Dubbed the “Music City” for years because of its history as the center of the country music universe, Nashville has emerged in the last decade as a foodie destination, as well. The industrial lofts of the Cumberland River’s urban landscape are beginning to look more like a fancy big city that’s ripe for a Soho House outlet rather than a mom-and-pop, down-home café. Yes, you can still order the state treasure of hot fried chicken from old-school Prince’s, new-school Hattie B’s, or trendy Biscuit Love. But award-winning chefs and big-name hotels have come to town bringing a new twist and lighter versions of Southern classics. Here are eight restaurants and chefs in Nashville who are doing it best.