After Thanksgiving and/or Christmas — and after whatever you’re getting up to on New Year’s Eve in Nashville — finding food might not be the first thing on your mind. But by the second week of January or so, we bet you’ll be back looking for Nashville restaurants that capture your curiosity and entertain your palate.
On that note, good news for enthusiastic Nashville restaurant visitors: Nashville Restaurant Week is returning for the start of 2019, running January 21 through 27 throughout the city.
We were a little worried about Nashville Restaurant Week when organizers Nashville Originals canceled the August, 2018 Week, due, they said, to feedback from participating restaurants. Thankfully, those worries were unfounded, and the weeklong celebration of independent restaurants is on the books again.
How Nashville Restaurant Week works
If you’re new to Nashville and unfamiliar with the celebration, here are the Nashville Restaurant Week basics: Members of Nashville’s not-for-profit association of independent restaurants, Nashville Originals, participate by offering special, generally discounted prix-fixe menus throughout the week, offering up a chance for food-loving Nashvillians to explore a bunch of new places or revisit old favorites while putting a smaller dent in an already holidays-dented wallet.
Usually, Nashville Restaurant Weeks happen in August and January, each time with dozens of participating restaurants, from upscale American fare to casual Mexican food, from East Nashville to West Nashville.
Nashville Originals is still finalizing the list of participating restaurants for January, 2019’s Nashville Restaurant Week, and they’re adding menus to nashvilleoriginals.com as they come in.
Already listed for this year’s Week: fun, German-inspired fare at the Bavarian Bierhaus in Donelson; crafty Chinese food from Suzy Wong’s House of Yum downtown; upscale food and expert wine pairings at Flyte near The Gulch; and more.
Keep an eye on the Nashville Restaurant Week page for new additions as they’re rolled out. When you settle on menus you’d like to try, it’s a good idea to make reservations through the individual restaurants — Nashville Restaurant Week is (understandably) popular, and a lot of participating spots fill up pretty quickly that week.
For more, check out nashvilleoriginals.com.
If you make it out for a meal or five during Nashville Restaurant Week, please tag us in any Instagram captures you post at @acrestate — we’d love to see what kind of Nashville culinary explorations you get up to.
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