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Where Music City Food and Wine's Guest Chefs Can't Wait to Eat

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The Music City Food & Wine Festival is this weekend, which means the city's restaurants will be under attack by food-crazed locals and out-of-towners alike. But all that festival talent has to eat somewhere, too. Eater asked many of this year's incoming chefs about what restaurants they are most excited to try and which ones they can't wait to get back to.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The 404 Kitchen

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404 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 251-1404
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Mike Lata (FIG, The Ordinary in Charleston, SC): "Matt Bolus worked with me at FIG and I want to see how he’s doing. Plus, I hear the chicken liver pate is delicious!"

2. Adele's

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1210 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
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Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, others in Dallas, TX): "Adele's, hands down. I've heard nothing but great things about Waxman’s new spot! Plus, I haven't had his chicken in about a year!" Aaron Sanchez (chef and Chopped judge): "I am really excited to go to Adele's. Jonathan's food is pure and delicious, plus he's been a mentor of mine since I was a young buck starting out."

3. Arnold's Country Kitchen

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605 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455
Mike Lata: "I've never been and have to rectify that." Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy in Memphis, TN): "We will probably stop in to Arnold’s on the way in. The meat and three is a killer way to fuel up for the weekend."

4. Barista Parlor

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519B Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 712-9766
Frank Stitt (Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Chez Fon Fon in Birmingham, AL): "Barista Parlor makes a perfect Stumptown cappuccino and their biscuit with farm egg, local cheddar and Porter Road Butcher sausage is just right."

5. Capitol Grille

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231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 345-7116
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Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman: "We have to get by the Hermitage at least once for Tyler Brown's house-cured sock sausage and biscuits at Capitol Grille. They’re out of this world good."

6. City House

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1222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 736-5838
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Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurants in Raleigh, NC): "I'm most looking forward to eating at City House. I won't be able to decide between the belly ham pizza and the octopus appetizer, so I suppose I'll just have to get them both!" Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner in New York City and Chopped judge): "Tandy is a friend and I love City House!"

7. Husk

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37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 256-6565
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Mike Lata: "I’d love to see how Sean [Brock] has replicated Husk. I would love another crack at building a second FIG or The Ordinary." Ashley Christensen: "I'll visit my pastry chef pal Lisa Donovan at Husk for some of the crazy treats she's been posting on Instagram."

8. Martin's Bar-B-Que

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3108 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 200-1181
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Levon Wallace (Proof on Main, Louisville, KY): "I can’t cross the Davidson county line without craving one (or two) brisket burgers at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint."

9. Mas Tacos Por Favor

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732 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 543-6271
Frank Stitt: "Another East Nashville must is a visit to Mas Tacos Por Favor for all of their spot-on tacos, agua frescas and cool 'hole in the wall' vibe."

10. Peg Leg Porker

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904 Gleaves Street
Nashville, TN
(615) 829-6023
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Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman: "We’ll definitely be stopping by Peg Leg Porker. We might be from Memphis, but every chance we get to eat our good buddy’s barbecue is something we definitely won’t miss."

11. Pinewood Social

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33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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Andrew Zimmern (chef and TV personality): "I definitely want to see my friend Josh [Habiger] at Pinewood Social. It was just opening the day I left, so I just got a chance to swing by and stick my nose in the door. So I want to be able to go and hang out a little."

12. POP Nashville

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604 Gallatin Ave #201
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 454-3946
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Alon Shaya (chef/partner in Besh Restaurant Group's Domenica, Pizza Domenica in New Orleanns, LA): "I met Sarah Gavigan (owner of POP, Otaku South ramen pop-up) in Atlanta and really fell in love with her passion for ramen (which just happens to be one of my favorite things ever). I promised her I'd be there the next time I went to Nashville."

13. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

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123 Ewing Dr, #3
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto Restaurants): "I love karaage (Japanese version of fried chicken), and since Nashville is home to hot chicken, I am excited to see if I can stand the heat!" Michael Symon (chef and TV Personality): "Most definitely Prince's Hot Chicken Shack." Alon Shaya: "I've heard about the legend of Prince's from my friends at the SFA. It must be a Nashville institution for a reason and I'd like to know why first hand. Plus I love fried chicken."

