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The Eater Nashville Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the newest and hottest restaurants? For that very reason, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed masses are flocking to at the moment. For this edition, we say goodbye to beloved barbecue temple Martin's and welcome The Sutler and Party Fowl.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Party Fowl

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719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 624-8255
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This new house of bird just landed in the Gulch this past weekend. The vibe of this chicken-centric restaurant and sports bar is laid back, with plenty of roll up windows, flat screens and booze. And it's open seven days a week, serving lunch, brunch and dinner.

2. The Flipside

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2403 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 292-9299
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Modeled after a 1950s-style diner, The Flipside is the newest edition to the ever-expanding 12 South dining scene. The main event is 'Jack's Best Chicken,' where the chicken breast is pounded flat, seasoned, breaded and sauteed, then topped with all manner of extras. Try the 'Brunch' or the 'Phuket,' which features peanut butter, sriracha and Thai basil slaw.

3. Thai Esane

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907 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 454-5373
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Formerly working the family business at King Market in Antioch, Tim Singto and his wife Nina Sayasack brought those popular Thai flavors to 12 South (almost The Gulch) in early June. It's hard to go wrong when ordering, but don't miss the Esane sausage, a family recipe handed down to Nina by her aunt.

4. Sinema

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2600 Franklin Pike #102
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 942-7746
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Simply speaking, Sinema is like nothing else in Nashville. Top Chef alum and recent Chicago transplant Dale Levitski is at the helm, showcasing his signature take on seasonal ingredients. Think basil buttermilk panna cotta and Colorado rack of lamb with anchovy sauce. The space is a doozy as well, occupying what was originally the historic Melrose Theater. While the ground floor is the main event, don't miss the second floor's cocktail lounge and bar.

5. Adele's

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1210 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
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Adele's is the new Gulch outpost from New York City celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman. Set inside an old auto repair shop, the space is light and airy, with a large open kitchen. The menu leans towards more rustic offerings, including roasted amberjack and Waxman's signature 'JW' chicken and 'JW' potatoes.

6. Josephine

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2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7766
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Josephine, the newest restaurant from Miranda Whitcomb Pontes and her newly formed Community Hospitality group, has been packing them in on 12 South since opening last December. Chef Andrew Little has crafted a concise menu of New American dishes, highlighting seasonal products.

7. Pinewood Social

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33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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Housed within Strategic Hospitality's 13,000 square feet of 'social gathering space' is breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner from former The Catbird Seat chef Josh Habiger, craft cocktails from Rolf and Daughters/Patterson House alum Matt Tocco and coffee selections from Crema. Add with that the additional attractions of bowling, karaoke, ample meeting space and a recently opened outdoor pool area, it makes for a truly unique vision not just for Nashville, but for anywhere.

8. The 404 Kitchen

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404 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 251-1404
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This 45-seat restaurant in the Gulch, attached to the just-opened 404 Hotel and housed in a re-purposed storage container, has been drawing crowds since opening last fall. Executive chef Matt Bolus is turning out creative dishes using products such as house-made burrata and sheepshead, a type of fish not typically found on many menus.

9. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
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Bringing one of Nashville's signature dishes to Midtown, Hattie B's has a real winner on its hands. Owned and operated by the Bishops (of Cool Springs' Bishop's Meat and Three), the heat goes from the barely there 'mild' to the insane 'shut the cluck up.' And with their bigger and better Charlotte Pike location now open, there's even more ways to get that hot chicken fix.

10. The Sutler

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2600 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 840-6124
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The newest project from M.L. Rose owner Austin Ray, this re-imagining of the much loved original has something for everyone. The upstairs acts as an entertainment venue, restaurant and bar, while the downstairs offers up quite the opposite, housing a large cocktail lounge with an interesting design aesthetic.

1. Party Fowl

719 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
This new house of bird just landed in the Gulch this past weekend. The vibe of this chicken-centric restaurant and sports bar is laid back, with plenty of roll up windows, flat screens and booze. And it's open seven days a week, serving lunch, brunch and dinner.
719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

2. The Flipside

2403 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Modeled after a 1950s-style diner, The Flipside is the newest edition to the ever-expanding 12 South dining scene. The main event is 'Jack's Best Chicken,' where the chicken breast is pounded flat, seasoned, breaded and sauteed, then topped with all manner of extras. Try the 'Brunch' or the 'Phuket,' which features peanut butter, sriracha and Thai basil slaw.
2403 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

3. Thai Esane

907 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37216
Formerly working the family business at King Market in Antioch, Tim Singto and his wife Nina Sayasack brought those popular Thai flavors to 12 South (almost The Gulch) in early June. It's hard to go wrong when ordering, but don't miss the Esane sausage, a family recipe handed down to Nina by her aunt.
907 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37216

4. Sinema

2600 Franklin Pike #102, Nashville, TN 37204
Simply speaking, Sinema is like nothing else in Nashville. Top Chef alum and recent Chicago transplant Dale Levitski is at the helm, showcasing his signature take on seasonal ingredients. Think basil buttermilk panna cotta and Colorado rack of lamb with anchovy sauce. The space is a doozy as well, occupying what was originally the historic Melrose Theater. While the ground floor is the main event, don't miss the second floor's cocktail lounge and bar.
2600 Franklin Pike #102
Nashville, TN 37204

5. Adele's

1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203
Adele's is the new Gulch outpost from New York City celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman. Set inside an old auto repair shop, the space is light and airy, with a large open kitchen. The menu leans towards more rustic offerings, including roasted amberjack and Waxman's signature 'JW' chicken and 'JW' potatoes.
1210 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Josephine

2316 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
Josephine, the newest restaurant from Miranda Whitcomb Pontes and her newly formed Community Hospitality group, has been packing them in on 12 South since opening last December. Chef Andrew Little has crafted a concise menu of New American dishes, highlighting seasonal products.
2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

7. Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Housed within Strategic Hospitality's 13,000 square feet of 'social gathering space' is breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner from former The Catbird Seat chef Josh Habiger, craft cocktails from Rolf and Daughters/Patterson House alum Matt Tocco and coffee selections from Crema. Add with that the additional attractions of bowling, karaoke, ample meeting space and a recently opened outdoor pool area, it makes for a truly unique vision not just for Nashville, but for anywhere.
33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

8. The 404 Kitchen

404 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
This 45-seat restaurant in the Gulch, attached to the just-opened 404 Hotel and housed in a re-purposed storage container, has been drawing crowds since opening last fall. Executive chef Matt Bolus is turning out creative dishes using products such as house-made burrata and sheepshead, a type of fish not typically found on many menus.
404 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

9. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Bringing one of Nashville's signature dishes to Midtown, Hattie B's has a real winner on its hands. Owned and operated by the Bishops (of Cool Springs' Bishop's Meat and Three), the heat goes from the barely there 'mild' to the insane 'shut the cluck up.' And with their bigger and better Charlotte Pike location now open, there's even more ways to get that hot chicken fix.
112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

10. The Sutler

2600 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204
The newest project from M.L. Rose owner Austin Ray, this re-imagining of the much loved original has something for everyone. The upstairs acts as an entertainment venue, restaurant and bar, while the downstairs offers up quite the opposite, housing a large cocktail lounge with an interesting design aesthetic.
2600 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

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