This is not your parents' burger joint.
It is, however, an upscale eatery in Lenox Village just off Nolensville Road--with food offerings other than just burgers--think grilled salmon Caesar salad--delish!--and served in nifty and most unique white bowls.
Our waitress, Phoebe, was a pro from start to finish--very friendly, outgoing and not rushed even though the place was hopping. She got it out of us that this was our first visit. And we got it out of her that she's from Colorado and has been living a music dream.
Dreams aside, Phoebe asked if we'd like an appetizer? Our kids quickly ordered the Tator Tot Fondue--tots that come with a bowl of baked potato fondue. Really good.
When we walked inside, we spotted a Red Sox game on one of the assorted high-def TVs. There's a reason for this. Owner Drew Jackson has an affinity for everything Beantown. He went to the Berklee College of Music there, then got hooked on the restaurant business.
One popular menu item is the Fenway Park burger--a combination of certified Angus beef, ground hot Italian sausage, sauteed onions and peppers, Provolone cheese, and served on a soft Hoagie roll.
For drinks, my wife ordered a diet soda. I ordered a beer--a slightly sweet yet somewhat bitter Hap & Harry's TN lager. Our kids got hand-spun Nutella chocolate shakes. Very eye-appealing and hit the spot. A spiked version is also available.
Burger Republic is fast becoming a "must do." On the front wall, by the door, are autographs from country music stars, Lee Brice, Hillary Scott, Little Big Town, and duo, Love & Theft. Next fall, Burger Republic will open a new outlet in another Nashville hot spot, the Gulch.
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