The Second Annual BEST OF BRENTWOOD Awards 25

Brentwood’s Best for 2017 includes repeat winners, local icons and exciting newcomers.

Brentwood Lifestyle is pleased to present the Second Annual BEST OF BRENTWOOD awards!

The following pages will reveal the top businesses in 45 different categories as selected by you, the readers of Brentwood Lifestyle. From restaurants and salons, to health care and home services, the balloting revealed the strong sentiments that Brentwood has for a diverse group of prominent and viable entities.

As was the case a year ago, the balloting was competitive. Consider some of these notes and statistics:

  • Out of 45 winners, 23 prevailed by fewer than 10 percentage points.
  • Only two winners garnered more than 50 percent of the votes in their category.
  • On average, winners collected 34.5 percent of the votes in their category.
  • There were 21 repeat winners.
  • There was also one tie, the first in BEST OF BRENTWOOD history.
  • In all, 39,612 votes were cast for 250 nominees.

We appreciate everyone who took the time to vote and if you have a favorite who came up short, now is the time to start the campaign for 2018! Likewise, we want to hear from you. If there are categories we should add, visit us online or at BrentwoodLifestylePubs.com, or send an email to one of our team members listed on page six of this issue.

And now we bring you, THE BEST OF BRENTWOOD for 2017.

DINING & FOOD

BEST BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

First Watch

210 Franklin Road | Pear Tree Village

615.376.6161 | FirstWatch.com

First Watch cracks eggs at the crack of dawn and continues to do so – along with slicing fresh fruit and baking fresh muffins – for as long as hungry people show up at the door. And who says omelets and French toast aren’t for breakfast anymore? Not your colleagues in your Maryland Farms cubicle jungle who need an afternoon nap after lunching at First Watch. Fresh coffee and free WiFi make it all the better. ~EA

BEST BARBECUE

Judge Bean’s BBQ

7022 Church Street East | Brentwood

615.823.2280 | JudgeBeans.com

REPEAT WINNER

As soon as you walk into Judge Bean’s, the smell of home-cooked barbecue welcomes you in. You’ll feel right at home as you fill up on straight-off-the-pit meat and delicious sides. Conveniently located in the Maryland Farms area, Judge Bean’s is the place to go when you need some good old-fashioned barbecue. And it’s not a bad late night hangout, too. ~AM

BEST BURGER

Five Guys

330 Franklin Road | Brentwood Place

615.309.5004 | FiveGuys.com

A juicy burger and an order of crispy fries to share—does it get much better than that? This nationally-acclaimed chain has worked its way into the hearts of Brentwood residents with burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and more. As soon as you take that first bite, it’s easy to tell why Five Guys is a local favorite! ~AM

BEST BAKERY

Puffy Muffin

229 Franklin Road | Hill Center Brentwood

615.373.2741 | PuffyMuffin.com

REPEAT WINNER

After more than three decades, customers still flock to Lynda Stone’s iconic, family-owned restaurant and bakery. The display case that features Puffy Muffin’s famous cakes, cookies and desserts is practically a Nashville landmark. Cakes are available for special order for any occasion and the staff will gladly assist you with creating a tantalizing gift box. ~EA

BEST COCKTAIL

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

700 Old Hickory Boulevard

615.425.7240 | FirebirdsRestaurants.com

REPEAT WINNER

Firebirds features one of the most popular and inviting after-work lounge settings in town, making it a great place to enjoy its signature beverage, the Double-Black Diamond Martini. The D-BD features fresh pineapple infused for 21 days with Svedka All Natural Citron Vodka. It’s a repeat winner so order two. ~EA

BEST TAVERN / SPORTS BAR

Corner Pub Brentwood

600A Frazier Drive

615.376.9988 | CornerPubTN.com

REPEAT WINNER

Corner Pub has the market cornered when it comes to family-friendly sports pubs. There’s classic pub fare along with some fancier twists and turns. There are always 32 craft and local beers available and about a million televisions so you’ll never miss a pitch, down, dunk or check. ~EA

BEST COFFEE SHOP

The Perch

117 Franklin Road | Brentwood

615.661.9008 | ThePerchTN.com

REPEAT WINNER

The Perch is a welcome and calming relief from the cliché, cookie-cutter coffee shops that appear on practically every corner. The exposed beams and reclaimed wood tables set the tone for a menu that features The Perch’s signature crepes and coffee that’s as good as it gets. ~EA

BEST DESSERT

Sweet Cece’s

269 Franklin Road | Hill Center Brentwood

615.760.5599 | SweetCeces.com

Sweet CeCe’s is well known for iconic frozen yogurt and endless toppings. Beginning in 2016, it expanded the menu to include a wide array of delicious frozen desserts and treats. The new menu includes dessert choices such as hand-dipped shakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, old-fashioned ice cream floats, waffle bowl sundaes and much more.

