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A Cool New Underground Margarita Bar Is Coming To Nashville

An underground speakeasy-styled margarita bar in Nashville feels like a superb concept so it is sensible that it got here from hospitality innovator Sam Fox—who’s liable for different wildly in style ideas akin to True Meals, Culinary Dropout and Flower Baby. Certainly, Fox has created greater than 100+ eating places over his award-winning 25-year profession and this new margarita vacation spot, known as Pushing Daisies, will likely be his first-ever bar idea.

Fox got here up with concept through the first section of the pandemic, when everybody was working from residence and staying put. “We observed the primary to-go cocktail order from our eating places was the margarita. I additionally took observe of the truth that after we would sit out on our garden through the lockdown days neighbors would cease by and everybody wished a margarita. Individuals are joyful after they have a margarita. It’s simply that form of drink.”

Positioned on the intersection of Fifth and Broadway, Pushing Daisies sits instantly beneath Fox’s two different latest smashing success: The Twelve Thirty Membership (which he opened in partnership with Justin Timberlake) and Blanco Cocina + Cantina.

The thought takes its identify from the margarita’s unique moniker, The Daisy, and given the underground location Fox thought Pushing Daisies summed issues up properly. The ambiance is celebratory, however distinctly intimate. Fox retained Atlanta-based design staff Smith Hanes to domesticate a singular aesthetic to go well with the area. “It’s a glowing, warmly lit inside with an unpretentious vibe—as if you happen to stumbled into an previous Spanish casa in Mexico Metropolis—one with a loopy sound system.” The daisy motif populates the area, from intricate floral patterns adorning the partitions and seating to the daisy patterned penny tile flooring encircling the bar. Plush elevated banquettes, leather-based channeled partitions and heavy curtains made from plum-colored velvet spherical out the expertise, making a sanctuary from the Decrease Broadway buzz and bustle.

The main focus is on drinks right here; it’s a real vacation spot bar. Says Fox, “I wished to create an genuine place in an space of Nashville that wants some authenticity, and who doesn’t love an important margarita? Margarita simply says FUN to me; I need to do a spot based mostly on that vibe. If you’re breaking apart along with your boyfriend you need a margarita. That’s our power for this bar idea.”

The preliminary imaginative and prescient was to supply over 100 margaritas, however Fox and his bar staff have since polished that concept right into a menu of distinctive, one-of-a-kind choices that embrace riffs on the margarita, massive format cocktails, agave aperitifs, and an inventory of near 100 tequilas. “We additionally plan to supply a giant mezcal choice; there are such a lot of layers to that spirit, we’ll provide expressions that run the gamut from daring to delicate,” says Fox. Anticipate drinks akin to Poncho’s Bliss created from clarified coconut milk punch, dragon fruit tea and reposado tequila or The Sunkissed Caballera (recipe beneath) which brings collectively contemporary lime, agave, coconut, bitter orange, reposado tequila and from-scratch citrus bitters.

Fox has loved the possibility to channel his artistic power right into a bar expertise, particularly the possibility to raise his bar staff. “Generally they take second billing to cooks. It’s enjoyable to spotlight them, the staff is admittedly into the idea and I like stretching, going past the anticipated and doing new issues.”

Anticipate dwell music a couple of nights every week in addition to a DJ. And, as for the audience? Fox declares, “In my thoughts anybody who likes a margarita— a bunch of fellows going to the hockey recreation, a pair on a date night time, or a gaggle of associates out for the night.” Keep thirsty Nashville and mark your calendars for an autumn opening.

Sunkissed Caballera Recipe Courtesy of Pushing Daisies

Altos Reposado, 3 Citrus Bitters, Naranja Agria, Giffard Noix de Coconut, Lime Bitter


• .75oz Contemporary Lime

• .25oz Agave

• .25oz Giffard Noix de Coconut

• .75 Naranja Agria

• 1.5oz Altos Reposado Tequila

• 2 Dashes Home Made Citrus Bitters

Instructions: Place all elements right into a shaker with ice. Shake very onerous. Double pressure right into a coupe glass. Garnish with a Dehydrated Lime Wheel.



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