The Food Biz: From mattress sales to BBQ

New Edley’s location opens in former Fluffo building

Edley’s, the popular barbecue joint in the 12South neighborhood, has opened its second location, staking out a space in the redeveloped Fluffo mattress building at Ninth and Main streets in East Nashville. It officially opened its doors Wednesday.

The original Edley’s, owned by entrepreneurs Will and Catharine Newman and restaurant veteran Bret Tuck, launched in 2011 and quickly drew in a loyal cohort of customers with its menu of sandwiches and platters featuring smoked pork, turkey, chicken and brisket, and fried shrimp and catfish. (Especially fervent are the fans of the Tuck’s Special, a brisket sandwich topped with house-made spicy pimento cheese and a fried egg.)

The new Edley’s joins existing tenant Fat Bottom Brewery in the former Fluffo site. Like the original Edley’s, the new branch has a patio for enjoying ’cue and brews in the open air. The menu is also similar. Currently the new Edley’s serves beer only, with 18 craft beers on tap. The team hopes to secure a license to start serving liquor soon.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que East is at 908 Main St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; the bar stays open later.

• The Urban Juicer, a splashy new juice and smoothie bar, opened its doors Monday on Eighth Avenue South, in the renovated bungalow that used to house Fiddlecakes.

After successfully establishing juice bars inside the Green Hills and Bellevue YMCA locations, the company decided to open its first freestanding shop on Eighth.

The Urban Juicer offers a menu of juices and smoothies made to order from whole fruits and vegetables, in a variety of signature combinations like the Paradise Found (mango, pineapple, coconut water and coconut milk) and the Liquid Lunch (bananas, peanut butter, aloe vera and almond milk). It also serves artisan teas and offers a light menu of wraps and salads.

The Urban Juicer is at 2206 Eighth Ave. S. It’s open seven days a week; follow it on Facebook for updates on hours during the opening phase. Check out the menu at

• A new Indian restaurant just opened in Green Hills. Zyka fills a strip-mall space at 3706 Hillsboro Pike, behind Starbucks.

Tucked slightly off busy Hillsboro, Zyka seats around 15 people, but extends its reach by offering free delivery within a three-mile radius (with a $10 minimum order).

The lunch special, served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., allows you to pick from a list of 15 or so entrees (vegetarian or chicken versions), served with rice and three sides for $10.99.

The full menu adds lamb and seafood dishes, plus popular appetizers like sa- mosas and various savory Indian breads. Beverages encompass soft drinks, tea and yogurt lassi.

Zyka Indian Cuisine, 3706 Hillsboro Pike, 864-8055. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Closed Monday.)

• Though the temperature’s still touch-and-go, the sun is strong and we’ve basically entered the halcyon season of patio weather in Nashville.
Fans of chef Philip Krajeck’s “modern peasant food” at his acclaimed, 5-month-old restaurant Rolf and Daughters in Germantown will be happy to know that his patio opened for business last week.

Situated out front of the restaurant on Taylor Street in the revitalized Werthan Mills, the patio seats 32. Since Rolf and Daughters tends to fill up every night, those are very welcome seats.

Krajeck has also added new menu items, including baby octopus with black garlic and pork belly, and a new lineup of craft cocktails, like the “Monkberry Moon Delight” — a heady mix of vodka, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, lemon, blackberries and ginger. (That one sounds like tasty bait for the Paul McCartney fans headed to see him at Bonnaroo later this season.)