Southern roots with global reach
This new outpost of a Charleston, S.C., favorite speaks to Nashville’s laid-back business vibe. Housed in an industrial space in artsy East Nashville, Butcher & Bee is luring leaders of the city’s music, design, media and real estate scenes. There are terrific sandwiches, from braised brisket with house kraut on a brioche roll to fried avocado with sour mango aioli and pickled fresnos on a baguette. Don’t miss the mezze—the small plates include nods to Southern tradition such as okra or pink eyed peas. And the menu also features sophisticated accents from global fare—skhug, a Middle Eastern hot sauce, and whipped feta on the burger, for example, or a plateof chorizo gnocchi.
Contact: 902 Main St., 615.226.3322,
Cost: $16 to $28 for entrees; $32 prix fixe
The Classics: Craft Los Angeles, the Grill on the Alley, Spago Beverly Hills