Myint and his chef de cuisine, Francesco Vito, have come up with a new concept and menu, and its called blvd Nashville. From the preview I’ve seen of the menu, it appears that Myint is keeping the same quality and inventiveness of Cha Chah, but repackaged and updated in a way to appeal more to the neighborhood’s aesthetic and demographics.
Blvd Nashville will serve lunch, dinner and brunch (along with full bar service). The new lunch service will be more casual and offer the option to order at the counter as well as include grab-and-go options in the style of Myint’s AM@FM in the Nashville Farmers' Market. Tableside lunch service will also be available for those who want it.
As for dinner, some Cha Chah favorites will remain on the menu, including the warm Brussels sprouts appetizer and the quinoa falafel bites. And — as always — there are vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options among those for the omnivores. But what’s different is that the new menu is closer to that of a bistro; it will include appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pizzas and entrées with highly competitive price points, particularly if you consider the quality and execution. [Update: the menu has not been finalized and these details are subject to change.] So you can get a light and casual dinner or dig into some heavy appetizers and a entrée for something more robust, depending on your mood.
Now that I’ve gotten us all excited for this fabulous new restaurant, I have some bad news. It’s not open yet. Myint and his team are currently working on the transition, but in the meantime, the kitchen is just preparing the food for AM@FM. We’ll try to report when we have a solid open date for blvd Nashville, but in the meantime, you can follow their progress via Twitter and Facebook or visit online at blvdnashville.com.
Coming soon: blvd Nashville
2013 Belmont Blvd.
Copy editor's note: The folks behind the restaurant are styling the name as blvd Nashville (the lowercase "B" is intentional, but in accordance with the rules of grammar and Scene style, we will uppercase the name in headlines and at the beginning of sentences.