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Pre- Marathon Meal in Nashville, Post celebration dinner and Sunday Brunch ideas?

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My hubby and I are coming to Nashville to run our first marathon this weekend (ok, his first full, my first 1/2). Needless to say, Friday night is not a time to be trying new foods, or heavier "southern fare" (which this B'ham girl loves). We are staying in Franklin area, but will be heading to the Expo at the convention center downtown. Would like a nice, casual, local option for Friday night...Italian would be good. Now after that is all done, if we can still move, a fabulous dinner and drinks are in order. I like the sounds of City House and DH has read about Germantown Grill??? (something like that), but we can't commit to a reservation since we may just be passed out in the hotel. In which case Pucketts in Franklin would be our choice. The most important meal will be Sunday Brunch so bring on the suggestions!!! Thanks in advance and pray for the rain to hold off till noon Saturday!!!

City House
1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

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  1. I have been to City House and Germantown Grill, both are very good choices,
    Nancee Swartz

    City House
    1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

    1. If you are in Franklin Pucketts is a good choice. I haven't been there recently and it may be crowded if your going on a weekend or Friday night but it's worth the wait!
      Nancee Swartz

      1. This Hillsboro Village spot is the best home style Italian food I've had since I left NY 35 years ago. We were there with my brother and his family and were getting a little edgy because the food was slow in coming. After it came the table was silent (unusual for us) and occasionally we would look at each other in disbelief.

        Savarino's Cucina
        2121 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

        1. Brunch:
          Tin Angel on West End has a fantastic brunch. Germantown Cafe in the Germantown neighborhood is great. Margot in East Nashville is also fantastic.

          If you want to go the all-you-can-eat/buffet route, Copper Kettle (downtown and Granny White locations) has an incredible brunch buffet with everything you could imagine on it - very good food. Finally, Monell's in Germantown has a "Sunday Meal" that is a bona fide Southern feast.

          Good luck in the race!

          Tin Angel Restaurant
          3201 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

          Copper Kettle
          4004 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204

          1. Personally I think that brunch at Margot's Cafe in East Nashville and Miel in west Nashville are the 2 best in Nashville. Both need reservations.

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            1. re: dennis855

              Thanks for the suggestions- if this race gets called off we'll be heading to some bars :( At least the kiddos are not with us.