NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mop / Broom Mess Hall (read as Mop and Broom Mess Hall), the recently announced second restaurant from Nashville chef Tandy Wilson, is now open in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Mop / Broom Mess Hall will serve dinner Monday through Sunday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
With this new concept, Wilson is taking a more casual approach similar to what the James Beard Award-winning chef likes to cook at home for friends and family.
Wilson crafted the Mop / Broom menu without expectations or boundaries—the kind of food you eat with your hands. Standouts include a variety of house-made sausages, Hush Puppy Battered Catfish and—Wilson’s favorite—the Barbecue Chicken, served by the quarter or half and inspired by his family barbecues growing up in Tennessee. Guests can also expect seasonal vegetable-centric dishes such as an Arugula Salad with crunchy quinoa, sunflower seeds and a green dragon dressing. Desserts feature nostalgic treats like Chocolate Sheet Cake and Lemon Bars.
The menu highlights Americana cooking with Southern sensibilities— the way Wilson might be cooking on any given night at his own home—along with a full bar with a focus on custom sodas, mixed drinks, draft beers and a wine list.
Located in the former Southern Broom & Mop Co warehouse a few blocks up from Wilson’s first restaurant, City House, the building now features a fresh look, a spacious and bright dining room with an expansive bar, a chef’s counter and an outdoor patio with a vivid new mural painted by Nashville-based artist Nathan Brown.
Photo credit: Andrea Behrends
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