Today’s Takeout Pick: The 404 Kitchen
Today’s Takeout Pick: The 404 Kitchen

Much of the restaurant industry has had to rapidly change its business model due to COVID-19, and we’re trying to highlight the Nashville places that are attempting to stay open. We will give you a critic’s pick for a restaurant and a dish, as well as a running list of restaurants still open that you can support. Today: The 404 Kitchen.

Ahh, smell that? It smells like phase two again to me, which means that carryout may once more become at least a slightly more important part of your dining regimen as some establishments have to shutter again until we get an upgrade and others will have to reduce the capacity of their dining rooms back to 50 percent.

But wait, I smell something else. Is that hickory smoke wafting out of the upper level at The 404 Kitchen? Why yes, it is! While you may think you had your fill of barbecue over the Fourth, this is a development that might whet your appetite for smoked meats all over again. In the second installment of 404’s Staycation Dinner Series, chef Matt Bolus has joined forces with noted Raleigh, N.C., pitmaster Jake Wood of the eagerly anticipated Lawrence BBQ to put together a classic dine-in or carryout barbecue picnic that will be available through July 25. Bolus is quite talented himself when it comes to working with a smoker, and if you’ve ever tried his tri-tip, you know he knows his way around a Big Green Egg.

If you plan to enjoy the feast in the restaurant, it’s a set-price dinner of $48 per person with a minimum of two diners, or if you prefer to take it home, the fare is $120 for enough meat and fixin’s to feed 2-3 hungry people. For carryout, preorders are required, but you can order up to 3 p.m. for same-day service by emailing and providing the following info:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • Car make and color
  • Number of guests (increments of two)
  • Choose one starter from menu
  • Choose one meal from the smoker
  • Choose additional beverages + cocktails from menu, if preferred
  • Select day and time preference:

Pre-orders are to be picked in front of The 404 Kitchen between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. A team member will be there to greet you and place your order into your car.

Take a gander at this remarkable array of options, from the menu provided:

American BBQ Staycation Menu


(choose one)

Smoked Party Wings. Leroy’s White Sauce. Fresh Herbs.

Pimento Boursin Cheese. Smoked Garlic Jam. Crispy Smokebox Belly Bits. Deep Fried Captains Wafers.

Heirloom Tomato + Stone Fruit Salad. Smoked Beet Farmers Cheese. Sunflower Seeds. Sorghum Vinaigrette.


(choose one)

The Spread: 1/2 lb Texas Style Brisket. 1/2 lb Pulled Pork. 1/2 lb Sliced Turkey.

Granny’s Table: 1/2 Smoked-Fried Bird (Apricot Jezebel Sauce). 1/2 lb Sticky Spare Ribs. 1/2 lb Pulled Pork


(all included)

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Broccoli-Sugar Snap Pea Caesar

Three Cheese Mac


(all included)

Old School Tangy Slaw

Pickle Variety

Sauce Variety

White Bread


(choose one)

Granny Helen’s Peach Cobbler

Woodhouse’s Peanut Butter DreamCream. Shaved Chocolate.


Topo Chico $2


($35 per pint)

Pitmaster | four roses | hoodoo chicory | blueberries | peach & peychaud’s bitters | laphroaig float

The Barbacoa Italiano  | exotico tequila | aperol | sweet vermouth | touch of sea salt | angostura bitters | orange

If you were to happen to take advantage of this deal tonight, you could also avail yourself of another amazing development at The 404 Kitchen, the launch of a new “Whiskey Wednesdays” promotion in the restaurant and ground-level Gertie’s Bar. Bolus has put together the most impressive whiskey collection of any bar or restaurant in the city, and starting tonight, he’s offering the entire list of whiskeys at half-price for the entire evening on Wednesdays. This includes many special barrel picks that simply are not available anywhere else on the planet, so the chance to sample them at bargain prices means you could perhaps compare pours of the same whiskey that was aged in different parts of the same rickhouse or multiple vintages of a rare bourbon. The bar staff at Gertie’s would be happy to help you put together your own flight, or if you happen to catch Bolus outside of the kitchen, he’s always glad to offer advice!

