Thursday, May 13, 2010

More than 40 Restaurants Lined up for Eat Out For Nashville May 17

Here's the latest from the folks at the Scene who are organizing the Eat Out for Nashville event for Monday. Please note that each restaurant may be doing it a bit differently. Some may just do lunch and others only dinner, and some will have special menus and offers that will apply, so you're advised to check-in with the restaurant first to see exactly what they will be doing that day.

More than 40 Nashville Restaurants have answered the call to participate in “Eat Out for Nashville,” a fundraiser planned for May 17, 2010. Participating restaurants have agreed to contribute 50% of their proceeds to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of the Community Fund of Middle Tennessee. The event is being publicized by traditional media including The Tennessean, MetroMix, The Nashville City Paper and The Nashville Scene. Alternative media such as, Twitter, FaceBook and Nashville food blogs are also sharing the growing list of dining options contributing to “Eat Out for Nashville” with their thousands of readers.

A major addition to the roster of restaurants occurred on Tuesday when O’Charley’s and Stoney River Legendary Steaks agreed to join the effort on behalf of almost all of their Middle Tennessee locations. Chris Chamberlain, food writer for the Nashville Scene “Bites” blog commented, “The response from so many local restaurants has been incredible. Adding Nashville-based O’Charley’s and Stoney River and their twenty-five locations really increases the geographic options for diners who want to contribute by eating out on Monday, May 17. This should have a real impact on the amount of money raised for flood relief across the Middle Tennessee area.”

Restaurants all over the region are stepping up to contribute to “Eat Out for Nashville,” from longtime Nashville stalwarts like Amerigo, Baja Burrito and The Melting Pot to two dining spots that literally opened during the days of the flooding, Burger Up and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. “To see restaurants that were in the midst of opening their doors to customers for the first time want to take on the added responsibility of joining this effort is especially gratifying for all involved,” said Doug Hogrefe, owner of Amerigo and one of the organizers of “Eat Out for Nashville.”

Some restaurants are even opening especially for this event. Lazzaroli’s Pasta is not normally a dine-in establishment, but owner Tom Lazzaro has agreed to be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on the 17th and to contribute 50% of all fresh pasta, ravioli, and homemade sauce sales that day. The Garden Brunch Café on Jefferson Street is normally closed on Mondays, but staff will come in on a volunteer basis just to be a part of “Eat Out for Nashville.”

More restaurants are still being added every day, and diners are encouraged to make plans to eat out on Monday May 17 so that half the cost of their ticket can go toward helping Middle Tennesseans who are recovering from the damage of the early May storms.

Current List of Restaurants Participating in “Eat Out for Nashville” (as of 5/12/10)

The Acorn Restaurant

114 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-4399

Amerigo-West End
1922 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 321-6024

Amerigo-Cool Springs
1656 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
(615) 377-7070

Baja Burrito
722 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-2252

Burger Up
2901 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204-2509
(615) 279-3767

Cha Chah

2013 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-1430

The Garden Brunch Café (breakfast and lunch only)
924 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 891-1217

Holland House Bar and Refuge
935 W. Eastland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-4190

Lazzaroli’s Pasta
1314 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208-1600
(615) 291-9922

Lazziz Persian Restaurant

3725 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 333-0772

The Melting Pot
166 Second Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 742-4970

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
6900 Lenox Village Dr. Suite 6
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 730-7855

Nana Rosa’s Italian Food

109 Walton Ferry Rd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 431-0268

Nuvo Burrito
1000 Main Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 866-9713

923 Bell Road, Antioch
100 E. Park Drive, Brentwood
2792 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville
202 North James Campbell Boulevard, Columbia
1401 Interstate Drive, Cookeville
2409 Highway 46 South, Dickson
1202 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin
1009 Village Green Crossing, Gallatin
912 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville
212 Indian Lake Boulevard, Hendersonville
5500 Old Hickory Boulevard, Hermitage
4223 Ft. Campbell Boulevard, Hopkinsville
902 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon
2367 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester
401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Ste 125, Mt. Juliet
1006 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro
2450 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro
1108 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville
17 White Bridge Road, Nashville
110 Coley Davis Court (Bellevue), Nashville
820 Expo Drive, Smyrna
2000 Crossing Circle, Spring Hill
3535 Tom Austin Highway, Springfield

Paradise Park Trailer Resort
411 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 251-1515

The Patterson House (Tuesday 5/18 only)
1711 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 244-7989

The Perch
117a Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 661-9008

Pied Piper Creamery

114 South 11th Street
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 227-4114

1109 Davenport Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-9989

Stoney River Legendary Steaks
1726 Galleria Boulevard, Cool Springs
3015 West End Avenue, Nashville

Watermark Restaurant

507 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-4027
(615) 254-2000

For more information or to sign up a restaurant to participate, email or call Chris Chamberlain at (615) 852-7675.

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Lannae said...

What about Sparkle Cupcake Company in Lenox Village? They want in!