The Honeysuckle Local and Social
Check out Brunch this weekend at Honeysuckle from 10-3!
Cool Springs is not known for its inventive restaurants, being home to the Red Lobster, Outback, Chili’s and TGI Fridays. So when we ventured into the newly opened Honeysuckle we were gobsmacked. From the exterior to every nook and cranny on the interior, it’s a homerun. Owner Kelly Black, also owner of The Row, and Pie in the Sky Pizza, has spared no expense or smarts. His eye for authentic and hometown Tennessee goods is impeccable. Old salvaged barn wood forms the trim and much of the woodwork and tables. An unusual window in the private back room is from an old church, an old Chickering parlor piano houses silverware and napkins, and a 1920’s Eden washing machine awaits customers inside the front door. Every inch drips with history, warmth, and respect for Southern traditions.
Authenticity doesn’t end with the décor. They serve local cheeses and produce with inventiveness and expertise. Newly appointed chef, Skylar Bush has introduced a menu of upscal Southern favorites that don't dissapoint. They also serve grass-fed and white corn-finished beef from Black Hawk Farms in Kentucky. They age it themselves with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt in a special aging room. Their burgers are made from the same beef and are "like butter.” He makes his own charred tomato jam and mustard sauces and personally expedites every plate that goes out from a wood table that is actually in the dining room.
In addition to Marti & Liz Shoes, there is now another reason to venture to Cool Springs.