Food and Drink

4 places to grab lunch under $10 in Nashville

Daddy's Dogs. Photo: Kyrie Dial/@k.d.media

If you're trying to find a nice, cheap lunch, we've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $10 or less.

Taco Bell tests new "dipping tacos" in Nashville

A taco with dipping sauces.

Photo: courtesy of Taco Bell

Just when it looked like Nashville had completely squandered the It City status, in steps Taco Bell.

Driving the news: Nashville is one of just two markets where Taco Bell is testing its grilled cheese dipping tacos. Our version includes shredded beef.

Chef elevates ice cream and fries

Ice cream and fries from Fryce Cream

Fries and ice cream from Fryce Cream. Photo: Adam Tamburin/Axios

Chef Jeremy Barlow's road to soft serve started more than a decade ago on a road trip with his daughters.

  • During a pit stop at a burger joint, he and a buddy convinced the girls to dunk their fries into chocolate ice cream. Barlow thought that nostalgic combo was strong enough to support its own space.
Nate Rau
Oct 20, 2022 - Food and Drink

Farmers help Tennessee Brew Works grow

Beer poured into a glass

Photo: courtesy of Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works doubled down on creative partnerships with local growers for a new release, a blackberry beer that's available now.

  • The Cul2vate Kölsch beer was brewed with blackberries provided by the Cul2vate nonprofit farm.

"Somebody Feed Phil" visits Nashville in season six

Phil Rosenthal smiling.

Phil Rosenthal. Photo: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Writer and producer Phil Rosenthal brought his Netflix show "Somebody Feed Phil" to Nashville.

  • The streaming docuseries follows the "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator as he eats his way through cities around the world.
Katie Lewis
Updated Oct 19, 2022 - Food and Drink

Review: Dessert saves an overhyped meal at Locust

An ornate dessert.

Kakigori at Locust. Photo: Katie Lewis/Axios

👋 Axios copy editor Katie here! As a 36-year Nashville resident, I’ve delighted in dining as a recreation. Imagine my thrill when a last-minute dinner reservation opened up at Locust on my wedding anniversary.

Why it matters: Experiencing the buzzy, Trevor Moran-led 12 South restaurant begins with a hearty welcome from the chefs in the open kitchen. It's a congenial start to an uneven meal saved by a spectacular dessert.

The story of Nashville's fall coffee drinks

Photos: Adam Tamburin/Axios

Developing a new coffee drink can feel a lot like songwriting, barista Graciela Jean tells Axios.

  • The journey from that first burst of inspiration to a final product requires hours of editing, creative energy, and trial and error. And then you await the audience's response.
Adam Tamburin
Sep 28, 2022 - News

Fire damages McDougal's in Hillsboro Village

Exterior of McDougal's showing fire damage including boarded up windows

McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings after a gas line burst and caused a fire. Photo: Adam Tamburin/Axios

Fire ripped through McDougal's chicken joint Monday, ravaging the Hillsboro Village landmark during the lunch rush.

  • The restaurant famous for its chicken tenders, wings and sauces became a local favorite soon after it opened in 2004.

Details: Firefighters deployed to the building at around 12:15pm. First responders saw smoke coming from the roof.

  • No one reported injuries.

What they're saying: Owner Tommy McDougal told the Tennessean the building was a total loss. Plans for moving forward weren't immediately clear.

  • "I'll process through this, grieve and try and figure out what happened and what's next," McDougal said. "Life will go on and we will figure this out."
  • McDougal told the newspaper that he credited employees for their fast thinking during the blaze. He said a gas line burst during maintenance work on the line that controls one of the restaurant's fryers.

Zoom out: Employees will be relocated to the restaurant's 12th Avenue South location or to an upcoming Brentwood location, per WSMV.

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