The Ultimate List!

Flatten the Curve! Support Local Restaurants! 

Our innovative and nimble friends in the restaurant and catering businesses are responding to the current call to hunker by making menus available online for delivery and curbside takeout. So, while we’re all socially distancing and flattening the curve this spring, let’s make an effort to support local businesses that make Nashville charming all year long. Or consider buying a gift certificate from a favorite restaurant, to use for a celebratory meal when we get the all-clear! Thank you to all our friends who helped compile this list on the fly. Hours and offerings are changing every day, so be sure to check with the restaurant before you go. Be well and bon appetit!  

360 Bistro

360Bistro.com

615-353-5604

The eatery at the Highway 70/100 Split is offering curbside service at a 20% discount, so just call your order in pay by credit card over the phone. Delivery available through Postmates.

Answer

answerrestaurant.com

615-942-0866

The Sylvan Park eatery is temporarily closing the dining room and launching a limited menu of to-go meals designed to feed a family of four. Order by Wednesday 5 p.m. for Friday or Saturday pickup. victoria@answerrestaurant.com

Biscuit Love

biscuitlove.com

Order through the website and orders will be waiting when you arrive at Biscuit Love’s three locations.

Butchertown Hall

butchertownhall.com

615-454-3634

Germantown restaurant is increasing spacing between seats and adding curbside pick-up & delivery

Calypso Cafe

calypsocafe.com

All three locations are still up and running, with curbside pickup available upon request.

Clean Plate Club

CleanPlateClubEvents.com

615-661-5866

Check Facebook @thecleanplateclub for ever-changing menu for delivery or curbside pickup. Or email sales@cleanplateclubevents.com

Cole’s Kitchen

ColesNashville.com

615-383-0042

Order from the Grab & Go cooler of meatloaf and chicken pot pie, or order from the menu. Call from the parking lot and staff will carry to your car. Free delivery within a five-mile radius.

Corner Market Catering

cornermarketcatering.com

615-352-0527 

Open for business at the Hillwood Boulevard location, Emily Frith is also supplying the grab-and-go coolers at The Produce Place on Murphy Road and Belle Meade Express at the BP at the Highway 70/100 Split. 

D’Andrews Bakery 

dandrewsbakery.com

615-375-4934

David Andrews’s downtown patisserie will remain open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with takeout available through Toast Takeout App and delivery thorough UberEats and Postmates.

Dani Kates Catering

dkatescatering.com

615-566-8606

Dani Kates and her catering team will deliver to your door. Place orders 24 hours in advance.

Dinner Belle 

dinnerbellenashville.com

615-944-4446

Order weekly doorstep delivery of local and sustainably sourced meals packaged in reusable Mason jars or compostable casserole dishes. 

Epice

epicenashville.com

615-720-6765

Lebanese menu in the heart of 12South is available for curbside pickup. Call as you’re arriving, and the team will run your order to your car.

The Food Company 

TheFoodCompanyNashville.com

615-385-4311

The Green Hills lunch spot will deliver from its menu of sandwiches, soups, salads and its Soul Kitchen weekly specials. 

Franklin Juice 

franklinjuice.com

Offering free delivery within 25 mile radius of Franklin and Gulch stores  

Gigamunch

eatgigamunch.com

Explore the world one dish at a time with this online service that delivers a full-course dinner and dessert to your doorstep, along with stories and music to explore the more than just the food of a culture. 

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

JackBrownsJoint.com

615-739-6429

Newly opened in Edgehill Village, Jack Brown’s is temporarily shifting to carry-out & curbside of its all-wagyu burger menu.

Johnny Haffner 

johnnyhaffnercatering@gmail.com

As long as there’s demand, Johnny will take orders on Monday for Wednesday and Wednesday for Friday. Servings for 2 will arrive in microwavable or oven-proof containers. Email if you are interested.

