Nashville's Best Cheap Eats
City House chef Tandy Wilson reveals his top choices on the best restaurants to dine on a dime in Nashville.
Photo: Robbie Caponetto , Article: Paula Disbrowe
Meet Our Nashville Restaurant Connoisseur
"I'm a casual guy, and I look for that kind of food and environment," says Tandy Wilson, who describes his Italian-inspired
Southern food (such as pizza with house-made belly ham, mozzarella, Grana Padano cheese, oregano, and chiles) as "Grandma
cooking on steroids." The only difference, he says, "is that we have better toys in the kitchen." After work, he's looking
for something tasty–and lighthearted. "At City House, we're not fine dining, but we work hard and put focus into everything
we do. When I get out of the kitchen, I want to eat and laugh and not be in a work environment. I want to go out with a couple
of buddies and have a few cold beers. It kind of caps the day off."