Photo: Art Meripol
Nashville's Lockeland Table and Rolf & Daughters (pictured here), opened within four months of each other, must be tired of being mentioned in the same breath. It's not that they serve similar food: Lockeland is more eclectic (from roasted bone marrow to bourbon-glazed trout); Rolf & Daughters is more refined, with pasta extruded to order. It's that both places are already anchors in their 'hoods (East Nashville and Germantown). The "just pop in for a bite at the bar" mentality is so pervasive that people have become regulars without even trying.