Hugh Baby’s

hughbabys.com

Limited menu available through carry-out, curbside and delivery at Hugh Baby’s locations, via phone or online

Kalamata’s

kalamatasnashville.com

615-383-8700

Maher Fawaz’s Mediterranean menu is all online and available for takeout.

Kristen Winston Catering

kristenwinston.com

615-810-9229

The popular Kristen To Go service returns as Kristen’s Pantry, offering two hand-curated menus available for pick-up or delivery every Wednesday and Friday, with first orders available March 20. 

Lockeland Table

LockelandTable.com

615-228-4864

East Nashville dining room is closed, but offering carry-out orders, 3-8pm, from a limited menu and prepackaged family meals

Call 615.228.4864 to place your order,

Lou

lounashville.com

615-449-4495

East Nashville’s charming new France-and-California eatery in Riverside Village is offering takeout Wednesday-Sunday, or as they call it, Lou à emporter.

Mangia

mangianashville.com

615-750-5233

Italian comfort food with gluten-free options available for delivery and by pick-up from the Melrose store at 701 Craighead Street and 8th Ave.

Margot Cafe 

MargotCafe.com

615-227-4668

Order from the menu of chef-owner Margot McCormack’s Five Points landmark in East Nashville, and waitstaff and bartenders will deliver.

Martin’s Bar-B-Q-Joint

martinsbbqjoint.com 

Limited menu available through carry-out, curbside and delivery at Martin’s locations, via phone or online

McCabe Pub

McCabePub.com

615-269-9406

Sylvan Park landmark is offering curbside pickup

Mockingbird

mockingbirdnashville.com

615-741-9900

The Gulch-based global diner has temporarily closed for lunch but is offering curbside pickup and a 20% bonus on any gift card purchases. 

Miel

MielRestaurant.com

615-298-3663

Miel’s menu is available online for takeout. Order from seema@mielrestaurant.com or by phone. 

Nectar Urban Cantina

nectarcantina.com

615-454-2277

Donelson’s coffee shop-juice-bar-cantina is offering curbside orders and delivery through Postmates and Grubhub 

Otaku Ramen

theotakugroup.com

615-942-8281

The noodle shops will offer delivery and takeout everyday except Wednesday.

The Party Line

615-800-2019

thepartyline.co 

Led by Henrietta Red chef Julia Sullivan and pastry chef Caitlyn Jarvis, The Party Line introduces weekly Family Meal for 3 or 5, with groceries optional, delivered to your door.

Peg Leg Porker

PegLegPorker.com

615-829-6023

The Gulch barbecue joint is offering family packs of chicken or pork (with sides, buns and pork rinds for $28/pound), available for delivery through Door Dash. 

Peninsula

While East Nashville’s Iberian-inspired restaurant closes temporarily, the team will offer housemade broth and tonic syrup for curbside pick-up, starting March 24. Call 615-679-0377 or 415-722-7994, or email yuriko@peninsulanashville.com.

The Picnic 

thepicniccafe.com

615-297-5398

Now offering curbside pick up from their regular menu. Call ahead.  Open until 5 p.m. 

Something Special 

somethingspecialtn.com

615-352-0296

Open for business as usual Monday through Saturday, the store is offering curbside pick-up for its grab-and-go offerings of casseroles, fresh salads, deserts, fried chicken and entrees.famous fried chicken

Sperry’s Mercantile

sperrys.com

615-353-0809

Prepared food and groceries available in the market adjacent to Sperry’s restaurant.

Sunflower Cafe

sunflowercafenashville.com

615-457-2568

Vegetarian restaurant in Berry Hill offering discounts on takeaway of pint and quarts of sides and soups/

Superica

superica.com

615-709-3148

The Tex-Mex restaurant in the Gulch will serve delivery and to-go orders only.

Catering by Suzette

info@cateringbysuzette

615-435-3656

Home-cooked meals delivered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Take Away Catering

TakeAwayCatering.net

615-383-0777

Home-style cooking and kosher menus available via Facebook @TakeAwayCatering, with curbside pick up in the Nations or delivery for Wednesday and Friday. 

