Food and Drink

Nashville's renowned pastry chef Noelle Marchetti

Nolle Marchetti poses for a portrait.

Noelle Marchetti. Photo: Daniel Meigs/courtesy of The Joseph

Inspiration takes many forms for Noelle Marchetti, the executive pastry chef at The Joseph Hotel.

  • She tells Axios that a piece of local pottery might spark an idea for one dessert. Another might incorporate research on festivals in Italy.
Nate Rau
Mar 17, 2023 - Food and Drink

Slim & Husky's national reach gets James Beard recognition

A delicious pizza.

Photo: Alison Carmona Rau

As the founders of Slim & Husky's receive national accolades and expand their community-minded pizza concept across the country, it's staggering to consider the chain has only been around six years.

Flashback: Former Tennessee State University roommates Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore and Emanuel Reed launched Slim & Husky's to jumpstart development on Buchanan Street, which had become a shadow of its former self.

Kisser in Nashville to open March 24 amid major hype

A selection of dishes from Kisser

A selection of dishes from Kisser. Photo: courtesy of Kisser

Few restaurants have arrived in Nashville with more fanfare than Kisser.

  • It hasn't even opened yet, and it already boasts hype from local and national media outlets.

Of note: Bon Appétit tabbed Kisser as one of the 12 most anticipated restaurant openings nationally for 2023.

Nate Rau
Jan 26, 2023 - Business

Nashville restaurants get love from James Beard Foundation

Illustration of a first place ribbon with a gold plate at the center.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Nashville's food scene is well represented on the list of semifinalists for James Beard Foundation awards this year.

Driving the news: Bastion's Josh Habiger and Locust's Trevor Moran are semifinalists for best chef in the southeast.

Navigating Dry January 2023 in Nashville

Illustration of a neon sign reading DRY, with a martini for a Y, lighting up.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

If you are in the midst of going dry for January, Nashville bars are stepping up to guide you through the month with plenty of creative alcohol-free drinks on their menus.

Driving the news: As more people participate in Dry January, the creation of fancy, zero-proof drinks has grown in popularity.

Nate Rau
Jan 12, 2023 - Food and Drink

Elegy Coffee opens new shop in Germantown

Coffee shop counter.

Photo: Lindsay Rushton/Courtesy of Elegy Coffee

Elegy Coffee, which has thrived for two years in East Nashville, opened a new shop in Germantown Wednesday.

  • It's been a busy January for Elegy, which also opened a new coffee shop downtown.

In-N-Out Burger expanding into the Nashville area

In-N-Out burger restaurant sign.

Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

Fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to Tennessee.

Goodbye to Arnold's — for now

line outside arnold's

The line at Arnold's on Wednesday. Photo: Adam Tamburin/Axios

On the last Wednesday of service at Arnold's Country Kitchen, the line was nearly 50 deep before the doors even opened at 10:30am.

  • Folks have flocked to the beloved restaurant all week for one more bite of the exquisitely prepared roast beef, fried catfish, quintessential Southern sides and irresistible pies.

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