What Dad Really Wants for Father's Day: The Food Edition

Bourbon, Bacon, BBQ and Brunch.  It's what Dad really wants.  

Looking for a great gift idea for Father's Day?  Take our advice and send Dad one of these great gifts, or treat him to brunch at one of the best spots in Nashville.  Check out our top recommendations below and let us know what you're getting for your Dad this Father's Day.   

Bourbon

Now Dad can have the smooth taste of Bourbon in a unique way through Apple Bourbon Jam spread over fluffy buttermilk biscuits, Bourbon BBQ seasoning that adds a bold flavor to the grill, Bourbon Pecan granola for the perfect snack, and an award winning Bourbon Brittle to satisfy any man's sweet tooth.  

Bacon

Our Artisan Snack Box includes five great tastes from Nashville including Wildflower Honey Shortbread cookies, Prohibition Popcorn, stone ground chocolate, teriyaki beef jerky, and Bacon Brittle.....yes, BACON brittle!  If your Dad likes Bacon, he's going to love this perfect blend of sweet, smokey, and savory.  

BBQ

Barbecues are a Summers staple for Dads everywhere.  A grill, some good sauce, and the perfect seasoning blend will turn burgers, chicken, pork, and more into a mouth watering backyard BBQ experience. 

Brunch

Most Father's don't ask for much in return for all the sacrifices they make along the way, but don't they deserve a little pampering of their own sometimes?  Spending time with Dad over brunch seems like the perfect gift to us and Nashville has some of the best brunch options around.  You might even be able to squeeze in a little Bourbon, Bacon & BBQ into your brunch for the ultimate Father's Day gift food experience.  Here are a few of our top recommendations for places to take Dad this year: 

1. Tavern - This Midtown bar and restaurant has been one of the top spots for weekend brunch for years and there's a reason it's still a popular spot.  The food is good, there's a full bar, a patio, and TVs everywhere so you can catch the game while you're catching up over brunch.  Try the Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with chorizo gravy, the Nooner, or the Tavern Burger. 

2. Chauhan Ale and Masala House - This unexpected brunch spot is one of the best brunch menus in town for true foodies.  Inspired by Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan’s Indian roots, and her love for Southern cuisine, this is a unique brunch selection, but you won't regret anything on the menu.  Try the "What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?", Elvis' Favorite waffles, Bacon Chicken Deviled Eggs, and don't leave without the Stop Monkeying Around bread that tastes like dessert for brunch. 

3. Etc. -   One of the few really great places to eat in Green Hills, this new spot from Chef Deb Paquette is intimate and casual and still a bit upscale.  Dad will love the classic Bistro Steak and Eggs with fried potato salad and don't miss out on the sour cream coffee cake. 

4. Saint Anejo - If Mexican food is more his speed, the perfect blend of brunch items and Mexican inspired food flavors coupled with a fantastic atmosphere can be found at Saint Anejo each weekend.  You can't go wrong with a single item on the menu, they've got a fantastic bar, and they have a great patio for when the weather is perfect for outdoor seating. 

Of course Nashville is filled with great brunch spots and if you're ambitious, maybe you want to even try your own hand at making Dad a Father's Day brunch at home so he never even has to put on real pants! Because isn't that the dream? 

Whatever you decide to do this Father's Day, know that if you're lucky enough to have a great Dad, you should celebrate him, say "thank you", and embrace the gift of time well spent with him whenever possible. 

To Father's everywhere, Happy Father's Day from Nashville, Tennessee! 

100% Local Gifts For Him & Her

Looking for a unique gift to send to friends or family across the country this year?  Send a little bit of Nashville near or far with one of our ready-made handpicked local gifts.  We've got great gift ideas for him and for her.  

Local Gift Ideas for Her

The women in your life deserve the best and we've got some fun and unique gift ideas for her. Every item has been made locally in Nashville, Tennessee, so you know it's been poured, stirred, packed, or stitched together with love by local artisans pursuing what they love. 

Local Gift Ideas for Him

He's probably the hardest person on your list to shop for this Season, so we've pulled together a few of our favorite gifts for the men in your life here.  Every purchase supports several small businesses and you're guaranteed to get the very best gifts for the foodie, the grill master, the bourbon connoisseur, the clean shaven, or the well kept bearded man in your life.    

See something you want combined, substituted, or customized?  Need help deciding?  Contact us at gifts@highnotegifts.com and a gift concierge will help make sure it's just right!  

15 Seconds of Fame on The Today Show

They say everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame.  Well, we didn't have 15 minutes, but we did get about 15 seconds on national television and it was so much fun!

Just a few days prior to Thanksgiving 2015, we were contacted by a correspondent for The Today Show on NBC.  She was reaching out to see if we would be willing to send a couple of our signature Bourbon Bundle gift baskets to Rockefeller Center so we could be featured in a gift segment on NBC the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Our answer? Uh, yeesss! 

So we frantically packaged up gifts, tied each ribbon to perfection, and sent them off to New York City just in time for our very first television debut.  

Then we set our alarms to get up early on a Saturday morning.  You never know what will happen on live television, so we were still holding our breathe that this was really going to happen.  With a large cup of coffee in hand, we anxiously waited to see if we made the cut. 

And then it happened!  Before we even got to see it air, we were getting flooded with orders into our inbox.  Nashville is one hour behind the east coast, so it aired before we could see it.  And people must have liked what they saw!  In the first 20 minutes after it aired Eastern Standard Time, we had already exceeded our expectations for orders.  Then it aired in Central time, Mountain time, and Pacific time.  Everyone in the country that was up on a Saturday morning tuned into NBC saw us and so many of you came to our website to get a Bourbon Bundle for yourself or someone special. 

So, we had our work cut out for us and so did our local artisan suppliers!  Just weeks before Christmas, we got to work filling orders as fast as we could get them out the door. It turns out that Americans love their Bourbon and they know something good when they see it.  

It was a fun experience and we're not sure what can top that, but we're ready for our next television spotlight! 


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