BEST STEAKHOUSE

STONEY RIVER

1726 Galleria Blvd | Cool Springs

615.778.0230 | JAlexandersHoldings.com/StoneyRiver

REPEAT WINNER

Few things can beat a delicious dinner of steak and potatoes, and Stoney River’s cuisine tops it all. The sophisticated environment is perfect for celebrations and date nights, and each carefully crafted meal will leave you—and your taste buds—satisfied. Sit down with a cocktail and enjoy a relaxed evening at this well-loved Cool Springs steakhouse. ~AM

BEST ASIAN CUISINE

Fulin’s Asian Cuisine

782 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 115 | Shoppes of Brentwood Hills

615.377.9788 | Fulins.com
There’s something special about delicious Asian food, and Fulin’s satisfies with the Brentwood crowd in mind. With its convenient location and Chinese and Japanese cuisine offerings, you can count on Fulin’s to hit the spot every time. Sit down in their cozy restaurant to enjoy a meal, have a cocktail at the bar, or grab it to-go if you’re short on time.  ~AM

BEST ITALIAN CUISINE

Amerigo

1656 Westgate Circle | Brentwood
615.377.7070 | Amerigo.net

REPEAT WINNER

When you’re looking for Italian food that’s made just right, Amerigo is the place to go. This local chain has served the Brentwood and Franklin areas for more than 15 years, and offers everything from traditional Italian pastas and handmade pizzas to fresh seafood and wood-fired steaks. Accent your meal with one of the many options from their wine list, and enjoy the best Italian cuisine in middle Tennessee. ~AM

BEST PIZZA

Mattero’s

1800 Carothers Pkwy | Brentwood
615.661.5811 | MatteosPizza.com

Matteo’s has been committed to making the best quality pizza since first opening in 2000. With a gluten-free menu that’s just as big as their wheat crust offerings, Matteo’s wants to make sure everyone can enjoy gourmet pizza—even those with dietary restrictions. Choose one of their carefully crafted specialty pizzas, or pick from their many fresh toppings to create your own best pizza! ~AM

BEST SEAFOOD

Mere Bulles
5201 Maryland Way | Maryland Farms
615.467.1945 | MereBulles.com
Take a step back in time as you walk through the doors of this 1940s plantation-style home that has been home to one of Brentwood’s first fine-dining restaurants for nearly 20 years. Mere Bulles puts its own spin on traditional seafood dishes, from a phyllo-wrapped sea bass dish to shrimp pignoli pasta. ~AM

BEST SUSHI

Nama Sushi Bar

203 Franklin Road | Hill Center Brentwood

615.625.6262 | NamaSushiBar.com
This small Knoxville-based chain made its debut in Brentwood earlier this year and sushi lovers have continued to flock to the modern venue with fresh and imaginative fare. Portions are sizable and prices are reasonable, a welcome surprise from a restaurant that fits right in with its upscale neighbors. ~EA

BEST NEW RESTAURANT and BEST MEXICAN CUISINE

Uncle Julio’s
209 Franklin Road | Hill Center Brentwood
629.888.1300 | UncleJulios.com
Uncle Julio’s opened earlier in 2017 in the Hill Center, and it’s been a booming spot for authentic Mexican food ever since. It didn’t take long for this chain’s signature margaritas and amazing original recipes to win the hearts of locals. Oh, and don’t forget to try their chocolate piñata—it’s filled with mini churros and fresh fruit, and served with sweet sauces and house-made whipped cream! ~AM

HEALTH & FITNESS

BEST DENTIST

Kemp Dental

5110 Maryland Way | Maryland Farms

615.373.2030 | KempDental.com

Dr. Phillip Kemp has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the Nashville area for more than 20 years. He speaks nationally and internationally on cosmetic dentistry. A Tennessee native and Brentwood resident, Dr. Kemp is the founder of Hope Smiles, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals receive restorative and cosmetic dental work at little or no cost. ~EA

