Havens, a new high-end boutique on King street is a welcomed addition to the upper king block otherwise occupied by Little Jacks Tavern, Pancito and Lefty’s, and Leon’s Oyster Shop.  An incredible and fashion forward store and a place for one-of-kind unique finds, Havens’ urban aesthetic gives off vibes of a trendy boutique in Williamsburg or an artistic bohemian shelter along the Parisian left bank. Havens, a breath of fresh air, is ...

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On this Easter Sunday in between celebrating church services, hunting for eggs, and waiting for the Easter bunny to arrive, the holiday is best spent sitting around the table and enjoying good food with family and friends.  Historically described by Christians as a “moving feast,” Easter Sunday Brunch is exactly that— a smorgasbord feast of delicious springtime cuisine and southern comfort food. This Easter, if family tradition insists ...

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The Local Palate explores Nashville’s diverse food scene

Posted on February 7, 2017

The Local Palate recently spoke to some of Nashville's celebrated chefs on the city's growing food scene, including chef Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen in the Gulch. While each chef and restaurant represents a different approach to cuisine, they all agree that Nashville's unique culture plays a huge role in influencing diners and inspired chefs.    

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As we cruise toward the weekend, there’s no better time to relax and enjoy some comfort food. Recently, chef Ben Thibodeaux of Cavan in New Orleans shared some of his recipes for the cheesy favorite with The Times-Picayune that are leaving us hungry. Crabmeat Mac and Cheese: Click here to ...

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A Simple Easter Cocktail

Posted on March 25, 2016

Is it just us, or did March fly by this year? We can’t believe it’s already Easter weekend, but we’re looking forward to relaxing with family and friends this Sunday, and perhaps indulging in a refreshing spring cocktail or two. Luckily, bar supervisor Drew Childers of the highly anticipated Charleston restaurant Harold’s Cabin has the perfect tipple to serve your guests this holiday weekend. Childers’ Rosemary and Gin Sparkling ...

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2016 Preview

Posted on February 24, 2016

Here in Charleston, March means two things – we can shed our winter coats as the temperatures (and humidity) start to rise again and one of our favorite events of the year, Charleston Wine + Food Festival, kicks off. Each festival is bigger and better than the last, and this year is no exception. Held at a variety of locations across the Holy City, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival runs from Wednesday, March 2 to Sunday, March 6. For us, ...

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A Proper Southern Breakfast

Posted on February 19, 2016

We’ve all been there before – you have a busy day ahead with just a few minutes to get out the door and no time to cook a proper meal. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it often goes overlooked in favor of our hectic schedules. Across the region, Southern chefs are putting the emphasis back on breakfast and, we have to say, morning has never looked better. Today we rounded up a few tasty breakfast dishes from some ...

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Cicchet​t​i? Ombra​?​ Bácar​i? The culinary landscape of Venice

Posted on June 22, 2015

What are cicchetti, ombre and bácar​i do you ask? Provinces in Italy? Types of pasta? Not exactly, but you'd be on the right track. They're obviously​ words from the​ Italian​ language​​. Why ​should you ask?​ Because like most things Italian, they are amazing! ​ Our client, The Coda Group, will open SRV, a Venetian-inspired ​b​ácar​o ​in Boston's South End neighborhood ​this fall. ​ If you find yourself ...

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It’s All About Family

Posted on May 8, 2015

Meauxbar is known for its hip neighborhood atmosphere and inventive bistro food by executive chef Kristen Essig. However, amidst the cocktails, sweetbreads and vibrant atmosphere, the Meauxbar team always takes time to appreciate family. This Mother’s Day, Meauxbar will open for a special brunch, which also includes a special menu for the kiddos. Chef Essig will prepare options such a delicate Carrot Soup with farro, Louisiana Gulf fish, ...

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A Little South in the City

Posted on May 1, 2015

When Chef Matt Bolus, of Nashville’s 404 Kitchen, was asked to participate in the Night Out for No Kid Hungry in New York City this past Monday, he was thrilled to join his fellow chefs in support of such a great cause. And we were just as happy to pack our bags and jump on the plane with him. In conjunction with the No Kid Hungry Heroes Dinner, one of the most anticipated food events of the year in New York, Night Out featured many of the ...

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