9239 HWY 52
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-8887
Fax: (615) 325-8778
In 1974, a little country grocery store was the site of a weekly jam session. Musicians would come from miles around to "pick a little" on the guitar and sing favorite tunes. The Jam Session evolved into what is now a favorite family-style restaurant. Tresa Street and her band performs on Friday nights and Bob Payne and his band perform on Saturday nights. You can be the first to listen to upcoming new talent on Tuesday nights since the microphone is open to amateurs. No alcohol served and smoking is prohibited, but bring your appetite. The pork barbecue and chicken are some of the best around. Long Hollow Jamboree & Restaurant is only 11 miles north of Nashville.
The Pizza Machine is a one-of-a-kind experience in the greater Nashville area. Each pizza is hand tossed and made to order using a delicious family recipe for both the crust and the sauce. Guests at this downtown Gallatin hot spot can enjoy a wide variety of standard toppings as well as some more unusual options including shrimp, artichokes and bacon. Customers may also enjoy a signature specialty pizza such as the popular Taco Pizza or the Meaty Mess. Large groups should definitely try the spectacular, super-sized 40-inch (one-meter) pizza. Transported to the table via crane, it is an amazing sight and a delicious option for any crowd. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Campione's Taste of Chicago offers customers in Nashville the treat of an authentic Chicago beef stand. The Chicago-style beef samwiches - spelled just the way they say it in Chi-caw-go - are the perfect combination of thinly sliced lean roast beef, Italian spices, peppers and Italian bread. The menu also includes a daily selection of pasta offerings by Mama Campione herself. In addition to samwiches and pasta, Campione's is also a great place to pick up a Chicago style hot dog or Wrigley Field chili dog. This local spot is owned by native Chicagoists and their authentic menu does a pretty decent job of bringing the flavors of Windy City home to Music City. -Lynn-nore Chittom
The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe and Boutique offers guests a delightfully delicious lunch and dinner option just northeast of Nashville. This local tea house is filled with Southern charm and comfort, and serves as a perfect location for a bridal or baby shower. The menu includes a variety of scrumptious and creative sandwich options such as shaved ham with pineapple cream cheese on a cinnamon bun and ham and cheese with homemade raspberry pecan mayonnaise. The boutique at The Chocolate Covered Strawberry includes an assortment of scented selections and gift items. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Sam's All American Sports Bar has been voted "Best Sports Bar" in Nashville seven times by the Nashville Scene Magazine, and they know what they're talking about. With two locations, one in Hillsboro Village and one in Hendersonville, all of Nashville has an opportunity to enjoy a game at Sam's. Unlike many chain restaurants and bars, Sam's puts just as much emphasis on their food as they do on the big game. The pizzas are handcrafted and creative and the burgers are juicy and delicious, but nobody really goes to Sam's just for the food, as there are plenty of other options in the area. Check out their website for Happy Hour specials and events. You'll be sure to have a great time at Sam's. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Faboo Cakes is the premiere specialty cake shop in the Hendersonville area. Offering beautiful and delicious cakes for every possible occasion and interest, the talented designers at Faboo can produce just about any cake imaginable including 3D sculpted cakes, cakelettes and cupcake tower options. In addition to their extraordinary cake creations, the amazing staff at Faboo Cakes offer a variety of cupcake decorating classes each month. Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and each month includes a different theme. Be sure to check the Faboo Cakes website for upcoming classes and pictures of many of their spectacular creations.
Hana Sushi is a great addition to the Hendersonville food scene. Located beside local favorites Avanti Gourmet and Casa Vieja, Hana Sushi adds another wonderful flavor to the Hendersonville dining plaza nearest to the popular attraction, Trinity City. The menu at Hana Sushi offers guests a great selection of fresh, flavorful and creative sushi and sashimi options which are always plated beautifully. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable about their sushi menu and very accommodating. This is a great spot for any sushi lover or a great place to try sushi for the first time. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Yokohama Japanese Grill offers guests delicious Japanese food at an affordable price in a casual and comfortable environment with excellent service. Although the location and exterior are rather unassuming, this is definitely a hidden gem in the greater Nashville area. Extremely popular with locals, this establishment has been in business for many years in the same location with a loyal following of regulars. Outstanding service, flavorful, authentic Japanese cuisine, terrific prices and plentiful portions make Yokohama a favorite spot for Japanese dining. Meals are prepared on a hibachi grill, but not table-side, as in some Japanese steakhouses. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Cody's Pub & Eatery is tucked just inside the entrance to the exclusive Twelve Stones Crossing neighborhood and golf course in the Nashville suburb of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Despite its location amidst posh homes and a semi-private course, Cody's is open to the public and offers guests delicious pub fare and scrumptious dinner options seven days a week. The lunch menu includes authentic New England clam chowder, fish and chips, burgers and a full selection of kids choices. The dinner menu features such choices as filet mignon, bread Dijon salmon and a nightly special designed by the chef. The service, atmosphere and food make a trip out to Cody's well worth the time. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza offers a casual and delicious dining experience on one of the hub corners of the Indian Lake shopping area in Hendersonville. It’s the perfect place for couples, friends or families to enjoy a cool drink and an amazing thin-crust, wood-grilled pizza. This hot spot specializes in combining exotic pizza toppings such as andouille sausage, wood-roasted shrimp or chicken, caramelized onions, herb-marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomato pesto, and a variety of cheeses including fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola and goat cheese. Brixx also offers a small variety of sandwiches and pasta dishes. Each trip offers guests a chance to try a completely different flavor combination. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Kabuto Japanese Steak House offers guests the full Japanese hibachi experience with talented and entertaining chefs sizzling up delicious dinners in the center of every table. The hibachi menu includes everything from chicken to lobster with a full set of beef options including delicious filet mignon. For customers who don't like it quite so hot, Kabuto also serves an excellent selection of sushi options. Kabuto also offers private parties for special events and group events. The service, chefs, atmosphere and food all come together to make a meal at Kabuto Japanese Steak House a wonderful and memorable dining experience. -Lynn-nore Chittom
This gourmet grocery doubles as a bistro. Eggs and croissants with a hot cup of coffee start the day; deli sandwiches and pasta dishes are favorites at lunchtime. Don't know what to prepare for dinner? Take home an entire gourmet meal, ready to be served in minutes. Choose from fresh salads and vegetables, roasted duck, chicken and fish. Select a loaf of fresh baked bread and a chocolate or fruit dessert, and you're meal is complete.