Brentwood’s Best includes many familiar friends and some new faces as well.
Brentwood Lifestyle is pleased to present THE BEST OF BRENTWOOD!
The following pages will reveal the top businesses in 44 different categories as selected by you, the readers of Brentwood Lifestyle. The balloting was fierce, with many winners prevailing by the narrowest of margins in this winner-take-all contest! If you agree, patronize the winners. If you think otherwise, tell us about it. And if we omitted a category, let us hear about that, too.
And now we bring you, THE BEST OF BRENTWOOD.
DINING & FOOD
BEST BREAKFAST / BRUNCH
229 Franklin Road
From the start, Puffy Muffin has been firmly committed to faith, family, and community. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Lynda Stone’s family-owned restaurant and bakery strives diligently to provide a place where employees and guests feel welcome and have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of imaginative and delightful food. From cakes, cookies and catering, to breakfast and brunch, Puffy Muffin continues to make good on its promises by making good things to eat.
7022 Church Street East
Judge Bean’s makes you feel at home the moment you step inside. The emphasis is on good, home-cooked barbecue, straight off the pit, with side dishes that will make your mouth water and an experience that is unique to Brentwood and the Maryland Farms business district. It is perhaps the most atypical establishment in the area. That alone makes it worth a visit.
7010 Executive Center Drive
BurgerFi positions itself as a burger restaurant started in a gourmet kitchen by gourmet chefs. When it comes to food preparation, they use fresh ingredients, starting with hormone and antibiotic-free Angus beef. And they don’t use freezers, heat lamps, microwaves or any other shortcuts. It’s this careful and deliberate approach that has won them fans across the Brentwood community and beyond.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
700 Old Hickory Boulevard
With a slew of Happy Hour specials and exclusive “Bar Bites,” Firebirds is a popular after-work destination for Brentwood professionals. They always try to keep some local brews on tap and they also maintain an impressive array of seasonal handcrafted cocktails. The most popular cocktail in the house is the Double-Black Diamond Martini, made with fresh pineapple infused for 21 days with Svedka All Natural Citron Vodka. The centerpiece of the kitchen is the restaurant’s signature wood-fired grill. Exclusively using locally-sourced oak and hickory, the grill helps enhance the flavors of popular dishes like the Wood Grilled Salmon, the restaurant’s top seller.
1726 Galleria Boulevard
Stoney River is an upscale steakhouse, specializing in hand-cut steaks and gourmet entrees, served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. Guests can enjoy diverse menu offerings such as center-cut filets, bone-in rib-eyes or a classic New York strip. Ample seating is available in richly upholstered booths and the center bar is one of the most energetic in town. Stoney River is owned by Nashville-based J. Alexander’s Holdings.
BEST MEXICAN CUISINE
1109 Davenport Boulevard
As a Nashville bass player, Steve Dale was nominated for Grammys and Doves and was constantly touring. But the desert Southwest native longed for the traditional foods and flavors of his home region. With the encouragement of bandmates, friends and family, he opened Sopapillas in 2010. It’s been a raging success from the start. Dale says that preparing what people enjoy to taste, hear, smell and see is the ultimate creative experience.
BEST ASIAN CUISINE
Peter’s Sushi & Thai
330 Franklin Road
This low-key Thai spot serves curry and noodle dishes alongside Japanese fare such as sushi and teriyaki. Sushi selections are both classic and contemporary and main courses are an imaginative blend of Pacific Rim and Southeast Asian cuisine. It’s the ultimate Asian dining experience for the Maryland Farms business class and local residents.
7011 Executive Center Drive
Blaze Pizza is burning up Brentwood with pizza that’s fast-fired and served blazing hot. And did we mention it’s served fast? Blaze can bake a pie in 180 seconds. The key is the custom oven that ranges from 600 to 800 degrees on the floor, to upwards of 900 degrees in the dome. Blaze offers more than 40 toppings and all dough, including a gluten-free option, is made from scratch.
