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Sea Salt creates special multi-course brunch for YMCA

April 26, 2018

TPAC impact partners providing unique experience for Nashville community and youth groups.

Sea Salt’s Crepe’s

April 26, 2018

Mike Haggerty and Keith Zust shows the hosts of "Today In Nashville" how to make some of Sea Salt's signature crepes.

Sea Salt’s Wine Spritzers

June 14, 2018

Keith Zust shares a Summer drink with the hosts of "Today In Nashville".

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

December 05, 2018

Mike Haggerty and Keith Zust shows the hosts of "Today In Nashville" how to make Buttermilk fried chicken.

Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese

October 03, 2018

Keith Zust shows the hosts of "Today In Nashville" how to make this new addition to the Sea Salt Nashville menu.

3 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Nashville

October 19, 2018

Nashville hasn’t always had solid seafood options. In fact, when I first moved here I stayed away from seafood for a bit. But thankfully today the city has a handful of chefs in town doing fish dishes proper justice, and Chicago-native executive chef Mike Haggerty is one of them. 

Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces All-Star Line-Up Featuring Kings of Leon

May 11, 2018

Friday Night Throwdown & Official Drink of Nashville:
On Friday night, celebrate the ultimate Happy Hour and join chefs Anne Burrell and Tim Love for a throwdown as they go head-to-head in a spirited cooking demo, captaining teams featuring celebrity sous chefs from the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans and emceed by Jessie James Decker. The special guest sous chefs will be announced this summer. Each team will be challenged to create the ultimate meal from a surprise ingredient box. Come out and cheer on the hometown teams as they battle for bragging rights in the kitchen!

Mother’s Day 2018: Treat Mom to Brunch in Nashville

May 08, 2018

New Brunch Menu at Sea Salt Nashville, Today in Nashville

April 26, 2018

Adding Flavor, Contract Lighting

April 01, 2018

Situated in the center of downtown Music City and historic Printers Alley, Sea Salt Nashville opened last spring in a location once occupied by the Boots ("Yakety Sax") Randolph supper club. 

Nashville's restaurant closures are speeding up, but It's City is not alone

March 04, 2018

Longtime Chicagoans Tony and Caroline Galzin, for example, plan to open The Cardinal, a Belgian cocktail bar in The Nations, just a short walk from their Nashville restaurant, Nicky's Coal Fired. And Keith Zust, who left Chicago to open Sea Salt alongside chef and business partner Mike Haggerty, recently told me he hopes to start construction on at least one more restaurant this year, with an ultimate goal of five in the market.

Nashville's most romantic restaurants for 2018

February 09, 2018

Locally-sourced and French-inspired, it brings even more flavor to the heart of downtown with its sophisticated take on French and American classics.

Valentine's Dinner at Sea Salt

February 07, 2018

Join Sea Salt for a special Valentine's Day dinner.

Don't Tell This Industry Vet Nashville Has Too Many Restaurants — He's Got More Up His Sleeve

January 26, 2018

Plenty of transplants from bigger markets see Nashville's surging growth, lower cost of living and continued tourist popularity as the perfect recipe for accomplishing their restaurant-related dreams.

How To Put Your Specials On The Map

November 23, 2017

Crafting novel menu additions—whether a daily dinner special or weekly lunch item—takes time and energy, but it’s a great way to gauge the success of a dish without having to commit to it full-time. But what are the best ways to entice guests to order a limited edition dish?

Haggerty Holiday Stuffing Recipe

November 21, 2017

Haggerty Holiday Stuffing Recipe
2 pounds of savory sage pork sausage
4 stalks of celery, small dice
2 small onions, minced
1 tablespoon of rubbed (ground) sage...

Best Wine Bars In Nashville

November 09, 2017

Nashville is filled with amazing spots to grab a drink, but what’s the best place to savor a glass of wine? We’ve got you covered in this guide to the Best Wine Bars in Nashville. While some of these restaurants aren’t necessarily labeled as “wine bars,” they still have the best wine selections and atmospheres for enjoying a glass (or bottle) of vino. 

Bacon Blue Cheese Grits from Sea Salt

October 16, 2017

Bacon Blue Cheese Grits from Sea Salt

2 cups white stone ground grits
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1T salt...

Top 10 Wine Bars in Nashville, TN

October 12, 2017

Wine connoisseurs, you now have a new travel destination (if you haven’t discovered it already): Nashville. The state of Tennessee is home to more than 40 wineries and 150 vineyards, producing one-of-a-kind wines. And as Nashville TN’s best wine bars and wineries remind us, its city blocks are filled with great destinations to stop and sip. You’ll find bottles ranging from international regions like France and Italy, to local labels from California to locally-grown grapes from wineries a few miles away—right in Music City. For more on Nashville TN’s best wine bars and wineries, be sure to check out the list below:

50 new Nashville restaurants: Where they are, what they offer

September 28, 2017

Tabitha Waggoner takes your recommendations and visits Back to Cuba Cafe in Nashville on a budget of $10 or less.