14. Robert's Western World

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416 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 244-9552
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Jonathan Waxman (Adele's in Nashville, Barbuto in New York City): "I can't pass up a fried bologna sandwich at Robert's."

1. The 404 Kitchen

404 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Mike Lata (FIG, The Ordinary in Charleston, SC): "Matt Bolus worked with me at FIG and I want to see how he’s doing. Plus, I hear the chicken liver pate is delicious!"
404 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

2. Adele's

1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203
Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, others in Dallas, TX): "Adele's, hands down. I've heard nothing but great things about Waxman’s new spot! Plus, I haven't had his chicken in about a year!" Aaron Sanchez (chef and Chopped judge): "I am really excited to go to Adele's. Jonathan's food is pure and delicious, plus he's been a mentor of mine since I was a young buck starting out."
1210 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203

3. Arnold's Country Kitchen

605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Mike Lata: "I've never been and have to rectify that." Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy in Memphis, TN): "We will probably stop in to Arnold’s on the way in. The meat and three is a killer way to fuel up for the weekend."
605 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

4. Barista Parlor

519B Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Frank Stitt (Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Chez Fon Fon in Birmingham, AL): "Barista Parlor makes a perfect Stumptown cappuccino and their biscuit with farm egg, local cheddar and Porter Road Butcher sausage is just right."
519B Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

5. Capitol Grille

231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman: "We have to get by the Hermitage at least once for Tyler Brown's house-cured sock sausage and biscuits at Capitol Grille. They’re out of this world good."
231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

6. City House

1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurants in Raleigh, NC): "I'm most looking forward to eating at City House. I won't be able to decide between the belly ham pizza and the octopus appetizer, so I suppose I'll just have to get them both!" Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner in New York City and Chopped judge): "Tandy is a friend and I love City House!"
1222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

7. Husk

37 Rutledge St., Nashville, TN 37210
Mike Lata: "I’d love to see how Sean [Brock] has replicated Husk. I would love another crack at building a second FIG or The Ordinary." Ashley Christensen: "I'll visit my pastry chef pal Lisa Donovan at Husk for some of the crazy treats she's been posting on Instagram."
37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210

8. Martin's Bar-B-Que

3108 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Levon Wallace (Proof on Main, Louisville, KY): "I can’t cross the Davidson county line without craving one (or two) brisket burgers at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint."
3108 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

9. Mas Tacos Por Favor

732 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Frank Stitt: "Another East Nashville must is a visit to Mas Tacos Por Favor for all of their spot-on tacos, agua frescas and cool 'hole in the wall' vibe."
732 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

10. Peg Leg Porker

904 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN
Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman: "We’ll definitely be stopping by Peg Leg Porker. We might be from Memphis, but every chance we get to eat our good buddy’s barbecue is something we definitely won’t miss."
904 Gleaves Street
Nashville, TN

11. Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Andrew Zimmern (chef and TV personality): "I definitely want to see my friend Josh [Habiger] at Pinewood Social. It was just opening the day I left, so I just got a chance to swing by and stick my nose in the door. So I want to be able to go and hang out a little."
33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

12. POP Nashville

604 Gallatin Ave #201, Nashville, TN 37206
Alon Shaya (chef/partner in Besh Restaurant Group's Domenica, Pizza Domenica in New Orleanns, LA): "I met Sarah Gavigan (owner of POP, Otaku South ramen pop-up) in Atlanta and really fell in love with her passion for ramen (which just happens to be one of my favorite things ever). I promised her I'd be there the next time I went to Nashville."
604 Gallatin Ave #201
Nashville, TN 37206

13. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

123 Ewing Dr, #3, Nashville, TN 37207
Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto Restaurants): "I love karaage (Japanese version of fried chicken), and since Nashville is home to hot chicken, I am excited to see if I can stand the heat!" Michael Symon (chef and TV Personality): "Most definitely Prince's Hot Chicken Shack." Alon Shaya: "I've heard about the legend of Prince's from my friends at the SFA. It must be a Nashville institution for a reason and I'd like to know why first hand. Plus I love fried chicken."
123 Ewing Dr, #3
Nashville, TN 37207

14. Robert's Western World

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Jonathan Waxman (Adele's in Nashville, Barbuto in New York City): "I can't pass up a fried bologna sandwich at Robert's."
416 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

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