Tin Wings 

tinwings.com

615-454-5250

Tin Wings catering and market in Sylvan Park offers gourmet grab & go meals, artisan bread and sweet treats, Tuesday through Saturday, with pre-ordered meals for delivery or pick up the next Wednesday. 

Valentino’s 

ValentinosNashville.com

615-327-0148

At its new location at 1808 Hayes Street, the longtime Italian eatery is offering 30% discount on curbside delivery and adding back 20% gratuity to help waitstaff.

The Yellow Porch

TheYellowPorch.com

615-386-0260

Owners Katie and Get Nelson offer free delivery from the Yellow Porch menu. Or you can pick up orders in the parking lot in Berry Hill.

‘za 

zayall.com

615-622-4457

With store hours altered to serve dinner only, ‘za in Hillsboro Village is offering curbside pick-up of their wood-fired pizzas through online ordering.


And Another Thing….

Parnassus Books  http://www.parnassusbooks.net
Parnassus is closing temporarily but will continue taking orders for shipping and curbside delivery. Use code FREESHIP50 for free shipping on orders over $50. Or place orders and get recommendations for a live bookseller at 615-953-2243.

Need some recommendations on what to read?  Check out Bacon on the Bookshelf, a fantastic blog authored by the very talented Jennifer Puryear!  http://www.bacononthebookshelf.com

Want to get outdoors?  Good idea!  Why not work on your garden?  Creekside Garden Center is open on Harding Pike.   Call them at 615-356-2201.  http://www.creekside106.com.  

Peloton is offering a FREE 90 day trial on their app.   Download on your phone, computer, or AppleTV or Amazon Firestick.  Meditation, spinning, treadmill, weights, yoga…you name it. 

How To Prep for a Home Renovation: Guest Post by Horderly.com

Today we are featuring “Horderly”!

Horderly is a professional home organization company serving the East and West Coasts – and will travel anywhere to implement our trademarked systems.

This February, Horderly will be changing the lives of clients in Alabama and Tennessee. If you want to work with a Horderly professional organizer, simply answer a few questions about your project here and we’ll be in touch.

Specializing in decluttering, organizing and unpacking, Horderly will create and help you maintain a steady, functional home and lifestyle.

In honor of our collaboration with The Wills Company, Horderly wanted to give readers our tips and tricks to prep for a home renovation, to make sure you are organized before the dust flies!

Preparing for a home renovation can be stressful, we get it! The bigger the job, the more you need to prep. Prepping now will make putting the puzzle pieces together at the end of install that much easier!

Take Before Pictures

Home renovations are a big deal!

Before everything gets ripped apart, make sure you take a before photos to commemorate the way your space once was. Your older self will thank you when you want to show your kids or grandchildren what your home used to look like!

Declutter

Decluttering before a renovation is crucial, and will make life so much easier when you’re moving items in your new space.

At Horderly, we love to edit. You’ll hear us say this a lot! Editing means deciding which items to keep, toss or donate.

Go through each room that is being renovated and take all items out of where they’re currently living. Touch on each and every item to decide whether you still love it and are using it, or whether it can find a better home at Goodwill.

Don’t forget about any items that have slowly crept their way into another space in your home when ideally they should live in this space as well! For example, should some items that have made their way into the hall closet actually be living in the family room? Are there items in your basement that are overflowing from the kitchen? Make sure you’re keeping the whole house in mind while editing an individual room.

The most important part of editing your space before renovations is so that you know exactly what you have and how much you have of it.

Editing your belongings can really put your realistic goals into perspective!

Donate, Then Take Inventory

Donating lesser-used items will make you feel lighter and your space less cluttered! After you’ve edited your space, make a list of everything you’ve decided to keep – and a list of items you need to purchase or replace once your renovation is almost over.

