France in Whites Creek and New Orleans in East Nashville

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Tenn Sixteen restaurant in East Nashville has just opened with a New Orleans vibe. We say vibe, rather than theme, because it takes the best of New Orleans: funky, stylish, lively and combines it with Southern and Nashville touches for a unique approach that seems like tailor-made fun for Five Points. Sure, you’ll find lamps made of Mardi Gras beads and a few other obvious decor choices. Otherwise, the art work and feel of the place just reminds us of something you might find in the cooler parts of the French Quarter. They have a big wrap-around bar and dozens of beer choices. We can’t keep our eyes off the line of iced-drink machines sitting quietly, and as yet unused, at the back of the bar. Perhaps a daiquiri ensemble in the making? We’ll take ours in a to-go cup please. Sadly, we can’t do that in Metro- yet. I propose that Five Points becomes an alcohol carry-out zone…a ped mall of booze and food. Are you listening Mayor Dean?

I digress. The Tenn-Sixteen menu also incorporates tastes of the Big Easy without letting them dominate. Sure, you can Read More