The end of the 2012 also marked the end of one of my very favorite restaurants, Cha Chah. When I heard the news a few weeks back that is it was closing, my heart dropped. But after being assured by Arnold (as in Myint, the chef/owner) that good – even greater- things were coming to that cozy house at 2013 Belmont, I didn’t allow my sadness to linger long.
The new concept, blvd Nashville, a bistro, bar and market, will serve lunch, dinner and brunch with full bar service. In addition to table-side service for lunch, guests will also have the option of ordering at the counter and grabbing pre-made sandwiches and salads to go (perhaps similar to AM@FM?). I’m pretty excited by this, as I’m always looking for quick lunch options during the work week.
But for me, the one detail that comforted me more than anything was the news that blvd Nashville’s menu will still feature some of the amazing Cha Chah dishes I’ve grown to love over the last couple of years, like the insanely delicious Brussels sprouts. Thank God. I really don’t know what I would do without them in my life.
Of course, there will be plenty of new, just-as-exciting dishes on the very approachable dinner menu, including a broad selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees.
You may remember that recently I co-hosted a fundraiser dinner with Arnold, and if that elevated comfort food meal was any indication of things to come at blvd Nashville, I think we’ll all be very, very happy diners!
Progress is already well underway into transitioning the space into the new concept, so stay tuned for more details on the opening date. If you’d like to follow their progress, follow along on Twitter and Facebook.