Look at all of your “keep” items and decide which can be stored away and which need to remain accessible. This will help you determine how much storage space you need to plan on creating in your renovated area!

The goal is to create not only a beautiful new space, but also a functional space that can be easily maintained for your family’s lifestyle.

For example, do you need to reconsider that modern entryway table you’ve been eyeing – with no storage for a custom built-in? Should you give up on the idea that you can do all floating shelves in your kitchen?

Consider which design options or built-ins to add to your renovation plans that will provide a beautiful but functional space for your “keep” items.

Sort, Box Up & Label

Now that you’ve decluttered and taken inventory of all items that need to live in the space being renovated, sort items by type and then box up.

For example, if your kitchen is being renovated, box like-items together and label each box accordingly. This is super important so that nothing gets lost and unpacking can be quick and efficient once your contractors have finished your project.

Don’t Worry

At Horderly, we always like to remind our clients that it gets worse before it gets better! Organizing (especially during renovations) is a journey that our organizers are experts on guiding you through.

Try your best not to stress while your home is being pulled apart during renovations. Trust your contractor and know that by the end of the project you will have a beautiful, new space that your family can enjoy.

When in Doubt, Call the Experts

Whether you need help getting organized pre-renovation, need help putting items back into place post-renovation, or whether you want to spruce up your current space without a demo – Horderly professional organizers can help you declutter every inch of your home.

Feel like you need a bigger space or need to move? Think again! Horderly organizers are experts at making the most of each and every inch of your current home. Creating maximized, functional spaces you love is Horderly’s priority and we’d love to help your home feel like home again.

Horderly will be in Alabama and Tennessee this February and are booking up fast! If you live in the area and want to learn more or book a session, reach out to hello@horderly.com for a free phone consultation to have a professional organizer transform your space.

For more information on all things Horderly and more tips on how to get organized, follow us on Instagram and read along with the #HorderlyHabits series on our blog.

Back to School!

Back to School: Wills Company & Zeitlin Sotheby’s Co-Host a USN Evening Class

We had so much fun last year hosting an Evening Class at University School of Nashville that we’re gearing up for an encore. Back by popular demand, Ridley Wills, Design Director of The Wills Company design/build/handyman firm, and Jessica Averbuch, CEO and owner of Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty, are teaming up for a lively he-said-she-said discussion about renovating a house versus buying a new one. 

Participants are invited to bring photographs and drawings of their current house or their dream house to get the discussion rolling. Or you can just bring a list of questions for a fun and informal conversation about whether it makes more sense to remodel or to buy a new house and move lock, stock and barrel.

What are you looking for in a new house or a remodel? Is that goal achievable at your current address? How much does it cost to add on? What’s the best way to add value to your house? How much house can you buy if you sell your current property? How long will remodeling take? What are the pros and cons of house-hunting in a booming market?

At the end of the day, we’re talking about what you want from a house and what’s the best way to get it.

In fact, this “Love It or List It” dilemma is a debate we have every day at The Wills Company with homeowners seeking to make their homes fit the shifting needs of their families. It’s our favorite conversation, made even more engaging by the participation of our friend Jessica Averbuch, who knows as much about Nashville real estate as anyone we can think of.

So, ask Ridley and Jessica if you should love it or list it, Thursday, January 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Avenue. And if that time doesn’t fit into your calendar, call The Wills Company anytime at 615-352-1228 to talk through what you’re looking for in your house and how we can help you achieve it.

Register here for Ridley and Jessica’s Love It or List It Evening Class.

https://www.eveningclasses.org/Default.aspx?RelID=555867209&ProgramID=2272

For a full roster of USN Evening Classes, visit eveningclasses.org

https://www.eveningclasses.org/default.aspx?RelId=33637

Habitat ReStore: One of Our Favorite Things!

