From fine dining to the best down home grub joints, here are seven restaurants you have to try next time you visit.
Their friends said they were crazy when Jan and Bernie Strawn opened their MacK & Kates Café & Wine Bar in Kingston Springs (18 miles from Nashville) six years ago—and they probably repeated that opinion when the couple premiered Macke’s Restaurant in the city’s Green Hills neighborhood a few months later. After all, the couple had never run a restaurant and had two daughters (MacKenzie and Kathleen) in college. But Jan knew her way around a kitchen—and how to find excellent chefs. The results were two fine dining experiences that have drawn raves from local foodies and food critics. Try one of Jan’s down-home dishes made with a twist (such as the macaroni and cheese with lobster appetizer), and you’ll be crazy for Macke’s too.