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Kemp Orthodontics

7000 Executive Center Drive | Brentwood

615.373.3831 | KempOrtho.com

REPEAT WINNER

When choosing an orthodontist, you need someone who has the ability to create the most beautiful smiles possible, while also having the vision to use the most esthetic systems to achieve that result. Dr. David Kemp has been doing just that in Brentwood since 1986. In doing so he has become one of the most acclaimed orthodontists in the world. Dr. Alec J. Rice joined his practice last year. Kemp Orthodontics is a repeat winner in this category. ~EA

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

95 Seaboard Lane | Brentwood

615.377.3080 | BrentwoodPediatricDentistry.com

REPEAT WINNER

At Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry (BPD), Dr. Ryan A. Cregger and Dr. Daniel M. Holsinger lead a team that cares for patients as if they were their own children. The practice emphasizes preventive care and education with one goal in mind: A lifetime of health smiles! BPD repeats this year as the winner of Best Pediatric Dentist.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Maryland Farms Chiropractic

5107 Maryland Way | Maryland Farms

615.309.8279 | MarylandFarmsChiro.com

REPEAT WINNER

For more than 10 years, Maryland Farms Chiropractic has been helping people in Brentwood and the surrounding area live happier, healthier, fuller lives. While providing a relaxing and family-friendly atmosphere, Dr. Liz Baker and her staff work hard to encourage changes in patients’ anatomy and lifestyle that will promote the body’s natural healing capabilities. Maryland Farms Chiropractic is a repeat winner. ~EA

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Brentwood Dermatology

343 Franklin Road | Brentwood

615.377.3448

BrentwoodDerm.com

REPEAT WINNER

Brentwood Dermatology is a repeat winner in this category and has been providing skin care services under the direction of Dr. Bill McDaniel since 1983. The practice provides outpatient skin surgery for benign and malignant skin lesions. A variety of laser procedures – including the Fraxel laser – have been added to meet the increasing demand for cosmetic treatment. ~EA

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Brentwood Children’s Clinic

95 Seaboard Lane | Brentwood

615.261.1210 | BrentwoodChildrens.com

REPEAT WINNER

Brentwood Children’s Clinic (BCC) has been providing comprehensive pediatric care in Middle Tennessee for nearly 40 years and is a repeat winner in this category. In addition to the excellent care provided by its board certified physicians, BCC offers a complete array of in-office state-of-the-art services – including radiology – to deliver convenient and comprehensive care to patients and their families. ~EA

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON

Cool Springs Plastic Surgery

1909 Mallory Lane | Cool Springs

615.771.7718 | CoolSpringsPlasticSurgery.net

Under the direction of Dr. John Moore and Dr. Paul Papillion, Cool Springs Plastic Surgery (CSPS) is focused on providing clients with the guidance to improve their overall look and feel. Based on individual needs, CSPS provides a variety of surgical or non-surgical services for breasts, body, face and skin. CSPS is also one of the leading BOTOX providers in Middle Tennessee. ~EA

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Vanderbilt Health

343 Franklin Road | Brentwood

615.322.5000 | VanderbiltHealth.com

REPEAT WINNER

With a large staff, unsurpassed resources and convenient locations, Vanderbilt Health becomes a repeat winner for Best Family Physician. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that the most important part of the patient’s care team is the patient itself. Your right to privacy is always respected, personalized care plans are devised to meet your individual needs and your care team communicates regularly and clearly regarding your personal health care concerns. ~EA

BEST FITNESS CENTER

Maryland Farms YMCA

5101 Maryland Way | Maryland Farms

615.373.2900 | YMCAMidTN.org

REPEAT WINNER

When it comes to health and fitness, the Maryland Farms YMCA is your source for up-to-date facilities and equipment, professional instruction and convenient access, all wrapped-up in a welcoming environment. It’s tough to beat the location, too. So whether it’s getting fit, staying in shape or just the fun that comes with going to the gym, studio, or pool, what are you waiting for? No excuses! Call the Maryland Farms Y! ~EA

BEST OPTOMETRIST

Brentwood Eye Care

5554 Franklin Pike | Nashville

615.373.4747 | BrentwoodEye.com

REPEAT WINNER

The team at Brentwood Eye Care is dedicated to providing personalized eye care services and quality vision products. The recently renovated office suite features the latest in digital technology equipment. Name-brand frames are available in a variety of styles and eyewear is personally crafted on-site. A repeat winner in this category, Brentwood Eye Care is directed by Dr. Helen Boerman. ~EA