Santa has his workshop at the North Pole, and we have ours down the street from our office. The Wills Company workshop is where we construct custom carpentry projects, such as garden gates and bookshelves, before installing them on site. It’s where we store materials for everyday household repairs and improvements, such as insulation, caulk and paint. And it’s where we take surplus supplies and architectural salvage left over from renovating. 

Finding treasures in our storeroom!

With such an eclectic collection on hand, our workshop can look like a lost chorus from The Sound of Music. Sing it with us, in your best Julie Andrews voice:

“Round metal columns and piles of roof shingles,

Storm doors and windows and a doorbell that jingles,

Belle Meade Green shutters and copper flashing…

These are a few of our favorite things.”

While all these odds and ends won’t find a use in our workshop, many are still too serviceable to throw away. So, after a recent Wills Company workshop tidy-up and reorganization, our handymen loaded a truck with perfectly good building supplies and donated them to Habitat for Humanity ReStore at the intersection of Harding Place and Nolensville Road.

With three stores in the Greater Nashville area, including Dickson and Wilson County locations, ReStore is a valuable resource for anyone shopping for home-building supplies or trying to keep building materials out of the landfill. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville sells the reclaimed items and directs proceeds to programs that empower affordable homeownership. 

Donating to ReStore is easy: Drive around to the back of the building, where the team will help you unload. ReStore will also pick up heavy items. Call 615-942-1290 to schedule a pickup, and visit habitatnashville.org for a list of items that can be donated. (Helpful hint: Full cans of water-based paint only.)

Meanwhile, if you know anyone holiday dreaming of metal porch columns, a roof gable vent, or a brand-new almond-colored storm door, take your gift list to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at 414 Harding Place, where you just might find a few of our favorite (recently donated) things.

Happy Holidays from The Wills Company!

6 Energy Efficient Tips for Your Nashville Home

By Henry Walsh

Dream Green

Ah, the simple and natural life in beautiful Tennessee – you can’t imagine being anywhere else! Nashville is one of the most eco-friendly cities in the nation. That’s why it’s essential to use ecologically sustainable options when remodeling your home. You’ll increase your property’s value as you help to improve our environment. The City of Nashville’s Division of Sustainability defines sustainability as elements that reduce carbon, waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy.

When designing and building upgrades to your Nashville home, you can add some design flair and “go green” in many different ways.

Start by reducing the amount of heat and electricity you use. The cost of energy-saving projects vary, but in the long run, the benefits of lower utility bills are worth it. It also pays off when the time comes to put the house up for sale. Doing your fair share to protect the environment is a big plus, too. These six remodeling and “fix-it” projects will get the job done.

1. Insulation

Weather-stripping, caulk, and sealant prevent heat from escaping during the winter and keep cool air inside during the summer. Controlling air flow with rigid foam insulation, especially in the attic, will make your home more energy efficient. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) on floors, ceilings, and walls cut down on wasted power and reduce outside noise. Leafy trees and awnings placed outside west and east-facing windows create natural shading.

2. Natural and Artificial Light

Let the sunshine in! Solar tubes and skylights bring in nature’s bright light. You can install clerestory windows in high-up wall sections where the sunshine streams through. Wood or vinyl framed multiple-pane windows reduce energy costs by keeping drafts at bay. Ask an architect about the feasibility of adding natural light windows for cooling and ventilation. Designing a solar energy system should start with an energy audit to see how much juice your house is using each season.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent ones, and they last 10 times as long. LED lights (light-emitting diodes) are brighter, do not burn out but instead dim over time, and are not hot to the touch. LEDs shine in a specific direction which allows them to use energy more efficiently than incandescent bulbs.

3. Eco-friendly Appliances

Replacing older units with energy-efficient appliances is a great way to upgrade your Nashville home. Look for Energy Star appliances such as dishwashers, washers and dryers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s yellow Energy Star label will help you choose the right appliances for your home.

