A New Nashville Favorite : The Sutler Saloon and Cellar @TheSutler

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As I started my blog in September 2013 and only became vegan in May 2016, there are several non-vegan posts pre-vegan era.  As an example of how someone can change their path in life drastically, I have made the decision to leave the posts up even though I am ashamed of them.  I hope you will take this example and think on it.  Also, see my animal activism page or travel page on ideas for ethical animal tourism and vegan food around the world.  My inbox is always open should you have questions about changing your lifestyle to better serve animals, our planet, and your own health.

A couple weeks ago, Kaleb and I were invited to taste the new late nite menu at The Sutler.  I can never pass up food and I figured it would be a great place to refer visitors to when coming to Nashville.  What I wasn’t expecting was to be so blown away that I’ve now been raving about it since and writing a post devoted entirely to The Sutler.

The Sutler was originally owned and operated by country radio personality, Johnny Potts and was open in the same building for 30 years.  It was a big social hub for the Nashville music industry for touring acts and travelers.  In 2014, The Sutler building was not only saved but completely re-imagined to turn it into what it now is.

The Saloon is focused on dining, drinking and live music.  Meanwhile, The Cellar is a bit more of an intimate trip down the stairs.

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That backdrop is made of the tops of cowboy boots!

When you first enter The Sutler, you wouldn’t even know there is an entire downstairs.  Once you head downstairs, you can either go to the left towards the restrooms or to the right and through the doors into the Cellar.  To us, it felt like a mixture between what you would expect a speakeasy to have been like back during the Prohibition and what it would be like to live in the True Blood world.  So, think Speakeasy/Fangtasia.

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The ceiling to the stairs are the bottoms of those cowboy boots!

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Back to the whole point of this visit – the food!  The Sutler just added an entire late nite menu which is available Fridays & Saturdays from 10-close.  I have not stopped thinking about this food either – it was so above and beyond amazing and not what you would expect.

The late nite menu includes :

  • Popped Crack Corn : Broadbent’s bacon bits, local honey drizzle, jalapeno cracklins, smoked salt and chives
  • Pork Belly Corn Pups : cornmeal battered smoked pork belly, tart cherry mustard
  • Nashville Hot Nuggets : buttermilk battered organic chicken breast, livers and gizzards, texas toast, wickles pickles, alabama white sauce
  • Pork Rind Nachos : cascabel chile gremolata, toasted coriander seed nachos, goat cheese queso fundito
  • Fresh Cut Pork Fat Fries : thrice fried russet hand-cut fries, scallion-garlic butter, alabama white sauce and ketchup
  • Steak & Biscuit Sliders : chicken fried steak, grilled pineapple pico & cascabel honey
  • Queso Spread : fire roasted green chiles, sweetwater buttermilk cheddar, kenny’s gouda and belle chevre cheese, spiced peanuts with saltine crackers
  • Sweet Potato Hummus : sweet potato and tahini, pecan sage pesto, marinated corija cheese with grilled tortillas
  • Potted Smoke : 24-hour smoked brisket and pork butt confit with grilled crusty bread for spreading
  • Boiled Peanuts : yazoo dos perros brine, tasso ham, creole spices
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Roast Beef Sandwiches

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The ‘Jars’ – Potted Smoke (smoked brisket and pork butt) and Sweet Potato Hummus.

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Steak & Biscuity Sliders – grilled pineapple pico & honey.

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And, the cocktails were phenomenal!

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Blue Moon – Gordon’s Gin, Lemon Juice, Creme de Violette, Simple

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Forever Young – Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Pimms, Campari, simple syrup, old fashion and Peychaud’s bitters

 

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Walk in the Woods – buffalo trace whiskey, Braulio, lemon juice, demera syrup, orange bitters, rosemary

Pictured below, is the Amarillo by Morning – silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice, jalapeno/cilantro syrup, smoked salt rim/lime wheel

Every single thing we had was above and beyond amazing and delicious. I ate things I would have never thought about ordering (sweet potato hummus) and it was to die for.

  • Favorite Food Item: Steak & Biscuit Sliders & Sweet Potato Hummus
  • Favorite Cocktail: Walk in the Woods

Are you in Nashville or visiting soon?  What other places would you like to hear about?


Traveler. Freelance Writer. Blogger. Vegan. Risk Taker. Voice for the Voiceless.

3 Comments

  1. Jess

    March 30, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Those drinks are beautiful! I want to decorate my house with them. And then drink them.

    . . . on second thought, that might be a terrible plan. But they’re definitely pretty!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 30, 2015 at 5:27 PM

      Haha love this! They were beautiful and yummy!

  2. SJ

    April 4, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Ohhh meeee-o-my, looks lush. You know me, I love food and this place looks super cool. I’d head in in a aheartbeat.

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