BEST TAVERN / SPORTS BAR
Corner Pub Brentwood
710 Old Hickory Boulevard
This family-friendly sports pub is dedicated to fun, and to fresh ingredients for making flavorful food. There are always 32 craft and local beers available and even more TVs for watching games all year long. There’s also a patio that’s a great spot for having a snack, meal or beverage while watching the crowd or counting the cars on OHB.
BEST COFFEE SHOP
117 Franklin Road
Exposed beams and reclaimed wood tables lend to a rustic yet refined environment at The Perch. Brentwood’s trendy neighborhood coffee house was among the first of the locally owned stores and boutiques to occupy a space along Franklin Road between Old Hickory Boulevard and Church Street. It is the place to go for a private conversation, to cut loose with friends or to get away from the office and vent about your boss.
BEST ITALIAN CUISINE
1656 Westgate Circle
With authentic Italian pastas, hand-made pizzas, fresh seafood and wood-fired steaks, Amerigo offers something for everyone. The wine list features everything from affordable, every day wines to single-vineyard varietals from Piedmont to Sicily. Amerigo serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The local chain’s Cool Springs location has been serving the Brentwood and Franklin neighborhoods for 15 years.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
7021 Executive Center Drive
All Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Brentwood’s recipes are made fresh and inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. The menu features freshly grilled meats, original sauces and healthy side dishes, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Taziki’s Brentwood is open for lunch and dinner, with take-out and catering availalble. Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’ is REAL certified, which is the emerging national standard for foodservice nutrition and sustainability.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
105 Powell Court
Founded in 1995 in Maryland Farms by Dr. Dennis Wells, the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry (NCAD) has created a tradition of innovative cosmetic excellence. Recognized for pioneering the most conservative methods, Dr. Wells teaches and lectures internationally on the subject of no-prep veneers. With a team that also includes Dr. Daniel Weese, a highly trained prosthodontist, and three dental hygienists, the NCAD has become one of the nation’s best-known smile destinations.
7000 Executive Center Drive
Kemp Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art orthodontic practice that combines clinical expertise and cutting-edge technology with a caring and highly skilled staff. Kemp Orthodontics offers several aesthetic treatment options, like clear brackets and Invisalign. Patients look great both during treatment and afterwards. Renowned for its high level of service and attention to detail, the Kemp Orthodontics team strives to treat patients as they themselves wish to be treated.
BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry
95 Seaboard Lane
Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry provides quality dental care for patients in Brentwood, Franklin and the surrounding area. Dr. Ryan Cregger and Dr. Daniel Holsinger offer preventative dentistry for toddlers, children, and teens. They enjoy creating long-term relationships by turning a fearful patient into one who feels comfortable and safe in the dental care environment.
Maryland Farms Chiropractic
5107 Maryland Way
Dr. Liz Baker was inspired to pursue a career in chiropractic after dealing with progressive hip pain at a young age. She became frustrated with orthopedics’ inability to provide a solution that was not based on prescription medicine. It wasn’t until visiting a chiropractor that she experienced meaningful relief. Dr. Liz is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee and in 2010 received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic.
343 Franklin Road
Brentwood Dermatology has been providing skin care services since 1983. Started by Dr. Bill McDaniel, the practice focuses on providing personalized care for all types of skin problems as well as outpatient skin surgery for benign and malignant lesions. More recently, highly specialized surgical, IPL, and laser procedures have been added to meet the ever-expanding need for treatment of cosmetic skin concerns.
Brentwood Children’s Clinic
95 Seaboard Lane
Brentwood Children’s Clinic (BCC) has been providing comprehensive pediatric care for over 35 years. All physicians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and have hospital privileges to see newborns at Centennial Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. BCC offers a complete array of in-office, state of the art services, including radiology, to provide the most comprehensive care.
BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN
343 Franklin Road
As part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Health adheres to the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise. This entails making the patient the most important member of his/her health care team. They respect the patient’s right to privacy while working with them to coordinate care. Personalized care plans are developed by focusing on individual values and needs; and they communicate regularly and clearly with regard to personal health care concerns.
Tennessee Women’s Care, PC
740 Cool Springs Boulevard
No matter the stage of a woman’s life, Tennessee Women’s Care provides treatment and education to bring about and sustain good health. The practice is dedicated to providing holistic care to obstetrical and gynecological patients from adolescence through childbirth and into the menopausal years. This includes addressing the medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of each patient.
Brentwood Eye Care
5554 Franklin Pike
Brentwood Eye Care (BEC) is a provider of personalized eye care services and quality vision products. During recent office renovations, BEC added the latest generation of digital technology to achieve precise prescription eyewear measurements. Name-brand frames are available in a variety of styles and eyewear is personally crafted on-site. Headed by Dr. Helen Boerman, a board-certified optometric physician, the practice specializes in contact lenses, astigmatism, and disease treatment.
BEST PLASTIC SURGEON
1187 Old Hickory Boulevard
NuBody Concepts is a Brentwood plastic surgery practice offering a wide range of minimally invasive and advanced plastic surgery procedures. It is Tennessee’s exclusive provider of Aqualipo, a revolutionary liposuction procedure that is less invasive than traditional liposuction and achieves superior results with minimal downtime. Other services include LazerLift, the new no-surgery facelift, breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, and hair restoration. The highly trained staff prides itself on providing a first-class experience for its patients.
BEST FITNESS CENTER
Maryland Farms YMCA
5101 Maryland Way
The Maryland Farms YMCA continues to be led as it has been since its founding: by dedicated staff and volunteers with a shared commitment to making the community stronger by helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. The Maryland Farms “Y” is affiliated with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, a leading nonprofit dedicated to meeting community needs by engaging more than 313,000 people across eight counties.
BEST KIDS ACTIVITY
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Since relocating to its current location in 1997, the Nashville Zoo has grown from a modest facility to a regional attraction grounded in family-friendly fun, entertainment and education. Permanent exhibits include Critter Encounters, Jungle Gym, Kangaroo Kickabout, Lorikeet Landing, The Shell Station and Wild Animal Carousel. Guided tours and memberships are available. The Zoo is open year ‘round.
BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHIER
330 Franklin Road
Plaid Rabbit is a children’s boutique offering many exclusive and unique items for baby and child. In addition to boutique designer clothing, the store carries a wide selection of baby and kid’s bedding and furniture. There are even personalized baby outfits, receiving blankets and diaper bags. The store has been in business under the Plaid Rabbit banner for four years, but has been in business under other names continuously for more than three decades.
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHIER
782 Old Hickory Boulevard
Blush Boutique’s Brentwood location was the first store in the small, but dynamic, specialty store’s chain. Blush creates a memorable shopping experience by offering the most unique, fashion-forward designs at affordable prices. The store is continually evolving, with an expansive variety of styles and sizes of clothing, shoes and accessories from recognizable designers and on their own Blush label.
7012 Church Street East
Stop by Brentwood Jewelry on any given morning and you’re likely to encounter regular folks from around the neighborhood, gathering to talk about the events of the day. That’s how the Emamalie family has conducted business for 50 years: by building relationships and earning customers’ trust. In addition to engagement rings, bracelets, watches and gifts, Brentwood Jewelry offers quality jewelry repair by master craftsmen, and unique handmade designs, including its own new line, Salem E.
144 Franklin Road
Melissa Schleicher believes everyone deserves to feel great about them self and that’s the experience she strives to create at Parlour3. From the front desk staff to the stylists and the décor, everything is designed to make for a memorable experience. And as a makeup artist for some of the biggest celebrities in town, Parlour3 has access to hair and makeup products that cannot be found anywhere else in the area.
