Two months after Metro officials ordered the redevelopers of a Sylvan Park building to stop work because they were not conforming to previously approved plans, the restaurant team led by Etch chef Deb Paquette is looking for another spot — and in another neighborhood — to bring to life its vision. Dana Kopp Franklin has many more details at our sister blog, Bites.
Below is a rendering of what Priam Ventures had hoped to bring to market at 46th and Utah avenues. Here's our previous coverage of the stalled project.
The team behind Etch announced today it has named its restaurant planned for 46th Avenue in Sylvan Park.
To be called Truss, the restaurant will open “this summer,” according to a release.
Etch Chef Deb Paquette (pictured), along with business partners Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, are teaming on the project.
Local architect Barry Brechak is handling design, with the building in which Truss will operate having been largely demolished and now prepped for a reinvention.
Our Nashville Scene colleague Dana Kopp Franklin has more here.
There is a reason that Etch is packed at 8:30 on Monday nights.
Officials with the SoBro-based restaurant and bar announced today their culinary creation has been selected Nashville’s No. 1 restaurant in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants 2014.
Etch captured a near-perfect rating (food: 28, décor: 27, service: 27), according to a release.
Zagat describes the Etch menu as an “array of flavor, texture and olfactory experiences” that are “worth savoring.” The review notes prices “reasonable for the quality” and mentions a helpful staff and entertaining atmosphere with a view of the open kitchen.
A list of “20 Top-Rated Restaurants Across America” was also compiled and ranks Etch favorably with perennial favorites like Le Bernardin in New York City and Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas.
In addition, and earlier this year, Zagat named Nashville one of its “7 Up-and-Coming Food Cities Around the U.S.,” noting “incredible creative talents, accessibility to locally-made products, and an exciting energy surrounding the city.”
Etch is led by partners Doug Hogrefe, Deb Paquette (who serves as chef) and Paul Schramkowski. The restaurant opened in August 2012 in the Encore condominium building.
More than 224,000 diners in 36 major markets voted in Zagat’s annual survey, ranking their picks of the best food, décor and service among 1,478 restaurants.
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