Southern Living Magazine - The South's Best Bar Foods

Feb 16, 2015

The Sutler is proud to be included in Southern Living Magazine's, The South's Best Bar Foods of 2015.

Banish all thoughts of monochromatic hummus and pita. Chef Nick Seabergh supplants chickpeas with sweet potatoes as his hummus base, topping the dip with a pesto of walnuts and sage plus chunks of marinated Cotija cheese. Grilled fresh tortillas and pickled peppers accompany each jar of hummus. ”
— Southern Living Magazine


Sutler Listed as Tennessean 'Five to Try'

Feb 9, 2015

If the late '90s were marked by angsty movies and chunky blonde highlights, and the aughts were known for the genesis of social media, then what will the twenty-teens be known for? I'm gonna go with knowing the hobbies and name of your chicken before you eat it, and food in jars. Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner - and it's only a matter of time until someone puts an amuse bouche in a baby food jar - you can serve it up, as long as you hand out utensils with long enough handles.

“Surely, at various times, yours has been in a sling, busted, kicked or even over a tea kettle. But can you ever remember finding your butt in a jar? In this particular instance, by “your butt” I mean “your pork butt,” because that comes along with the brisket in the Sutler’s Potted Smoke. Both are delicious. And I’m not just blowing smoke.”

The Sutler: A Happy, Happy Hour For Sure!

Feb 9, 2015

Chris Chamberlain shares what's happening 'happy' around Nashville, and he made a stop at The Sutler!

For whatever reason, a passel of local restaurants and bars have recently announced new happy hour deals. Not that I'm complaining; there's always room for more hours of happiness. So I've rounded up some of the new options to eat and drink on the cheap around town. Read the full article here.

“Sinema’s neighbors over at The Sutler are also getting into the happy hour game with a great deal in both their upstairs bar and down the boot staircase in The Cellar. This one is simple to figure out, with basically all craft cocktails, draft beer (excluding hi-gravity) and well drinks at half-price from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Wine drinkers can also enjoy a buck off wine by the glass during that same time.”
— Chris Chamberlain, The Nashville Scene

Nashville Named One of Travel + Leisure: America's Best Cities for Singles

Feb 9, 2015

Which cities make unattached travelers feel most welcome? T+L readers ranked those with the liveliest singles scenes, whether at bars, bookstores, or bowling alleys.

The singles scene in New York City is a little crazy, maybe even certifiably so.

“This is a city with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but only in the best ways,” says Rachel Harrison, a Brooklyn-based public relations exec. “You can dress a little wilder, slap on some fake eyelashes—you can do anything you want, at any age. There are no judgments.”

Unabashedly batting those faux lashes got the Big Apple more than a few second glances this year. New York City landed in the top 10 for the best cities for singles, according to Travel + Leisure readers. In this year’s America’s Favorite Places survey, readers ranked 38 cities on dozens of appealing qualities, including good-looking locals, cool shopping, and hipster-magnet coffee bars.

The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.

But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots. Plenty of big attractions—from the Brooklyn Museum to the San Diego Museum of Art—offer monthly happy hours, wooing artsy singles with cocktails and live music. In Boston, one of the coolest bookstores does Trivia Nights, while in downtown L.A. a popular bar stocks old-school video games.

Another strategy for uncovering a city’s best singles scene is exploring the activities that locals love most. “New Orleanians live and breathe festivals—like Jazz Fest, and even Creole Tomato Fest,” says native Stephen Schmitz. Just be warned: “The heat and humidity,” he says, “can make for a rough appearance.”

Read on for the full results. And make your point of view heard by voting in the America’s Favorite Places survey.

Of course, Nashville (and The Sutler) made the list! Check us out here:

No. 7 Nashville

Music City is holding steady with its singles ranking from last year—and placed first for both concerts and friendly locals. To catch sets where the music and audience are equally compelling, check out the standing-room-only Marathon Music Works or Mercy Lounge; for more of a sit-down scene, go to Sutler Saloon, which offers “grass-fed” bluegrass shows on Sunday nights. Mondays call for the “Keep on Movin’!” dance party at The 5 Spot. Nashville’s high-ranking barbecue also draws a high-caliber crowd: try the platters of brisket and catfish (and the boozy milkshakes called Bushwhackers) at Edley’s Bar-B-Que, in East Nashville and the 12South area. As a testament to its wealth of strapping crooners, Nashville also ranked highly for fun girlfriend getaways.

The Sutler Named One of Nashville's Hottest Restaurants

Feb 9, 2015

Nashville Eater recently released their list of the Hottest Restaurants in Nashville and we're proud to be included!

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the newest and hottest restaurants? For that very reason, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed masses are flocking to at the moment. For this edition, we say farewell to The 404 Kitchen and Josephine (which have both graduated to the 18 Essential Nashville Restaurants list), as well as Adele's and Pinewood Social, and we welcome the re-born Dino's, the newest outpost of Atlanta's FLIP Burger and new Gulch brunch spot Biscuit Love. Find out who made the list here.

Everything's coming up Melrose

Jan 8, 2015

Commentary from the Nashville Scene on the resurrection of the Melrose and its contribution to keeping this storied neighborhood a destination.

"The beloved old Sutler watering hole was then resurrected, adding live music and a bar."

Read the full story.