There’s nothing wrong with placing your carryout feast order for 6:00 and taking a rideshare to bust down the doors at Gertie’s when they open at 4:00 for a little whiskey exploration. Just be sure to write your address on your arm so that your driver can figure out where to deposit you and your bounty of barbecue after your return home.


Below is a list of Nashville restaurants (with links) remaining open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 shutdown. While some may have had existing relationships with delivery providers, most of this list are offering the service for the first time. Most offer curbside pickup, but check when you order. As this list is a moving target, please leave any changes, suggestions or omissions in the comments.

Places with takeout or delivery as of Wednesday, July 7

12South Taproom (Postmates)

312 Pizza Co. (Grubhub)

400 Degrees

5th & Taylor

51st Deli (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

51st North Taproom (11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday-Sunday)

8th & Roast

Adele’s/The 404 Kitchen (Friday-Sunday)



Arnold’s Country Kitchen (Most delivery services)

Athens Family Restaurant

Attaboy at Lakeside Lounge

B1281 (Uber Eats)


Barcelona Wine Bar

Barista Parlor (Postmates)

Barr’s Music City Soul Food (Uber Eats, Tuesday-Sunday)


Big Al’s Deli

Big Bad Breakfast (DoorDash, Uber Eats)

Big Shake’s Hot Chicken

Biscuit Kitchen by Loveless Cafe

Biscuit Love

Black Dynasty via Bar Sovereign

Black Rabbit

Blue Coast Burrito

The Bluebird Cafe (Grubhub)


Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

BoomBozz West (DoorDash)

Brightside Bakery (Ordering open at 3 p.m .Tues-Sat for next-day pickup Wed-Sun)

Brother Z’s Wangs

Burger Joint (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Burger Up 12South

Butchertown Hall

Cafe at Thistle Farms

Caffé Nonna (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Cafe Roze

The Cake Project

Capitol Grille

Cal’s Country Kitchen

Carniceria y Taqueria Don Juan

Central BBQ (DoorDash, Postmates)

Chicken Salad Chick

Cinco de Mayo (9 locations)

Chago’s Cantina

Char (Postmates)

The Chef & I

Chef’s Market

Chile Burrito

Cilantro Mexican Grill (Eighth Avenue location)

City House

City Winery (Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Cole’s Kitchen


Corner Market Catering

Corner Pub (DoorDash)

Cupcake Collection (Sunday-Friday)

D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe

Daddy’s Dogs

Dalt’s Grill


Del Frisco’s Grille

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Diskin Cider

Doll’s Family Cafe (Postmates, DoorDash)

Donks Bar & Grill

Donut + Dog

Double Dogs (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)


Earnest Bar & Hideaway

East Nashville Beer Works

Eastern Peak (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Ed’s Fish House (Thursday-Saturday)


8 Hour BBQ

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Emmy Squared




Far East (Postmates)

The Farm House

Farm Burger (DoorDash)

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Boy’s BBQ

Fat Kat Slim’s (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Fattoush Cafe

Fido (ChowNow)

Five Points Pizza (Postmates)

Flavor Catering

Fleet Street Pub

The Food Co.

Folk (Postmates)

Fox’s Donut Den

Frothy Monkey (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Gambling Stick

Gray & Dudley

Germantown Pub

Gino’s East

Ghot Wingz (Tuesday-Saturday)

GReKo Greek Street Food

Green Chile (Friday-Sunday)

Green Hills Grille

The Grilled Cheeserie

H&T’s Home Cooking


Hattie B’s (Uber Eats)

Helen’s Hot Chicken


High Class Sweets

HiFi Cookies

HoneyFire Barbeque Co. (Grubhub, DoorDash)

Hugh Baby’s (DoorDash)

Hunters Station (The Grilled Cheeserie, Vui’s Kitchen, Hugh Baby’s, Tacos Aurora, Citizen Market)

Hurt’s Hot Chicken

IT’Z A Philly Thing (Wednesday-Sunday)

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill

J. Christopher’s

Jack’s Bar-B-Q (Trinity Lane location only)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jonathan's (Grubhub)

