We traveled to Nashville for a visit with our son, Tate, and his girlfriend, Zoe, before we head west for winter. We arrived on Saturday afternoon in time to catch a portion of Georgia getting whipped by LSU in the SEC Championship game. Tate had asked about dinner and we told him to make a reservation.
He and Zoe put their heads together and made a reservation at Lockeland Table, a restaurant at which none of us had eaten.
Hal Holden-Bache is an award-winning chef and has received a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2013.
The bar and dining room at Lockeland Table is almost always full of neighborhood residents chatting to one another while enjoying fine food and drink, but even if you enter as a stranger, you’ll probably leave with some new friends from this convivial eatery. A roaring wood fire in the pizza oven further warms the ambiance, and the specialty pies that emerge from the infernal heat are ideal for splitting as an appetizer unless you’re too selfish to share. The rest of the menu features Southern fare with international accents like the mandatory app of chicken liver pâté on Tuscan bread or the rack of lamb with fava beans. -- Thrillist