Visit Music City For Its Chefs?

You aren't likely to just happen across Rolf and Daughters, tucked into the side of Werthan Lofts in Germantown, but you may have heard that Esquire considered it one of the "best new restaurants of 2013". Image: WPLN/Mack Linebaugh

You aren’t likely to just happen across Rolf and Daughters, tucked into the side of Werthan Lofts in Germantown, but you may have heard that Esquire considered it one of the “best new restaurants of 2013″. Image: WPLN/Mack Linebaugh

According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, it’s Nashville’s current crop of “enterprising chefs” that makes our city one of the “best places to travel in 2014″.

This time, it’s newcomers Josephine and Pinewood Social getting the love, alongside Rolf and Daughters, whom Esquire previously named one of the country’s best new restaurants of 2013.

It seems we’ve been hearing as much about our food as our music for the past couple of years, from everyone from The New York Times to Bon Appétit.

Nashville is one of the only American cities chosen for the Travel + Leisure list, which also includes destinations as varied as Iceland and Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam. And it’s one of the only picks that cites food as the primary reason to visit.

The Trend Continues

A recent piece from Zagat named a Nashville restaurant one of the “25 most anticipated openings of 2014″. It’s called Prima, a soon-to-open fine dining place in The Gulch, from Burger Up owner Miranda Whitcomb Pontes and chef Sal Avila.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Or is it the other way around?


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