Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon, located at 121 Third Avenue South, Nashville held its grand opening.
In attendance for the event were members from both the Carter and Cash family – John Carter Cash, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash, and Carlene Carter. Created by Icon Entertainment, guests are to feel as if they are walking into Johnny and June Cash’s home. Here are five things you need to know about the new restaurant.
1Space is 15,000 Square Feet
Inside, you will find two floors, and 15,000 square feet of all things Johnny Cash. And there’s a stage on each floor for live entertainment until 3 am.
2The Kitchen Features Cash’s Favorite Food
The kitchen, located on the first floor, offers a meat-n-three menu from longtime Nashville favorite Swett’s that opened back in 1954.
“I am thrilled about the new restaurant, Johnny Cash‘s Kitchen & Saloon,” says John Carter Cash. “Dad‘s favorite foods in the world are exactly what you will find on the menu. I remember my father and mother bringing me to Swett’s when I was but a small boy. Southern cooking was my father’s very life blood and tradition, and I firmly believe it does not get any better than this.”
3The First Floor Showcases a Hand Painted Mural
A hand-painted mural immortalizing the Cash and Carter family legacies is next to the dining area on the first floor. You can also find many features of Johnny and June Cash’s home with several never-before-seen photos that share a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the superstar.
4Second Floor Features Custom Stain Glass Windows, Cabin Front Porch, and More
The second floor’s rustic decor created from rough-hewn timbers and stone, a floor to ceiling fireplace, and intricate stained glass windows depicting significant glimpses into Johnny’s life provide the welcoming atmosphere that was customary at Johnny & June’s own table. Proceed beyond the fireplace lounge and guests find a replica of Johnny’s own Cash Cabin front porch that looks onward to a second stage and bar. This performance area is wrapped in a mural of the Cash home that once stood in its glory on Old Hickory Lake.
5Special Johnny Cash Inspired Cocktails on the Menu
You can find an array of beer and spiked seltzer but there are several cocktails with references to the legend- “The Man in Black” with Jim Beam bourbon, Fernet, Simple Syrup and Black Walnut Bitters, “One Piece at a Time” George Dickel Whisky, Ginger Ale, Lemon Juice, and Angostura Bitters. There’s also “Get Rhythm” ‘Darlin Companion” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “Folsom Prison.”
If you go, hours for the kitchen are 11 a – 8 p daily, with the bar closing at 3 am. The restaurant becomes 21 and over at 8 p. Follow Johnny Cash’s Kitchen and Saloon on Facebook for the latest updates.