(5th and Main East Nashville)
(Open 7 days lunch and dinner)
Get ready for Feast at 5th and Main in East Nashville. This weekend they are soft opening, and Monday December 3rd is the first real day of opening. Manny Hatz lives in the building, and was quite touched by the sad passing of Jay Luther. Allium/East Germantown Cafe was Manny's go-to place to relax, have a decent hot meal, and drink after a long day of work. It was his home away from home. After that terrible day, the space sat dark as if in mourning. Then one day Manny Hatz and his operating partner Mike Harris got an idea to breathe new life into the space, bringing it out of its darkness and create Feast. Myself and other food bloggers we able to meet the owners and get a sneak peek an the new Feast Space. The space feels great and we think that this will be a great place to have happy hour after work.
I had nice time meeting Manny and Mike, and nice to thank them for bringing the light back to this space. Feast has an accessible menu, with nothing over $15. The menu is not fussy, so it feels like a comfortable pair of crocks. The restaurant feels like you can come as you are. I feel like I could do a weekend full of yard work, be really tired, and stop in to Feast and relax without pretense.
Some of the highlights are the mesquite smoked chicken egg rolls served with a BBQ dipping sauce. These little treats went over big with the food blogger crowd, and they think this is going to be the go-to treat during happy hour. There will also be flatbreads with crust that reminds me of homemade pita bread. The food bloggers think these will be a big hit at happy hour as well. I think that the house marinated filet kabobs are going to be a big hit for dinner. What I like about this dish is that it is a great cut of beef with mushrooms, onions and a nice miso sauce, but it isn't stuffy or fussy. The kabob dish is a nice homey dish that feels like being invited over to your friends house and he just tossed these little gems on the grill for dinner, and then you have a casual dinner while chatting about how the quarterback did from the weekend football game.
It is really nice to see new light in the space, to feel good vibes in the restaurant, and to see the Feast.