Jan 1, 2015

Grass Fed Sundays Continue in 2015

The Sutler Saloon will host ‘Grass Fed Sundays,’ a weekly family-style supper, each Sunday from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. ‘Grass Fed Sundays’ began in October of 2014, and has created quite a following. Each week, The Sutler features a rotating family-style dinner special from executive chef Nick Seabergh, live music, and local drink specials.

Designed to feed four to six people, each Sunday supper will feature a main dish and three sides for a set price. The menu for October 12 includes Tennessee Hickory Smoked “Beast” Loaf: fresh ground TN pork shoulder and Bear Creek Beef wrapped in bacon, smoked in the hickory pits smoker with TN Brew Works pan dripping gravy. Caramelized brussels sprouts accompany the dish, and guests choose two more shareable veggie dishes from the regular menu.

“The family-style setting is ideal for sharing a meal and conversation around the supper table,” said Austin Ray, owner of The Sutler. “Chef Nick has fond memories of his own family’s Sunday meals, and he will pull inspiration from his native Mississippi as well as other parts of the South and West when preparing the weekly menus. As the title indicates, ‘Grass Fed Sundays’ will feature the bounty of the season in a soulful dinner.”

Attendees will enjoy live bluegrass, string-band, and old-time music, featuring a rotating cast of local musicians. Check out the weekly line up on our Live Music Listings.

“The lineup will be locally focused by design,” said Ray. “We are a local establishment, our patrons are locals, and it’s important to us to feature local musicians. The sound will be prime for diners to enjoy the music while still able to carry on a conversation. This will be a fun, laid-back way to end the weekend – every weekend.”

Carrying out the local theme, The Sutler has partnered with TN Brew Works to feature a rotating craft beer special each week. Southern batch cocktails will be available by the carafe to share at the table.

“Sunday supper is a longtime tradition in the South, and we will offer a warm welcome, hearty meal, and amazing music in a way that only a Nashville establishment can,” said Ray.

‘Grass Fed Sundays’ is open to all ages. Menu and music lineup are subject to change.

Holiday Ham & Jam Rocks

Dec 19, 2014

The Sutler hosted the entire family for fresh biscuits and a live holiday show in the Christmas Ham & Jam.

Families had four chances to see The Farmer & Adele's Country Western-style holiday show and dig in to a menu of biscuits, ham and jam, a choice of shrimp and grits or a smoked pork and black-eyed pea gumbo, and a cookie plate with eggnog for dessert.


Jen Todd. The Tennessean. 2014.

Where to go in Nashville: 2015

Dec 11, 2014

When the historic Sutler Saloon reopened in Nashville in September 2014, chef Nick Seabergh took the helm and built a menu around a wood-fired grill and hickory smoker. Chef Seabergh’s new menu respects a few of the original menu items, but the Mississippi native has largely reimagined Southern dishes with a contemporary twist. Boiled peanuts get their flavor from a Yazoo Dos Perros beer brine and creole spices, while mac n’ cheese is loaded with pit-smoked brisket burnt ends and charred broccolini and smothered in a Yazoo Ale five-cheese sauce.


Brett Eldredge Bewitches with Sinatra – and Talks About Raising Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Dec 10, 2014

Brett Eldredge traded his country swagger for the smooth stylings of Frank Sinatra Tuesday night as he invited a small crowd of friends and family to come fly with him at an intimate event in Nashville.

Dressed to the nines in a tux and bow tie – the same one he sported for the CMA Awards last month, he told PEOPLE – Eldredge, 28, very much looked the part as he crooned nine songs backed by a seven-piece band in the recently re-opened speakeasy The Sutler saloon.

The 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year took the stage, explaining that for him the night was all about playing the music that inspires him. He then encouraged his guests, no more than 75 people, to drink up as he led into his first number. "The tab's on us," joked the Illinois native, who took his own words to heart as he sipped down a Jack and Coke or two.
For the following hour, Eldredge worked his way through some of Sinatra's biggest hits like "Fly Me to the Moon," "Summer Wind" and "That's Life." And though he was certainly enjoying covering Sinatra, the musician clarified he's no wedding singer – unless of course it's at his own wedding in the future. Before launching into "The Way You Look Tonight," the single Eldredge told the crowd, "I'm going to sing it to a special girl someday. Right now, though, I'm going to sing it to a lot of special girls!"

Eldredge closed the night with a familiar holiday tune, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and told the crowd to "tell all your friends they missed something fun. We want to make this an annual event and grow it." He then stuck around and mingled with guests – including his parents, who now live in Nashville, too.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to see him do this because he used to do this [style of music] when he was younger, but I haven't heard him do it in a long time," his mom Robin Eldredge told PEOPLE.

The musician said he does indeed plan on "An Evening with Brett Eldredge" becoming a regular event and that he hopes to add a philanthropic element to it.

"We're going to grow this into something big and raise a bunch of money," he told PEOPLE. "I hate seeing kids fight for their life when they should have a lot of life ahead of them, and I'm already working on my own charity for childhood cancer," he said. "I want to help out in every way possible and help kids have a chance at life. I want to bring some dollars and let them have a chance to live.

"The best part of my job, by far," he continued, "is being able to get in the spotlight and raise awareness for something that really matters more than anything."


Kristin Luna. People. 2014.

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