Welcome to the inaugural Best of East Awards, fellow travelers of the East Side! Herein you’ll find both Top Tomatoes, as well as Heirloom Honors. The Top Tomatoes won the most votes cast through our online ballot. Heirloom Honors are an honorable mention award for businesses deserving recognition for coming in a very close second (and, in some cases, third).

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who took their time to cast a ballot, and congratulations to the 2021 winners!

 


Victuals & Libations

Asian Cuisine
Two Ten Jack
heirloom honors
Hawkers Asian Street Food


Bakery
Sweet 16th Bakery


Bar
Duke’s
heirloom honors tie!
Inglewood Lounge
Pearl Diver


Bartender
Jim Popp (Lockeland Table)
heirloom honors tie!
Brandy Flowers (Margot Cafe & Bar)
Coral Sherwood (The 5 Spot)


BBQ
Edley’s Bar-B-Que


Beer Selection
top tomato tie!
East Nashville Beer Works
Nobles Kitchen & Beer Hall


Breakfast/Brunch
Margot Café & Bar


Brewery
East Nashville Beer Works
heirloom honors tie!
Smith & Lentz
Southern Grist


Chef
Margot McCormack


Cocktails
Attaboy
heirloom honors
The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club


Coffee Shop
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea
heirloom honors
Sip Café


Deli
Mitchell Delicatessen


Dive Bar
Dino’s


Donut Shop
East Park Donuts and Coffee


Family Friendly Restaurant
Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse


Gas Station Beer Selection
4 Stop Market
heirloom honors

4 Way Market


Greek or Mediterranean
Greko Greek Street Food


Happy Hour
Lockeland Table


Hot Chicken
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish


Italian
Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen


Juice Bar
Urban Juicer


Latin American/Mexican
El Fuego Restaurante


Liquor Store
Sinkers Beverages


Meat & Three
Doll’s Family Cafe
heirloom honors
The Nashville Biscuit House


New Restaurant in 2021
Bite A Bit
heirloom honors
Shep’s Delicatessen


Patio Dining
El Fuego Restaurante
heirloom honors 3-way tie!
Lockeland Table
Lou
Lyra


Pizza
Five Points Pizza


Quick Eats
Hunters Station


Restaurant
Lockeland Table


Sandwich
Mitchell Deli


Seafood
Boston Commons


Restaurant for Romance
Margot Café & Bar
heirloom honors
Once Upon a Time in France


Vegetarian/Vegan
The Wild Cow


Wine Selection
Woodland Wine Merchant


Culture & Revelry

Art Gallery
The Red Arrow Gallery


Festival or Event
Tomato Art Fest


Music Venue
The Basement East


Place to Go Dancing
The 5 Spot


Place to See Live Comedy
The East Room


Toddlers, Tykes & Teens

Daycare or Pre-K
Holly Street Daycare


Elementary School
Rosebank Elementary School
heirloom honors
Lockeland Elementary School


Junior High
Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School


High School
East Nashville Magnet H.S.


Family Friendly Festival or Event
Tomato Art Fest


Place for Music Lessons
Fanny’s House of Music


School of Dance
DancEast


Teacher
top tomato tie!
Syndle Musselwhite
Jenny Martin


Dry Goods & Sundries

Antique or Vintage (home decor)
Old Made Good (OMG)
heirloom honors
East Nashville Antiques & Vintage


Bookshop
The Bookshop


Clothing – Kid’s
The Getalong


Clothing – Men’s
top tomato tie!
Backslide Vintage
The Hip Zipper


Clothing – Women’s
Vinnie Louise


Eyewear
Look East


Gifts
Gift Horse
heirloom honors
Welcome Home


Grocery Store
Turnip Truck Natural Market


Hemp/CBD Store
LabCanna
heirloom honors
Hempsterville


Home Goods
Welcome Home


Musical Instruments
Delgado Guitars
heirloom honors tie!
Eastside Music Supply
Fanny’s House of Music


Record Store
Grimey’s New & Pre-loved Music


Smoke Shop
Smokers Abbey


Vintage Clothing
The Hip Zipper
heirloom honors
Anaconda Vintage


Taking Care of Business

Accountant
Advanced Tax & Income Services


Attorney
Jessica Doyle
heirloom honors
Sawnie “Trip” Aldredge


Auto Repair
H&H Automotive Care
heirloom honors
Nashville Auto Care


Barbershop
Scout’s Barbershop


Bicycle Repair Shop
Shelby Ave. Bicycle Co.


Dry Cleaners
Nicholson Cleaners


Hair Salon
Dandelion Salon


Hotel
The Russell


Financial Institution
First Horizon


Nail Salon
Cured Nails


Tattoo Studio
Kustom Thrills Tattoo


Paying It Forward

Nonprofit Organization
East C.A.N


Nonprofit Fundraiser or Event
Yum! East


Hearth & Home

Architect
top tomato tie!
Bootstrap Architecture+Construction
Powell


Arborist
top tomato tie!
Druid Tree Service
Life & Limb Tree Care


HVAC
Cumberland Cooling


Plumber
Ron Gomez (East Nashville Plumbing)


Real Estate Agent
top tomato tie!
Robbie Drimmer (Compass Real Estate)
Sharon Green (Keller Williams Realty)


Real Estate Company
Village Real Estate East Nashville
heirloom honors
Compass Real Estate


Self Care

Acupuncture
Encircle Acupuncture


Chiropractor
The Spine Shop


Dentist
East Side Smiles


Doctor
Dr. Rozmond Lewis (East Nashville Family Medicine)


Gym
Margaret Maddox YMCA


Massage Therapist
Tyrus Arthur, LMT


Medical Clinic
East Nashville Family Medicine


Optometrist
Dr. Kathleen Brasfield (Look East)


Orthodontist
SmileMaker


Personal Trainer
Sarah Hayes Coomer


Pharmacy
Riverside Village Pharmacy


Pilates
Maeva Movement


Place to Walk, Bike, Run
Shelby Park & Bottoms


Yoga
Hot Yoga of East Nashville
heirloom honors
Kali Yuga Yoga


Domestic Critters

Pet Sitter
Dogs to Frogs


Pet Store
Wags & Whiskers


Place to Adopt a Pet
East C.A.N.


Veterinary Clinic
Mobley Veterinary Clinic
heirloom honors
5 Points Animal Hospital


Veterinarian
top tomato tie!
Dr. Josh Good (5 Points Animal Hospital)
Dr. Summer Mobley (Retired; Mobley Veterinary Clinic)