Among the newer nuggets is Stone House Q, a new barbecue spot in Sylvan Park, which is expected to open in about 10 days. The team behind it is an interesting union of a veteran chain restaurateur, Buck Hussung, and Scott Moskovitz, who operated the fun and funky newsstand Mosko’s on Elliston Place and the Muncheonette cafe within the shop. It opened in 1977 and lasted 23 years.
Moskovitz and his wife Cindy own the vintage stone cottage at 333 54th Ave. N. that houses Stone House Q. His longtime friend Hussung is a former CEO of Winner's Corp.
Follow that? OK, here's more: Hussung’s wife Raleigh is longtime caterer who will contribute recipes to the menu, and his son John, a veteran of the Moe’s chain, is the pit master and will run the front of the house.
Cindy Moskovitz, who's handling the marketing, tells me that the barbecue is Alabama-style smoked pork butts, crisp on the outside and moist and tender inside. Stone House will also smoke ribs, chicken, sausage links and sell whole chickens cooked on a French rotisserie. Everything on the menu is made from scratch, Cindy says. Check out the menu here.
Meanwhile, one eatery I had in the "upcoming" column actually opened late last week. GoGo Sushi, “a new way to prepare sushi rolls using fresh ingredients you choose,” is at 2057 Scarritt Place just off 21st Avenue South across from Vanderbilt campus. See a few pics on the GoGo Sushi page on Facebook. More details soon.
Other restaurants expected to open in next few weeks:
Chuy's, the splashy Tex-Mex outfit out of Austin, which opens today at Broadway and 19th Avenue South in Midtown.
The Catbird Seat, the eagerly awaited new venture from Benjamin and Max Goldberg of Strategic Hospitality. The intimate restaurant is basically a 30-seat chefs' bar where accomplished chefs Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson will hold court and serve up seven courses of what is sure to be fascinating fare. Perched atop the Goldbergs' cocktail palace Patterson House in Midtown, it opens tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Seating is by reservation only.
The National Underground, pop-rocker Gavin DeGraw and brother Joey's downtown restaurant bar and music venue, an extension of their original National Underground in Manhattan. The grand opening is this Saturday, Oct. 15. It’s at 105 Broadway.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que, a fast-casual spot at 2706 12th Ave. S. in the 12South neighborhood, with a prominent outdoor deck and a mission to “unite the Nashville tradition of meat-and-three restaurants with the best barbecue this side of the Mississippi.” Check them out on Facebook here.
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden, a new venture at 731 McFerrin in East Nashville, from the folks behind nearby Holland House restaurant. It will have an authentic old-school soda fountain. Watch their updates on Facebook.