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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


Popular East Nashville Restaurant to Feature New Menu Items from Native Nashville Chef

Chef Brody Kimbro, Photo credit: Fort Louise

Popular East Nashville restaurant, Fort Louise, is excited to announce that Brody Kimbro has joined their team as Chef De Cuisine. Kimbro oversees the restaurant’s culinary offerings under the direction of Fort Louise executive chef and co-owner Greg Biggers.

A Nashville native, Kimbro brings his own Southern flair to the American-inspired, chef- driven menu, while incorporating some unique Asian influences.

Prior to joining the team at Fort Louise, Kimbro was the opening kitchen lead at Nectar: Urban Cantina in Donelson. Kimbro is an experienced chef who has worked in the kitchens of popular Nashville restaurants including Urban Grub and Eastland Café. He has also spent time managing the famous Grilled Cheeserie food truck. His first foray into the restaurant industry began with his first job at a Nashville Waffle House at the ripe age of sixteen. Kimbro received formal training at the Nashville Culinary Arts School at The Art Institute of Tennessee.

Opened July 2017, Fort Louise is located in East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood. The restaurant is known for offering a cozy and intimate environment that serves lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and creative cocktails. Fort Louise is located at 1304 McGavock Pike.

About Fort Louise Opened in July 2017, Fort Louise is a chef-driven neighborhood restaurant located in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville, Tennessee. Owned by Nashville resident and seasoned hospitality vet Jessica Bower, the 1,400-square foot space presents a menu featuring friendly spins on American comfort cuisine from prominent Chicago Chef/Partner Greg Biggers (McCrady’s, TRU). Biggers is currently Executive Chef of Chicago’s Cafe des Architectes at the Sofitel Hotel and remains in this position as he leads the dining program at Fort Louise. A friendly neighborhood destination, the cozy, standalone concept serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with a spacious outdoor back porch, creating a comfortable open-air gathering place for prime al fresco dining and drinking. The name “Fort Louise” is a nod to the historical roots of the area and references what Bower lovingly calls her own Nashville home, “Fort Bower,” creating the feel of a dinner party at a friend’s home. Fort Louise is located at 1304 McGavock Pike. Fort Louise is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the restaurant is closed on Monday. Follow Fort Louise on Instagram @hungrylikeafort or for more details.


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