Hills, James Beard Award-nominated chef Victor Albisu will be onsite previewing the menu of the upcoming Taco Bamba tonight at Bastion from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets to the pop-up event are $29 and will grant guests access to food and passed bites, including different varieties of tacos and ceviches. Agave-based cocktails will be available for purchase separately.

An open-faced tortilla stuffed with chunks of fried pork, slaw, and jalapenos Greg Powers
Five cocktails in various cups lined up in a row on a wooden black table Greg Powers

Galentine’s Day around Nashville

Y2K Galentine’s Day at L.A. Jackson: Thompson Nashville’s rooftop bar is hosting an early 2000s-era Galentine’s Day party on February 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. with a set by DJ Manrelic, drag performances from Nashville’s Justine Van de Blair and Shelby Lá Banks, a hair tinsel station, friendship bracelet-making, and specialty rum and vodka cocktails. Admission is free (not including the cost of cocktails).

I Can Buy Myself Flowers brunch at Blue Aster: Over at the Conrad, Blue Aster has a Galentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, February 11 featuring pours of rosé, a build-your-own Lego rose, and a menu that includes blueberry pie pancakes, lobster Cesar salad, prawn cocktail, and more. A $25 deposit is required — reservations can be made here.

Loveless Cafe hosts ‘I Love You a Brunch’

The Loveless Cafe is hosting a Valentine’s Day brunch benefiting the Friends of Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) on February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event costs $45 and includes a full breakfast buffet with a red velvet pancake and waffle station, a custom pancake bar, a Loveless Cafe biscuit station, and a hot chocolate and coffee bar. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase separately. The event will also feature an adoptable dog kissing booth and photo booth with a percentage of every ticket sold benefitting Friends of MACC. The cost is $45 per adult and $20 for children — tickets can be purchased here.

Bastion

434 Houston Street, , TN 37203 (615) 490-8434 Visit Website

Tailor Nashville

620 Taylor Street, , TN 37208 Visit Website

JW Marriott Nashville

201 8th Avenue South, , TN 37203 (615) 291-8600 Visit Website

Blue Aster

1620 West End Avenue, , TN 37203 (615) 327-8005 Visit Website

The Loveless Cafe

8400 Tennessee 100, , TN 37221 (615) 646-9700 Visit Website