Virago Sake Patio
Last year I started a little series called “Tweet Me Right!”, where I recognized local businesses that impressed me with their Twitter skills. Tweeting a special of the day isn’t what gets my attention. Communication is key. I look for Twitter accounts that are interacting with their customers, creating dialogue, and thanking them for their business.
It has actually been quite a long time since I’ve done one of these spotlights, but recently someone in particular has really stood out from the rest of the pack of Nashville tweeters, and I felt compelled to do one again.
Tavern Upper Patio
This recognition is a little different than others I’ve done, because I’m not just focusing on one restaurant, but instead an entire group of restaurants - M Street. The M Street Group is made up of Tavern, Virago, Whiskey Kitchen and Kayne Prime. I follow them all on Twitter, so I get to eavesdrop on many a conversation between them and their patrons, and I like what I see.
While the tweeting aspect is the main reason for this shout-out, it’s not the only one. Every part of the business comes into play – food, service, ambiance. I can honestly say that all of my most recent experiences at each of these places has been spot on. Need a reminder of some of the fantastic food I’ve had at each? Just look here for Whiskey Kitchen, here for Virago, here for Tavern and here for Kayne Prime.
There are a couple of things in particular that I’d like to point out in addition to those posts. First, the Chef’s Menu at Virago. While most of you know that the sushi is some of the best in the city, you may not often try some of the other amazing offerings. That’s a mistake. The next time you’re there, venture off that sushi menu and try something new. I bet you won’t be disappointed.
Next, let’s talk about Kayne Prime. Yes, it’s a steakhouse. To be completely honest, up until now, steakhouses are pretty much my last choice when dining out. I’m an adventurous eater and have never really understood the allure of eating something I could easily make at home. But my attitude has now changed and it’s completely thanks to Kayne Prime.
This is no typical steakhouse. The menu is inventive, creative, and even vegetarians can leave feeling not only satisfied, but happy. In fact, last week when I was craving vegetables and had a dinner date with a non-meat eating friend, the first place I thought to go was Kayne Prime. Sound weird? Maybe a bit, but we feasted on an array of incredible (very large) side dishes, and even had enough left over to take home for another meal.
Kayne Prime Union Room
Now to the very best part of this post. Reinforcing my opinion of their awesomeness, the M Street group has happily offered up three $25 gift cards for me to give away to my readers! One card will be for Tavern, one for Virago, and the other for Kayne Prime. All you have to do to enter is this:
Mandatory for Entry: Leave a comment below telling me which of the M Street restaurants is your favorite and why. Never been to any of them? Then which one do you most want to try?
Increase your chances to win with these additional entries. Note- you must leave a separate comment:
- On Twitter, follow one of the M Street group restaurants that you don’t already follow: @viragonashville, @tavernnashville, @kayneprime, or @whiskeykitchen and tweet the following: Win a $25 gift card for one of Nashville’s best restaurants from @betheats! http://bit.ly/rbCK4p Then come back here and tell me you tweeted, along with your twitter handle.
- “Like” Kayne Prime on Facebook, then come back here and tell me you liked them, leaving your first name and last initial so it can be verified. (KP is the newest of the bunch, so we need to show it some love!)
Contest ends on Monday, August 22nd at NOON CST. Once the winners are chosen, I’ll contact them via email and will post it here on the blog. If any of the winners don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose others, so make sure you check your email!