BEST OB/GYN

Vanderbilt Women’s Health

Three area locations

615.343.5700 | VanderbiltHealth.com

Vanderbilt cares for women at all stages of their lives, from annual examinations to pregnancy and delivery. They’re also experts in treating advanced health condition such as gynecologic cancers and pelvic disorders. There are three Vanderbilt Women’s Health locations near Brentwood: 2009 Mallory Lane, 4155 Carothers Parkway and 719 Thompson Lane. ~EA

BEST KIDS ACTIVITY

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolensville Pike | Nashville

615.833.1534 | NashvilleZoo.org

REPEAT WINNER

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere continues to grow as one of the region’s top destinations for family-friendly fun, entertainment and education. The 200-acre park is home to more than 2,200 animals from around the world and there are numerous kids’ activities throughout the year including Zoovies, Zzzoofari Slumber parties and summertime day camps. ~EA

SALONS & SPAS

BEST SALON

Parlour3

144 Franklin Road | Brentwood

615.942.9020 | Parlour3.com

REPEAT WINNER

Parlour3 is your one-stop shop for all things beauty. With many renowned hairstylists, makeup artists, spray tan technicians and an aesthetician on staff, you’ll be treated like royalty and leave looking and feeling beautiful from head to toe! ~AM

BEST MEN’S SALON

Uncle Classic Barber Shop

330 Franklin Road | Brentwood Place

615.309.0044 | UncleClassicBarberShop.com

Uncle is the best of the classic barbershop: the customer relationship, the atmosphere, the environment, and the hot lather of a straight-razor, neck cleanup. Uncle’s staff of skilled barbers and stylists care about you and your look. It’s all about quality, consistency, and customer service. ~EA

BEST NAIL SALON

Serenity Nail Spa

210 Franklin Road | Brentwood

615.732.0796

Serenity Nail Spa is a full service nail salon that hits the mark with professional skill, personal attention, a relaxing atmosphere and affordable prices. While appointments are recommended, walk-ins are always welcome. Service like that makes them a repeat winner in this Best of Brentwood category. ~EA

BEST DAY SPA

The Woodhouse Day Spa

1175 Meridian Boulevard | Franklin

615.764.0004 | Franklin.WoodhouseSpas.com

Woodhouse Day Spa brings to life the elegance of luxurious day spa retreat. Woodhouse is a “Wellness Sanctuary” where the professionally trained staff strives to make every visit an unforgettable experience. With more than 70 spa treatments available, there are services to meet the individual needs of each guest. ~EA

BEST MEDSPA

Sona MedSpa

7100 Commerce Way | Brentwood

615.661.8818 | SonaMedSpa.com

REPEAT WINNER

Sona MedSpa is the nation’s largest, full-service aesthetics company. There is a wide range of technologically advanced treatments available including laser hair removal, laser skin correction, body countouring, Botox and dermal fillers and CoolSculpting, the FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-freezing procedure. Sona provides services ladies and men so stop by for a complimentary consultation and tour. ~EA

APPAREL

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Nordstrom Rack

330 Franklin Road | Brentwood Place Shopping Center
615.843.4200 | NordstromRack.com

Whether you’re looking for something specific, or you just love a great deal, Nordstrom Rack is the place to go for a little retail therapy. With designer brands at lower prices than you’ll find in Nordstrom department stores, you’re sure to find your new favorite outfit here—all without breaking the bank. ~AM

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHIER

Plaid Rabbit

330 Franklin Road | Brentwood Place

615.371.2333 | PlaidRabbitGifts.com

REPEAT WINNER

Plaid Rabbit is a specialty boutique featuring many exclusive and unique items for babies and young children. The store offers a wide selection of furniture, bedding and accessories, including rugs, chandeliers and lamps. There are even personalized baby outfits, receiving blankets and diaper bags. The store has been in business under the Plaid Rabbit banner for five years, but has been in business under other names continuously for more than three decades. ~EA

BEST JEWELER

Brentwood Jewelry & GIFTS

7012 Church Street East | Brentwood

615.373.5959 | BrentwoodJewelry.com

REPEAT WINNER

Brentwood Jewelry is as much a part of Brentwood as Bradford Pear Trees. For more than 50 years the Emamalie family has shared stories and told jokes with neighbors from all walks of life. They’ve helped more than a few customers find the perfect engagement ring, wedding band, watch or keepsake as well. Brentwood Jewelry is a full-service store, so ask about their custom designs and repair shop on your next visit.

