Several Nashville restaurants have changed or expanded their operating hours.
Meg Guiffrida, chef/owner of Red Wagon Cafe in East Nashville, will be spending more time around her own supper table with husband Paul and son Henry since making the decision to stop serving dinner. When it first opened, the Wagon originally served lunch/brunch only, and has recently reverted to that schedule. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., and brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Germantown Cafe, the delightful neighborhood restaurant with a view of the Bicentennial Mall and State Capitol, has dropped Saturday brunch, but added dinner on Sunday (good news for folks who complain that there is no place to eat on Sunday nights), as well as lunch and dinner on Mondays. Lunch is served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., dinner nightly from 5 p.m., and Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Germantown also has a new floor manager, Greg Hillbourn, who, like owners Chris Lowry and Jay Luther, is a veteran of the Peasant restaurant system in Atlanta.
Kalamata's, the Mediterranean restaurant in Green Hills, expanded its hours this summer, along with its seating capacity. It is now open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and until 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (closed Sundays). Bring your own wine to enjoy with your Greek salad and grilled chicken. (A small corkage fee is added to the bill.)
Grins, the vegetarian/vegan/kosher cafe in the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on the Vanderbilt campus, offers students (and visitors) an alternative to the beer/burger/pizza diet. New fall hours are 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri. Later this month, Grins will observe the Jewish High Holy days. After serving lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 15, it will close until Monday, Sept. 20; then, after resuming business for a week, it will close after lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 29 until Oct. 4, and close again after lunch on Oct. 6 until Monday, Oct. 11.