The Music City Food and Wine Festival is back this weekend. And with that come a number of out-of-town guest chefs, some visiting the city for the first time, others old hat at Nashville's restaurant scene. So Eater asked them where they plan on taking time out to eat and drink over the weekend.Read More
Where Music City Food and Wine's Guest Chefs Can't Wait to Eat
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Arnold's Country Kitchen
Mike Lata (FIG, The Ordinary in Charleston, S.C.): "I am ashamed to admit that I have never been and it's top of my list."
Matthew McClure (The Hive in Bentonville, Ark.): "Kaelin makes everything in house and it's the kind of cooking that I love!"
Carla Hall (chef and TV personality): "Their biscuits are amazing and my business partner Evan recommended them. I follow them on social media and every time they post a picture I can taste them through the screen."
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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish
Marcus Samuelsson (Chef and owner of Red Rooster Harlem, New York City): "I've never been, but its reputation proceeds itself and I'm all in for hot chicken and fish."
Scott Conant (chef and restaurateur): "The screened-in porch/dining rooms is one of my favorite places to dine. Anywhere. I love Tandy's use of various grains on the menu, and can't not order the catfish."
Mike Lata: "I love how Donald [Link] and his team have grown the brand and want to see the newest horse in the stable."
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Andrew Zimmern (chef and TV personality): "Because their hot chicken is second to none."
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Linton Hopkins (chef and owner of Restaurant Eugene, Holeman and Finch Public House in Atlanta, Ga.): "I haven't been to the Nashville incarnation and the Southern vegetable plate is calling my name." [Photo: Julie Dowd]
Scott Conant: "Pat is a true meat master, and I have been lucky enough to eat his whole hog barbecue when he takes part in the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, which happens across the street from my house for two delicious and smoky days in June. I can't wait to actually sit down in his restaurant and eat one of his redneck tacos!"
Peg Leg Porker
Andrew Zimmern: "Carey Bringle' s hot chocolate pie and dry rub ribs are addictively delicious."
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
Chris Bianco (chef/owner of Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Az.): "I hope to make the trip out to Prince's to experience the original hot chicken."
Robert's Western World
Marcus Samuelsson: "A late-night fried bologna sandwich and cold beer is just what the doctor ordered after cooking at Harvest Night. Plus, you never know what musician is going to jump up on stage and play."
Mike Lata: "Cheap beers & karaoke? Santa's Pub sounds pretty nice."
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