Josephine (Postmates)



Kay Bob’s

Kien Giang

King Market

Korea House

The Kupcake Barr

Lafayette Soup Company (Richland Park Farmer’s Market)

Lakeside Lounge

Las Palmas (DoorDash)

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Local Distro (Tuesday-Saturday)

Lockeland Table

The Loading Dock

Long Hollow Pizza & Pub

Loveless Cafe

Love, Peace and Pho

Lucky Bamboo

Mane & Rye

Mangia Nashville

Margot Café & Bar

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Maru Sushi & Grill

Mas Tacos

McCabe Pub

McDougal’s (Hillsboro Village only)

Midnight Oil


Miss Saigon (all delivery services)

Mitchell Deli

Mixed Grill Cafe

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Postmates)


Mother’s Ruin

Moto (Uber Eats)


Nashville Chicken & Waffles

Nations Bar & Grill

Nicky’s Coal Fired (Postmates)

Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen

North Italia (DoorDash)

Nectar Urban Cantina (Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates)

Nomzilla! Sushi Et Cetera (Uber Eats, Postmates)


Oak Steakhouse

O-Ku Sushi 

Old Glory

The Old School

Otaku Ramen

Otaku To Go

Pancho & Lefty’s (Uber Eats, DoorDash)

Park Cafe

The Party Line (Julia Sullivan’s catering service through Strategic Hospitality)

Party Fowl (Uber Eats)


PDK Southern Kitchen and Pantry

Peach Cobbler Factory

Peg Leg Porker

The Pharmacy Burger

Phat Bites

The Picnic Cafe

Pinewood Social (Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Pizza Perfect

Pork Belly Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Portland Brew

Potato Mountain 615

Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nolensville Road)

Proper Bagel (takeout and delivery only)

Radical Rabbit

Rated V

Red Bicycle (Postmates)

Redheaded Stranger

Red Perch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Red Phone Booth (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Rib Doctor BBQ

Riddim N Spice (Postmates,DoorDash)

Rise Biscuits

Rocky’s Wing Shack

Rolf and Daughters (Postmates)

Rosemary & Beauty Queen (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Rosepepper Cantina (Postmates)

Rosie’s Twin Kegs

Saint Anejo (Uber Eats)

Sam & Zoe’s


Sam’s Place 

San Antonio Taco Co. (DoorDash)


Scout’s Pub

Seafood Sensation (DoorDash)

Shugga Hi Bakery & Cafe (Friday-Saturday; Uber Eats) 



The Slider House

Slim & Husky’s (DoorDash)

Slow Burn

Smokin’ Thighs

SmoQe Signals BBQ


The Southern Steak & Oyster

The Southern V

Southside Grill (DoorDash)

Soy Bistro


Stoney River Steakhouse

Stateside Kitchen

Stay Golden

STK Steakhouse

StrikeOut Wingz (Grubhub)

Subculture Urban Cuisine & Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates)

Sugarlips Bakery

Sunflower Cafe


Surreal Spice Creations

Sushi Circle

Sweet 16th (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)


Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico

Taco Mama

Tacos With A Twist

Taj (Uber Eats)

TailGate Brewery (Postmates)

The Tasty Wheel (Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash)

Tavern at Bobby

Taziki's (Postmates, Grubhub)

Tennessee Brew Works

TennFold (Grubhub, Postmates)

Thai Esane


TKO (Postmates)

Tower Market and Deli (Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad)

Trattoria Il Mulino


Twilight Tavern

Two Ten Jack

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Grub

Urban Juicer

Union Teller (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub)


Vege-licious Cafe (Tuesday-Saturday; Chow Now)

Veggie Village

Village Pub & Beer Garden

Virago (Uber Eats)

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen 

VN Pho & Deli

Vui’s Kitchen

Walden (Postmates)

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

The Wild Cow (Postmates, DoorDash and Chow Now)

Wildman Smoothies, Soups & Salads

WKND Hang Suite


The Yellow Porch

’Za Wood Fired Pizza (Grubhub)

Zilla’s Pit BBQ

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