19 Questions with Sea Salt Nashville chef Mike Haggerty

July 29, 2017

Chef Mike Haggerty was born into an Italian family that loved to cook and share family time over homemade meals. After cutting his culinary chops in Chicago, he and business partner Keith Zust decided to bring their partnership to downtown Nashville to open Sea Salt, a French-inspired eatery with foundations that combine the best of Europe and Middle Tennessee and oddly enough — it’s delicious.

20 New Restaurants in Nashville to Check Out This Summer

July 05, 2017

French and American cuisine come together at Sea Salt, a new restaurant in downtown Nashville. The French-American fare is served for lunch and dinner. Chef Mike Haggerty is whipping up anything from a Croque Madame to a shrimp po’ boy in a gorgeous two-story setting on 3rd Avenue North.

Sea Salt Nashville Caters to CMA Crowd

June 11, 2017

Sea Salt is also catering to the CMA Fest crowd with an all-day menu available through June 11, including a selection of burgers, po'boy sandwiches, a French dip, and beer mussels & frites.

Nashvillest - Restaurant Hellos and Goodbyes

May 01, 2017

Sea Salt is the newest restaurant in the revitalized Printer’s Alley area. You can’t access it from the alley, but it’s just around the corner from Skull’s Rainbow Room...

Sea Salt restaurant: Fine flavor and history meet in Nashville

April 26, 2017

Sea Salt has taken up residence in a nineteenth century building on Third Avenue North, adjacent to Printer’s Alley. Longtime Nashvillians will recall it as the site of Boots Randolph’s dinner club circa 1978-95. In remodeling, the partners retained much of the structure’s original integrity, while adding a rustic French feel.

So excited to be dining Sea Salt!

April 24, 2017

So excited to be dining @seasaltnash tonight!! Already in love with the space and can't wait to try the 47 appetizers I just ordered 😬#whoinvitedthefatkid You can follow along with me on @nashvillefoodfan insta stories as I dive in!! 😘

Loving the Vibe

April 24, 2017

Loving the vibe here at Sea Salt in downtown Nashville. What looks like glass tiles is actually seasalt. nashvillelove #seasaltnash#seasaltnashville

Announcing Sea Salt

April 24, 2017

Nestled in the heart of downtown Nashville and historic Printers Alley, the best thing since French bread has arrived in Tennessee. The grand opening of Nashville’s newest flavorful indulgence, Sea Salt, is scheduled for on Monday, April 24. Sea Salt will open its doors to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, a few appetizers to tease the palate and a tour of the new digs.

First Bite: Sea Salt

April 24, 2017

Today marks the opening of Sea Salt, a new French-inspired restaurant downtown near Printers Alley, serving dinner this week plus lunch and happy hour starting May 1. Co-owners Keith Zust and executive chef Mike Haggerty relocated from Chicago to bring this concept to Nashville, thanks in no small part to the abundance of high-quality produce found here (as well an improving selection of fresh seafood available). 

Bonjour Sea Salt! Welcome to Music City.

April 23, 2017

Above the convivial voices in celebration of the opening of Sea Salt, were more Midwestern accents than usual. Sea Salt is the dream of co-owners Keith Zust and Executive Chef Mike Haggarty, both most recently from Chicago. If you think that they're trying to ride on the coattails of the explosive growth of Nashville, you're not quite right.

Sea Salt is Nashville’s New Farm-to-French Restaurant & Bar, The Fox Magazine

April 20, 2017

Think layers of flavor, ingredient focused; sophistication; the pleasure of sitting down, sharing, conversing and eating with loved ones; the art of French food. Keith Zust, with over 15 years of kitchen and restaurant management experience, found a missing piece in Nashville's booming culinary scene - cuisine francaise that is casual enough to be enjoyed any day of the week.

New French-Inspired Restaurant Sea Salt Opens Downtown

April 19, 2017

Located at 209 3rd Avenue North, the new project from Chicago transplants Keith Zust (co-owner/operator) and Mike Haggerty (co-owner/executive chef) represents the first of a number of new restaurants to hit this particular stretch of 3rd Avenue this year.

Prepare your tastebuds: Sea Salt is on the way!

April 18, 2017

Did you know that the human body cannot survive without sodium? Trust me, in just a few days you’ll wonder how you ever got by without Sea Salt.  Located in downtown Nashville in historic Printer's Alley, Sea Salt is just a week away from opening its doors to the public. Executive chef Mike Haggerty is ready to charm the community with his French influenced American fare. 

Restaurants coming to Nashville in 2017

April 17, 2017

Sea Salt. The farm-to-table restaurant with a French flair will occupy the ground-level space at 209 Third Ave. N. in Printers Alley. It plans to open in late 2017

Excited Future Patrons Await Our Grand Opening

April 10, 2017

So excited for the opening of Sea Salt in just a few weeks! If you haven't yet, check out Sea Salt Nashville on Facebook or go check it out in person!