BEST MEN’S SALON
7110 Town Center Way
Barbour3 is a men’s grooming lounge specializing in haircuts, beard trims, and straight razor shaves. Every client receives a consultation with their stylist/barber, a complimentary hair wash while relaxing with a hot towel on their face, and a personalized styling to top it all off.
BEST NAIL SALON
Serenity Nail Spa
210 Franklin Road
Serenity Nail Spa has developed a robust clientele by providing quality services at affordable prices. It is a veritable bargain when compared to other salons in the area. For deal seekers, it’s a hidden gem.
7100 Commerce Way
Sona MedSpa is the largest full-service aesthetics company in the nation, with one of the finest reputations in the industry. Services include laser hair removal, laser skin correction, body contouring, Botox and dermal fillers, and CoolSculpting, a new, FDA-cleared non-surgical fat-freezing procedure with proven results in eliminating stubborn fat from the abdomen, chin, thighs and flanks.
BEST DAY SPA
Brentwood Salon & Day Spa
231 Wilson Pike Circle
Since 1988, Brentwood Salon & Day Spa has been pampering residents of Williamson County and the surrounding area. In addition to its high level of service, the spa is noted for cleanliness and a friendly environment that enhances the customer experience. It’s the complete source for manis, pedis, peels, massages, facials, waxes and more.
8006 Brooks Chapel Road
Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital. Its mission is to provide quality veterinary care throughout a pet’s life. Services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as pets age; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during the pet’s lifetime.
BEST DOG CARE / GROOMING
Brentwood Grooming and Pet Supply
5009 Harpeth Drive
Brentwood Grooming and Pet Supply is a full service pet-grooming center that can help your pet look and feel its best. It’s an ideal source for long-haired animals when their coats become tangled, pets who like to play outdoors or any pet that needs a routine bath, brush or nail trim. The shop is located in the same building as the Brentwood Veterinary Clinic but the two businesses are unaffiliated.
5115 Maryland Way
Dragonfly Roofing is based in Maryland Farms and provides roof replacement and repair services throughout Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville and surrounding counties.
Tennessee Valley Homes
245 Noah Drive
Tennessee Valley Homes (TVH) is known for exceptional design features that can be personalized to fit each client’s vision for custom or semi-custom homes. By partnering with top-rated vendors, suppliers and subcontractors, TVH delivers homes of the utmost luxury, craftsmanship and character. The family-owned business was founded by Jimmy Franks, a third-generation custom homebuilder in Williamson County, and is operated today by his son, Chris Franks.
785 Old Hickory Boulevard
CertaPro Painters of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is a one-source shop for residential or commercial painting. Services include exterior, interior and faux painting; drywall repairs, power washing, wallpaper removal, deck staining, wood staining and siding repair.
115 Penn Warren Drive
Established in 1999, Brentwood Landscapes offers a comprehensive array of landscaping services, including landscape design/build, landscape irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, and water features. The company’s masonry craftsmen are experts in all aspects of stone, brick and pavers, often installing unique, custom-designed inlays, borders and patterns. The team of landscape designers artistically combines elements of landscape and hardscape to best enhance a property’s primary structure, in both residential and commercial settings.
BEST LAWN CARE
Franklin Brentwood Lawn Care
45 Ashington Lane
Through its commitment to top quality lawn care services at affordable prices, Franklin Brentwood Lawn Care has seen its business grow year after year through customer referrals. The company offers professional lawn mowing, trimming and mulching, seasonal yard cleanup, and low-cost maintenance. The company and its employees are fully insured.
2 Cadillac Drive
Since its inception in 1969, Pilkerton Realtors has closed more than 15,000 real estate transactions. That track record underscores its claim to diligently represent the client’s interest in an honest, conscientious and resourceful manner. Whether buying or selling a home, Pilkerton Realtors is committed to protecting and preserving their client’s interests throughout the transaction.