Beyond the Boroughs — December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Make a Pit Stop at Nashville’s Embers Ski Lodge

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Thinking of visiting Nashville, Tennessee? Make sure to stop in at Embers Ski Lodge. It’s not exactly a ski lodge, which is what initially came to mind when I was introduced to the recently opened establishment. It’s your soon-to-be favorite Pacific Northwest-inspired bar and restaurant.

Located in the trendy 12South neighborhood, Embers offers the warmth and camaraderie of a ski lodge in the heart of Nashville. The brainchild of local restaurateurs Lars Kopperud and Mike Dolan, the 2,400-square-foot space offers a large indoor fireplace, a two-story open air patio with a central fireplace, snowflake lanterns and a huge wall mural of a snowy mountain.

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The ambiance will transport you to the French Alps, but its extensive whiskey list will remind you that you’re in the heart of whiskey town. Featuring 140 different whiskys, Ember proudly carries one of the largest collections in town. Gary Hayward, the former North American Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire Gin is consulting as the Creative Director for Embers’ bar program. Clever cocktails like the Prince Hubertus and Lost in Mace make choosing a cocktail that much more fun. Wine and beer lovers — not to worry — Embers also has 12 beers on tap, as well as a nice selection of bottles and over 30 different wines available.

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With the eclectic menu, whiskey won’t be the only thing you’re ordering. The food menu boasts several bar favorites with some quirky twists, including fish tacos, the “Mt. Everest” cheeseburger, seared ahi tuna salad and a foie gras toasted pound cake. Yes, you read correctly, a foie gras toasted pound cake. Decadent doesn’t even begin to describe this dessert. So when you’re visiting the famous music city, put Embers Ski Lodge on your must see list. Visit embersskilodge.com or more information.

I’m ready to hop on a flight right now!

Twisted Talk: Have you ever visited Nashville before? Let us know if you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Embers Ski Lodge!

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