A Hillsboro Village stalwart featuring foreign, indie and classic films as well as expertly booked live music such as Jenny Lewis, M. Ward and the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars.
Owned by wisecracking brothers Ali and Amir Arab, who have been making pizza in Nashville for 20 years, Pizza Perfect is not idle bragging, but pretty darned close to truth in advertising. Dough and sauce are homemade daily, pies are hand-tossed, toppings are fresh and plentiful. Puffy calzones, stuffed hot subs and baked pasta with a near-perfect tomato sauce round out the moderately priced menu.
The Palm is a chain, but thanks in part to the local celebrities immortalized in caricature on the walls of every restaurant, each location absorbs the personality of the city it inhabits. Those same faces—along with aspirants to the wall of fame—show up in the bar and dining rooms, where deals are brokered over Gigi salad, 5-pound lobsters and bloody slabs of thick steak. Seventy-five years of experience are apparent at every turn, particularly in the irreproachable service.