4. Water Usage

Install low-flow showerheads and faucets, and low-flush toilets to reduce water usage. Low-flush toilets use about 1.3 gallons of water each flush, instead of the standard 1.6 gallons in regular toilets. The EPA estimates a savings of $90 per year. Showerheads have also gotten an upgrade by cutting down on the amount of water released. Look for the EPA’s WaterSenselabel when purchasing new showerheads for your bathroom. While you’re at it, ease up on those long, hot showers and fix the annoying dripping and leaky faucets!

You can save even more money by looking outside. Install a concrete patio to absorb heat and cut back on the size of the lawn. Plant drought-tolerant plants and check your sprinkler system for leaks.

5. Natural and Recycled Materials

Remodel your Nashville home with real wood, cork, bamboo, ceramic and stone tiles made from natural and recycled materials. Forest Service Council (FSC) wood is available for flooring and framing. It’s certified to be harvested in a sustainable manner. Recycled materials are also available from retailers who specialize in repurposed sinks, cabinet hardware, and flooring. Want to remodel the fireplace? Consider applying recycled tile or glass blocks around the hearth.

You can also use recycled wood in your yard and garden. Build a birdhouse with sustainable materials. Use recycled wood or bamboo to make a compost box. Use the compost box to recycle food scraps and nourish your garden!

6. Alexa, Turn Off the Lights!

Whichever method you prefer, adding smart technology will help you remember to do simple things. For example, a programmable thermostat will cut down on energy costs and keep the home temperature level. You can turn off lights, turn the heat down or the air conditioner off with the tap of an app.

Whether you’re getting it ready to sell or just want to remodel your Nashville home for a long stay, being energy-conscious will pay for itself. More importantly, it will help you to leave less of a carbon footprint on planet Earth.

Henry Walsh is a gardening writer and eco-conscious living advocate. He recently began his homesteading journey after many years of incorporating the principles into his urban lifestyle.

When Carpenter Bees Strike, Give The Wills Company a Buzz

A skilled carpenter can build a house to last a century. At The Wills Company, our gratitude for the beauty and safety of the homes we live in goes to the carpenters who build them. We have the highest respect and admiration for carpenters…

But for carpenter bees? Not so much!

Carpenter bees are a carpenter’s nemesis, rampaging through fine millwork with nary a care for the skill of the millworking human.

Just look at this piece of cedar we recently removed from a second-story balcony handrail.

So compromised was the wood by invasive bees that it split in half lengthwise to reveal a maze of insect trails. These tunnels are not the destructive work of a sweet, industrious honeybee. This wood-chewing mayhem is the deed of Xylocopa.

You may have met her, buzzing with her lacquer-black friends around, say, your back porch or the steps to your deck. Or worse, on your jungle gym, where her holes are just the perfect circumference for a curious toddler’s index finger. Xylocopa is a sneaky bee, boring perfect perforations as precisely as a drill bit. Once inside the wood, she zigs and zags back and forth, excavating all the strength from the millwork. For a carpenter who expends time and energy building a structure, such boring disregard for craft really…stings.

Not to mention the fact that all that damage can be dangerous. Just think what could have happened if the second-story balcony handrail pictured here had failed… Or if your swingset becomes home to a host of carpenter bees… Or if your bee-ridden stair treads give way under the weight of an unsuspecting climber.

The first step in dealing with carpenter bee damage is to get rid of the perpetrators. You can call a pest control professional, or you can try hanging a quaint carpenter bee trap, designed with a single hole to lure these opportunistic insects into a chamber with no escape. 

Honestly, we can’t guarantee the effectiveness of these homespun devices, because our homemade traps have captured only a few of the flying fiends over the years. We don’t claim to be experts at attracting carpenter bees…

But we do know how to attract talented carpenters! In fact, we have a team of six brilliant problem-solving craftsman, who can tackle carpenter bee damage or any other woodwork repairs.

So if you’re facing insects, rot, or any other damage to woodwork, give us a call at 615-352-1228, and a talented Wills Company carpenter will make a beeline to your house.