PET CARE

BEST VETERINARIAN

Brentwood Veterinary Clinic

5009 Harpeth Drive | Maryland Farms

615.373.4777 | BrentwoodVet.com

Brentwood Veterinary Clinic has been dedicated to providing the highest standard of veterinary care for more than 40 years. There are four vets on staff including clinic founder Dr. Allan Holladay, DVM. Brentwood Veterinary Clinic has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association since 1975.

BEST DOG CARE / GROOMING

Brentwood Grooming and Pet Supply

5009 Harpeth Drive | Maryland Farms

615.377.3047

REPEAT WINNER

For full-service grooming that will keep your pet looking and feeling its best, Brentwood Grooming and Pet Supply is the place to go. After a romp in the dog park, your pooch will appreciate a visit to this little shop tucked inside the same building as the Brentwood Veterinary Clinic. ~EA

HOME SERVICES

BEST HOMEBUILDER

Castle Homes

5214 Maryland Way | Maryland Farms

615.309.8200 | CastleHomes.com

Is your home your castle? It is if it’s built by Castle Homes! Castle Homes creates dream homes by making every house worthy of your family’s cherished memories for generations to come. And their dedication to artistry, quality and sustainability in residential design is rivaled only by an unyielding commitment to superior customer service. ~EA

BEST ROOFER

Music City Roofers

615.900.4000 | MusicCityRoofers.com

Music City Roofers owner Jeff Richfield is passionate about roofing and earning his customer’s trust. He’s taken on high-profile projects such as Nashville landmarks The Fontanel and Scarritt-Bennett Church and his work can be seen on homes throughout Middle Tennessee, including the Brentwood area. ~EA

BEST LANDSCAPER

Jim Johnson Landscaping

264 Wilson Pike Circle | Brentwood

615.373.4121 | JimJohnsonLandscaping.com

Over 30 years ago, Jim Johnson Landscaping, Inc. (JJL) was established as a one-man company. Since then, it has evolved into one of the most reputable and reliable landscape companies in all of Middle Tennessee. The talented design and installation professional know what it takes to create quality products and service. They work closely with every client to ensure their ideas and vision come to life. ~EA

BEST PAINTER

Pro-Painting

7038 Mooreland Court | Brentwood

615.939.3939 | ProPaintingTn.com

At Pro-Painting, quality is the top priority. The Brentwood-based painting company boasts an A+ rating. They’re licensed and insured so clients can count on great service and satisfaction along with peace of mind. Pro-Painting brings more than a quarter century of experience to the job, along with an excellent reputation. ~EA

BEST LAWN CARE

Brentwood Lawn Care

3016 Wilson Pike | Franklin

615.804.1418 | BrentwoodLawnCare.com

Brentwood Lawn Care is a family-owned commercial and residential lawn care services company with more than 20 years of experience. The company provides law mowing (weed-eating, edging and blowing), along with trimming and mulching, spring and fall cleanup and weed control. Other services include landscaping, reseeding, aeration and fertilization. Brentwood Lawn Care is fully licensed and insured. ~EA

BEST REALTOR

Judy and Dick Williams | Crye-Leike Realtors

615.373.2044 | JudyAndDick.com

Known for their energy, enthusiasm and genuine desire to connect clients with the home of their dreams, Judy and Dick Williams have emerged as one of the elite realtor teams in all of Middle Tennessee. Their knowledge of the rapidly evolving local real estate market makes them an invaluable resource for buyers and sellers alike. ~EA

Suzy Roholt | Keller Williams

615.319.6810 | HomesForSaleInFranklinTN.net

Suzy’s desire to do her best is the driving force behind her real estate career. She thrives on going above and beyond for her clients. By providing stellar service and market expertise, she helps them go further with their real estate investments. She helps sellers, with complicated staging techniques and she knows how to find the perfect home for buyers and their families.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Regions Bank | Maryland Farms and Cool Springs

Regions.com

Regions is a financial powerhouse throughout the Southeast and that includes Brentwood where the Birmingham-based bank has three full-service branches: 1729 Mallory Ln. in Cool Springs and two in Maryland farms at 5204 Maryland Way and 329 Franklin Rd. Regions provides a full line of traditional retail banking services as well as investments and financial planning. ~EA