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April 8, 2014

Southern Breakfast



 The Southern Steak and Oyster is a hot spot for dinner, but did you know it is also a great place for breakfast too!  Monday through Friday starting at 7:30 a.m., there is breakfast, and I mean really good breakfast.  On the menu are eggs, grits, biscuits, toast, chicken and waffles, omelets, steak and eggs, pancakes, granola, fruit, bacon, sausage and more.  The Nashville Food Bloggers were invited to try some breakfast, and I was so pleasantly surprised.  I had fruit, biscuit, eggs, bacon, grits and coffee for my breakfast.  Everything was cooked they way they should be cooked.  The scrambled  local farm eggs were light, the applewood bacon was just crispy, and  the grits were smooth. 

If it were me coming to Nashville for a conference at the convention center, I would come to the Southern Steak and Oyster for breakfast, and have a proper, civilized, sit-down breakfast.  If it were me, and it could be me, and I need to have a breakfast meeting, I would come to the Southern Steak and Oyster for Breakfast.  There is something for everyone.  A really nice thing about breakfast meetings at the Southern is that there is a lot of parking right next door in the Pinnacle Building's parking garage.  Just park, and get your ticket validated by the hostess.  No fuss-no muss.  It is that easy.  Anyone who has been in Nashville knows that there is only some street parking, 10 min/$0.25, so when you can get free validated parking, it is so worth making plans around the parking.

So, as I did my research, I learned that The Southern Steak and Oyster is owned by the same folks who bought the Loveless Cafe (a breakfast and biscuit icon in Nashville), Saffire (a leading date night restaurant in Franklin) and TomKats Catering  (one of the top caterers in Nashville, and emergency response).  Some years ago the Loveless Cafe was a bet thread bare, and worn out.  TomKats bought the Loveless Cafe and breathed new life into the icon, cleaned it up, and made it a destination again, all the whilst keeping the tradition of the Loveless Cafe we all love and enjoy. Saffire is always a nice place to go for dinner, as it is in the historic Factory in Franklin.  The old Magic Chef stove company building was renovated and re-purposed as cool retail non-mall spot, with Saffire as one of the early restaurants in the building.

And, coming up to join TomKats is Acme Feed and Seed.  It was sad to see Acme Feed and Seed close its doors, as it was the one last holdout downtown to remind Nashville of its rich growing region roots.  Up until the Acme Feed and Seed closed, you could still bring your cat for a free flea dip once per  year! But now, TomKats is going to preserve the Acme Feed and Seed building and re-purpose it into a Broadway 4 option destination.   The 1st floor is going to have a honky tonk bar and food, so regulars and Nashville visitors alike can have a nice lunch in the heart of the city.  The 2nd floor is going to be a place to get signature drink and a place to relax and maybe catch the latest game on TV.  The 3rd floor is going to be event space.  And the best for last, the roof top patio will offer the best views of Broadway, downtown, the Cumberland River, the Stadium and Shelby Street Bridge.  It will be breathtaking and the roof top will be available for functions and rentals.  

I really like the TomKats restaurants so far, and I am looking forward to Acme Feed and Seed. 


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